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Matthew Zapruder Reflects on ‘A Destabilized Future’

Matthew Zapruder Reflects on ‘A Destabilized Future’

At Literary Hub, Matthew Zapruder prepares readers for a future under the reign of Trump. “We might have thought we had some idea about the shape of the future, its challenges and structures, [...]

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Poetry News

The New York Times reports that Robert A. Wilson, proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop—a haunt popular with New York City’s poets—has died. “Allen Ginsberg was a regular. Diane di [...]
The Sixth Borough, Culturally: New Jersey

Poetry News

The UC Press blog series “The ‘Six’ Boroughs,” celebrating Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, concludes with a look at [...]
How <em>Can</em> We Pay the Poets?

Poetry News

At Literary Hub, Amanda Nadelberg–author of Songs from a Mountain, among other books–considers the structures that (don’t) exist to pay the poets; and she calls on publishers, [...]
<em>Hyperallergic</em> Remembers Brazilian Poet and Art Critic Ferreira Gullar

Poetry News

Brazilian poet and art critic Ferreira Gullar died of pneumonia over the weekend at the age of 86. “In art,” Elisa Wouk Almino writes “Gullar is perhaps best known for penning the [...]
<em>Entropy</em> Digs Tony Trigilio’s ‘Sneaky Text’

Poetry News

At Entropy, Joe Milazzo praises Tony Trigilio’s vastly titled book Inside the Walls of My Own House: The Complete Dark Shadows (of My Childhood) Book 2 (BlazeVOX). Milazzo writes [...]
Now You See Me

From Poetry Magazine

Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Marcus Wicker’s poem “Conjecture on the Stained Glass Image of White Christ at Ebenezer Baptist Church” [...]
Coming Soon: An Anthology of Contemporary (Experimental) French Poetry

Poetry News

Writing the Real, edited by Nina Parish and Emma Wagstaff, is a new bilingual anthology of contemporary French poetry forthcoming from the U.K.’s beautiful Enitharmon Press. About time we saw [...]
<em>Ominverse</em> Presents First of Three Essays on the ‘Poetics of Drought’

Poetry News

Last year’s AWP in Los Angeles was host to Kristin George Bagdanov’s panel, “Poetics of Drought,” the purpose of which was “to imagine how poetry might help us engage [...]
Poetry Coalition to Focus on Migration

Poetry News

Yesterday the Academy of American Poets announced the launch of a new poetry coalition comprised of twenty non-profit organizations dedicated to the promotion of poetry in the culture. And yes, the [...]
Layli Long Soldier Speaks Out at PBS <em>NewsHour</em>

Poetry News

“I took time to let my spirit fly and be happy,” poet Layli Long Soldier says to PBS NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks in response to news over the weekend of the Dakota pipeline’s [...]
The Third Place, Between Naming & Chaos

Poetry News

Mary Ruefle’s writing–particularly that in her new book, My Private Property, a collection of short essays and prose poems–is looked at alongside Anne Carson’s Float, a [...]
Jennifer Kronovet Tests Language as It Lies

Poetry News

Jennifer Kronovet writes about “language in a time of lies” for Poetry Society of America. Kronovet, whose newest book is The Wug Test (Ecco Books, 2016), pricks our eyeballs with an [...]
Poetry for Reckoning With Trump’s America: Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Poetry News

After the recent United States Presidential Election, Rajat Singh writes “we have been taking stock of the catastrophic loss that Donald Trump’s triumph has hollowed out among our nation’s [...]
Jo Malone Weighs in: How Can Poetry Translate Into a Gift People Will Buy?

Poetry News

In the latest installment of her Evening Standard column “Ask Jo Malone,” perfume maven Jo Malone responds to a reader’s question about poetry, marketing, and value. The reader asks [...]
Becca Klaver’s <em>Empire Wasted</em> Captures a Particular Sense of the Time

Poetry News

“Divided into five sections that could function as stand alone chapbooks, Empire Wasted opens with a nod to Andy Warhol,” writes Gina Myers about Becca Klaver’s second collection, [...]
<em>Scout</em> Reviews Lyn Hejinian’s <em>The Unfollowing</em>

Poetry News

Lyn Hejinian’s latest book, The Unfollowing (Omnidawn, 2016), is reviewed at Scout Poetry. “Spurred by the irrationality of the death of a loved one, Lyn Hejinian’s The Unfollowing [...]
Books Received: November 2016

Poetry News

Isabel Allende (editor), These Are Not Sweet Girls: Poetry by Latin American Women (White Pine Press) Elizabeth Arnold, Skeleton Coast (Flood Editions) Farid Ud-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds [...]
Daniel Borzutzky Interviewed at <em>Chicago Tribune</em>

Poetry News

On the heels of winning the National Book Award in poetry, Daniel Borzutzky talks to Kathleen Rooney (over email) at the Chicago Tribune. Borzutzky provides some helpful background to The Performance [...]