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  • Poetry News
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    McSweeney's published an excerpt yesterday from All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings From the Oulipo, 1963–2018, edited for the press by Ian Monk and Daniel Levin Becker. Here's correspondence with "the most famous...

    All That Is Evident Is Suspect: Readings From the Oulipo, 1963–2018, edited by Ian Monk and Daniel Levin Becker, cover
  • Poetry News
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    Danez Smith has been listed  in best of media on Forbes's 30 Under 30 list, announced this week. Smith, "whose poetry contemplates police brutality," writes Forbes, "gender and race, won this year's Forward...

    Danez Smith
  • Poetry News
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    Poets House dug up an archival piece, “An Unfolding Parable,” written in 1989 for the Third Annual New York/New Jersey Poetry Teachers Conference by Poets House co-founder, Stanley Kunitz. "His words, though they reference then-President George...

  • Poetry News
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    Visit CBC Books to learn about the winner of this year's CBC Poetry Prize, Natalie Lim. Lim won the prize for her poem, Arrhythmia. CBC explains that the poem is about...

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    Literary Hub posts an excerpt from Miranda Seymour's new book, In Byron’s Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron’s Wife and Daughter (Pegasus, 2018) which outlines a few of the complications...

    Miranda Seymour, In Byron's Wake, cover
  • Poetry News
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    Canadian poet Jordan Scott has been awarded the prestigious Latner Poetry Prize by the Writer's Trust of Canada, which carries a $25,000 purse. "For Scott, each context and uttering body manifests an...

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    The Guardian shares poet Benjamin Zephaniah's response following speculation that he might be a candidate for the position of poet laureate after Carol Ann Duffy steps down. As we find...

  • Poetry News
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    This year's winner for the National Book Award in Poetry goes to Justin Phillip Reed for his debut collection, Indecency. Reed beat out a strong list of finalists, including books by Rae Armantrout...

    Justin Phillip Reed, Indecency, cover
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    Jesse Aylen is in conversation with poet Elisa Gabbert at Read It Forward. "In her new essay collection, The Word Pretty," writes Aylen in an introduction, "Elisa Gabbert brings together humor and...

    Elisa Gabbert, The Word Pretty, cover
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    At the New York Times, Dwight Garner reviews Natasha Trethewey's Poems New and Selected (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018) in the context of her work more broadly: "Trethewey pivots knowingly, in her poetry, between...

    Natasha Trethewey, Monument, cover
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