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Langston Hughes Is Having a Really Good Fall

Langston Hughes Is Having a Really Good Fall

How did a Langston Hughes poem get a full page placement in the New York Times yesterday? The team at FishbowlNY offers very thorough analysis as to the origins of yesterday’s reprint of [...]

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Dorothea Lasky, Sarah Ruhl, More Remember Max Ritvo

Poetry News

At Berfrois, several writers, poets, friends, and family remember Max Ritvo (1990-2016), including Dorothea Lasky, Sarah Ruhl, Kaveh Akbar, and Kathleen Ossip. “Part of me finds this very hard [...]
<em>Literary Hub</em> Mulls Donations, Distribution in the Digital Age

Poetry News

Writer Deirdre Coyles’s chance encounter with Kevin Bertolero at an upstate New York writing conference in 2014 was the beginning of an internet friendship that paved the way for Ghost City [...]
Party Like It’s 1898!

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The day Prince died I had just arrived in San Francisco (fashionably late, of course) for Kuwentuhan (Talkstory), a project conceived and curated by the poet Barbara Jane Reyes, who co-produced it [...]
Entropy Reviews Four 2015 Chapbooks From The Song Cave

Poetry News

Entropy gives The Song Cave some love, with Toby Altman reviewing four chapbooks published in 2015 for “Transitory Poetics: September 2016.” “Edited by Alan Felsenthal and Ben [...]
Ethan Hawke & Winona Ryder Love John Coletti’s <em>Deep Code</em>!

Poetry News

Steve Orth and Trisha Low are at it again over at SPD Clickhole, with Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke taking over their reading-heads, not respectively. “This month’s #SPDhandpicked is all about [...]
And the 2016 Forward Prize Goes to… Vahni Capildeo!

Poetry News

More awards for you today! Capildeo’s award-winning poetry collection, Measures of Expatriation, “explores ideas of belonging and home” writes the Guardian. More: Trinidadian poet [...]
The Sources With & Against Which Ari Banias Wrote <em>Anybody</em>

Poetry News

In Bookmarked, a column at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Ari Banias “shares the works of literature, dance, and film that were influential or significant to his book of poetry, [...]
Rankine, Nelson Awarded 2016 MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Grants!

Poetry News

This year’s honorees in literature include Claudia Rankine, the author of the critically-acclaimed 2014 collection Citizen, and Maggie Nelson, author of Women, the New York School, and Other [...]
All Stevens, All the Time: Michael Hofmann Reads Paul Mariani’s New Wallace Stevens Biography

Poetry News

If Paul Mariani’s new Wallace Stevens biography is as engaging as Michael Hofmann’s latest LRB review of it, we suspect we have a bestseller on our hands: The Soft Machine drummer, Robert [...]
‘As Much About Language As It Is About War’: PBS NewsHour Features Solmaz Sharif

Poetry News

Solmaz Sharif’s newest book Look (a finalist for this year’s National Book Award) combines language culled from a Defense Department dictionary with prisoners’, victims’, and [...]
Reading List: September 2016

From Poetry Magazine

The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the September 2016 issue share some books that held their interest. Gary Barwin So what has recently [...]
Sara Deniz Akant Is a Necessary Nucleus

Poetry News

Heavy Feather Review gives us the first interview with poet, educator, and performer Sara Deniz Akant, author of Babette (Rescue Press, 2015). Selected by Maggie Nelson for the Rescue Press Black Box [...]
Dunya Mikhail Talks the Nuances of Censorship at <em>Arabic Literature</em>

Poetry News

At Arabic Literature, a Q&A with award-winning poet Dunya Mikhail, who worked at The Baghdad Observer as a translator and literary editor before leaving Iraq in 1996. “Mikhail has written [...]
<em>NYT</em> Compares New Books by Merwin, Fitzgerald

Poetry News

Jeff Gordinier unpacks new books by poets of two wildly different generations and styles in the latest installment of NYT’s “Books of the Times” column: Adam Fitzgerald’s [...]
Yes! National Book Foundation Awards Cave Canem for Service to the American Literary Community

Poetry News

Congratulations to one of our favorite literary organizations, Cave Canem, for being honored with the National Book Foundation’s prestigious Literarian Award. The nonprofit organization, which [...]
In New Book, Denise Riley Is Robust About Frailty

Poetry News

Denise Riley’s new poetry collection, Say Something Back (Pan Macmillan), is reviewed at the Guardian. Kate Kellaway writes that Riley’s writing “is perfectly weighted, justifies [...]
Ariel Goldberg on the Reappearing Question of Labeling Art ‘Queer’

Poetry News

“Simplicity Craving” by writer and photographer Ariel Goldberg is up at e-flux. Goldberg looks at the dangers of labeling of art as queer, recalling exhibitions and encounters like their [...]
Oh Vanity: Lucy Ives Introduces <em>Triple Canopy’s</em> ‘Vanitas’ Issue

Poetry News

The newest issue of Triple Canopy explores that all-too-human self-reflective digitally-mediated stare, the selfie, as well as further meditations by poetry, music, and visual art’s most [...]