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‘What the hell is cowboy poetry, anyway?’ New Yorker’s Carson Vaughan Visits R.P. Smith, Nevada, to Find Out March 17, 2016: The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering began when a group of “western folklorists” including Hal Cannon, the festival’s founding director, set out to “preserve America’s [...] by

A Woman of Property, by Robyn Schiff, Reviewed at The New Yorker March 14, 2016: “We’ve all had the experience of trying to power down our minds before sleep; [Robyn] Schiff has made an art of that anxious, self-patrolling state,” writes Dan Chiasson for the current [...] by

Mark Rylance Discusses Minnesota Poet Louis Jenkins’s Influence on Nice Fish’s Script March 7, 2016: At The New Yorker Mark Rylance, star of the play Nice Fish now running at St. Ann’s Warehouse, discusses the impact of Louis Jenkins’s prose poems on the play’s script. Directed by [...] by

Hilton Als Previews Rimbaud in New York March 1, 2016: At The New Yorker, Hilton Als previews theater group The Civilians’s take on Arthur Rimbaud’s classic tome Illuminations: a theater piece called Rimbaud in New York on-stage at Brooklyn [...] by

The New Yorker Deems Emily Dickinson Film a Masterwork February 23, 2016: Richard Brody reviews Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion, a new film about Emily Dickinson starring Cynthia Nixon, for The New Yorker. “I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute drop-dead [...] by

The Troubling Power of Frederick Seidel’s Work February 16, 2016: At the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson considers the sixteenth collection of poetry by Frederick Seidel, Widening Income Inequality (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). “To encounter a poem by Seidel is . [...] by

The New Yorker Eyes South Korea’s Literary Efforts February 1, 2016: Eyes on the prize, South Korea. The New Yorker’s Mythili G. Rao maps the South Korean government’s efforts to bring literature into the mainstream, and its interest in the [...] by

The New Yorker Draws Attention to a Somewhat Literary Moment on the Campaign Trail January 29, 2016: In her debate recap at The New Yorker, Amy Davidson points out a remarkable moment between Sanders and Clinton: HRC’s odd statement that “you campaign in poetry, you govern in [...] by

The New Yorker Looks at Robert Pinsky’s Video Game Mindwheel January 22, 2016: At The New Yorker, James Reith remembers when “text adventures” were at the forefront of video gaming–and that Robert Pinsky was at the forefront of text adventures. “U.S. [...] by

May You Rest in the Sun That Pins the Branches to the Sky January 11, 2016: David Bowie has died, impossibly. His idea of perfect happiness, according to his completed Proust Questionnaire? Reading. His most overused word? “Chthonic,” “miasma.” His [...] by