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Tin House Editor Rob Spillman Spills All to Poets & Writers October 13, 2016: Tin House editor and writer Rob Spillman is interviewed at Poets & Writers! “Spillman entered the book industry the old-fashioned way: with a much-loved job at a used bookstore in high [...] by

No Longer Lost: Nicaraguan Modernist Poet & Translator Joaquín Pasos October 12, 2016: “I’m on my way to meet the son of a poet whose name is often mentioned by Latin American critics in the same breath as Vicente Huidobro and Eliot, but who remains almost entirely unknown [...] by

Taking Stock of Peter Gizzi as Lyric Poet: Chris Hosea Reviews In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011 October 12, 2016: Today, an earlier one from this year that was promoted to the front page of Jacket2: Chris Hosea reviews Peter Gizzi’s In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems, 1987–2011 (Wesleyan). “One [...] by

Leading Poetry Book Designer Jeff Clark in Conversation at Bear Books October 12, 2016: Chances are there’s at least one book in your poetry collection designed by Jeff Clark (“Quemadura”). At Bear Books, read about his process, experiences, and take a look at 20 of [...] by

New Edition of Veronica Forrest-Thomson’s Poetics of Artifice Reviewed at LRB October 12, 2016: This March, Shearsman published a new edition of Veronica Forrest-Thomson’s Poetic Artifice: A Theory of 20th-Century Poetry, edited by Gareth Farmer. This book, writes Peter Howarth for the [...] by

The Point of the Poet’s Hustle October 11, 2016: Hey, we’ve all been there! The latest issue of The Point features O.T. Marod’s essay about the writer’s (well, actually—the poet’s) life in this age of economically unviable [...] by

Nikki Wallschlaeger Interviewed at Apogee October 11, 2016: Up just yesterday at Apogee is an interview with Nikki Wallschlaeger, which centers around her poem “This Body Keeps the Keys” from Apogee 7. Muriel Leung asks Wallschlaeger about the [...] by

T Magazine Explores Maggie Nelson’s ‘Desert Island’ Reading List October 11, 2016: In addition to Paul Celan (translated by Pierre Joris) and The Selected Poems of T’ao Ch’ien, Maggie Nelson’s must-have list includes Lorine Niedecker’s Collected Works. Dig in: [...] by

Billy Collins Handles Death Lightheartedly in New Poetry Collection October 11, 2016: In a review partly titled “popular poetry is good poetry,” The Post and Courier’s John Cusatis reflects on Billy Collins’s twelfth collection, The Rain in Portugal (Random [...] by

Broodthaers Society of America Presents Season 2 of L’oeil Vigilant, Produced by a Security Camera October 11, 2016: Figured you’d want to know about this one: Broodthaers Society of America a) exists, with its base in New York City; and b) has launched the second issue (or Season 2, as they have it) of [...] by