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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

Tobias Carroll Interviews Tommy Pico for Vol. 1 Brooklyn June 16, 2017: Poet and podcaster Tommy Pico has had a very busy year, as Tobias Carroll rightly notes in the preface to his interview with Pico at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Now, the author of IRL and Nature Poem, and the [...] by

Poet in the World: Reading Zaher & Rorty June 16, 2017: At the Seattle Review of Books, Samuel Filby reads Maged Zaher’s 2017 poetry collection, Opting Out, through the lens of Richard Rorty’s 2016 Poetry as Philosophy. In his posthumously [...] by

Machines Develop Non-Human Language June 16, 2017: Forget bots who write poetry, and forget all the funny slippages AI algorithms make when inventing names of new paint. According to the Atlantic’s Adrienne LaFrance, machines are developing [...] by

Poets & Writers on Chicago’s ‘Teen Chapbook Series’ June 15, 2017: A new Chicago initiative hopes to educate and encourage young writers to edit and publish one another. Jennifer Steele, a poet and educator, began [Y]volve Publishing (YP) just last year. It’s [...] by

Nikki Wallschlaeger Visits Rumpus Poetry Book Club June 15, 2017: Poet Nikki Wallschlaeger meets with Brian Spears and the Rumpus Poetry Book Club to discuss her investment in the sonnet form, especially in her new poetry collection, Crawlspace. The Rumpus’s [...] by

Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize Answers Poetry’s Sophomore Woes June 15, 2017: At the Telegraph, Tristram Fane Saunders reminds us that, unlike in the world of novels and pop albums, in poetry the second collection is king. Unfortunately, poetry prizes are most often designated [...] by

Los Angeles Times Introduces Incoming U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to Readers June 14, 2017: If you’re unfamiliar with Tracy K. Smith, there’s no better place to turn to than this interview with the lauded poet and educator, conducted by Carolyn Kellogg. “At 45, Smith is [...] by

PBS Explores ‘Pop Poetry’ June 14, 2017: PBS NewsHour introduces viewers (and readers) to the work of Thom Young, a poet who joined Instagram in 2009 and became fascinated by the medium’s ability to propell the works of “people [...] by