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RIP Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1932-2017 April 3, 2017: Over the weekend, the Guardian reported on the death of Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. He was 84. Yevtushenko was widely popular in Russia, and as the Guardian reminds us: “At the height of [...] by

Maggie Nelson Interviewed at The Cut April 3, 2017: At New York Mag’s style blog The Cut, Maggie Nelson talks with Maggie Lange about the “daring intimacy” of her work, its shareable qualities (“everyone always seems to be [...] by

Kicking Off National Poetry Month 2017 April 1, 2017: We hope you like poetry (and we know you do, dear reader) because starting tomorrow National Poetry Month kicks off! As we’ve done in years past, we’ll be publishing a slew of new writing [...] by

Poets Address Climate Change at University of Arizona Poetry Center March 31, 2017: The Poetry Center in Tucson, Arizona has posted a recap of their 2016 poetry series that featured a lineup of remarkable poets engaging with ideas and concerns around the topic of climate change, [...] by

The Paris Review Sets Pop to Poetry March 31, 2017: Adam Bradley’s new book, The Poetry of Pop, makes “the case for taking pop songs seriously—without being too serious about it.” At the Paris Review, Bradley invites poets to pick [...] by

Layli Long Soldier On Being March 31, 2017: Poet Layli Long Soldier joins On Being host Krista Tippett to discuss her experience as United States citizen and citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Long Soldier’s debut poetry collection, [...] by

Harry Ransom Center Receives Government Grant to Digitize Archives of PEN International & English PEN March 31, 2017: Publishers Weekly reports that the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $195,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support a two-year [...] by

The Caring Writing of C.D. Wright March 30, 2017: The Poet, the Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, a Wedding in St. Roch, the Big Box Store, the Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All by C.D. Wright was published only a week after [...] by

Hannah Drake Sparks Hope in Smoketown March 30, 2017: Louisville poet Hannah Drake is taking on predatory signage in the historically black neighborhood of Smoketown one billboard at a time. Driving through the region with WFPL reporter Ashlie Stevens, [...] by

The History & Reissue of Constance DeJong’s Modern Love March 30, 2017: “Written between 1975-1977 from the heart of New York City’s art world, Constance DeJong’s Modern Love is a forgotten classic of narrative prose innovation,” writes Chris [...] by