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Frances Richard Reviews The Work-Shy for 4Columns February 13, 2017: At 4Columns, Frances Richard reviews The Work-Shy (Blunt Research Group, Wesleyan University Press, 2017). “The Work-Shy is a book of spare lyric poems interspersed with a few pencil drawings, [...] by

Filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan Discusses Poet Forough Farrokhzad February 13, 2017: Iranian filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan tells the Guardian about his romantic connection with poet Forough Farrokhzad. Known as one of the most significant voices in contemporary Iranian poetry, [...] by

Poetry Is ‘In’ at New York Fashion Week February 13, 2017: Fashion designer Tracy Reese invited four women poets to participate in her New York Fashion Week presentation yesterday. Reese describes her latest collection as a “celebration of the many [...] by

A Report From the Most Unofficial AWP Off-Sight February 13, 2017: For Ohio Edit, Anna Vitale’s “The Top 4 Wants As I Heard Them at Simone White’s Unofficial AWP Off-Sight” thematizes the readings and presentations given last Wednesday by Montana [...] by

Nicholas Kristof’s Donald Trump Poetry Contest Winners February 13, 2017: When Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times held a Donald Trump Poetry Contest, did he expect 2,000 people to enter? Last week, he published the winners. “Some people stand up to President [...] by

Kathy Acker & the Late 1970s Toronto Art Scene February 10, 2017: At Canadian Art, “Kathy Acker Goes to Toronto!” Jason McBride details the “evolving, competitive, fractious Toronto art scene” of the 1970s, and Kathy Acker’s visit in [...] by

Angela Chen on the Japanese ‘Death Poems’ Tradition February 10, 2017: At Paris Review, journalist Angela Chen weighs end-of-life verse traditions in Eastern and Western culture. Born in China, Chen’s parents didn’t give her a name until they immigrated to [...] by

Hoa Nguyen & Airea D. Matthews Talk Tarot at Catapult February 10, 2017: What is it about poets and tarot cards? At Catapult, Trevor Ketner is on a quest to find out, and what better sources for this inquiry than two poet-practitioners of the tarot, Hoa Nguyen and Airea [...] by

Literary Agents Band Together in Open Call for Work From Muslim Authors February 10, 2017: In the relentless wake of Trump’s contested travel ban, nearly 80 literary agents have released an open call to Muslim authors, aiming to “seek out unheard voices so that others can hear [...] by

NPR’s Craig Morgan Teicher Heralds a New Year in Poetry February 9, 2017: At NPR, Craig Morgan Teicher leads readers to this year’s most anticipated poetry collections. Looking at new writing from Danez Smith, to Marie Howe’s Magdalene, Teicher believes [...] by