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Justin Kaplan, Biographer of Whitman and Twain, Dies at 88 March 5, 2014: The New York Times reported yesterday on the passing of literary biographer Justin Kaplan, "a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer renowned for his lives of Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Lincoln Steffens, and who was later known as the editor of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations — a job akin to running the admissions committee of the most [...] by

Black Ocean Profiled in the New York Times March 4, 2014: Yesterday the ArtsBeat section of the New York Times gave us the ins and outs of Black Ocean Books, with poetry editor Carrie Olivia Adams. Their conversation delves into Black Ocean's editorial vision and approach to publishing poetry. To give you a taste, Dana Jennings asks Adams: When you’re reading a manuscript by a writer [...] by

A Second Look at Robert Frost February 5, 2014: It's getting mighty frosty over at the New York Times today. Yeah, we went there! Jennifer Schuessler takes a look at the life of Robert Frost in light of the forthcoming publication of the first volume of his letters aptly titled The Letters of Robert Frost. To bring you up to speed on perceptions of Frost as poet and as person, Schuessler [...] by

Remembering W.D. Snodgrass February 4, 2014: Over the weekend, William McDonald posted a remembrance of W.D. Snodgrass at the New York Times. McDonald reflected on his days as a journalism student at Syracuse University and his first "professional" publication—an interview with the poet W.D. Snodgrass—that earned him enough dough for dinner (at a diner!). McDonald reflects on a [...] by

Mexico’s José Emilio Pacheco Dies at 74 January 28, 2014: Today we discovered the sad news of the death of José Emilio Pacheco, winner of the 2009 Cervantes Literature Prize. He was 74. The Huffington Post reports: Jose Emilio Pacheco, widely regarded as one of Mexico's foremost poets and short story writers, died Sunday at age 74, the country's National Council for Culture and the Arts [...] by

‘An Opening of the Field’ Travels to NY January 17, 2014: One of the high points of the summer of 2013 was certainly the exhibition “An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle.” We poked and prodded to get you all to Sacramento to check it out. Remember? If you weren't able to free yourself from the east coast, fear not! The exhibition has traveled to you, New Yorkers! Holland [...] by

Soviet-Era Activist & Poet Natalya Gorbanevskaya, 1936-2013 December 2, 2013: Russian poet, translator, and foremost civil rights activist Natalya Gorbanevskaya has died at the age of 77 in her Paris home, reports The New York Times. Carcanet reprinted her Selected Poems in 2011: "In 1969 Natalya Gorbanevskaya was sentenced to imprisonment in a Soviet psychiatric hospital for her dissident activities; in 1972 Carcanet [...] by

Poets Gather to Remember Seamus Heaney November 13, 2013: The New York Times reports on the ongoing remembrances and events celebrating Seamus Heaney, who died in August at the age of 74. When Seamus Heaney died in August, at 74, he was hailed as a poet of unusual grace and humility, an ambassador for poetry whose reach stretched far beyond the rural Ireland of his most famous verse. And [...] by

Chilean and International Forensics Experts: ‘No Foul Play’ Found in Death of Pablo Neruda November 11, 2013: According to a new report by Chilean and international forensics experts, no foul play—such as poisoning or the use of other chemical agents—has been found to be the cause of death for the much beloved Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The Nobel Prize-winning poet's death in 1973 of prostate cancer has been the subject of inquiry following [...] by

Lou Reed RIP October 28, 2013: Yesterday we were saddened to hear the news of Lou Reed's passing at his home in Amagansett, N.Y. He was 71. The New York Times posted this obituary describing Reed's various groundbreaking musical achievements with the Velvet Underground and throughout his solo career. Mr. Reed brought dark themes and a mercurial, sometimes aggressive [...] by