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Chinese Doctor Pens Poem From Cancer’s Perspective January 12, 2017: A Chinese doctor, Dr. Zhao Xiaogang, deputy chief of thoracic surgery at Shanghai Pulmonary Hospital of Tongji University, realized his dream of becoming a published poet after a stint at the [...] by

Camille Rankine Interviewed at PEN America January 12, 2017: Camille Rankine talks with PEN America’s Hafizah Geter for the PEN Ten series. “[A]s you read this, I’m tapping my foot expectantly waiting for her next book,” says Geter, who [...] by

Joel Lewis Recounts Amiri Baraka’s Role in the NJ Poetry Community for Talisman January 12, 2017: A new issue of Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics is out, and features an excerpt from New York poet Joel Lewis’s ongoing project/memoir of his relationship with Amiri [...] by

On David Bowie’s ‘Lazarus’ January 11, 2017: Did you know that David Bowie’s recent musical, Lazarus, was “initially conceived as a show about Jewish-American poet Emma Lazarus“? In this article, written for The Forward, Seth [...] by

Coming Soon: An Unfinished Sci-Fi Novel From Czeslaw Milosz January 11, 2017: BookRiot recommends poetry and fiction in translation published this month, and among the poetry picks from Rachel Cordasco are Czeslaw Milosz’s unfinished work of science fiction, The Mountains of [...] by

‘Everything will be a hormone’: Klara du Plessis Reviews Lisa Robertson’s 3 Summers January 11, 2017: Klara du Plessis reviews Lisa Robertson’s latest book, 3 Summers (Coach House), for The Rusty Toque. Recalling Robertson’s note to Charles Bernstein that 3 Summers is less a “book [...] by

Girls in India Make Menstruational Poetry Glamour-ous January 11, 2017: According to a story published at Glamour, young women in India are writing poetry while on their periods and chasing away the stigmas surrounding menstruation along the way. “In India the [...] by

Amherst College Bets on The Frosts, The Poets, The Fighting Poets…and Hamsters January 11, 2017: Well, at least you know what our preference is. New England Public Radio reports on Amherst College’s decision, since the ouster of their previous mascot, Lord Jeff, to select a new mascot in [...] by

Animator Theodore Ushev Creates a Joyful Film From Lorca’s ‘Romance Sonámbulo’ January 10, 2017: Would Federico García Lorca have approved of “The Sleepwalker,” a creative interpretation by animator Theodore Ushev of his poem, “Romance Sonámbulo”? This is the question over at Open [...] by

Rachel Zucker’s Commonplace Podcast Features Jericho Brown January 10, 2017: Somehow we’ve only now come across Commonplace: Conversations with Poets (and Other People), a podcast hosted by Rachel Zucker that comprises “intimate and captivating interviews … [...] by