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Kwame Dawes Says Farewell to Sochi February 24, 2014: For the duration of the Olympic Games at Sochi this winter, Kwame Dawes's Olympic Poetry has been a feature. Read his poem that says goodbye to the games at WSJ. Throughout the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games, Guggenheim fellowship-winning poet Kwame Dawes wrote verses to capture the spirit of each day’s action. In this final [...] by

‘May Allah Reward You for Your Food Habits’: VICE on Yahya Hassan, Denmark’s Most Popular Poet January 27, 2014: VICE Magazine's got coverage of the bestselling (as in, of all time) Danish poet Yahya Hassan, an 18-year-old Muslim Pakistani immigrant whose controversial work (he published a self-titled debut collection in October) has resulted in a media "shitstorm," death threats, harassment, and assault. "His poetry, written in all caps in Danish, is [...] by

The Wall Street Journal Talks to Primary Information About Traditions of Artist Publishing, Anthology of Concrete Poetry Reprint December 9, 2013: A great article about the art-book publisher Primary Information is up at The Wall Street Journal! Co-founders James Hoff and Miriam Katzeff talk about two upcoming releases: "One is 'An Anthology of Concrete Poetry,' an avant-garde title that sold 19,000 copies when it was originally published in 1967. The other is 'Quincy,' by the sculptor [...] by

A Look at Kofi Awoonor’s Last Poem September 24, 2013: As we mentioned yesterday, African poet Kofi Awoonor (1935-2013) was among those slain in a terrorist attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. As The Wall Street Journal reported today: The African Poetry Book Fund is set to publish Awoonor’s latest collection, “Promises of Hope: New and Selected Poems” in 2014. By [...] by

The Wall Street Journal Reviews The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht December 27, 2012: The Wall Street Journal is all over The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht, just out from Johns Hopkins and edited by Jonathan F. S. Post. "Hecht's letters, like his poems, rekindle the past, with their episodic account of Hecht's eventful life and its roll call of friends and fellow poets, including Robert Lowell, Allen Tate, Richard Wilbur, [...] by