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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

Ishion Hutchinson Takes Home National Book Critics Circle Award March 17, 2017: Last night at the New School in New York, the National Book Critics Circle honored Ishion Hutchinson with the 2016 award for House of Lords and Commons, which won out over an impressive list of [...] by

Suzi F. Garcia & Carmen Gimenez Smith Talk Latinix Identity Through Slam, Performance, Chiflada, More March 17, 2017: Letras Latinas and CantoMundo are two of 22 organizations that make up the Poetry Coalition, and they’re in the midst of a new series called “Because We Come from Everything: Poetry & [...] by

Conversations With 2016 NBCC Finalists on Awards Ceremony Eve March 16, 2017: Tonight in New York City, the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Awards ceremony will be held at The New School! Finalists in Poetry include Robert Pinsky, Tyehimba Jess, Ishion Hutchinson, Monica [...] by

Support for the National Endowments for the Arts & Humanities Has Never Been More Vital March 16, 2017: President Trump’s first federal budget plan proposes eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). For the past fifty years, the NEA [...] by

Kevin Young Will Lead The New Yorker’s Poetry Section March 16, 2017: Yesterday, The New Yorker announced that this fall the magazine’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon, will pass the torch to poet Kevin Young, who currently serves as Director of the Schomburg Center [...] by

How the Value of Political Poetry Is Shaped in Dissonance March 16, 2017: Cynthia Cruz has penned an essay for VIDA Web on the evolution of “political poetry” over these past months since Trump’s election, noting a rejection from Wave Books years ago that [...] by