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‘to remember is to be a poet’: Creative Independent Interviews Ocean Vuong May 17, 2017: Creative Independent’s Amy Rose Spiegel speaks with Ocean Vuong about his writing practice. “Every time we remember, we create new neurons, which is why memory is so unreliable,” [...] by

Nicholas Lezard Reviews Silage by Bethany W. Pope May 17, 2017: In Silage, the new poetry collection by Bethany W. Pope, readers travel through the “antiseptic” halls of American orphanages and into the narrator’s dreams. Pope, who grew up in [...] by

A Previously Unpublished Jim Carroll Interview Surfaces May 17, 2017: At Please Kill Me, home of Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil’s latest projects, Margo Tiffen posts a previously unpublished 2001 interview with Jim Carroll, recorded at the Bendix Diner in [...] by

Kaveh Akbar Celebrates Franz Wright May 17, 2017: Kaveh Akbar has been hard at work on a portfolio of writing by and about the poet Franz Wright for Pleiades. On the web, Akbar introduces the memorial feature and provides a teaser—two previously [...] by

Bernard Schwartz on Cultural Canonization & Poetry’s Ghosts May 16, 2017: Director of the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center, Bernard Schwartz, contributes a thoughtful essay to this week’s edition of Literary Hub. Schwartz discusses Henry James and The [...] by

On ‘Why Czeslaw Milosz Matters’ in the 21st Century May 16, 2017: In 2011, Andrzej Franaszek spoke at a conference about Czeslaw Milosz, focusing in particular on Milosz’s autobiographical Native Realm, and noting that many of the issues, situations, and [...] by

Religion & Politics Explores Robert Hayden’s Legacy May 16, 2017: The online journal Religion & Politics, a “Project of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis,” discovers first black poet laureate [...] by

Richard Kostelanetz Discusses E.E. Cummings’s Groundbreaking Art Book at Hyperallergic May 16, 2017: In a rare post at Hyperallergic, Richard Kostelanetz reminds the publication’s readers about an art book by E.E. Cummings called CIOPW. The book, published in 1931, contains 99 “examples [...] by

Elizabeth Alexander and Sheryl Sandberg Discuss Love & Loss at NYT May 15, 2017: New York Times’s Philip Galanes moderates a conversation between poet Elizabeth Alexander and author/Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg about the loss of their husbands and the life that comes after. [...] by

John Yau on ‘Staying Up’ With Buffam’s A Pillow Book May 15, 2017: This weekend’s edition of Hyperallergic features John Yau’s review of Suzanne Buffam’s A Pillow Book, published by Canarium just last year. Yau describes Buffam’s latest [...] by