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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

New Context for ‘The Red Wheelbarrow’ in the Form of Neighbor Thaddeus Marshall July 8, 2015: Jennifer Schuessler writes for the New York Times about a little-known poet we like to call William Carlos Williams. Actually, she’d like to write about someone else–Mr. Thaddeus [...] by

At New York Times, a ‘Friendly Song’ About Carlos Drummond de Andrade July 7, 2015: Dwight Garner reviews the latest attempt at compiling aspects of Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s astonishing, kaleidoscopic career. Multitudinous Heart brings together a selection of his poems as [...] by

Yes to Dada in Destruction Was My Beatrice June 30, 2015: In the NYT Sunday Book Review, Andrei Codrescu reviews modernist scholar Jed Rasula’s history of Dada, Destruction Was My Beatrice (Basic Books, 2015). “’The true dadas are against [...] by