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NYT Reviews New Rita Dove Collected June 2, 2016: Dwight Garner reviews Rita Dove’s soaring Collected Poems: 1974–2004 at the New York Times. “She’s funny; she’s after experience; her opinions are fresh,” Garner writes. More: [...] by

In Myanmar, Poet Who Wrote About Penis Tattoo Is Convicted of Defamation May 25, 2016: Alas, not just any tattoo but a portrait of former President U Thein Sein (on his penis). The poet, Maung Saungkha, who is 24 years old, penned the poem about his hypothetical adornment. He will [...] by

Unearthing Emily Dickinson’s Gardens May 16, 2016: New York Times’s Ferris Jabr joins Kerry Lynch and company, from Archaeological Services at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to uncover and restore the fabled gardens on the Dickinson [...] by

TONIGHT: Belladonna*, Tamaas, & 98 Weeks/Research Project Space Host Night of Readings for Ahmed Naji May 16, 2016: Tonight, if you’re in New York City, you’d do well to check out Belladonna* Collaborative, Tamaas, and 98 Weeks/Research Project Space at their night of international protest readings for [...] by

RIP Michael S. Harper (1938–2016) May 11, 2016: Michael S. Harper, whose work “interwove his personal experiences as a black man with an expansive view of a history shared by black and white Americans,” has died. Born in [...] by

Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan Dies at 94 May 2, 2016: Over the weekend the New York Times reported on the death of Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet remembered for his political activism and commitment to social justice, along with his [...] by

University of Houston Graduate Student Discovers Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ May 2, 2016: Recently, while surfing “digital databases of 19th century magazines,” University of Houston graduate student in English Zachary Turpin, uncovered Walt Whitman’s lost series of [...] by

New York Times Reveals More Details about Warsan Shire April 29, 2016: After the release of Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, this weekend, media outlets have lauded Warsan Shire, the poet whose work is featured in Beyoncé’s new work. At New York Times, [...] by

Rest in Peace, Maurice Kenny (1929–2016) April 27, 2016: We are saddened to report that poet and SUNY professor Maurice Kenny–known for poetry that explored his Mohawk heritage–has passed away at the age of 86. “Mr. Kenny, who taught [...] by

A Visit to Kevin Young’s Home Office April 4, 2016: The New York Times’s “A Writer’s Room” series opens the doors to readers’ favorite living authors’ “toolsheds.” What work environments do contemporary [...] by