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Ralph Waldo Emerson Found His Poets in Whitman & Dickinson September 1, 2015: At The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson examines the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson on poets like Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, noting first that the tragic death of Emerson’s son by scarlet [...] by

The New Yorker Introduces Chika Sagawa (and Her Translators) August 20, 2015: The New Yorker’s Adrienne Raphel introduces the first full-length, English-language collection of Sagawa’s poetry, translated by Sawako Nakayasu, to readers: The Collected Poems of Chika [...] by

The New Yorker’s Shakespeare Pen Is Smokin’ August 14, 2015: Feeling fine, Fiennes. Hm? The New Yorker has found Shakespeare’s lost weed sonnets? Something like that. They quote The Telegraph: “South African scientists have discovered that [...] by

At The New Yorker, The Prophet, Animated August 11, 2015: At The New Yorker, Brook Wilensky-Lanford writes about Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, an animated film translation of the worldwide poetry bestseller that premiered this past Friday in New York and [...] by

The New Yorker Considers Poetry’s Ties to Politics in Iran July 15, 2015: How did the Iranian modernist Sohrab Sepehri find his voice? At The New Yorker, Neima Jahromi brings together both poetry and politics in his portrait of Sepehri to paint a picture of Iran after [...] by

At the New Yorker, Stephen Burt Asks ‘Why Start a Literary Magazine?’ July 8, 2015: Hm… well, first of all it’s fun to do…. but besides that, I guess the issue could certainly use a little further examination. Thank goodness Stephen Burt is on the case, right here [...] by

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