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Dan Chiasson Remembers Bill Knott: ‘an obscure but equally intriguing figure’ March 27, 2017: At the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson remembers the poet Bill Knott, who passed away in 2014. Farrar, Straus & Giroux recently published a selection of Knott’s poetry, I Am Flying Into Myself: [...] by

Garrett Caples Remembers Joanne Kyger March 27, 2017: Like many of you, we’re still saddened by the loss of Joanne Kyger, who died last week at the age of 82. At the City Lights blog, Garrett Caples, who served as the editor for Kyger’s 2015 [...] by

Donald Judd Didn’t Care for Poet-Critics March 27, 2017: If you’re into art writing of the highly skeptical, practical variety, you’ll love Donald Judd: Writings, published by the Judd Foundation and David Zwirner Books in November. In a review [...] by

Lunch With ‘Food Bully’ Jim Harrison March 24, 2017: Poet and writer Jim Harrison died a year ago this month at the age of 79; and Peter Nowogrodzki talked to the “food bully” (“first coined by master eater Orson Welles, his culinary [...] by

Jamaica’s Next Poet Laureate: Lorna Goodison March 24, 2017: Lorna Goodison is the second official poet laureate of Jamaica and the first woman to hold the title. A native of Jamaica, Goodison studied at the Jamaica School of Art and the School of the Art [...] by

Patti Smith in Arthur Rimbaud’s House March 24, 2017: Architectural Digest reveals that American singer, songwriter, playwright, and poet Patti Smith recently purchased 19th-century French poet Arthur Rimbaud’s house located in Roche, France, near [...] by

Rigoberto González on Microaggressions in Artistic & Academic Circles: ‘Respectability doesn’t protect us’ March 24, 2017: Rigoberto González writes for Jacket Copy about belonging to the “exclusive bittersweet club for professionals of color.” “The hard lesson,” writes González, “is that [...] by

Joyelle McSweeney Sees Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Rise From Inky Ash March 24, 2017: Mexico’s Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–1695) is having a moment, thanks to Ugly Duckling Presse’s Señal Series, which has published both Enigmas, twenty quartets written for a group [...] by

The New Yorker Unpacks Walt Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ Articles March 23, 2017: This week, the New Yorker’s Page-Turner section is revealing previously unimaginable aspects of Walt Whitman’s complex literary legacy. Shrouded behind numerous pen names, “Mose [...] by

Congratulations to the 2017 Whiting Honorees March 23, 2017: Last night, the Whiting Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Whiting Awards. At the Paris Review Daily, Dan Piepenbring sheds a little light on the occasion. This is the third [...] by