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Kwame Alexander Returns to Poetry February 24, 2017: After taking a break from poetry, Kwame Alexander returns to our favorite literary genre’s throws with a new anthology called Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets, inspired by his, Chris [...] by

Claudia Rankine Talks Oscars, Trump, Whiteness, & More February 24, 2017: Posted yesterday at the Financial Times is a lunch convo with Claudia Rankine. Neil Munshi goes into detail about his exquisite conversation with Rankine over a delectable farm to table lunch at ABC [...] by

Poetry Workshops to Invigorate the Soul February 24, 2017: In a poetry workshop at the Culver City Senior Center, Janet Hoult is teaching resident writers about expression and compassion, by engaging her students with the writing process. Although [...] by

On Angel Island Detention Center’s Enduring Verse February 24, 2017: At The New Yorker, Beenish Ahmed meditates on two books, one academic and one in verse, to fathom the plight of Chinese immigrants upon entry to the United States in the late 19th century. On the [...] by

Ana Božičević’s The Joy of Missing Out at Lambda Literary February 23, 2017: There will be no joy in missing out on this one! Over at Lambda Literary, Michael Valinsky talks to Ana Božičević about her latest collection of verses, The Joy of Missing Out (Birds LLC). The [...] by

Writing Residencies to Knock Your Socks Off February 23, 2017: Literary Hub’s Emily Temple brings to readers’ attention a few highly unusual residencies that will catch even the most sophisticated residency-seeker off-guard. Of course, we all know [...] by

U.S. Poet Laureate Encourages Bilingualism, Translation, & Storytelling as We Face Deportation Fears February 23, 2017: U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera read poems at Emory’s Schwartz Center on February 19, and in speaking to the university’s Emory Wheel about the event, decried Trump’s wall [...] by

Alejandro Jodorowsky Accesses Poetic Youth February 23, 2017: Jackie Wang did us all a favor and posted part of the chapter “Poetic Act” from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s book Psychomagic. “Jodorowsky’s poetic youth is also the subject of his new [...] by

‘Literature All Americans Should Read and Re-Affirm’: Jeffrey Lependorf on the NEA’s Original 1965 Legislation February 23, 2017: The Executive Director of CLMP and SPD, Jeffrey Lependorf, walks Literary Hub readers through Lyndon B. Johnson’s original 1965 legislation, which led to the creation of the National Endowment [...] by

Cameron Awkward-Rich Interviewed for the PEN Ten February 22, 2017: Kyla Marshell of the Cave Canem Foundation interviews poet Cameron Awkward-Rich for the PEN Ten. “He is a teller of ghost stories—but of course, they’re not the stories of goblins or [...] by