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Divedapper Interviews Nick Flynn June 20, 2017: Kaveh Akbar is at it again! This time he hosts poet and prose writer Nick Flynn at his popular web journal, Divedapper. Flynn and Akbar share a struggle in common: both grappled with addiction and [...] by

You’ve Got It All Wrong: Matthew Zapruder on Teaching Poetry June 20, 2017: At PBS NewsHour, Elizabeth Flock reveals to readers an important detail about Matthew Zapruder, a little-known secret which he divulges to the readers of his new book, Why Poetry. Zapruder, the [...] by

Vertical Reality: Wawa Interviewed at Apogee June 20, 2017: Muriel Leung talks to Wawa (aka Lo Mei Wa) about her poem “維多利亞港天台建國/Rooftop Nation of Victoria Harbour,” which was published in Apogee Issue 09. The conversation begins by [...] by

Star Tribune Greets First Mall of America Writer in Residence June 19, 2017: Minnesota’s Star Tribune visited the “studio” of poet Brian Sonia-Wallace, the Mall of America’s first Writer in Residence. Sonia-Wallace, who served his first term for a few [...] by

Bob Dylan Faces Plagiarism Accusations…Again June 19, 2017: Uh oh… Ben Sisario of the New York Times is following up on Slate’s Tuesday claim that Bob Dylan plagiarized sections of his Nobel lecture. To be honest, as Sisario notes, this [...] by

At The Guardian, Hollie McNish Refuses to Be Cornered June 19, 2017: The Guardian’s Alice O’Keeffe profiles Ted Hughes Prize recipient Hollie McNish, who, despite her critical acclaim, is still skeptical of the judging process. In conversation with [...] by

Los Angeles Times Visits Teen Poet Vanessa Tahay June 19, 2017: LA Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez writes about young Los Angeles poet Vanessa Tahay, who has been absolutely rocking the city’s poetry venues. “At 4 feet, 11 inches, Vanessa Tahay is [...] by

PBS NewsHour Visits Tracy K. Smith June 19, 2017: At PBS NewsHour, Jeffrey Brown introduces NewsHour viewers to the nation’s next poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith. Smith welcomes Brown into her Princeton, NJ home and into her office at Princeton [...] by

Alexie’s ‘Tricky Art of Memoir’ at NYT June 16, 2017: Although Sherman Alexie’s no stranger to discerning readers of contemporary lit, even the most seasoned, well-educated fans will find new reasons to celebrate the activist artist’s rise [...] by

Gothamist Covers Poets House Poetry Walk (Starring Bill Murray) June 16, 2017: Each year, Poets House hosts a special walk across the Brooklyn Bridge that includes poetry readings, dinner, and celebrity guests like former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Executive Director Lee [...] by