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Hyperallergic Encounters Adjua Greaves March 21, 2017: Adjua Greaves’s performative poetic practice is the subject of an article by Louis Bury at Hyperallergic. Greaves, “an information artist making relational work in New York City” [...] by

TIME Presents 30 Portraits of Poets for World Poetry Day March 21, 2017: To celebrate the UN-designated World Poetry Day, TIME Magazine presents 30 portraits of poets from the LIFE archives. “No matter what people may think about poetry as a concept, it’s hard [...] by

A Place of Sympathetic Imagination: Alan Felsenthal’s Lowly March 21, 2017: Alan Felsenthal’s debut poetry collection, Lowly (Ugly Duckling Presse), has received a thoughtful review from John Yau in Hyperallergic. Yau acknowledges Felsenthal’s largesse in the [...] by

On Morning Edition, Rachel Martin Interviews Kwame Alexander March 21, 2017: In his new children’s book, Out of Wonder, Kwame Alexander teams up with Chris Colderley, Marjory Wentworth, and Ekua Holmes to tell the stories of twenty compelling poets through mesmerizing [...] by

Hilton Als Remembers Derek Walcott March 20, 2017: Hilton Als reflected on the life of Derek Walcott over the weekend at The New Yorker. “I felt as though I had always known him—not known him, exactly, but seen him, been in his aura, his [...] by

Nick Laird Discusses Contemporary Poetry’s Possible Interventions at The Guardian March 20, 2017: A new anthology co-edited by Nick Laird and Don Paterson reinforces contemporary poetry’s ability to shut down demagoguery by embracing differences. While introducing Guardian readers to The [...] by

Innovative Publisher George Braziller Has Died March 20, 2017: According to the New York Times, independent publisher of off-beat literature and sumptuous art books, George Braziller, died last week at the age of 101. Braziller published 20th-century titans of [...] by

Fraudulent Forms of Nature: A Review of Joyelle McSweeney’s The Necropastoral March 20, 2017: At Entropy, Laura Ellen Joyce reviews Joyelle McSweeney’s chapbook, The Necropastoral (Spork Press). “By revealing the necropastoral”–described by Joyce as an uncovering of [...] by

Harmony Holiday Explores Black Polymaths, Specters, & Allusions in Hollywood Forever March 20, 2017: Harmony Holiday’s third poetry collection, Hollywood Forever, “is scored in the minor key of black history,” Laura Goode writes at Los Angeles Review of Books. Holiday collages [...] by

RIP Derek Walcott, 1930-2017 March 17, 2017: We awoke today to discover poet and playwright Derek Walcott has died. He was 87. Walcott was a towering figure in world literature, taking home almost every conceivable honor that might be bestowed [...] by