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John Yau on ‘Staying Up’ With Buffam’s A Pillow Book May 15, 2017: This weekend’s edition of Hyperallergic features John Yau’s review of Suzanne Buffam’s A Pillow Book, published by Canarium just last year. Yau describes Buffam’s latest [...] by

Maui Celebrates a New Shrine to Merwin (in Chicago) May 15, 2017: We’ve covered Chicago’s American Writers Museum in these pages before. At the Maui News, Lee Imada reports, in particular, on a palm forest growing in the museum, to honor Maui poet W.S. [...] by

Paisley Rekdal Named Utah Poet Laureate May 15, 2017: Congratulations to University of Utah English professor Paisley Rekdal, who is now the state of Utah’s newest poet laureate. Rekdal’s is a governor-appointed position; she’ll [...] by

The Washington Post on ‘What makes song lyrics poetry?’ May 15, 2017: Ever since Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature—poets and lovers of literature alike have brought the age-old debate about poetry’s relationship to song lyric back to the surface. At [...] by

Claudia Rankine on Why ‘We Need To Be Frightened’ May 12, 2017: Emily Temple shares highlights from Claudia Rankine’s recent appearance at BAM’s “Eat, Drink, and Be Literary” series. She arrived this week, following Ben Lerner’s [...] by

Celebrate Niedecker Day Today! May 12, 2017: This just in! Today we discovered that the Wisconsin state legislature has officially named May 12th Lorine Niedecker Day. The Daily Union reports from Madison: A Fort Atkinson muse who has been [...] by

Tommy Pico Confronts Nature Poetry With Nature Poem May 12, 2017: Tommy Pico’s newest book entered the world this week, courtesy of publisher Tin House Books. Nature Poem approaches the concept of nature poetry, along the way exploring queerness and American [...] by

Why Isn’t Roussel Well Known? May 12, 2017: Lapham’s Quarterly wonders what’s the hold-up with noted, though, “accidental avant gardist” French author Raymond Roussel’s worldwide acclaim. Although born “to a [...] by

Emily Dickinson, Social Butterfly? May 11, 2017: Maybe not quite, but the popular image we learned in high school of the reclusive woman in white is giving way to a more socially engaged Emily Dickinson, as Daniel Larkin argues today at [...] by

The New York Times Previews American Writers Museum May 11, 2017: It’s not exactly what you might expect from an homage to the liberal arts. Chicago’s American Writers Museum, which opens to the public on May 16, has the “rider” of a science [...] by