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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

TONIGHT: Belladonna*, Tamaas, & 98 Weeks/Research Project Space Host Night of Readings for Ahmed Naji May 16, 2016: Tonight, if you’re in New York City, you’d do well to check out Belladonna* Collaborative, Tamaas, and 98 Weeks/Research Project Space at their night of international protest readings for [...] by

RIP Michael S. Harper (1938–2016) May 11, 2016: Michael S. Harper, whose work “interwove his personal experiences as a black man with an expansive view of a history shared by black and white Americans,” has died. Born in [...] by

Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan Dies at 94 May 2, 2016: Over the weekend the New York Times reported on the death of Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet remembered for his political activism and commitment to social justice, along with his [...] by

University of Houston Graduate Student Discovers Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ May 2, 2016: Recently, while surfing “digital databases of 19th century magazines,” University of Houston graduate student in English Zachary Turpin, uncovered Walt Whitman’s lost series of [...] by