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The Battle Over Burns January 26, 2017: The Guardian reports on the U.K.’s Burns Night supper tradition, an event with verse, food, wine, kilts—all to celebrate the birth of Scotland’s literary celeb, Robert Burns. Although [...] by

Young Women Rock the Guardian November 28, 2016: From the inaugural Feminist Writers Festival in Melbourne to the stages of YouTube, an emerging genre of feminist poets are disrupting the discourse about their gender. Indian-Canadian poet Rupi [...] by

Not All Is Lost: Guardian Profiles the Last Poets November 28, 2016: While conducting research for her new book about the Last Poets, Christine Otten delved into the stories of every member: their rise and fall alongside their music. The Guardian published [...] by

The Guardian Anticipates The Dreamed Ones November 18, 2016: The Guardian’s Philip Oltermann looks at Ruth Beckermann’s The Dreamed Ones, a film that (as we mentioned in March, when we first learned of it) takes the “meeting of minds between [...] by

Anne Carson Is Perfectly at Home Underwater October 31, 2016: In the Guardian’s “Meet the Author” section, Kate Kellaway interviews poet, essayist, and classicist Anne Carson. Although she initially preferred drawing, she has become a revered [...] by

The Guardian Features UDP Anthology of Poetry in the Siege of Leningrad October 21, 2016: As part of the Guardian’s Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, “Poems written during the Siege of Leningrad” excerpts from a “groundbreaking” anthology of Leningrad Siege [...] by

New Law May Clear Oscar Wilde’s Criminal Record October 21, 2016: Britain’s Ministry of Justice is considering a new law that would clear the records of deceased gay and bisexual men convicted of criminal offenses that are no longer illegal. While none of [...] by

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