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New Book of Roberto Bolaño’s Poetry Imminent July 10, 2013: A collection of Roberto Bolaño's poetry, translated by Laura Healy, is *almost* available, courtesy of New Directions. The collection, clocking in at a hefty 835 pages, is titled The Unknown University and it contains all of Bolaño's poetic work. In this recent review by Dwight Garner, published in the NYTimes, Garner writes that the [...] by

Sylvia Plath Is My Friend December 12, 2012: Lauren Quinn at This Recording has posted a bunch of vignettes of what it'd be like to be friends with famous (dead) poets. She talks about bad poetry readings with Jim Carroll, cooking with Lucille Clifton, hating on Octavio Paz with Roberto Bolano, and then this little gem with Sylvia Plath: I’m fifteen when I send Sylvia an [...] by

Archambeau Gets Bohemian August 30, 2012: [caption id="attachment_52716" align="alignright" width="500" caption="Portrait of Laforgue, 1885"][/caption] Over at Samizdat Blog, Robert Archambeau rips a little Bohemian Rhapsody. No, we're not talking about Freddy Mercury and Brian May—we're talking Jules Laforgue and Roberto Bolaño! Archambeau delivers this taste from the latest issue [...] by

Roberto Bolaño steals this book March 28, 2011: The New York Review of Books features an essay from the collection Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles and Speeches (1998–2003) by Roberto Bolaño and translated by Natasha Wimmer. Bolaño describes the books he stole as a teenager in Mexico City, tempted first by the impossibility of stealing from an all-glass bookstore without being caught. [...] by