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Bustle on Why Brains Love Poetry April 21, 2017: Not only is reading poetry good for your brain, as Bustle reports, but it appears that our brains are in fact “wired” to enjoy poetry whether or not we understand the verse. [...] by

Jen Bervin’s Research in China Leads to ‘Su Hui’s Reversible Poem’ April 21, 2017: Jen Bervin spoke in March at the 2017 Shanghai Literary Festival about her work on Su Hui’s Xuanji Tu, “[o]ne of the earliest extant poems by a woman—also among the most complex and unsung, [...] by

Rent Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom April 20, 2017: At Jezebel, Anya Jaremko-Greenwold reports on a recent development at the Emily Dickinson Museum: visitors can now rent Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. The reservation costs $100 an hour, and yes, [...] by

Talking With Raquel Gutiérrez After the Geminid Meteor Shower April 19, 2017: Today’s featured poet for Entropy’s National Poetry Month is Tucson-based (formerly of LA) writer Raquel Gutiérrez, who also runs the small press Econo Textual Objects. Gutiérrez talks [...] by

Friday’s ‘Pizza Poetry Day’ in New Orleans April 19, 2017: This is the fourth year that the city of New Orleans has celebrated Pizza Poetry Day, reports the New Orleans Advocate. As part of this most unusual writing prompt, students ages 6–18 are invited [...] by

Congratulations to Patricia Spears Jones, Jackson Poetry Prize Winner! April 18, 2017: Poets & Writers announced the winner of the 2017 Jackson Poetry Prize today: Patricia Spears Jones! Each year, the prize honors “an American poet of exceptional talent who deserves wider [...] by

The Atlantic on Patricia Lockwood’s Big-R Romantic Endeavor April 18, 2017: The Atlantic’s James Parker considers the work of Patricia Lockwood–both her poetry and her sharp wit as exhibited on Twitter, how she “felt [the current political climate] in her [...] by

A New York City Interview With Julien Poirier April 17, 2017: This weekend’s edition of Hyperallergic features an interview with Julien Poirier by Jeffrey Grunthaner (“Going Crazy in New York and San Francisco: An Interview with Poet Julien [...] by

The Guardian Remembers Tom Raworth April 17, 2017: Geoff Ward has written a proper obituary for Tom Raworth, who passed away in February at the age of 78. “His work challenged the idea that the concept of nationhood could ever be adequate to [...] by

Hyperallergic Reports on Growing Support for the National Endowment for the Arts April 14, 2017: As you might have gathered from our recent posts about the National Endowment for the Art’s current limbo status, we’re following the headlines with bated breath hoping that the NEA [...] by