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The Riveter Talks With Sarah Manguso May 26, 2017: The Riveter is a new online magazine for “Riveting Storytelling By Women.” In a recent post, Daley Farr speaks with poet and novelist Sarah Manguso about her newest book, 300 Arguments. [...] by

On Czeslaw Milosz, Skeptics, & Truth-Tellers May 26, 2017: At the New Yorker, Adam Kirsch delivers a nice profile of Czeslaw Milosz on the occasion of Andrzej Franaszek’s recently published Milosz: A Biography. The book underlines Milosz’s [...] by

RIP Denis Johnson May 26, 2017: We were saddened to learn of the death of Denis Johnson this morning from the New York Times. He was 67. Known most widely for his collection of short stories chronicling the troubled lives of drug [...] by

Literary Hub Revisits Twelfth-Century Poem From Iran May 26, 2017: Theodore McCombs draws Literary Hub readers’ attention to a poem from twelfth-century Iran that is more relevant than ever. The poem, “The Conference of the Birds,” by the medieval [...] by

Gerard Manley Hopkins: Great Poet, Awful Teacher May 25, 2017: At the Irish Times, Simon Edge remarks on Gerard Manley Hopkins’s innovative verse and metrics, his woes while living in Ireland, and his inability to maintain control over a hostile brood of [...] by

Found: Two Previously Unknown Poems by Sylvia Plath May 25, 2017: To our delight, the Guardian reports that scholars have unearthed at least two previously unknown poems by Sylvia Plath. The poems were buried in a notebook and deciphered from a sheet of carbon [...] by

Literary Hub Interviews Vera Pavlova May 25, 2017: At Literary Hub, Peter Mishler corresponds with Russian poet Vera Pavlova as part of his series of interviews with contemporary poets. Pavlova’s the author of 20 collections of poetry; her [...] by

In Memory: Chana Bloch (1940–2017) May 25, 2017: We’re saddened to learn that poet Chana Bloch has died after a long battle with cancer. Based in Berkeley, Bloch revered the writings of Shakespeare as much as her “Jewish cultural [...] by

Manchester Poet Responds to Tragedy May 24, 2017: At the New Yorker, Ed Caesar applauds Manchester poet Tony Walsh’s poem, written and performed as a tribute to the concert-goers who died at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on [...] by

A New Biography Examines John Ashbery’s Youth May 24, 2017: At Harper’s, Matthew Bevis reviews a new John Ashbery biography that focuses on the revered poet’s childhood. The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life, by Karin Roffman, looks [...] by