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Marianne Moore’s Rebirth April 15, 2016: At the New Yorker Adrienne Raphel draws our attention to the fervent, outspoken readers immersed in Marianne Moore’s literary oeuvre—from Linda Leavell, Moore’s biographer, to Jonathan [...] by

‘Colloquial English was a Destination:’ New Yorker Profiles Ocean Vuong April 11, 2016: Born in Saigon, Ocean Vuong traveled to the United States in 1990; he grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. Although originally named Vinh Quoc Vuong, his mother renamed him Ocean when she learned its [...] by

Mallarmé! Mallarmé! Everywhere We Turn! April 5, 2016: If it seems you’re unable to turn a poetry-corner these days without running into Stéphane Mallarmé, you’re not alone. In recent years we’ve seen the publication of numerous new [...] by

Sadness as a Language for Other Readers March 24, 2016: In The New Yorker this morning, Haley Mlotek considers confessional writing by women, with a look at Melissa Broder’s new book of essays, So Sad Today. Mlotek weaves in a lot of writers and [...] by

‘What the hell is cowboy poetry, anyway?’ New Yorker’s Carson Vaughan Visits R.P. Smith, Nevada, to Find Out March 17, 2016: The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering began when a group of “western folklorists” including Hal Cannon, the festival’s founding director, set out to “preserve America’s [...] by

A Woman of Property, by Robyn Schiff, Reviewed at The New Yorker March 14, 2016: “We’ve all had the experience of trying to power down our minds before sleep; [Robyn] Schiff has made an art of that anxious, self-patrolling state,” writes Dan Chiasson for the current [...] by

Mark Rylance Discusses Minnesota Poet Louis Jenkins’s Influence on Nice Fish’s Script March 7, 2016: At The New Yorker Mark Rylance, star of the play Nice Fish now running at St. Ann’s Warehouse, discusses the impact of Louis Jenkins’s prose poems on the play’s script. Directed by [...] by

Hilton Als Previews Rimbaud in New York March 1, 2016: At The New Yorker, Hilton Als previews theater group The Civilians’s take on Arthur Rimbaud’s classic tome Illuminations: a theater piece called Rimbaud in New York on-stage at Brooklyn [...] by

The New Yorker Deems Emily Dickinson Film a Masterwork February 23, 2016: Richard Brody reviews Terence Davies’s A Quiet Passion, a new film about Emily Dickinson starring Cynthia Nixon, for The New Yorker. “I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute drop-dead [...] by

The Troubling Power of Frederick Seidel’s Work February 16, 2016: At the New Yorker, Dan Chiasson considers the sixteenth collection of poetry by Frederick Seidel, Widening Income Inequality (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). “To encounter a poem by Seidel is . [...] by