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Dunya Mikhail Talks the Nuances of Censorship at Arabic Literature September 21, 2016: At Arabic Literature, a Q&A with award-winning poet Dunya Mikhail, who worked at The Baghdad Observer as a translator and literary editor before leaving Iraq in 1996. “Mikhail has written [...] by

NYT Compares New Books by Merwin, Fitzgerald September 20, 2016: Jeff Gordinier unpacks new books by poets of two wildly different generations and styles in the latest installment of NYT’s “Books of the Times” column: Adam Fitzgerald’s [...] by

Yes! National Book Foundation Awards Cave Canem for Service to the American Literary Community September 20, 2016: Congratulations to one of our favorite literary organizations, Cave Canem, for being honored with the National Book Foundation’s prestigious Literarian Award. The nonprofit organization, which [...] by

In New Book, Denise Riley Is Robust About Frailty September 20, 2016: Denise Riley’s new poetry collection, Say Something Back (Pan Macmillan), is reviewed at the Guardian. Kate Kellaway writes that Riley’s writing “is perfectly weighted, justifies [...] by

Ariel Goldberg on the Reappearing Question of Labeling Art ‘Queer’ September 20, 2016: “Simplicity Craving” by writer and photographer Ariel Goldberg is up at e-flux. Goldberg looks at the dangers of labeling of art as queer, recalling exhibitions and encounters like their [...] by

Oh Vanity: Lucy Ives Introduces Triple Canopy’s ‘Vanitas’ Issue September 19, 2016: The newest issue of Triple Canopy explores that all-too-human self-reflective digitally-mediated stare, the selfie, as well as further meditations by poetry, music, and visual art’s most [...] by

Cy Twombly: Painter & Poet September 19, 2016: At Paris Review, Mary Jacobus presents pages from her book Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint to demonstrate how poetry inspired Twombly’s painterly work. These images, selected from my book [...] by

Cecilia Corrigan’s Misconceptions About Hillary Clinton Dramatized in New Video Series September 19, 2016: Poet, writer, and performance artist Cecilia Corrigan brings a fun one to BOMB. Starting this past weekend is the first installment of Motherland, Corrigan’s new video project, to be released [...] by

Mary Austin Speaker Reviews Danez Smith’s Black Movie September 19, 2016: Poet and book designer Mary Austin Speaker reviews Danez Smith’s Black Movie (Button Poetry) for Rain Taxi. The collection is described by Speaker as “a cinematic tour-de-force that lets [...] by

On Philip Larkin’s Photographs September 19, 2016: In the Threepenny Review, Tomas Unger reconsiders Philip Larkin’s photographs, which—like his poetry—exhibits a “a knowledge newly felt, founded on real seeing.” More: At least [...] by