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The New Yorker Examines Jihadist Poetry June 4, 2015: At The New Yorker, Robyn Creswell and Bernard Haykel write about “jihadi power couple” Ahlam al-Nasr and her husband Abu Usama al-Gharib, “a veteran propagandist, initially for Al [...] by

The Contents of Individual Memory: Dan Chiasson Reviews John Ashbery’s Breezeway May 27, 2015: Daniel Chiasson reviews John Ashbery’s new book, Breezeway (Ecco) for The New Yorker: “Few others of his generation would think to put ‘lemon telenovela’ or [...] by

The New Yorker Profile on Paolo Javier May 21, 2015: The New Yorker profiles poet Paolo Javier, who served as the Poet Laureate of Queens, New York, from 2010 to 2014. (The search is apparently still open for a new laureate, reports Ian Frazier.) In [...] by

Dear Diary: Sarah Manguso Reviewed at The New Yorker March 31, 2015: At The New Yorker, Alice Gregory writes about poet and essayist Sarah Manguso, and her newest work, Ongoingness: The End of a Diary, in which Manguso confronts the “dark matter”–the [...] by

The New Yorker Investigates Sappho’s Fragments March 11, 2015: The New Yorker’s Daniel Mendelsohn considers Sappho’s poetry in light of recent (two within the last decade) additional discoveries. From The New Yorker: One day not long after New [...] by

Steven Zultanski’s Very ‘Post-Internet Poetry’ in The New Yorker March 10, 2015: Kenny Goldsmith has done the world a favor by bringing to The New Yorker’s attention Steven Zultanski’s new book, Bribery (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014) in the context of [...] by

Is That Proid ov Yr Eye or Have You Made a Great Peacock for Dinner February 25, 2015: At The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson writes of a January 18 afternoon in 1914, wherein Ezra Pound took someone to lunch: “Ezra Pound, helped by William Butler Yeats, and, behind the scenes, by [...] by

Hilton Als on McCarthy-era Langston Hughes February 19, 2015: In 1953, Langston Hughes was one of many writers brought before Joseph McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Un-American Activities. He and playwright Elmer Rice (who wrote the amazing Adding Machine, and [...] by

Poetry in an Age When Reading First Mattered February 5, 2015: At The New Yorker, Joshua Rothman reminds readers that there was a time when people did not ordinarily “love” to read, or even approach the activity of reading with the same intentions [...] by

Memento Mori: C.K. Williams’s Memories of Galway Kinnell at The New Yorker November 3, 2014: At The New Yorker, C.K. Williams honors Galway Kinnell, who passed away early last week. Kinnell and Williams knew each other for half a century and according to Williams, Kinnell “never [...] by