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American Small Presses Thriving, Says the Atlantic July 20, 2016: The Atlantic covers the need for smaller publishing houses, looking at Graywolf, Coffee House, Dorothy, Two Dollar Radio, and Tin House. [W]hen editors and publishers feel they need to fight for [...] by

‘I write poems to devastate and startle myself’: Matthea Harvey in Conversation July 20, 2016: We missed this one last week—bummer! But now we’re taking the afternoon to get caught up with Matthea Harvey, who’s in conversation with Jane Huffman at Sundress Blog. Much ground is [...] by

Brazil’s Interim President, Michel Temer ‘Gets His Poetry On’ July 20, 2016: Described in this New York Times profile as a “button-down career politician whose demeanor is so cryptically ceremonious that his rivals liken him to a butler in a horror movie”—it may [...] by

‘Every Time I Write a Poem, I’m Still Starting From Scratch’: PBS NewsHour Meets Poet Kasey Jueds July 20, 2016: At PBS NewsHour, a conversation with poet Kasey Jueds. The author of poetry collection, Keeper, published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2013, the profile begins with a look into the origins of [...] by

Stanford Scholar Looks at ‘Poetic Identity’ of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini July 20, 2016: Stanford religious studies scholar Ahoo Najafian looks at poetry in Iran, writing for Stanford Report about the complex revolutionary themes in poems by the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who [...] by

Language in a Visual Field: A Conversation With Erica Baum July 19, 2016: Writer and “photography artist” Erica Baum is interviewed at Baxter St., and it’s a beautiful read. “Using found sources including paper back books or index cards, Baum [...] by

Sawako Nakayasu Discusses the Pursuit of Translation, Chika Sagawa, & More at Asymptote July 19, 2016: Sawako Nakayasu talks about Chika Sagawa, Japanese Modernism, and the pursuit of experimental translation with Lindsey Webb for Asymptote. “Forrest Gander called Sawako Nakayasu ‘the [...] by

Is Poetry the Best Medium For Changing the World? At HuffPo, Danez Smith and Daveed Diggs Say: Yes July 19, 2016: More Brave New Voices! Yes, the poetry slam festival—which celebrated its 19th annual event—is owning the limelight today on account of its awesomeness. At Huffington Post read a conversation [...] by

Dream Logic: Kaveh Akbar Interviews Max Ritvo July 19, 2016: Kaveh Akbar interviewed Max Ritvo for Divedapper! These two talk about Ritvo’s forthcoming debut collection, Four Reincarnations (Milkweed Editions), childhood nightmares and “bedtime [...] by

A Range of Thinking on the Illegible in Issue 6 of Amodern July 18, 2016: We expect you’ll be pleased to know that Amodern 6: Reading the Illegible, guest edited by Nick Thurston, is out. The most poet-inclined of the peer-reviewed, open-access scholarly journals out [...] by