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Patricia Lockwood Gets a Post Script Best of at The New Yorker December 21, 2012: Over at The New Yorker, a few late additions have been made to their Best Books of 2012 list. Sasha Frere-Jones had this to say about Patricia Lockwood’s Balloon Pop Outlaw Black: Patricia [...] by

A Look at Two Versions of A Melville Poem December 21, 2012: Check out this article at at the NY Times Opinionator blog. It begins: Early in 1864 Herman Melville was one of a number of Northern writers solicited to contribute works to “Autograph Leaves of [...] by

New James Sherry Page on EPC! December 20, 2012: Good news over at EPC, where an author page has been created for James Sherry–poet, editor, publisher and founder of Roof Books (née 1976, with Roof Magazine) and the Segue Foundation (1977). [...] by

Bernadette Mayer Will Read Her ‘Midwinter Day’ with Peter Gizzi at The Bookstore in Lenox December 20, 2012: All you lucky ducks in Lenox, MA are (well) lucky! Don’t miss Bernadette Mayer reading from her beloved Midwinter Day with Peter Gizzi tonight at The Bookstore. Mayer’s book [...] by

Further Tributes and Remembrances for Jake Adam York December 20, 2012: Jake Adam York’s impact in life and, sadly, death continues to ripple throughout the poetry community. Here is an obit from the LA Times. And another in the Denver Post. And one, here, in the [...] by

Poets & Writers Loving on Flying Object December 20, 2012: And who doesn’t? Check out this nice little feature. Here’s some to whet the ol’ appetite: The multifunctional space encourages a number of collaborative synergies. The bookstore [...] by

Four Coconut Facts December 20, 2012: Coldfront has compiled these four facts about Coconut Books, among them: When you Google the word “coconut,” coconut poetry is fourth. There’s more, including a deal, here. by

‘For me, writing is a communion and communication with my ancestors’: An Interview with Carmen Calatayud December 20, 2012: Head over to the Letras Latinas blog for this interview with Carmen Calatayud, author of In The Company of Spirits. A sample: LV: The title of the book evokes the idea that poetry is both communion [...] by

HTMLGiant Has a Holiday Shopping Guide for You December 20, 2012: The lists, recommendations, and merrymaking will not cease! HTMLGiant has posted their Gift Guide of Poetry Recommendations here. by

An International Call to Release Qatari Poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami from Life Sentence December 19, 2012: As you might well have heard by now, Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami has been sentenced to life in prison for “reciting a poem extolling the courage and values of the popular uprisings in [...] by