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Kaveh Akbar Interviews R.A. Villanueva

Kaveh Akbar Interviews R.A. Villanueva

Kaveh Akbar interviews R.A. Villanueva, author of Reliquaria (University of Nebraska Press, 2014), and a founding editor of Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art. They discuss teaching high school, [...]

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In Her Own Words: Layli Long Soldier on Poetry as Prayer

Poetry News

At The Creative Independent, Layli Long Soldier discusses her writing process, drawing parallels between poetry and prayer. In her interview with Brandon Stosuy, Long Soldier acknowledges how hard it [...]
Derrick Austin’s Love of Beauty in <em>Trouble the Water</em>

Poetry News

Constant Critic’s Ray McDaniel thinks through the complications of “effortless beauty” in Derrick Austin’s Trouble the Water (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2016). An excerpt (read the full [...]
Performing as an Altered State: Eileen Myles Interview at <em>The Rumpus</em>

Poetry News

Zoe Tambling interviewed “poetry incarnate” Eileen Myles for The Rumpus, on the occasion of Myles’s poetry record, Aloha/irish trees, put out by Fonograf Editions last year (as [...]
Love & Poetry: A Look at Michael Dransfield & Paula Keogh

Poetry News

The Guardian delves into the love story between Paula Keogh and Australian poet Michael Dransfield after they met in a psychiatric hospital in the 1970s. Keogh was at work on a dissertation about [...]
Kwame Alexander Returns to Poetry

Poetry News

After taking a break from poetry, Kwame Alexander returns to our favorite literary genre’s throws with a new anthology called Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, inspired by his, Chris [...]
Claudia Rankine Talks Oscars, Trump, Whiteness, & More

Poetry News

Posted yesterday at the Financial Times is a lunch convo with Claudia Rankine. Neil Munshi goes into detail about his exquisite conversation with Rankine over a delectable farm to table lunch at ABC [...]
Poetry Workshops to Invigorate the Soul

Poetry News

In a poetry workshop at the Culver City Senior Center, Janet Hoult is teaching resident writers about expression and compassion, by engaging her students with the writing process. Although [...]
On Angel Island Detention Center’s Enduring Verse

Poetry News

At The New Yorker, Beenish Ahmed meditates on two books, one academic and one in verse, to fathom the plight of Chinese immigrants upon entry to the United States in the late 19th century. On the [...]
Ana Božičević’s <em>The Joy of Missing Out</em> at <em>Lambda Literary</em>

Poetry News

There will be no joy in missing out on this one! Over at Lambda Literary, Michael Valinsky talks to Ana Božičević about her latest collection of verses, The Joy of Missing Out (Birds LLC). The [...]
Writing Residencies to Knock Your Socks Off

Poetry News

Literary Hub’s Emily Temple brings to readers’ attention a few highly unusual residencies that will catch even the most sophisticated residency-seeker off-guard. Of course, we all know [...]
U.S. Poet Laureate Encourages Bilingualism, Translation, & Storytelling as We Face Deportation Fears

Poetry News

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera read poems at Emory’s Schwartz Center on February 19, and in speaking to the university’s Emory Wheel about the event, decried Trump’s wall [...]
Alejandro Jodorowsky Accesses Poetic Youth

Poetry News

Jackie Wang did us all a favor and posted part of the chapter “Poetic Act” from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s book Psychomagic. “Jodorowsky’s poetic youth is also the subject of his new [...]
‘Literature All Americans Should Read and Re-Affirm’: Jeffrey Lependorf on the NEA’s Original 1965 Legislation

Poetry News

The Executive Director of CLMP and SPD, Jeffrey Lependorf, walks Literary Hub readers through Lyndon B. Johnson’s original 1965 legislation, which led to the creation of the National Endowment [...]
Cameron Awkward-Rich Interviewed for the PEN Ten

Poetry News

Kyla Marshell of the Cave Canem Foundation interviews poet Cameron Awkward-Rich for the PEN Ten. “He is a teller of ghost stories—but of course, they’re not the stories of goblins or [...]
NBC News Celebrates Craig Santos Perez’s Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship Win

Poetry News

Craig Santos Perez has become the first native Pacific Islander to win the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship for Poetry, reports none other than NBC News. He joins, notably, fellow awardees Don [...]
Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman Looks at Besmilr Brigham’s Fermenting Lyric

Poetry News

At Jacket2, Jerome Rothenberg has posted a piece by Tucson-based Robert Yerachmiel Snyderman that moves through a “politics of fermentation” and a consideration of the lyric subject and [...]
Poetry Suits the Unconscious, Says <em>Frontiers</em>

Poetry News

In a recent article, published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology, Professor Guillaume Thierry and his colleagues at Bangor University articulate the fascinating relationship between [...]
Memory as a Form of Diving: Claire Donato on Joanna Newsom

Poetry News

Poet Claire Donato takes to music criticism swimmingly, writing at The Fanzine about Joanne Newsom’s fourth album, Divers (Drag City, 2015), which “crystallizes toward the end of her [...]