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Washington Post’s February ‘Must Reads’ List Features Kevin Young, Jennifer Grotz, & Dana Gioia February 10, 2016: Elizabeth Lund’s “Best Poetry Books for February” list (“It’s not just about love poetry”—whew, thank goodness!) delves into Kevin Young’s recent Blue [...] by

Washington Post Reviews Martín Espada, Camille Rankine and more January 14, 2016: The Washington Post’s Elizabeth Lund writes that the best poetry books of January 2016 tackle “race, current events, love and loss.” What should you be reading to start this year [...] by

Greetings from Pablo Neruda’s ‘Love Nest’ November 20, 2015: Yes, in this episode of “Poetry Cribs” (it doesn’t really exist, but we wish it did…) Washington Post takes a gander at Pablo Neruda’s “love nest” in the [...] by

Auden Aplenty: Michael Dirda Reviews The Complete Works of Auden at Washington Post September 10, 2015: Michael Dirda reviews Volumes V and VI of The Complete Works of Auden (newly published by Princeton University Press) for The Washington Post. “Auden’s journalism and criticism, like his [...] by

Jen Benka to the Naysayers: Poetry Is Blooming, Not Dying May 12, 2015: At the Huffington Post, Jen Benka—poet and director of The Academy of American Poets—responds to the onslaught of “Is Poetry Dead?” articles that arrive each April, just in time for [...] by

What’s Howard University without E. Ethelbert Miller and the African American Resource Center? May 7, 2015: At the Washington Post Courtland Milloy is in support of E. Ethelbert Miller, who was unexpectedly let-go from his job as director of Howard University’s African American Resource Center [...] by

More on Claudia Rankine’s Double NBCC Nominations January 23, 2015: Writers of the literary sort are flocking to expand on the news of Claudia Rankine being nominated for not one, but two National Book Critics Circle Awards–in poetry and criticism. As [...] by

Donald Hall on Missing Poetry: ‘I can’t say I do.’ January 8, 2015: The Washington Post interviews Donald Hall about his new book of essays, Essays After Eighty (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), which came out in December. An interesting perspective: “Poetry had [...] by

Homeland Security Defends Its Stance: Keeping America Safe from Poetry October 13, 2014: The Washington Post bears additional news about the fate of British-Jordanian poet Amjad Nasser who Homeland Security barred from entering the United States last month. As WP writes: “Poetry can be [...] by

Chinese Poets Threatened with Prison Sentences for Defending Hong Kong Protestors October 9, 2014: On October 2nd in Beijing’s Songzhuang art district, Wang Zang, a Chinese poet, planned to speak at a poetry reading in support of protestors in Hong Kong. Chinese police forced his plans to [...] by