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Amy De’Ath’s Essay on the Visceral ‘L(a)ying Down’ of Bhanu Kapil’s <em>Ban en Banlieue</em>

Amy De’Ath’s Essay on the Visceral ‘L(a)ying Down’ of Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue

At Mute Magazine, poet and critic Amy De’Ath explores at length the aesthetics and complications of laying and lying (down) in Bhanu Kapil’s Ban en Banlieue (Nightboat, 2015). Ban’s [...]

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Melville Tried Poetry After His Fiction’s Darkest Days

Poetry News

After his initial failure as a commercial novelist, “American legend to be” Herman Melville took a stab at poetry (but unfortunately failed at that too). Via Literary Hub: When Herman [...]
Judah Rubin & Lewis Freedman Give a Stunning, Not-Fake Interview at <em>BOMB</em>

Poetry News

Two beautiful minds meet upon on the banks of a lake in Wisconsin to talk about “divination, food science, taxidermy, rabbinic literature, and the act of discussion itself.” Lewis [...]
‘Art is not a goal, it is a new space’: A Conversation With Juan Felipe Herrera

Poetry News

Up at Letras Latinas blog is an exclusive interview with U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, conducted by Luis Lopez-Maldonado. The conversation ranges across Herrera’s career, working [...]
‘Ms. Olds Renders the Personal Universal’: Dwight Garner Reviews Sharon Olds’s <em>Odes</em>

Poetry News

Dwight Garner assesses Sharon Olds (“Laureate of Sexuality”) and her latest book, Odes: “As a writer, she’s always gotten an illicit thrill from pushing boundaries, whether [...]
Nicholas Wong Opens Up at <em>Asymptote</em>

Poetry News

The LAMBDA-winning Hong Kong-based poet and editor talks with Asymptote’s Charlie Ng about his influences, his latest collection, Crevasse, and Hong Kong’s significance in his work. No [...]
Claudia Rankine Talks Charlotte at <em>BuzzFeed</em>: ‘We should call it the injustice system’

Poetry News

After receiving the MacArthur Fellowship last week, Claudia Rankine spoke with BuzzFeed’s Temerra Griffin about the shooting by police of Keith Lamont Scott, the protests in Charlotte, and [...]
Thinking Through Distinction: Ed Luker on J.H. Prynne’s ‘Yellow Brick’

Poetry News

At Entropy, Ed Luker writes a review of J.H. Prynne’s Poems (Bloodaxe Books, third edition, 2015), which clocks in at 688 pages (they call it the “yellow brick”). “This newly [...]
Sixteen Amazing Feminist Poetry Collections Featured at <em>Bustle</em>

Poetry News

Sometimes a solid lit-listicle is exactly what you need to carry on through Monday afternoon. At Bustle, E. Ce Miller delivers a list that sizzles, with 16 feminist poetry collections by the likes of [...]
‘I have reached the edge of earshot’: W.S. Graham’s ‘Malcolm Mooney’s Land’

From Poetry Magazine

The Editors’ Blog occasionally features online exclusives by Poetry’s contributors. This installment comes from David Wheatley, whose article “So Much Better Than Most Things Written on [...]
<em>Literary Hub</em> Watches When Rilke Met Rodin

Poetry News

At Literary Hub, Rachel Corbett imagines the moment when Rainer Maria Rilke stepped off a train in Paris, walked the city’s streets for the first time, and ventured to Auguste Rodin’s [...]
‘The Future Lies in Secularism’: Adonis Reflects on Poetry’s Potential in the Middle East

Poetry News

In a Times of Israel interview, Adonis notes politicians and religious leaders’ inability to resolve conflict in the Middle East. He suggests that Arab poetry, which has always been [...]
Langston Hughes Is Having a Really Good Fall

Poetry News

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 [...]
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 [...]