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On ‘Making a Thing Out of Language’: Anne Carson Visits NPR October 25, 2016: Float is the title of Anne Carson’s newest poetry collection: so-called because it is a group of chapbooks that “float” inside a clear plastic box. On Weekend Edition Saturday Anne [...] by

NPR Pitches Solmaz Sharif’s Look October 10, 2016: Freshly shortlisted for the National Book Award, Solmaz Sharif’s Look offers at first glance a quick observation, and at longer investigation a deep set of considerations for those yearning to [...] by

NPR’s All Things Considered Looks at Three Books of Poetry That Mine Nonfiction July 25, 2016: At NPR’s All Things Considered, Ari Shapiro talks with their poetry reviewer Tess Taylor about three new collections, Admit One (Pitt Poetry) by Martha Collins, Look (Graywolf) by Solmaz Sharif [...] by

Claudia Rankine Discusses Sterling, Castile, Race & Violence on NPR’s Morning Edition July 12, 2016: Following Alton Sterling and Philando Castile’s deaths this past week, poet Claudia Rankine joins Morning Edition host Lynn Neary for a frank conversation about race in America. LYNN NEARY, [...] by

Michelle Cliff, Activist and Writer (1946–2016) June 20, 2016: Michelle Cliff, Jamaican-American author and longtime partner of Adrienne Rich, died last week in Santa Cruz at the age of 69. “[H]er entire creative life was a quest to give voice to [...] by

Do Poems Fail to Meet Their Sublime Promise? June 10, 2016: In his new book, The Hatred of Poetry, Ben Lerner assesses whether poetry will always fail to live up to our expectations. At NPR, Annalisa Quinn reviews Lerner’s Hatred — or is it? The [...] by

Muhammad Ali’s Linguistic Theatrics June 8, 2016: At NPR, Juan Vidal reminds us of Muhammad Ali’s way with words: “Ali had a love of language, and a skill for linguistic theatrics that, while plainspoken, packed heft. He was Whitman [...] by

NPR Interviews Jimmy Santiago Baca May 2, 2016: On NPR’s “All Things Considered” learn about how poetry saved former prison inmate, Jimmy Santiago Baca, and read about his path to award-winning writer. Baca is now the final judge [...] by

Ocean Vuong Interviewed for All Things Considered April 25, 2016: At NPR’s All Things Considered, poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), preserving his Vietnamese culture in the U.S., and more. [...] by

RIP Jim Harrison March 28, 2016: Over the weekend we were saddened by the news of the death of poet and novelist Jim Harrison at the age of 78. The New York Times reports: Jim Harrison, whose lust for life — and sometimes just [...] by