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In Talk Honoring Julie Ault, Cathy Park Hong Calls for Normalizing Culture of Refusal December 2, 2016: Cathy Park Hong recently spoke at Triple Canopy’s benefit honoring artist Julie Ault, where she used Ault and the political art collective Group Material as models for thinking through artistic [...] by

For Icelanders, Poetry Is King December 2, 2016: For all of its beautiful vistas and geothermal pools, it seems like folks in Iceland just can’t stop reading poetry. In the New York Times’s “What in the World” section, [...] by

Jonathan Swift Was Indeed an Activist December 2, 2016: Anthony Madrid, otherwise known as our favorite Paris Review correspondent, has penned a piece about Jonathan Swift, who would have een 349 years old this week. “What was he anyway? Or never [...] by

Poetry on the Trail December 2, 2016: Does reciting poetry on the trail make “all the difference,” as Robert Frost once wrote? At Backpacker, Nick Davidson describes the joy of memorizing and reciting poetry while backpacking [...] by

On Ntozake Shange: ‘She Did Not Sound Like Anybody Else, Ever’ December 1, 2016: Literary Hub posts remarks from Michael Denneny, Ntozake Shange’s longtime editor, on the occasion of her Langston Hughes Medal. Awarded to Shange this year, the medal celebrates influential [...] by

The Rumpus Interview With Gregory Pardlo: ‘This is a critical moment’ December 1, 2016: At the Rumpus, Danielle Susi interviews Gregory Pardlo! It’s a beautiful lead: “It’s difficult not to become entranced by Gregory Pardlo’s story. His poems alone will deeply affect [...] by

Entropy Lists 60 Favorite Poetry Books of 2016 December 1, 2016: Entropy lists its favorite poetry this week! Included in 2016’s “Best Poetry Books & Collections” are books that have had much buzz this year, like Hardly War by Don Mee Choi [...] by

RIP Benjamin Hollander November 30, 2016: We were saddened to hear of the death of Benjamin Hollander, who died on November 21st. At Jacket2, Joshua Schuster and Steve Dickison remember Hollander as a poet of conversation. From the top: [...] by

Stephen Burt Grapples With Poetry ‘in the Age of Trump’ November 30, 2016: Like many of us, poet and critic Stephen Burt is still struggling to determine how poetry can matter on the verge of a “kleptocratic, potentially authoritarian, generation-long takeover.” [...] by

Sleeping in With Matthew Reed Corey November 30, 2016: Sector 2337, of Green Lantern Press, hosts a conversation between Matthew Reed Corey and Jose-Luis Moctezuma about the politics of sleep and consciousness. Corey’s latest project, Cream Rinse [...] by