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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

Support for the National Endowments for the Arts & Humanities Has Never Been More Vital March 16, 2017: President Trump’s first federal budget plan proposes eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). For the past fifty years, the NEA [...] by

Kevin Young Will Lead The New Yorker’s Poetry Section March 16, 2017: Yesterday, The New Yorker announced that this fall the magazine’s poetry editor, Paul Muldoon, will pass the torch to poet Kevin Young, who currently serves as Director of the Schomburg Center [...] by

NYT’s Tejal Rao Visits CT Restaurant With Feminist Roots March 16, 2017: It was a favorite of feminist authors Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich. This year, Connecticut vegetarian restaurant Bloodroot celebrates its 40th anniversary. To mark the special occasion, co-owners [...] by

‘Beautiful and Devastating’: Dwight Garner Reviews Molly McCully Brown’s Poetry Debut March 15, 2017: Molly McCully Brown’s debut collection of poetry, The Virginia State Colony for Epileptics and Feebleminded, invites readers into the alarming history of an actual place, a state-funded [...] by

‘Nothing Is Ever Really Lost’: A Walt Whitman Novel Discovered February 21, 2017: The New York Times heralds University of Houston graduate student Zachary Turpin’s latest discovery, found deep within Walt Whitman’s archives. Remarkably, this is the second time that [...] by

Nicholas Kristof’s Donald Trump Poetry Contest Winners February 13, 2017: When Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times held a Donald Trump Poetry Contest, did he expect 2,000 people to enter? Last week, he published the winners. “Some people stand up to President [...] by

New Bishop Biography Falls Short, Writes NYT February 2, 2017: Although the poet Elizabeth Bishop valued concise messaging, Megan Marshall’s concise new Bishop biography is unfortunately “dispiriting,” according to Dwight Garner at New York [...] by

A Look Into ‘I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson’ January 23, 2017: At the New York Times Holland Cotter surveys “I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson,” an exhibition of Emily Dickinson relics that opened last week at the [...] by

At the New York Times, Mary Ruefle’s New Wave January 16, 2017: For the New York Times’s Book Review section, Ben Ratliff reads Mary Ruefle’s newest Wave collection, My Private Property, containing “short reports” on subjects ranging from [...] by