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NPR’s All Things Considered Looks at Three Books of Poetry That Mine Nonfiction July 25, 2016: At NPR’s All Things Considered, Ari Shapiro talks with their poetry reviewer Tess Taylor about three new collections, Admit One (Pitt Poetry) by Martha Collins, Look (Graywolf) by Solmaz Sharif [...] by

Shane McCrae in Conversation at 32Poems July 22, 2016: Hot off the internet-presses today is Cate Lycurgus’s interview with Shane McCrae at 32Poems. Last year Persea Books published McCrae’s latest collection The Animal Too Big to Kill, which [...] by

‘The Finest of the Lot’: David L. Ulin on Jenny Diski’s In Gratitude & Death Literature July 22, 2016: At Literary Hub, David L. Ulin considers the “paucity of death literature in western culture.” This, while participating in a reading at Los Angeles cemetery “Hollywood [...] by

Dennis Cooper in Conversation With Andrew Durbin on Google’s Censorship at FRIEZE July 22, 2016: Dennis Cooper’s blog DC’s has been an essential resource for writers of all genres; after fourteen years, Google deactivated DC’s without explanation. At Frieze, Dennis Cooper [...] by

Kirsten Dunst to Direct The Bell Jar July 22, 2016: Mademoiselle! Kirsten Dunst is set to direct her debut feature, a film adaptation of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, reports the Guardian. More from Catherine Shoard: Dakota Fanning has been [...] by

Helen Guri Becomes Al Purdy at Al Purdy’s A-Frame July 21, 2016: Montreal-based poet Helen Guri writes for Brick about her recent time at the Al Purdy A-frame house in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Purdy (1918–2000), who published in his lifetime over thirty [...] by

Smithsonian’s Senior Historian Asks ‘Should We Hate Poetry?’ July 21, 2016: The conversation surrounding Ben Lerner’s new book Hatred of Poetry has reached the Smithsonian—Smithsonian Magazine, that is. The institution’s Senior Historian, David C. Ward, remarks [...] by

Colorado State University’s Center for Literary Publishing on Erasure July 21, 2016: Colorado State University’s Center for Literary Publishing’s blog hosts a conversation between Kristina Marie Darling and Sam Taylor: practitioners of “self-erasure.” Recent [...] by

Troll Thread Shows Us How It’s Done July 21, 2016: If you’re one of the thimbleful of people hoping to start a small press but not sure where to start, we’ve got an instruction manual for you, just out from the good folks at Troll Thread. [...] by

American Small Presses Thriving, Says the Atlantic July 20, 2016: The Atlantic covers the need for smaller publishing houses, looking at Graywolf, Coffee House, Dorothy, Two Dollar Radio, and Tin House. [W]hen editors and publishers feel they need to fight for [...] by