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Ferlinghetti’s 1950-2013 Travel Journals to be Published September 2015 March 18, 2014: You heard that right! We'll See You.... in a long long line that is already forming in front of several thousand bookstores. We can't wait! Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet who was tried on obscenity charges after publishing Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems in 1956, is to release his own travel journals, covering more than 60 years of [...] by

I Love Poets: An Interview with Chris Kraus (Part II) July 31, 2013: This is the second part of an email exchange I recently  conducted with Chris Kraus. Read part one here. [caption id="attachment_71464" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by Daniel Marlos[/caption] NT: Earlier in our interview, you wrote, "It's the kind of writing that could no longer happen, because solitude, post-connectivity, is no [...] by

Joshua Clover & Jasper Bernes on ‘What Was Neoliberalism?’ March 5, 2013: We're attentive when poets delve into politics, as Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes do frequently--this time in the form of a joint letter to the editor in response to Michael Clune's recent article in  the Los Angeles Review of Books, "What Was Neoliberalism?" It's a heady, dense piece, but if you're curious about what a critically-engaged [...] by

Burmese Poet Released from Prison May 28, 2010: In Burma, poems still have the power to commit a "crime against public tranquility." Saw Wei was arrested on January 2, 2008, after his poem “February the Fourteenth,” an eight-line verse about Valentine’s Day, was published in the Rangoon-based weekly magazine Love Journal. An acrostic poem, when the first letters of each line are put [...] by

AWP Report (Political Poetry) April 12, 2010: This morning [4.9.10] I moderated a panel called “Writing In(to) the Age of Obama.” The purpose of the panel was two-fold: to talk about the experience of participating in a blog-turned-book project I co-edited with Arielle Greenberg and to speak about occasional poetry and political poetry. It also afforded me the opportunity to further [...] by

In memoriam: William Safire, a gem of a wordsmith September 29, 2009: Was William Safire a poet? No. He was a Nixon speechwriter, a conservative pundit, a four-time novelist, and a funny, fastidious observer of English usage. But can we detect his influence, however great or small, on such dextrous manipulators of contemporary verse as Matthea Harvey, Heather McHugh, and Paul Muldoon (among others, [...] by