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Lunch With ‘Food Bully’ Jim Harrison

Lunch With ‘Food Bully’ Jim Harrison

Poet and writer Jim Harrison died a year ago this month at the age of 79; and Peter Nowogrodzki talked to the “food bully” (“first coined by master eater Orson Welles, his culinary [...]

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Jamaica’s Next Poet Laureate: Lorna Goodison

Poetry News

Lorna Goodison is the second official poet laureate of Jamaica and the first woman to hold the title. A native of Jamaica, Goodison studied at the Jamaica School of Art and the School of the Art [...]
Patti Smith in Arthur Rimbaud’s House

Poetry News

Architectural Digest reveals that American singer, songwriter, playwright, and poet Patti Smith recently purchased 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s house located in Roche, France, near [...]
Rigoberto González on Microaggressions in Artistic & Academic Circles: ‘Respectability doesn’t protect us’

Poetry News

Rigoberto González writes for Jacket Copy about belonging to the “exclusive bittersweet club for professionals of color.” “The hard lesson,” writes González, “is that [...]
Joyelle McSweeney Sees Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Rise From Inky Ash

Poetry News

Mexico’s Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–1695) is having a moment, thanks to Ugly Duckling Presse’s Señal Series, which has published both Enigmas, twenty quartets written for a group [...]
<em>The New Yorker</em> Unpacks Walt Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ Articles

Poetry News

This week, the New Yorker’s Page-Turner section is revealing previously unimaginable aspects of Walt Whitman’s complex literary legacy. Shrouded behind numerous pen names, “Mose [...]
Congratulations to the 2017 Whiting Honorees

Poetry News

Last night, the Whiting Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Whiting Awards. At the Paris Review Daily, Dan Piepenbring sheds a little light on the occasion. This is the third [...]
RIP Joanne Kyger (1934-2017)

Poetry News

This morning we were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joanne Kyger, a poet whose writing, teaching, and presence in the world helped give shape to the writing of generations of poets. SF [...]
The Day Coca-Cola Caught on to Frank O’Hara

Poetry News

The Coca-Cola Company has finally gotten wind of Frank O’Hara’s “Having a Coke With You,” and is in the midst of using the poem for promotional purposes. Writes Andrew Epstein [...]
Color Pieces: Reviewing Mary Ruefle’s <em>Private Property</em>

Poetry News

Scout Poetry does its anonymous-review-shuffle for Mary Ruefle’s Private Property (Wave, 2016), the title essay of which “collapses the boundaries between the personal, political, and [...]
At <em>BOMB</em>, Gillie Collins Reviews Layli Long Soldier’s <em>Whereas</em>

Poetry News

In her recent BOMB review, Gillie Collins remarks on Layli Long Soldier’s use of wordplay to connote (and complicate) dissent. Long Soldier’s debut poetry collection, Whereas, responds to [...]
Jeff Alessandrelli Makes Headlines in Omaha

Poetry News

He’s relocated to Omaha, Nebraska but he’s still living the dream. Jeff Alessandrelli, the man behind Fonograf Editions is in the news again. This time, he’s the subject of a [...]
Ian Dreiblatt Reviews Lewis Freedman’s <em>Residual Synonyms for the Name of God</em>

Poetry News

Poet, critic, and translator Ian Dreiblatt reviews Lewis Freedman’s Residual Synonyms for the Name of God (Ugly Duckling, 2016) for Music & Literature. “Faced with the instability of [...]
‘Yes We Scan’: Michael Geist Defends Concordia’s Poetry Scans

Poetry News

In his article, “Yes We Scan: Why Concordia Should Not Shelve Its Book Scanner,” Michael Geist, an expert in technology law, argues that Concordia University’s poetry center should [...]

Poetry News

Adjua Greaves’s performative poetic practice is the subject of an article by Louis Bury at Hyperallergic. Greaves, “an information artist making relational work in New York City” [...]
<em>TIME</em> Presents 30 Portraits of Poets for World Poetry Day

Poetry News

To celebrate the UN-designated World Poetry Day, TIME Magazine presents 30 portraits of poets from the LIFE archives. “No matter what people may think about poetry as a concept, it’s hard [...]
Interview With Renee Sarojini Saklikar

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From: Paolo Javier To: Renee Saklikar Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:18:55 PM Subject: hello Hello Renee David Buuck passed along your contact info. I’d initially attempted to reach you via [...]
A Place of Sympathetic Imagination: Alan Felsenthal’s <em>Lowly</em>

Poetry News

Alan Felsenthal’s debut poetry collection, Lowly (Ugly Duckling Presse), has received a thoughtful review from John Yau in Hyperallergic. Yau acknowledges Felsenthal’s largesse in the [...]
On <em>Morning Edition</em>, Rachel Martin Interviews Kwame Alexander

Poetry News

In his new children’s book, Out of Wonder, Kwame Alexander teams up with Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth, and Ekua Holmes to tell the stories of twenty compelling poets through mesmerizing [...]