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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

Chinese Poetry in Translation’s Present and Future July 18, 2016: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Lucas Klein keenly investigates the present reputation of Chinese poetry in translation. While translation does afford writers with the opportunity to vicariously [...] by

New Poems by Dareen Tatour at Nomadics July 18, 2016: Poet and translator Pierre Joris posted two new poems by Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour, translated by Jonathan Wright, on his blog Nomadics. Tatour, who has been confined to an apartment outside Tel [...] by

Wayne Koestenbaum Hears the Ethics in Adrienne Rich’s Collected Poems July 18, 2016: Wayne Koestenbaum reviews Adrienne Rich’s Collected Poems (Norton, June) for the New York Times. “Poetry’s system of cultivated sounds was, she grew to feel, a patriarchal [...] by

Kate Clanchy Draws Out Untold Stories at the Guardian July 15, 2016: What’s it like to teach poetry to the children of refugees? At the Guardian, Kate Clanchy shares her experience teaching a workshop with the intention of drawing out their untold stories. It [...] by

On Poetry and Joy: Jonathan Farmer at Literary Hub July 15, 2016: Springboarding from Adam Zagajewski’s statement, “You must praise the mutilated world” Jonathan Farmer writes about the impact and importance of joy in poetry at Literary Hub. Poems [...] by