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A New Anthology Confronts the Current Administration May 23, 2017: Knopf unveils a new anthology of 50 poems by poets wbo oppose the current administration; at the Washington Post, Elizabeth Lund takes a look at who (and what) is inside. Lund: “The slim [...] by

The Washington Post on ‘What makes song lyrics poetry?’ May 15, 2017: Ever since Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature—poets and lovers of literature alike have brought the age-old debate about poetry’s relationship to song lyric back to the surface. At [...] by

Always a Good Time to Be A Poet: Juan Felipe Herrera Interviewed at Washington Post March 3, 2017: The son of immigrant farmworkers, Juan Felipe Herrera has served as U.S. poet laureate since 2015. He’s witnessed the transition from an Obama presidency to the current administration. From his [...] by

New Elizabeth Bishop Biography Mirrors the Distance & Reserve Found in Poet’s Own Work February 1, 2017: Megan Marshall’s biography of Elizabeth Bishop “focuses more on the life than on the literature,” writes Troy Jollimore about Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast, forthcoming from [...] by

Performance Poet Talks Back to Standardized Test Makers January 10, 2017: In a recent Washington Post opinion piece, performance poet Sara Holbrook shares her frustration when she discovered an inaccurate reprint of her poem, “Midnight,” on Texas state [...] by

Washington Post’s Best of the Rest December 28, 2016: Elizabeth Lund of the Washington Post jumps from the latest by C.K. Williams to Günter Grass in her year-end synopsis of worthy reads. Both collections tackle death as their subject matters. More: [...] by

2016’s Best Poetry: A Washington Post Round-Up November 18, 2016: Elizabeth Lund’s list of the year’s best poetry includes many authors familiar to readers of these pages, including Solmaz Sharif and C.D. Wright. She begins the list with Monica [...] by

Reviewing Philip Levine, Christian Wiman, & Paul Muldoon at the Washington Post November 10, 2016: At the Washington Post, Elizabeth Lund considers three new books of poetry this month: The Last Shift, Philip Levine’s first posthumous collection (with a little help from Edward Hirsch); [...] by

Yes! National Book Foundation Awards Cave Canem for Service to the American Literary Community September 20, 2016: Congratulations to one of our favorite literary organizations, Cave Canem, for being honored with the National Book Foundation’s prestigious Literarian Award. The nonprofit organization, which [...] by

Elizabeth Alexander on the Power of the People at Washington Post September 15, 2016: Washington Post celebrates museums in the latest issue of its magazine. Up on WP’s website, check out Elizabeth Alexander’s affirming essay on “the power of a people’s [...] by