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Forrest Gander Discusses Editing Japanese Poet Yoshimasu Gozo’s ‘Untranslatable’ Verse April 5, 2017: At Reading in Translation, Forrest Gander discusses a new editorial project that recently came to book-length fruition, thanks, in part, to the team at New Directions. Gander invited Sawako Nakayasu, [...] by

Reading With Eugene Ostashevsky April 4, 2017: NYRB Classics excerpts a longer interview at Shelf Awareness about Eugene Ostashevsky’s reading life (yes: “I am now reading the proofs of Subsisters by the German poet Uljana Wolf, a [...] by

Mikhail Baryshnikov Remembers His First Meeting With Joseph Brodsky in New York April 4, 2017: “Joseph’s appearance in my life meant guidance, in everything from simple everyday matters to bigger moral issues,” Mikhail Baryshnikov recalls. That’s Joseph Brodsky [...] by

RIP Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1932-2017 April 3, 2017: Over the weekend, the Guardian reported on the death of Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. He was 84. Yevtushenko was widely popular in Russia, and as the Guardian reminds us: “At the height of [...] by

Maggie Nelson Interviewed at The Cut April 3, 2017: At New York Mag’s style blog The Cut, Maggie Nelson talks with Maggie Lange about the “daring intimacy” of her work, its shareable qualities (“everyone always seems to be [...] by

Kicking Off National Poetry Month 2017 April 1, 2017: We hope you like poetry (and we know you do, dear reader) because starting tomorrow National Poetry Month kicks off! As we’ve done in years past, we’ll be publishing a slew of new writing [...] by

Poets Address Climate Change at University of Arizona Poetry Center March 31, 2017: The Poetry Center in Tucson, Arizona has posted a recap of their 2016 poetry series that featured a lineup of remarkable poets engaging with ideas and concerns around the topic of climate change, [...] by

The Paris Review Sets Pop to Poetry March 31, 2017: Adam Bradley’s new book, The Poetry of Pop, makes “the case for taking pop songs seriously—without being too serious about it.” At the Paris Review, Bradley invites poets to pick [...] by

Layli Long Soldier On Being March 31, 2017: Poet Layli Long Soldier joins On Being host Krista Tippett to discuss her experience as United States citizen and citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Long Soldier’s debut poetry collection, [...] by

Harry Ransom Center Receives Government Grant to Digitize Archives of PEN International & English PEN March 31, 2017: Publishers Weekly reports that the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $195,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a two-year [...] by