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Dorothea Lasky, Sarah Ruhl, More Remember Max Ritvo September 23, 2016: At Berfrois, several writers, poets, friends, and family remember Max Ritvo (1990-2016), including Dorothea Lasky, Sarah Ruhl, Kaveh Akbar, and Kathleen Ossip. “Part of me finds this very hard [...] by

Literary Hub Mulls Donations, Distribution in the Digital Age September 23, 2016: Writer Deirdre Coyles’s chance encounter with Kevin Bertolero at an upstate New York writing conference in 2014 was the beginning of an internet friendship that paved the way for Ghost City [...] by

Entropy Reviews Four 2015 Chapbooks From The Song Cave September 23, 2016: Entropy gives The Song Cave some love, with Toby Altman reviewing four chapbooks published in 2015 for “Transitory Poetics: September 2016.” “Edited by Alan Felsenthal and Ben [...] by

Ethan Hawke & Winona Ryder Love John Coletti’s Deep Code! September 22, 2016: Steve Orth and Trisha Low are at it again over at SPD Clickhole, with Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke taking over their reading-heads, not respectively. “This month’s #SPDhandpicked is all about [...] by

And the 2016 Forward Prize Goes to… Vahni Capildeo! September 22, 2016: More awards for you today! Capildeo’s award-winning poetry collection, Measures of Expatriation, “explores ideas of belonging and home” writes the Guardian. More: Trinidadian poet [...] by

The Sources With & Against Which Ari Banias Wrote Anybody September 22, 2016: In Bookmarked, a column at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Ari Banias “shares the works of literature, dance, and film that were influential or significant to his book of poetry, [...] by

Rankine, Nelson Awarded 2016 MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Grants! September 22, 2016: This year’s honorees in literature include Claudia Rankine, the author of the critically-acclaimed 2014 collection Citizen, and Maggie Nelson, author of Women, the New York School, and Other [...] by

All Stevens, All the Time: Michael Hofmann Reads Paul Mariani’s New Wallace Stevens Biography September 22, 2016: If Paul Mariani’s new Wallace Stevens biography is as engaging as Michael Hofmann’s latest LRB review of it, we suspect we have a bestseller on our hands: The Soft Machine drummer, Robert [...] by

‘As Much About Language As It Is About War’: PBS NewsHour Features Solmaz Sharif September 21, 2016: Solmaz Sharif’s newest book Look (a finalist for this year’s National Book Award) combines language culled from a Defense Department dictionary with prisoners’, victims’, and [...] by

Sara Deniz Akant Is a Necessary Nucleus September 21, 2016: Heavy Feather Review gives us the first interview with poet, educator, and performer Sara Deniz Akant, author of Babette (Rescue Press, 2015). Selected by Maggie Nelson for the Rescue Press Black Box [...] by