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Stockholm International Poetry Festival + Gurlesque? Yes Please! November 22, 2013: Our friend Johannes Göransson alerted us to this supremely excellent festival taking place in Sweden, the Stockholm International Poetry Festival. This year's theme is Gurlesque. He translates the festival's description as follows: In the age of Pussy Riot, poets from around the planet are sharpening their pens against the media’s [...] by

Free Verse Was Doubly Forbidden: Kirill Medvedev Provokes on Behalf of ‘Pussy Riot’ October 1, 2013: Robert Baird of the New Yorker documents Kirill Medvedev's conflict with police at Pussy Riot's pre-trial hearing: One bright April day last year, the Russian poet Kirill Medvedev visited the Tagansky District Court, in Moscow. Inside the building, in a courtroom crowded with press, a pretrial hearing for the radical art-rock band Pussy [...] by

3 Poems by Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina September 28, 2012: Three previously unpublished poems by Maria Alyokhina, one of the three jailed Pussy Riot members, appeared on The Huffington Post today. You can also read the full lyrics to a Pussy Riot song, "Death to Prison, Freedom to Protest:" "Direct action—the future of mankind! LGBT, feminists, defend the nation! Death to prison, freedom to [...] by

Good News: Pussy Riot’s New Book, A Punk Prayer for Freedom, Might Have a Prophetic Title September 13, 2012: Just as Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for the three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, CUNY's Feminist Press announces what will surely be a must-read in their forthcoming A Punk Prayer for Freedom. The book (and ebook, which will be available in less than two weeks) features letters, poems, and tributes from [...] by