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Aaron Winslow & Shiv Kotecha Talk Poetically, Pornographically . . . August 26, 2016: Our general malaise/weekly pang has been vanquished/moisturized thanks to this conversation at Full Stop with the author of Jobs of the Great Misery, Aaron Winslow, and the very special Shiv Kotecha [...] by

Ploughshares Mulls: Who Would Write the Inaugural Poem for Donald Trump? August 26, 2016: ‘Tis the season! Dean Rader considers the possibilities of a Trump inauguration and surveys a group of poets to ask how they would respond in the event that they were tapped to write an [...] by

On Frank Ocean’s Killer Verse August 26, 2016: At Fader, Morgan Parker, Danez Smith, Brit Bennett, and Darnell Moore discuss Frank Ocean’s writerly merit. “Frank Ocean the artist is in the footsteps of Glenn Ligon, Lorna Simpson, and [...] by

NEA Announces 2017 Literary Translation Fellowships August 26, 2016: “The National Endowment for the Arts is recommending $325,000 in grants to 23 translators to support the new translation of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry from 13 different languages [...] by

Rest in Peace, Max Joseph Ritvo (1990–2016) August 25, 2016: The generous, loving, funny, thoughtful, brilliant poet and person Max Joseph Ritvo died on August 23, 2016, after a long battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. We here at [...] by

It’s for You: Paul Holdengraber’s Phone Call With Tracy K. Smith at Literary Hub August 25, 2016: Join Paul Holdengraber and Tracy K. Smith on an intimate phone call hosted by Literary Hub where the two share their thoughts about parenting, the literary life, and more. In part one of their [...] by

Breaking News: Trump Leads Clinton in Poetry August 25, 2016: Yeah, yeah, our headline is a cheap tactic to get a few clicks. But it’s all in support of a good story, and the headline is true, according to the New Yorker’s Charles Bethea, who writes [...] by

Paris Is the Place: An Exhibit of Artifacts Celebrates Oscar Wilde’s Life & Work August 25, 2016: Co-curated by Oscar Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland, this new exhibition at Paris’s Petit Palais opens on September 28. Via the Guardian: Paris will hold its first major exhibition on [...] by

Rosebud Ben-Oni Looks at the Work of Kaveh Akbar in Two-Part Series August 25, 2016: Rosebud Ben-Oni writes about Kaveh Akbar for the Kenyon Review, considering happiness and survival: “Is to understand yourself survival and to understand another happiness? Does understanding [...] by

Score-Based Work Is Given Presence in Present Tense Pamphlets August 24, 2016: Yesterday, Mashinka Firunts and Danny Snelson announced the launch of Present Tense Pamphlets, their co-edited “hybrid digital and print publishing platform for score-based work,” [...] by