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Ted Hughes: Poet of Myth, Nature… and a Curse October 15, 2015: Ted Hughes has been making the rounds of late: This time Dwight Garner of The New York Times takes a look at the newly published Hughes biography written by Oxford professor Jonathan Bate, which we [...] by

Reginald Dwayne Betts’s New Collection Reviewed in The New York Times October 14, 2015: Michiko Kakutani reviews poet (and Yale Law student!) Reginald Dwayne Betts’s new book, Bastards of the Reagan Era (Four Way Books 2015), at The New York Times. Betts, who has written much about [...] by

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Setting a Disturbing Precedent? October 13, 2015: At The New York Times, an announcement that the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival will “commission 36 playwrights to translate all of Shakespeare’s plays into modern English.” [...] by

The New York Times Reviews Patti Smith’s M October 1, 2015: The New York Times’s Michiko Kakutani reviews Patti Smith’s new memoir, M Train. Kakutani writes: “Whereas Ms. Smith’s haunting 2010 memoir, ‘Just Kids,’ centered on [...] by

Eileen Myles For The World September 30, 2015: Major news outlets are a-gush over Eileen Myles’s newest publications: a re-release of her 1994 classic, Chelsea Girls, and I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014. The two [...] by

Is the ‘Confessional’ a Dying Mode? September 30, 2015: Now that memoir is so in-vogue, what’s the fate of the confessional genre? Fifty years after Sylvia Plath’s Ariel, Leslie Jamison and Charles McGrath talk about its legacy. (We’ll [...] by

NYT’s Ben Brantley [Re]Reviews ‘Reread Another,’ a Play Inspired by Stein September 29, 2015: “Reread Another” is a new play based on the writings of Gertrude Stein. What would Stein think? The play, which debuted in January at Bushwick Starr, re-opens at the Brick. On the [...] by

Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner Awarded MacArthur Fellowships September 29, 2015: We learned this morning that among the twenty-four recipients of this year’s MacArthur “Genius Grants” were two poets: Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner. The New York Times reports: [...] by

Manohla Dargis Praises Retrospective of Nathaniel Dorsky (and Jerome Hiler’s) Films September 28, 2015: Filmmaker and friend of poetry, Nathaniel Dorsky, has a fresh, new retrospective in tandem with the New York Film Festival. Dorsky is joined by Jerome Hiler; Manohla Dargis praises both [...] by

On the Margins: Poetry and the Refugee (Part Two) September 24, 2015: A Brief Taste of the Language of Exposure and Containment: Comments from NYT, Sept. 22, 2015, “How the US Can Welcome Refugees.” “On the Margins: Poetry and the Refugee (Part 1)” can [...] by