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Amiri Baraka’s ‘Most Dangerous Man’ Arrives at the Castillo Theater May 28th May 14, 2015: The first draft of Amiri Baraka’s theatrical tribute to W.E.B. Dubois, “Most Dangerous Man (W.E.B. Dubois),” weighed in at 250 pages. The controversial page count (typically, [...] by

Whitman’s Lincoln May 5, 2015: Walt Whitman was at work on a sequence of poems about national identity when Lincoln’s body passed through Maryland and Indiana on its way to Springfield, Illinois. As Martin Griffin writes in [...] by

NY Times Unpacks the Clever Art of the #Bookface May 5, 2015: While traditionally, libraries are considered sanctuaries for quiet, peaceful contemplation: many are adopting behaviors common to social media as a way to stay relevant in the digital age. One [...] by

NY Times Reviews Ordinary Light: A Memoir by Tracy K. Smith May 4, 2015: Tracy K. Smith’s new memoir begins with the death of her mother, to whom the book is dedicated, then zooms back to her early years coming of age as an African-American young woman in Northern [...] by

The Selected Tweets of @jerichobrown April 28, 2015: A little more than a year ago, my friend forever Amber Dermont issued a challenge. The author–of the New York Times best seller The Starboard Sea and of the brilliant book of stories Damage [...] by

‘Dangerous, Cutesy Idea’ Susan Howe & R.H. Quaytman Collaborate March 25, 2015: Mother and daughter, Susan Howe and R.H. Quaytman collaboratively produced Tom Tit Tot, an art book produced for The Museum of Modern Art. Quaytman calls the prospect of continuous collaboration [...] by

‘A poem is never about one thing… you want it to be as complicated as your feelings': Terrance Hayes at NYT March 25, 2015: Wow! The New York Times Magazine hosts this very comprehensive, thought-provoking profile of fantastic, Pittsburgh-based legend Terrance Hayes (by Stephen Burt). If you haven’t ever read [...] by

R.I.P. Howard H. Guttenplan, Who Bridged Poetry and Film in the Lower East Side (1934 – 2015) March 23, 2015: Howard Guttenplan directed the Millennium Film Workshop from 1971 to 2011. It emerged from the same initiative, a federal anti-poverty program, that helped create The Poetry Project at St. [...] by

New York Times Considers Kate Tempest March 19, 2015: We’ve introduced Kate Tempest before, here as one of twenty “next generation poets” recognized by the UK’s Poetry Book Society. Now, word of Tempest’s talent hits [...] by

The New York Times Reviews Sarah Manguso’s Ongoingness: The End of a Diary March 5, 2015: Sarah Manguso is the author of a number of poetry collections including The Captain Lands in Paradise and Siste Viator but in recent years she has also developed a successful career as a non-fiction [...] by