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Narrative After Nature April 6, 2017: To the extent that the world is made up of narrative discourse these days, it seems to have two fundamental ingredients or axes: plausibility and syntax. I write, “To the extent..,” because I am [...] by

Innovative Publisher George Braziller Has Died March 20, 2017: According to the New York Times, independent publisher of off-beat literature and sumptuous art books, George Braziller, died last week at the age of 101. Braziller published 20th-century titans of [...] by

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