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Alchemical Reactions: Cynthia Cruz in Conversation With Kaveh Akbar at Divedapper October 25, 2016: Cynthia Cruz is the star of Kaveh Akbar’s latest interview published at Divedapper. The author of four collections of poetry, Cruz speaks with Akbar about her writing process and her life [...] by

RIP Lucia Perillo (1958–2016) October 25, 2016: Yesterday, we heard the very sad news of the death of Lucia Perillo. Jacket Copy reports on her passing on October 16th at the age of 58. Michael Schaub writes: Lucia Perillo, a poet known for her [...] by

On ‘Making a Thing Out of Language’: Anne Carson Visits NPR October 25, 2016: Float is the title of Anne Carson’s newest poetry collection: so-called because it is a group of chapbooks that “float” inside a clear plastic box. On Weekend Edition Saturday Anne [...] by

Sibling Rivalry Press Announces Undocupoets Fellowship October 25, 2016: In 2015, Undocupoets co-organizers Javier Zamora, Christopher Soto, and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo started a petition with Apogee Journal to end citizen-based discrimination in poetry contests and [...] by

Nobel Academy Member Calls Dylan’s Silence ‘Impolite and Arrogant’ October 24, 2016: Bob Dylan has not yet responded or reached out to the Swedish Academy regarding his Nobel Prize win. The New York Times reports that “[o]n Saturday, an academy member called Mr. Dylan [...] by

A Dissection of Cocteau & Proust’s Friendship’s Unraveling at Literary Hub October 24, 2016: Claude Arnaud illuminates Jean Cocteau and Marcel Proust’s friendship’s slow fade in the latest edition of Literary Hub AND in his new book Jean Cocteau: A Life, recently published in [...] by

Tender Buttons Makes Bernadette Mayer’s Utopia Available for Download October 24, 2016: Tender Buttons has done all the non-collectors among us a favor, making Bernadette Mayer’s Utopia (United Artists, 1984, OOP) available for PDF download. As Freud said of this work, “I wish I [...] by

Poetry That Asks ‘Why?’ October 24, 2016: At the Boston Globe, Kate Tuttle profiles Harvard Graduate School of Education doctoral student and National Poetry Slam champion Clint Smith. Smith, who read from his new book last week at Harvard [...] by

The Guardian Features UDP Anthology of Poetry in the Siege of Leningrad October 21, 2016: As part of the Guardian’s Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, “Poems written during the Siege of Leningrad” excerpts from a “groundbreaking” anthology of Leningrad Siege [...] by

New Law May Clear Oscar Wilde’s Criminal Record October 21, 2016: Britain’s Ministry of Justice is considering a new law that would clear the records of deceased gay and bisexual men convicted of criminal offenses that are no longer illegal. While none of [...] by