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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

‘this is truly dreadful stuff': Paul Muldoon on Beckett’s Letters and Poetry December 15, 2014: We’re always hoping for some unearthed treasure to add to the Beckett canon, as we’ve pointed to here and here. And how joyed we’ve been as Beckett’s Selected Letters have [...] by

Kerouac and Cassady Estates Say ‘Not So Fast’ to the Auction of Infamous Joan Anderson Letter December 15, 2014: An auction house in Southern California, Profiles in History, planned to sell the infamous “Joan Anderson” letter written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac on December 17th: until both the [...] by

The New York Times Reviews Erin Belieu’s Newest Collection: Slant Six December 10, 2014: Slant Six, Erin Belieu’s newest collection of poems, arrived in bookstores this season. At The New York Times, Dwight Garner takes a look at Belieu’s most recent accomplishment, which he [...] by

Mark Strand Dies at 80 December 1, 2014: Over the weekend we were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mark Strand. The New York Times reports: Mark Strand, whose spare, deceptively simple investigations of rootlessness, alienation [...] by