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Stephen Collis Reads Susan Howe’s Latest, Possibly Last Collection

Stephen Collis Reads Susan Howe’s Latest, Possibly Last Collection

At Boston Review, Stephen Collis introduces readers to Susan Howe’s latest collection of poetry, and maybe last, Debths. It’s a possibility that the author herself has suggested and, as [...]

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2017 National Translation Award Longlists Announced

Poetry News

Each year we’re exited to find out which poets and translators will be honored by American Literary Translators Association with their annual translation award. Today, ALTA has released their [...]
<em>Publishers Weekly’</em>s Fall 2017 Poetry List

Poetry News

We know summer has only just begun, but it never hurts to look forward to the fall poetry season. From the vantage of Publishers Weekly, this fall looks particularly strong. Alex Crowley lays out [...]
<em>NY Post</em> Heralds NYC’s John Giorno Explosion

Poetry News

A festival of art, writing, and performance by John Giorno has taken hold of the city of New York. “Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno” began on June 21 at sites across the city, and as New [...]
Albert Mobilio Turns Pages of the Art Part of an Artist’s Book

Poetry News

Albert Mobilio writes about the artist’s book and the current show Off the Shelf: Modern and Contemporary Artists’ Books at the Baltimore Museum of Art for the Paris Review Daily. “The [...]
Shaun Miller Interviews James Galvin at <em>LARB</em>

Poetry News

An iconic poet of the American West, James Galvin is in the spotlight at Los Angeles Review of Books. The author of eight poetry collections, Galvin joins Shaun Miller to discuss his history, [...]
This Lonely Century: Barrett White Interviews SOd Press at <em>Fanzine</em>

Poetry News

At Fanzine, poet Barrett White contributes the transcript from his recent discussion with Australian publishing influencers SOd Press (a.k.a. aj carruthers and Amelia Dale). “I was immediately [...]
Charles Halton Introduces Enheduanna, ‘World’s First Poet’

Poetry News

Haven’t heard of the woman believed to be the first poet? You’re not the only one, writes Charles Halton. She isn’t discussed in MFA workshops, nor is she a steadfast member of the [...]
At <em>Chicago Review</em>: Kristin Dykstra on Juan Carlos Flores (1962-2016)

Poetry News

Kristin Dykstra remembers Cuban poet Juan Carlos Flores (1962-2016) for Chicago Review. “After death the poems hold their ground in an aesthetic awareness of home, one marked with specifics of [...]
NEA Announces Additional 2017 Grants to Benefit U.S. Arts Organizations

Poetry News

Although the revered national organization has been under threat of extinction since the dawn of Trump’s presidency, the NEA announced a second round of 1,195 awards, totaling $84.06 million, [...]
Terrance Hayes Named New Poetry Editor of <em>The New York Times</em>

Poetry News

Terrance Hayes has been named the new poetry editor of the New York Times. Hayes will be stepping into the role after Matthew Zapruder’s tenure as Times editor is officially over this month. [...]
Philip Guston, Painter Among Poets

Poetry News

Hyperallergic’s Cara Ober visits the latest Philip Guston exhibition, at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, which positions the great painter alongside poets who inspired his work. Ober [...]
Gwendolyn Brooks at 100

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But I say it’s fine. Honest, I do. And I’d like to be a bad woman too, And wear the stockings of night black lace. And strut down the street with paint on my face. —“song in the front [...]
Sherman Alexie Discusses His New Memoir on <em>Fresh Air</em>

Poetry News

Sherman Alexie was on NPR’s Fresh Air this week talking about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. Alexie told Terri Gross that “there was more going on in Native [...]
Harmony Holiday Releases Gospel Mix for <em>Hollywood Forever</em>

Poetry News

Harmony Holiday’s new book, Hollywood Forever (Fence, 2017), is more than a print object. Case in point: her new read-along mix, The Gospel According to Citizens of a Strange Land. [...]
Paul Zukofsky, Louis Zukofsky’s Literary Executor, Has Died

Poetry News

In other modernism-related news, we’re saddened to learn that Paul Zukofsky, the son of poet Louis Zukofsky and his literary executor, has died at the age of 73. In addition to his involvement [...]
Philadelphia: American Modernism’s Center?

Poetry News

A conference at the University of Pennsylvania this week says “yes.” According to the 27th Ezra Pound International Conference, which takes place at the university and is entitled, [...]
A New <em>Selected</em> Outlines Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Importance for Contemporary Readers

Poetry News

She was one of the first literary examples of “the new woman” and now a new Selected with works by the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay sheds light on important details about the life [...]
How Poetry & Music Brought One Family Together

Poetry News

At the Guardian, Cyrus Shahrad shares the story of how a creative collaboration with his Iranian father, Bahram, brought them closer together. Cyrus, a musician, invited his father to read Persian [...]