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Poet & Novelist Maggie Nelson Featured at The Guardian May 22, 2017: Maggie Nelson’s newest novel, The Red Parts, moves onto U.K. bookstore shelves this week. At the Guardian, Rachel Cooke discusses two of Nelson’s newest books, The Red Parts and The [...] 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

The Guardian Dives Into Night Sky With Exit Wounds May 10, 2017: At the Guardian, Kate Kellaway discusses (among other topics) Ben Lerner’s influence on Ocean Vuong’s poetry career and the role that unexpected juxtapositions, traumatic memory, and myth [...] by

The Guardian Remembers Tom Raworth April 17, 2017: Geoff Ward has written a proper obituary for Tom Raworth, who passed away in February at the age of 78. “His work challenged the idea that the concept of nationhood could ever be adequate to [...] by

Sylvia Plath Archive Comes to Light, Reveals Abusive Last Months With Ted Hughes April 11, 2017: In unsettling news, The Guardian’s Danuta Kean reports that some heretofore unseen letters written by Sylvia Plath to Dr. Ruth Barnhouse, who treated Plath in the early 1950s, reveal that [...] by

Mikhail Baryshnikov Remembers His First Meeting With Joseph Brodsky in New York April 4, 2017: “Joseph’s appearance in my life meant guidance, in everything from simple everyday matters to bigger moral issues,” Mikhail Baryshnikov recalls. That’s Joseph Brodsky [...] by

RIP Yevgeny Yevtushenko, 1932-2017 April 3, 2017: Over the weekend, the Guardian reported on the death of Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. He was 84. Yevtushenko was widely popular in Russia, and as the Guardian reminds us: “At the height of [...] by

Nick Laird Discusses Contemporary Poetry’s Possible Interventions at The Guardian March 20, 2017: A new anthology co-edited by Nick Laird and Don Paterson reinforces contemporary poetry’s ability to shut down demagoguery by embracing differences. While introducing Guardian readers to The [...] by

RIP Derek Walcott, 1930-2017 March 17, 2017: We awoke today to discover poet and playwright Derek Walcott has died. He was 87. Walcott was a towering figure in world literature, taking home almost every conceivable honor that might be bestowed [...] by

Poetry & Archeology Collide March 13, 2017: It’s not often we feature archeological discoveries on this humble blog. But today we’ll treat you to a wonderful moment of intersection between poetry and a recent dig in Egypt that [...] by