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Verlaine’s Gun to Be Auctioned October 20, 2016: Yes, THE gun that shot pauvre Rimbaud in 1873 and landed Verlaine in the clink. That gun. Christie’s will be auctioning the 7mm revolver on November 30th, the Guardian reports. In case [...] by

T.S. Eliot Finalists Announced: Capildeo, Riley, O’Donoghue, & More October 20, 2016: The T.S. Eliot Prize, one of the U.K.’s most abundant poetry honors, has been “on the scene” since 1993, given to such luminaries as Alice Oswald, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and [...] by

Claudia Rankine Discusses Plan to Donate MacArthur Stipend to Racial Imaginary Institute October 19, 2016: Inspiring everyone everywhere, Claudia Rankine explains her plan “to donate her $625,000 stipend from her MacArthur genius grant to found the Racial Imaginary Institute.” What is–or [...] by

Carol Ann Duffy Introduces The Map and the Clock October 17, 2016: With Welsh poet Gillian Clarke, the United Kingdom’s poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has been busily compiling a new British and Irish poetry anthology called The Map and the Clock: A [...] by

Poetry as Urban Observation October 7, 2016: Can poetry make city-dwellers’ lives a bit more bearable? At the Guardian, Rosie Spinks revels in poetry’s place among the wanderers, observers, and philosophers in cities around the [...] by

In New Book, Denise Riley Is Robust About Frailty September 20, 2016: Denise Riley’s new poetry collection, Say Something Back (Pan Macmillan), is reviewed at the Guardian. Kate Kellaway writes that Riley’s writing “is perfectly weighted, justifies [...] by

The Guardian Reviews Don Paterson’s Landing Light September 16, 2016: At the Guardian, Sarah Crown hails Landing Light by Don Paterson as a book that will give you hope. “[P]oetry, it seems to me, shucks off temporality and steps into a world of pure potential, [...] by

‘Not So Fast, OED,’ Says Shakespeare Scholar September 16, 2016: According to a new article by University of Melbourne lecturer Dr. David McInnis, published for the university, the Oxford English Dictionary may have falsely credited William Shakespeare as the [...] by

Message in a Box: Fly Catcher Press to Publish Brexit Poems, Love Poems, & More From Exmoor September 8, 2016: Inspired by Wordsworth and Coleridge, poet Chris Jelley has been encouraging Exmoor visitors to leave messages in tin boxes for fellow travelers, with the support of Lynmouth Pavilion Project. Now, [...] by

‘New Zealand’s Most Exciting Young Poet’: Guardian Profiles Hera Lindsay Bird September 7, 2016: Her recently published debut poetry collection has already flown off bookstore shelves, with reprints on the way, and yet the 28 year old New Zealander Hera Lindsay Bird is rather down to earth. [...] by