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Does Brilliance = Inaccessibility? August 26, 2015: Wait a minute: are these difficult poems actually brilliant? Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison “discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature” at The New York Times’s [...] by

The New York Times Publishes Claudia Rankine’s Profile of Serena Williams August 25, 2015: Claudia Rankine’s New York Times profile of Serena Williams, “The Meaning of Serena Williams,” is a good read for today (and, frankly, every day). In it, she writes: “The word [...] by

RIP William Jay Smith August 21, 2015: We’ll leave this week on a sad note, upon hearing of the passing of former poet laureate William Jay Smith. Earlier this week the New York Times made note of the death of the “Poet and [...] by

Thinking Around Watts, 50 Years Later August 14, 2015: Half a century after the Watts uprising, “we still haven’t learned,” says The New York Times. But in the wake of the 50th anniversary of Watts is some important [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Documents Nagasaki August 12, 2015: He’s at it again! The New York Times shares an eight-minute video of Lawrence Ferlinghetti (which originated at the website of City Lights Bookstore) in which Ferlinghetti reads “Tentative [...] by

The New York Times Reviews Biography of Joy Davidman: Sneaky Poet and Love of C.S. Lewis August 11, 2015: Joy Davidman’s pursuit of the “famously sensitive, witty writer” ended with her marriage—to C.S. Lewis—at the age of 41. While The Times writes that her life was “dreary [...] by

Mark Levine Remembers His First Encounter with ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ August 6, 2015: What was it like when you first read T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock“? At The New York Times, Mark Levine remembers his first encounter with the epic poem in this [...] by

Forrest Gander to Translate Rediscovered Neruda July 27, 2015: Like Taylor Swift, Pablo Neruda’s romantic poems never go out of style. But for couples who may be just a little bit ready for something new, Copper Canyon Press and the Pablo Neruda Foundation [...] by

Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Shop at the New York Times July 24, 2015: What better way to segue into the weekend than with an insightful convo between two great writers and public figures, former president Jimmy Carter and current Young People’s Poet Laureate [...] by

NYT Reviews New Collections by Nick Flynn and Ron Padgett July 10, 2015: Summer’s heating up! If you’re still deciding what to read next, check out Jeff Gordinier’s New York Times review of two new collections by Nick Flynn and Ron Padgett. Gordinier [...] by