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Investigating the Death of Federico García Lorca August 18, 2016: Reported yesterday in the Guardian, an investigation headed by an Argentinian judge will look into the murder of Federico García Lorca in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. More from the top: An [...] by

Quartz Reports on Chinese Poetry Translated Into Kiswahili for the First Time August 18, 2016: The Southern Chinese poet Jidi Majia always felt an affinity toward writers from Africa—Leopold Sedar Senghor from Senegal, Chinua Achebe from Nigeria, or Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o from Kenya—to name [...] by

Elizabeth Bishop Among Her Peers at Boston Review August 17, 2016: Up today at Boston Review, Heather Treseler takes a look into the life and works of Elizabeth Bishop. In particular, Treseler considers Bishop’s oeuvre in light of a recently surfaced [...] by

Gertrude Stein’s Children’s Book is Pretty Much What Slate Expected August 17, 2016: Children’s literature and poetry bibliophiles can agree on at least one thing: Gertrude Stein’s children’s book The World is Round is predictably genius. Via Slate: Lucy Sprague [...] by

Anthony Madrid on Sexy Poetry at Paris Review August 17, 2016: Whew! Is it the heatwave or is it the Earl of Rochester that’s got us sweating? At Paris Review, poet and now-Texan Anthony Madrid shares his thoughts on canonical poetry that contains mature [...] by

Affrilachian Poets Reject Kentucky Governor’s Award August 17, 2016: Rich Copley writes for Kentucky’s Herald Leader about the “diverse Lexington-based collective of writers directly or indirectly connected to Appalachia” who have rejected the 2016 [...] by

On the Expanded & Corrected Edition of E.E. Cummings’s Complete Poems August 16, 2016: At the Washington Free Beacon, Micah Mattix looks at the expanded edition of E.E. Cummings’s Complete Poems: 1904-1962, published last month and introduced by Stephen Dunn, who writes that Cummings [...] by

‘Write What Scares You Most’: Arielle Greenberg at the Rumpus August 16, 2016: On the eve of her newest collection of “micro-essays,” Locally Made Panties, poet Arielle Greenberg speaks to Rumpus’s Nicole Guappone about love, loss, and the panties we wear. The [...] by

Allen Ginsberg Project Answers Questions on Bunting’s Lectures August 16, 2016: Don’t know much about Basil Bunting? On the Allen Ginsberg Project blog, read a discussion between a student and Professor Ginsberg, or listen to an audio file of this conversation here (with [...] by

The Making of Lyrical Ballads August 16, 2016: At the Wordsworth Trust, a blog post by Jonathan Kerr looks at the making of Coleridge and Wordsworth’s 1798 undertaking, Lyrical Ballads. A little historical context: “Not since the [...] by