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Kevin Young Celebrates Gwendolyn Brooks in Topeka June 12, 2017: This weekend, poet and soon-to-be New Yorker poetry editor, Kevin Young visited Topeka, Kansas in order to present the keynote at Brooksfest, a festival commemorating the centennial of Gwendolyn [...] by

Congratulations to Futurepoem’s Newest Authors: Jennifer Soong & Maxe Crandall! June 12, 2017: We just received word that Futurepoem announced the winners of the 2017 open call! Jennifer Soong and Maxe Crandall are Futurepoem’s newest authors. According to the publisher’s press [...] by

Alternet on Gwendolyn Brooks’s ‘Radical Poetry’ June 12, 2017: Alternet shares with its readers an excerpt from Angela Jackson’s new book, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life & Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (Beacon Press, May 2017). As [...] by

Alice Oswald & Jordan Abel Win Griffin Poetry Prize! June 12, 2017: Our heartfelt congratulations to Alice Oswald and Jordan Abel, winners of this year’s Griffin Poetry Prize. Oswald won for her recent collection of poems, Falling Awake, while Abel was honored [...] by

BOMB’s Jeff Dolven Checks Out 14 Person Poem at the Whitney June 12, 2017: At BOMB, Jeff Dolven documents the process of “bringing poems into the social space of ‘Root Sequence. Mother Tongue,'” Asad Raza’s installation at the Whitney Museum, [...] by

In Memory of Kathryn Stripling Byer (1944–2017) June 9, 2017: We’re saddened to hear that poet Kathryn Stripling Byer has died at the age of 72 from lymphoma. Byer, who taught at UNC-Greensboro, Lenoir-Rhyne University, and Western Carolina University, [...] by

David Lau on Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer June 9, 2017: At the Verso Books blog, David Lau writes about Bertolt Brecht’s War Primer, which the publisher recently released into the wilds of bookstore shelves. “When War Primer (Kriegsfibel) [...] by

On Gerard Manley Hopkins’s ‘Poetic vice’ June 9, 2017: Simon Edge’s glimpse into Gerard Manley Hopkins’s poetry through the lens of queer literature begins with an interesting pairing: Hopkins, side-by-side with Oscar Wilde. It’s a [...] by

Literary Hub Celebrates Cave Canem’s Twentieth Anniversary June 9, 2017: This year, literary organization Cave Canem is celebrating 20 years of greatness. Literary Hub shares with readers Walter Mosley’s opening address from Cave Canem’s anniversary party, [...] by

Chat Bot’s Poetry Irks Scholars June 8, 2017: Chris Weller of Business Insider reports on a new Chinese poetry book that is alarming some Chinese poets and poetry scholars. In China Youth Daily, poet Yu Jian responds, “It disgusted me with [...] by