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Guggenheim Posts 1973 Interview With John Ashbery & Reading of ‘Soonest Mended’ January 31, 2014: Findings, The Guggenheim Museum blog where "staff members share surprising finds from the museum’s vast trove of records," has posted an interview with John Ashbery from 1973, conducted as part of a reading series organized by the Academy of American Poets and held at the Guggenheim from the mid 1960s through 1980. Ashbery read in the [...] by

Special Delivery: The Guardian Reviews Airmail July 15, 2013: Incoming! It's the letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer! This weekend The Guardian reviewed Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer, edited by Thomas R. Smith and published by Bloodaxe Books. Looks to be a good 'un! See whatcha think: In 2001 a version of this correspondence was a literary bestseller in [...] by

Successful Poets Who Kept Their ‘Other’ Jobs August 14, 2012: While many of us dream of becoming full-time writers, the fact is, several of the most successful poets in recent history have remained at their day jobs. Here are some examples from Publisher's Weekly. Wallace Stevens Day Job: Insurance Executive In perhaps the most direct refusal to trade in a 9-to-5 for a laurel-resting [...] by

“But translating a poem is like covering a song” March 12, 2012: David Orr at the New York Times Sunday Book Review has a great article on translating the poetry of Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer. As always, the question of a translator's fidelity to the meaning or to the spirit of a poem is raised. And this is where Orr begins: But what’s unusual about Transtromer is that the most interesting [...] by