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Brigid McLeer’s The Triumph of Crowds Wins 2016 Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights October 17, 2016: This just in: Brigid McLeer is the recipient of the third annual Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. In memory of Leslie Scalapino and her “commitment to the community of [...] by

W. B. Yeats’s Noh-Inspired At the Hawk’s Well Reimagined at Japan Society October 17, 2016: Bet you didn’t know that W. B. Yeats is currently serving as “anchor” for a project at New York’s Japan Society. Yeats’s Noh-inspired dance play At the Hawk’s Well [...] by

Dennis Cooper Spotlights Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life October 14, 2016: Today at Dennis Cooper’s Blog (long live Dennis Cooper’s Blog), a spotlight on photographer and writer Hervé Guibert’s To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life (A l’ami qui ne [...] by

Congratulations to the Poetry Project’s New Emerge-Surface-Be Fellows! October 14, 2016: The Poetry Project’s Emerge-Surface-Be program, now in its fourth year, provides up-and-coming poets with all levels of support in order to keep producing excellent poetry: “In addition [...] by

Poets House to Host Exhibition by Rachel Eliza Griffiths October 14, 2016: American Stanzas: 2006–2016, Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s new exhibition at Poets House, is a collection of photographs featuring portraits of many Cave Canem fellows, addressing the [...] by

Announcing the Inaugural Winner of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize October 14, 2016: And in news from the University of Arkansas, the winner of the inaugural Etel Adnan Poetry Prize is Lebanese-American writer and illustrator Jess Rizkallah. Her poetry collection, the magic my body [...] by

Praise: Los Angeles Review of Books on Amit Majmudar’s Dothead October 14, 2016: “His breadth of subject matter spans sex, popular culture, art, capitalism, history, the natural world, and more,” LARB reviewer Caitlin Doyle writes. Amit Majmudar’s freshly [...] by

Kwame Alexander Nudges Rookie Readers to Poetry October 13, 2016: Just ahead of his reading on Sunday at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Lecture Hall, Kwame Alexander speaks with Julie Hakim Azzam of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about guiding “reluctant [...] by

How Long Is the Present: RIP, David Antin (1932–2016) October 13, 2016: Harriet staff is reeling from news that David Antin has passed away. A poet, art writer, performance artist, beloved teacher, and critic known for his masterful “talk poems,” Antin was [...] by

Nikky Finney Introduces Donika Kelly’s Bestiary at Literary Hub October 13, 2016: From Donika Kelly’s recent Bestiary, longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Poetry, Literary Hub posts Nikky Finney’s urgent and thoughtful introduction: A first book is a [...] by