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Derrick Harriell Looks at Chicago State University in Time of Crisis March 2, 2016: If you’re reading from Chicago, you’re most likely aware of the ways the state budget impasse has been applying pressure on and disrupting educational institutions. Foremost among those [...] by

At LARB: Susan Howe’s Essay-Work Wields a Kind of Magic February 23, 2016: Jonathan Creasy considers Susan Howe’s essays–particularly The Birth-mark: unsettling the wilderness in American literary history, and her more recent work, The Quarry (New Directions, [...] by

Los Angeles Review of Books Considers the Plays of Joyelle McSweeney February 15, 2016: At Los Angeles Review of Books, Matthew Buckley Smith provides an insightful look into the dramatic and poetic works of Joyelle McSweeney, beginning with thoughts on horror films and how such films [...] by

Never Too Late to Set the Record Straight: Reconsidering the Genius of Lord Byron February 10, 2016: At LARB, a review of Julia Markus’s Lady Byron and Her Daughters (Norton 2015), a new biography of Anne Isabella Byron, wife of Romantic poet Lord Byron. Anne Boyd Rioux questions “what [...] by

‘Second Acts’ Looks at Carl Phillips’s Cortège & Reconnaissance December 21, 2015: In her ongoing series of reviews examining second poetry collections, Lisa Russ Spaar changes things up this round and looks at two books by Carl Phillips: his second collection Cortège and his [...] by

Tomorrow Someone Will Arrest You: On the Defiant Meena Kandasamy December 17, 2015: In the wake of news of Indian artist Hema Upadhyay’s death in Mumbai over the weekend, focus is on the safety and rights of women in India. At the Los Angeles Review of Books, a critical essay by [...] by

Sandeep Parmar Discusses Race & Poetry in the U.K. at the Los Angeles Review of Books December 8, 2015: Back in October we highlighted Andrea Brady’s article from The Conversation, which pondered the overwhelming whiteness of contemporary British poetry. Returning to said topic, The Los Angeles [...] by

Lucy Ives Reviews Wayne Koestenbaum’s Pink Trance Notebooks December 4, 2015: At Los Angeles Review of Books, Lucy Ives observes Wayne Koestenbaum’s newly published collection, Pink Trance Notebooks (Nightboat 2015). Ives remarks, “Koestenbaum has some very [...] by

Jean Valentine and Brian Teare in Conversation at LARB December 1, 2015: Two great poets, one great conversation! At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Brian Teare sits down with Jean Valentine to talk about her latest collection, Shirt in Heaven, an elegiac meditation on [...] by

The Noir of Lynda Hull at LARB November 19, 2015: If you’re a film noir aficionado and poetry lover, you’ll want to head over to the Los Angeles Review of Books to read Suzanne Lummis’s take on how the film genre informs the poetry [...] by