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The LaVerne Harrell Clark Photographic Collection: University of Arizona Poetry Center October 24, 2016: The University of Arizona Poetry Center is one of my favorite places in the world. Poetry Foundation Library Director Katherine Litwin and I have worked closely with their deft and generous staff [...] by

National Book Award Shortlist Announced! October 10, 2016: Last week the shortlist for the National Book Awards was announced (original longlist here). The four finalists in Poetry: Daniel Borzutzky’s The Performance of Becoming Human (Brooklyn Arts [...] by

National Book Awards Longlist for Poetry Announced September 13, 2016: Today, the New Yorker takes a look at the longlist in the poetry category for the National Book Awards. The list is a mix of established poets and emerging poets, with Donika Kelly and Solmaz [...] by

New Rita Dove Mural Graces Hotel Wall on University of Virginia Campus August 15, 2016: “The world called, and I answered,” goes the line on a new large-scale outdoor mural gracing a wall on the campus of the University of Virginia. The line is from Rita Dove’s poem, [...] by

NYT Reviews New Rita Dove Collected June 2, 2016: Dwight Garner reviews Rita Dove’s soaring Collected Poems: 1974–2004 at the New York Times. “She’s funny; she’s after experience; her opinions are fresh,” Garner writes. More: [...] by

Rita Dove’s Collected Poems Is Astounding, Says Jacket Copy May 23, 2016: Jacket Copy believes that Rita Dove’s newest collection “should put her back in the center of the American conversation,” that it is “an absolutely astounding body of [...] by

Rita Dove in the Spotlight at VQR Online February 5, 2016: By way of her seminal collection, The Yellow House on the Corner, on into a thoughtful interview, Claire Schwartz introduces readers to Rita Dove and her literary accomplishments. Schwartz writes in [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

Pretending to Disrupt, Merely Distracting: Plundering Privilege in the World of Poetry August 11, 2015: It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me and knows I grew up steeped in the south’s Bible Belt culture of racism that I am compelled to reflect on the surrounding culture, specifically [...] by

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by