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Sara Deniz Akant Is a Necessary Nucleus September 21, 2016: Heavy Feather Review gives us the first interview with poet, educator, and performer Sara Deniz Akant, author of Babette (Rescue Press, 2015). Selected by Maggie Nelson for the Rescue Press Black Box [...] by

Dunya Mikhail Talks the Nuances of Censorship at Arabic Literature September 21, 2016: At Arabic Literature, a Q&A with award-winning poet Dunya Mikhail, who worked at The Baghdad Observer as a translator and literary editor before leaving Iraq in 1996. “Mikhail has written [...] by

NYT Compares New Books by Merwin, Fitzgerald September 20, 2016: Jeff Gordinier unpacks new books by poets of two wildly different generations and styles in the latest installment of NYT’s “Books of the Times” column: Adam Fitzgerald’s [...] by

Yes! National Book Foundation Awards Cave Canem for Service to the American Literary Community September 20, 2016: Congratulations to one of our favorite literary organizations, Cave Canem, for being honored with the National Book Foundation’s prestigious Literarian Award. The nonprofit organization, which [...] by

In New Book, Denise Riley Is Robust About Frailty September 20, 2016: Denise Riley’s new poetry collection, Say Something Back (Pan Macmillan), is reviewed at the Guardian. Kate Kellaway writes that Riley’s writing “is perfectly weighted, justifies [...] by

Ariel Goldberg on the Reappearing Question of Labeling Art ‘Queer’ September 20, 2016: “Simplicity Craving” by writer and photographer Ariel Goldberg is up at e-flux. Goldberg looks at the dangers of labeling of art as queer, recalling exhibitions and encounters like their [...] by

Oh Vanity: Lucy Ives Introduces Triple Canopy’s ‘Vanitas’ Issue September 19, 2016: The newest issue of Triple Canopy explores that all-too-human self-reflective digitally-mediated stare, the selfie, as well as further meditations by poetry, music, and visual art’s most [...] by

Cy Twombly: Painter & Poet September 19, 2016: At Paris Review, Mary Jacobus presents pages from her book Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint to demonstrate how poetry inspired Twombly’s painterly work. These images, selected from my book [...] by

Cecilia Corrigan’s Misconceptions About Hillary Clinton Dramatized in New Video Series September 19, 2016: Poet, writer, and performance artist Cecilia Corrigan brings a fun one to BOMB. Starting this past weekend is the first installment of Motherland, Corrigan’s new video project, to be released [...] by

Mary Austin Speaker Reviews Danez Smith’s Black Movie September 19, 2016: Poet and book designer Mary Austin Speaker reviews Danez Smith’s Black Movie (Button Poetry) for Rain Taxi. The collection is described by Speaker as “a cinematic tour-de-force that lets [...] by