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Bob Dylan Honored With 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature October 13, 2016: For years Bob Dylan’s named circulated as a long-shot for the Nobel (100/1 odds in 2011), and today we are surprised and delighted to find the revolutionary folksinger, songwriter, poet, and [...] 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

New York Times Reports on David Budbill’s Life and Legacy October 3, 2016: He was a “beloved voice of the Vermont mountains with a rough-hewed personality and a gift for expressing the essence of the state and its people in burnished monosyllables.” Known for [...] by

‘Ms. Olds Renders the Personal Universal’: Dwight Garner Reviews Sharon Olds’s Odes September 27, 2016: Dwight Garner assesses Sharon Olds (“Laureate of Sexuality”) and her latest book, Odes: “As a writer, she’s always gotten an illicit thrill from pushing boundaries, whether [...] by

Langston Hughes Is Having a Really Good Fall September 23, 2016: How did a Langston Hughes poem get a full page placement in the New York Times yesterday? The team at FishbowlNY offers very thorough analysis as to the origins of yesterday’s reprint of [...] by

Rankine, Nelson Awarded 2016 MacArthur Foundation ‘Genius’ Grants! September 22, 2016: This year’s honorees in literature include Claudia Rankine, the author of the critically-acclaimed 2014 collection Citizen, and Maggie Nelson, author of Women, the New York School, and Other [...] by

NYT Compares New Books by Merwin, Fitzgerald September 20, 2016: Jeff Gordinier unpacks new books by poets of two wildly different generations and styles in the latest installment of NYT’s “Books of the Times” column: Adam Fitzgerald’s [...] by

National Book Foundation Director Lisa Lucas Evangelizes at NYT September 8, 2016: She’s gotten two Uber drivers to purchase books while in the car, she’s reached out to girlfriends who “aren’t readers”—but what does Lisa Lucas’s role as [...] by

‘Even the spirits get a say’: A Look Into James Merrill’s Ouija Poems August 30, 2016: At the New York Times, there’s more high praise for Langdon Hammer’s 2015 biography of James Merrill, which Dwight Garner deems “among the best literary biographies of the [...] by

Rest in Peace, Max Joseph Ritvo (1990–2016) August 25, 2016: The generous, loving, funny, thoughtful, brilliant poet and person Max Joseph Ritvo died on August 23, 2016, after a long battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric cancer. We here at [...] by