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The New York Times Weighs in on The Hatred of Poetry July 8, 2016: “What works against him is the curiously airless, antiseptic nature of the enterprise,” writes Jeff Gordinier for The New York Times about Ben Lerner in The Hatred of Poetry. [...] by

The Poetic Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami July 6, 2016: We’d be remiss not to mention the July 4 passing of filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami. He was 76. The Guardian’s film critic Peter Bradshaw remembers Iran’s greatest cinematic poet. [...] by

Beat Poets to the Rescue! June 27, 2016: Last Friday Timothy Egan penned an opinion piece for the New York Times suggesting poets and writers could help save imperiled park lands, as they have done in the past. Central to his argument are [...] by

New York Times’s on Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Novel-Memoir To the Light House June 27, 2016: Legendary San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti has had an unlikely friendship with his literary agent, Sterling Lord, for six decades. The two, who met in the height of the sixties, continue to [...] by

Michelle Cliff, Activist and Writer (1946–2016) June 20, 2016: Michelle Cliff, Jamaican-American author and longtime partner of Adrienne Rich, died last week in Santa Cruz at the age of 69. “[H]er entire creative life was a quest to give voice to [...] by

James Franco’s 10 Favorite Books Include . . . June 6, 2016: As this New York Times article reveals, James Franco has been reading a little Tony Hoagland. “Hoagland’s poems gather and distribute so much energy it’s like he’s a boxer,” he [...] by

The New York Times Features Vito Acconci in Advance of MoMA PS1 Retrospective June 2, 2016: The New York Times talked for months with Vito Acconci, and today we reap the reward. Opening June 19 at MoMA PS1, Vito Acconci: Where We Are Now (Who Are We Anyway?), 1976—the first retrospective [...] by

NYT Reviews New Rita Dove Collected June 2, 2016: Dwight Garner reviews Rita Dove’s soaring Collected Poems: 1974–2004 at the New York Times. “She’s funny; she’s after experience; her opinions are fresh,” Garner writes. More: [...] by

In Myanmar, Poet Who Wrote About Penis Tattoo Is Convicted of Defamation May 25, 2016: Alas, not just any tattoo but a portrait of former President U Thein Sein (on his penis). The poet, Maung Saungkha, who is 24 years old, penned the poem about his hypothetical adornment. He will [...] by

Unearthing Emily Dickinson’s Gardens May 16, 2016: New York Times’s Ferris Jabr joins Kerry Lynch and company, from Archaeological Services at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to uncover and restore the fabled gardens on the Dickinson [...] by