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‘It is about life': New Edition of Arthur Symons’s The Symbolist Movement in Literature July 2, 2014: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, by Arthur Symons, is a well-fond book of literary criticism (famously, T.S. Eliot called it a “revelation”), now republished and edited anew for the [...] by

Charles Baudelaire and Victor Hugo: Frenemies for LIFE June 19, 2014: Yep! Once upon a time in France, in classic frenemy-style (“friend” + “enemy”), Charles Baudelaire dedicated three poems in Les Fleurs du Mal to Victor Hugo AND THEN called [...] by

The Self-Obliteration of Rosemary Tonks, 1928-2014 June 2, 2014: “She later attributed her next life disaster to difficult Taoist eye exercises, which involved staring for hours at a blank wall, turning the eyes in and looking intensely at bright objects. In [...] by

My First Word Was Air? Simon Armitage Aims to Depollute the University of Sheffield May 15, 2014: The Guardian gives us an airful, writing that a Simon Armitage poem has been attached to a building at the University of Sheffield, where it will be on display for one year. Not simply a public [...] by

Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings Express May 13, 2014: The Guardian reminds us that 2014 marks the 50 year anniversary of the publication of Philip Larkin’s book The Whitsun Weddings, which of course includes the famed eponymous poem. To celebrate, [...] by

Why I Cry: The Guardian Reviews Epic Volume of Men’s Poetry Choices, ‘A Real Tear-Jerker’ March 24, 2014: For the super heroes and cry babies out there, Simon and Schuster presents Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: an anthology of heart-wrenchingly emotional poetry chosen by 100 “famous and [...] by

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 [...] by

Imperfect News, but Art in All Directions: Robert Ashley, 1930–2014 March 4, 2014: Robert Ashley–composer, performer, librettist, poet, artist, and pioneer in the development of large-scale, collaborative performance works and experimental opera–died yesterday [...] by

Juan Gelman: 1930-2014 January 15, 2014: We are saddened by the news today of the death of poet and activist Juan Gelman, who was awarded the Cervantes Prize in 2007. The Guardian reports: Juan Gelman, the celebrated Argentinian poet and [...] by

Rest in Peace Egypt’s Poet of the People, Ahmed Fouad Negm December 4, 2013: Very sad news coming from the Guardian– Egyptian poet Ahmed Fouad Negm has died. He was 84. Negm died in the early hours of Tuesday, his friend and publisher Mohammed Hashem said.. Known as the [...] by