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Lunch With ‘Food Bully’ Jim Harrison March 24, 2017: Poet and writer Jim Harrison died a year ago this month at the age of 79; and Peter Nowogrodzki talked to the “food bully” (“first coined by master eater Orson Welles, his culinary [...] by

Jamaica’s Next Poet Laureate: Lorna Goodison March 24, 2017: Lorna Goodison is the second official poet laureate of Jamaica and the first woman to hold the title. A native of Jamaica, Goodison studied at the Jamaica School of Art and the School of the Art [...] by

Patti Smith in Arthur Rimbaud’s House March 24, 2017: Architectural Digest reveals that American singer, songwriter, playwright, and poet Patti Smith recently purchased 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s house located in Roche, France, near [...] by

Rigoberto González on Microaggressions in Artistic & Academic Circles: ‘Respectability doesn’t protect us’ March 24, 2017: Rigoberto González writes for Jacket Copy about belonging to the “exclusive bittersweet club for professionals of color.” “The hard lesson,” writes González, “is that [...] by

Joyelle McSweeney Sees Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Rise From Inky Ash March 24, 2017: Mexico’s Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–1695) is having a moment, thanks to Ugly Duckling Presse’s Señal Series, which has published both Enigmas, twenty quartets written for a group [...] by

The New Yorker Unpacks Walt Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ Articles March 23, 2017: This week, the New Yorker’s Page-Turner section is revealing previously unimaginable aspects of Walt Whitman’s complex literary legacy. Shrouded behind numerous pen names, “Mose [...] by

Congratulations to the 2017 Whiting Honorees March 23, 2017: Last night, the Whiting Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Whiting Awards. At the Paris Review Daily, Dan Piepenbring sheds a little light on the occasion. This is the third [...] by

RIP Joanne Kyger (1934-2017) March 23, 2017: This morning we were deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joanne Kyger, a poet whose writing, teaching, and presence in the world helped give shape to the writing of generations of poets. SF [...] by

The Day Coca-Cola Caught on to Frank O’Hara March 23, 2017: The Coca-Cola Company has finally gotten wind of Frank O’Hara’s “Having a Coke With You,” and is in the midst of using the poem for promotional purposes. Writes Andrew Epstein [...] by

Color Pieces: Reviewing Mary Ruefle’s Private Property March 23, 2017: Scout Poetry does its anonymous-review-shuffle for Mary Ruefle’s Private Property (Wave, 2016), the title essay of which “collapses the boundaries between the personal, political, and [...] by