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Emily Dickinson, Social Butterfly? May 11, 2017: Maybe not quite, but the popular image we learned in high school of the reclusive woman in white is giving way to a more socially engaged Emily Dickinson, as Daniel Larkin argues today at [...] by

The New York Times Previews American Writers Museum May 11, 2017: It’s not exactly what you might expect from an homage to the liberal arts. Chicago’s American Writers Museum, which opens to the public on May 16, has the “rider” of a science [...] by

At Critical Flame, Raquel Salas Rivera & Annie Won in Conversation May 11, 2017: After Raquel Salas Rivera’s reading at Unnameable Books, she joined poet Annie Won for a conversation at Critical Flame about bilingual poetry and Rivera’s “politics of identity as [...] by

T.S. Eliot Did Not Have Twin Daughters May 11, 2017: And yet, British police apprehended a con artist who pretended to be both of them. According to the Telegraph, Alison Reynolds posed as T.S. Eliot’s “twins” Claire and Chess Eliot, [...] by

The Bard of McSorley’s: Rafe Bartholomew Introduces His Father’s Poems May 11, 2017: Kudos to Rafe Bartholomew (and his father, Bart) who are the authors of books about their experiences in a bar that many writers merely pass through—McSorley’s! The revered literary [...] by

The Guardian Dives Into Night Sky With Exit Wounds May 10, 2017: At the Guardian, Kate Kellaway discusses (among other topics) Ben Lerner’s influence on Ocean Vuong’s poetry career and the role that unexpected juxtapositions, traumatic memory, and myth [...] by

‘A homesickness for world culture’: Eimear McBride Considers Osip Mandelstam’s Legacy at New Statesman May 10, 2017: At the New Statesman, Eimear McBride discusses the challenges that Osip Mandelstam faced as a poet in Soviet Russia. Perhaps most telling is this segment of McBride’s article, “By the [...] by

Complications Arise With St. Louis’s Poet Laureate Selection Process May 10, 2017: St. Louis Public Radio reports a process that normally guides the way for appointed poets to ascend to the title of state poet laureate has stalled for incoming laureate Jane Ellen Ibur. Ibur, who [...] by

John Yau Reviews Ron Padgett’s Motor Maids Across the Continent May 10, 2017: Poet and critic John Yau groups Ron Padgett, William Carlos Williams, and Robert Smithson together, highlighting their shared love for “the American vernacular,” in his latest review [...] by

The Stranger Watches A Quiet Passion May 10, 2017: The Stranger’s Rich Smith shares a strongly-worded review of new Emily Dickinson biopic A Quiet Passion in his latest film review. Smith, a fan of Dickinson’s verse, writes that while he [...] by