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‘I Reached For the Books’: Rigoberto González on Literacy’s Power February 20, 2017: ] LA Times critic at large, Rigoberto González, shares his experience growing up in a family of immigrant farmworkers to paint a picture of literacy’s value in a democratic society. [...] by

With Arts in State of Anxiety, Dana Gioia Insists Federal Government Support the NEA February 20, 2017: Dana Gioia gets straight to the point in an op-ed for the LA Times: “No American president — Republican or Democrat — has ever tried to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. [...] by

LA Times Reports From the Last Stateside Reading of Exiled Iranian Poet Mohsen Emadi February 6, 2017: The LA Times went to the Poetic Research Bureau to see the last Stateside reading of exiled Iranian poet and translator Mohsen Emadi, really bringing home the reality of the ban against seven [...] by

Annual Cowboy Poetry Circle Teams Up With ‘The Moth’ February 1, 2017: Los Angeles Times reports that Nevada’s popular annual cowboy poetry festival will be broadcast to homes nationwide via NPR’s storytelling program “The Moth.” The [...] by

Los Angeles Times Examines New Poetry by Mead & Borzutzky January 4, 2017: For the Los Angeles Times, Carol Muske-Dukes reads two new books of poetry, each confronting human mortality in very different ways. Daniel Borzutzky’s The Performance of Becoming Human [...] by

Paisley Rekdal’s Imaginary Vessels Reviewed at LA Times November 15, 2016: Craig Morgan Teicher reviews Paisley Rekdal’s fifth book, Imaginary Vessels (Copper Canyon Press, 2016) for the LA Times. “[It] deserves to be her breakout book,” writes Teicher. [...] by

Los Angeles Times Celebrates L.A. Poet Laureate Luis J. Rodríguez as His Term Nears Completion October 5, 2016: Danielle Brazell, general manager of Los Angeles’s Department of Cultural Affairs, describes Luis J. Rodríguez as an inspiration to “vibrant communities across L.A.” Now city [...] by

Marie Ponsot’s Love of Poetry August 30, 2016: At the LA Times, Craig Morgan Teicher contrasts Ben Lerner’s The Hatred of Poetry with Marie Ponsot’s joy for it as read in her Collected Poems (Knopf, this month), a book Teicher calls [...] by

The Songs We Know by Heart Are Also Poems? August 3, 2016: Liesl Schillinger pens an op-ed for the LA Times that suggests we know more poems by heart than we realize. “Early on, emulating the heroines of my favorite childhood books (Laura Ingalls [...] by

Solmaz Sharif’s Look, Made From Fallout of War, Reviewed at Jacket Copy July 12, 2016: “If writers must return history to human scale, the last decade of American life has proved just how necessary their linguistic re-engineering will be, even within our borders,” writes [...] by