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Jorie Graham in the NYT’s Limelight February 12, 2015: The New York Times’s Dwight Garner is at it again, this time with a swirling inspection of Jorie Graham’s newest poetry collection: From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. In assessment he [...] by

New York Times Reviews Selected Letters of Langston Hughes February 4, 2015: Yesterday, just in time for Langston Hughes’s birthday on February 1st, NYT observed a newly-published selection of Langston Hughes’s letters. The very handsome volume, published by [...] by

Poet and Lyricist, Rod McKuen, is Dead January 30, 2015: Word of Rod McKuen’s death surfaced yesterday; he was 81 years old. Rod McKuen was a successful lyricist and poet who, early in his career, regularly performed in San Francisco alongside Beat [...] by

Now on a Bookshelf Near You: Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems 1961-2013 January 28, 2015: Thank goodness Grove Press recently published this spectacular Amiri Baraka tome. The New York Times’s Dwight Garner provides a little illumination to the text. From NYT: There are two ways to [...] by

NY Times Profiles: Patricia Smith January 27, 2015: The New York Times profiles College of Staten Island English Department Professor, successful poet, and “fallen journalist,” Patricia Smith, who is the recent recipient of a Guggenheim [...] by

A Poet Emerges from the Wild Frontier January 21, 2015: At NY Times, Saeed Jones reflects on becoming a poet in the face of adversity. In this article, Jones, the author of Prelude to Bruise and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, [...] by

Defender of ‘Howl,’ Al Bendich, Dies at 85 January 15, 2015: Al Bendich, the last living participant in the team that defended Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” against obscenity charges, passed away on January 5th in Oakland. He was 85. Benedich is [...] by

‘I am a Revolutionary': Father Ernesto Cardenal at NYT January 6, 2015: On the eve of a new collection of his poetry, Ninety at Ninety, The New York Times celebrates Father Ernesto Cardenal’s life and work. MEXICO CITY — ERNESTO CARDENAL is a poet and a priest, a [...] by

Rest in Peace, Miller Williams January 5, 2015: Miller Williams, the Arkansas poet asked to deliver a poem on the occasion of Bill Clinton’s second inauguration and the father of Lucinda Williams, is dead at the age of 84. From The New York [...] by

New York Times Reviewers Weigh the Best Reads of 2014 December 22, 2014: –which includes books of poetry, obviously. Let’s check out Dwight Garner’s “best of” list which features Erin Belieu’s newest book of poetry, Slant Six, and [...] by