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‘Nothing Is Ever Really Lost’: A Walt Whitman Novel Discovered February 21, 2017: The New York Times heralds University of Houston graduate student Zachary Turpin’s latest discovery, found deep within Walt Whitman’s archives. Remarkably, this is the second time that [...] by

On Nicole Brossard at many gendered mothers February 21, 2017: If you haven’t been keeping up with Canada’s many gendered mothers, a project about literary influence directly inspired by the U.S. website Literary Mothers, now’s the [...] by

Ezra Pound & The Bughouse February 20, 2017: The Guardian takes a look at Daniel Swift’s new book about Ezra Pound and his years spent unraveling during and after the Second World War. In The Bughouse, Swift examines the United [...] by

Fatimah Asghar’s Brown Girls February 20, 2017: Time profiles Fatimah Asghar, the co-creator (with Sam Bailey) of Brown Girls, a webseries based on the real-life friendship of Asghar and the series’s music consultant, which “explores [...] by

Verónica Reyes in Conversation at Letras Latinas February 20, 2017: On Friday of last week, Letras Latinas published the latest, and we’re told (sadly) final, installment of the interview series conducted by Notre Dame MFA candidate Luis López-Maldonado. [...] by

‘I Reached For the Books’: Rigoberto González on Literacy’s Power February 20, 2017: ] LA Times critic at large, Rigoberto González, shares his experience growing up in a family of immigrant farmworkers to paint a picture of literacy’s value in a democratic society. [...] by

With Arts in State of Anxiety, Dana Gioia Insists Federal Government Support the NEA February 20, 2017: Dana Gioia gets straight to the point in an op-ed for the LA Times: “No American president — Republican or Democrat — has ever tried to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. [...] by

Editors of Anthology Call for Revolution in Poetry February 17, 2017: Charles Bernstein and Tracie Morris excerpt their introduction to Best American Experimental Poetry 2016 (Wesleyan) at Literary Hub. An excerpt in the form of a renovation, a [...] by

Nikki Giovanni Visits UW-Madison February 17, 2017: Lucky students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison spoke with poet and educator Nikki Giovanni as part of the campus Multicultural Center’s Black History Month festivities. Giovanni, an [...] by

From the Archives: The New York Times Sheds Light on a Rather Poetic 1859 ‘Diamond Wedding’ February 17, 2017: Your attention, please. The New York Times’s Wedding section is pulling from the archives to tell the stories of fabulously decadent and horrifically ill-fated romantic partnerships of the past [...] by