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Poetry Brings Solace to the Courtroom April 13, 2017: In his New York Review of Books article “Poetry in the Courtroom,” ACLU National Legal Director David Cole writes about Gavin Grimm’s brave confrontations with the justice system, [...] by

Notes from an ‘Expendable America’ November 22, 2016: A woman hangs wet laundry to dry on a bitterly cold day, a dog looks off into the distance, and like many of us, Charles Simic has a sinking feeling that something is not quite right: “The Ship [...] by

Charles Simic Reviews Jana Prikryl’s Poetry Debut, The After Party August 5, 2016: At the New York Review of Books Charles Simic praises Jana Prikryl’s literary debut, The After Party: “Reading some of her poems is like walking into a movie theater in the middle of a [...] by

Adonis on Syrian Conflict at NYRB: ‘A Writer Can Never Be on the Side of Killing’ April 19, 2016: The New York Review of Books hosts a thought-provoking interview with Syrian-born, Paris-based poet, translator, editor, and theorist Adonis. In addition to his views on the failure of the Arab [...] by

‘So does translation matter?’ Tim Parks on the ‘Translation Paradox’ at NYRB March 17, 2016: For the third in a series of articles about the state of translation, Tim Parks considers translations from Italian into English through the lens of Primo Levi’s translated work, as compiled in [...] by

The Making of William Blake November 18, 2015: Ever wonder how an unknown, unread, eccentric engraver and visionary (rumored to have been insane) became the great William Blake? Over at The New York Review of Books, Richard Holmes is on the case, [...] by

Black Sparrow Publishes a Complete Edition of Charles Reznikoff’s Testimony August 27, 2015: Charles Simic alerts New York Review of Books readers to a complete edition of Charles Reznikoff’s classic, industrial-age epic (or “anti-epic,” as Simic writes) Testimony, newly [...] by

The New York Review of Books Publishes Mark Strand’s Last Essay June 18, 2015: Mark Strand’s literary executor, Mary Jo Salter, discovered the handwritten essay in Strand’s notebook: a review of an exhibition of Edward Hopper’s drawings at the Whitney in 2013. [...] by

Librarians’s Revenge: ‘Readers Make Their Mark’ at NYRB February 24, 2015: The New York Society Library, a subscription-based library on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is currently hosting an exhibition of annotations written in books: “Readers Make Their [...] by

Charles Simic Remembers the Salad Days With Mark Strand January 27, 2015: Wow: Charles Simic writes about Mark Strand for the New York Review of Books blog. Strand, who died in November, was one of Simic’s oldest friends: “Having known him for forty-six years, [...] by