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The Guardian Surveys Bryant Park at its Most Poetic August 18, 2015: The Bryant Park Reading Room recently hosted a celebration for the winners of this year’s Whiting Foundation Awards. Each year, the Whiting Foundation awards $50,000 to ten emerging writers. At [...] by

Weird Science: Avies Platt, Yeats at the Sex Education Society August 11, 2015: When Avies Platt attended a meeting of the Sex Education Society (a group lead by “controversial sexologist” Norman Haire) she became captivated by “tall, somewhat gaunt, [...] by

The Guardian Ruminates on the Newest Penguin Anthology of Russian Poetry August 3, 2015: Is it better or worse than Dimitri Oblensky’s “grandaddy collection?” At The Guardian, Carol Rumens takes a close look at this newest Penguin-published anthology of Russian verse. [...] by

Mixed Pell-Mell: Doubts Cast on W.B. Yeats Remains July 21, 2015: In other exhumation news… Turns out the remains of W.B. Yeats may not (wholly?) be those interred in the shadow of Ben Bulben in Co Sligo. The Guardian reports on the possible mix up: Prince [...] by

The Guardian Visits Lawrence Ferlinghetti in San Francisco July 7, 2015: At 96, Lawrence Ferlinghetti still has a lot to say about his life in the Beat Generation. On the eve of the publication of two new books, I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected [...] by

Simon Armitage Joins Beck in a Wild Performance July 1, 2015: Well this is rather unexpected! Now through July 27 at the Barbican, “Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue,” Beck will present a multimedia theater extravaganza inspired [...] by

Claudia Rankine to The Guardian: ‘The invisibility of black women is astounding’ June 30, 2015: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen has rocked poetry audiences stateside for quite a while now but on July 2 it will be published in England. The Guardian visits Rankine and learns more about her epic [...] by

New Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Brings New American Poetry to The Guardian June 22, 2015: Move over, Donald Allen! Juan Felipe Herrera just hit England! From The Guardian: “It’s a good thing, you know, it’s a good thing,” Juan Felipe Herrera told me on the phone last week, as he [...] by

A Vision of Hell: Nominated for Oxford Poetry Professorship, Philip Larkin Said ‘Count Me Out!’ June 1, 2015: Who’s it going to be, Simon Armitage, Ian Gregson, Seán Haldane, Wole Soyinka, or A.E. Stallings, as we come down to the wire for the nomination for the Oxford Professor of Poetry. As Oxford [...] by

Battle for Oxford Chair Heats Up as Wole Soyinka Responds to Incendiary Comments May 28, 2015: Need an update on the Oxford poetry chair? Sure you do. “Candidates for one of the most prestigious posts in poetry are embroiled in a war of words as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka hit back at [...] by