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The Not-Fully-Seen Beyond of Collaborative ‘Executive Orders’

MobyLives breathes the executive order anew by interviewing three poets about “Executive Orders,” a new project and “online collaboration in which a veritable sleigh-team of poets (more than twenty have participated so far) are creating some binding directives of their own.” Started by members of the Organism for Poetic Research Rachael Wilson, Andrew Gorin, and […]

An Inclusionary Education: Bertha Rogers Guest Blogs

Education Week invites guest blogger Bertha Rogers, a teaching artist with Teachers & Writers Collaborative, to share her thoughts on “Teaching Poetry as a Means to Inclusion.” Rogers writes that although our world is diverse and feels smaller every day, the reality is that the “ways we learn must widen so that inclusion becomes second […]

Jameson Fitzpatrick Reviews Ugo Rondinone: I ? John Giorno

At Art in America, Jameson Fitzpatrick dons his art-critic hat, writing about the rather wild first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist, and muse John Giorno. Ugo Rondinone: I ? John Giorno, is “up” now in 13 locations across New York, produced by Artists Space and featuring several partner venues. “In celebration […]

On Assisting Adrienne Rich

At Literary Hub, Victoria Redel recounts her time spent assisting Adrienne Rich (her literary hero) and Michelle Cliff with Sinister Wisdom, a literary journal “by and for lesbians,” that Cliff and Rich had recently taken on as editors. How did she even apply for that job? Redel explains: “Conjuring all the bravado I didn’t really […]

Paris Review Previews Susan Howe’s Debths

For those still deciding whether to walk or run to the bookstore to purchase a copy of Susan Howe’s latest book, Debths, this Paris Review preview (Susan Howe’s introduction to Debths) may help solidify one’s quest: run. Howe begins the introduction by recalling one ritual from her childhood, summer camp: “When I was eight my […]

Just as Bronze: Memories of the West Side & Gwendolyn Brooks

First, you’ve got to know about the West Side. Not the West Side of right now, with bland, suspicious dwellings sprouting up in the dead of night and white women slicing through on their Schwinns, hair rippling like a wrong silk. Not the West Side suffering the sudden hilarious appearance of pâtés and confit, slant-rhymed […]

The Functions of Image & Fragment in Jennifer S. Cheng’s House A

Jennifer S. Cheng talks with The Rumpus about her first poetry collection, House A, chosen by Claudia Rankine for the 2015 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Poetry Book Contest. “House A” is “the first house, house of beginnings, house of embodied language, house archetype, foundational house, primordial house, house of our first cosmos, house with our angled roof, […]

Yoko Ono Receives Songwriting Credit for ‘Imagine’

This is poetry news, right? Yoko Ono receives a songwriting credit for John Lennon’s “Imagine”! An updated report from Jen Aswad at Variety: At the annual meeting of the National Music Publishers Association in New York on Wednesday, Yoko and Sean Ono Lennon received the organization’s new Centennial Song award for John Lennon’s legendary 1971 […]

On ‘the Shadow of Austerity’ in Greek Poetry

The New Yorker’s David Wallace introduces readers to a new anthology, Austerity Measures, which collects Greek poets’ responses to the nation’s financial disaster. It’s somewhat of a trend at the moment, Wallace contextualizes, referring in part to Karen Van Dyck’s introduction to the compendium. In his words, Wallace writes, “It’s become a cliché to say […]

Steven Zultanski Reviews Juliana Huxtable’s Mucus in My Pineal Gland

At 4Columns, Steven Zultanski reads the debut book by performer, photographer, and D.J., Juliana Huxtable. Published by Capricious & Wonder, Zultanski writes that it’s “a dense and sprawling set of texts with no particular allegiance to genre or perspective. Billed as ‘poems, performance scripts, and essays,’ the pieces don’t fit neatly into any of those […]

The Rising Trend of All-Women Literary Spaces

Thea Hawlin writes about the history of women-only writing spaces in a new piece at Literary Hub that sheds light on the U.K. versions: “Denise Riley observed in her 1988 critical work on the changing notion of ‘womanhood’ Am I That Name? that ‘both concentration on and refusal of the identity of ‘women’ are essential […]

J.D. McClatchy Steps Down From Editorship of The Yale Review

J.D. McClatchy is stepping down from his position as longtime editor of The Yale Review, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. “Harold Augenbraum, a visiting Fellow at Yale University and the former executive director of the National Book Foundation, will serve as editor until a permanent replacement is found,” writes Hillel Italie. It’s been 27 years […]

Sherman Alexie Opens Up to Buzzfeed News

Author Sherman Alexie opens up to Buzzfeed News journalist Anne Helen Petersen about his Spokane reservation adolescence, and how the experience led him to become one of the most outspoken, politically-engaged artists today. In spite of his well-known fame, Alexie has been getting death threats from Trump’s supporters that, in some cases, have forced him […]

Snapshots in a Family Album: Maud Martha, a Poet’s Narrative

“It is the power of her imagination that allows her to be at once aware of her position in the world, but not complacent in accepting it.”  – Manuel Muñoz on Maud Martha It was with great satisfaction and sighs of admiration that Quraysh Ali Lansana and I selected Manuel Muñoz’ evocative essay, “An appreciation […]

Wilfred Owen Celebration Recreates His Craiglockhart Hospital Pilgrimage

World War One poet Wilfred Owen is revered for his unflinching words about conflict and strife. His poems are as relevant to historians and literary scholars as they are to contemporary soldiers and veterans. The U.K.’s Daily Record documents a unique event sponsored by the Wilfred Owen Association, which brought the poet’s significant journey to […]

A Poem for Every Page of DFW’s Infinite Jest

“For poet Jenni B. Baker, David Foster Wallace’s postmodern epic on tennis, recovery and entertainment, is text material for her poetry,” writes Elizabeth Flock at PBS NewsHour about Baker’s erasure project. “Since 2013, Baker has been making poems out of ‘Infinite Jest’ by erasing much of the text, and creating a new piece of writing […]

Lauren Hunter Shows Up for Human Achievements

Lauren Hunter, whose debut collection, Human Achievements, was recently published by Birds, LLC, talks to Vi Khi Nao at Entropy. “Your Human Achievements is an achievement,” says Nao. VKN: What side of bed do you sleep on? And, do you think it impacts the way you write? And, what does it mean to be present? […]

Stephen Collis Reads Susan Howe’s Latest, Possibly Last Collection

At Boston Review, Stephen Collis introduces readers to Susan Howe’s latest collection of poetry, and maybe last, Debths. It’s a possibility that the author herself has suggested and, as Collis exclaims, “If this is so, I can think of no better way to crown her many decades wandering through the American literary wilderness: Debths reads […]

2017 National Translation Award Longlists Announced

Each year we’re exited to find out which poets and translators will be honored by American Literary Translators Association with their annual translation award. Today, ALTA has released their longlist for the awards in poetry and fiction. From ALTA: The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) is pleased to announce the longlists for the 2017 National […]

Publishers Weekly’s Fall 2017 Poetry List

We know summer has only just begun, but it never hurts to look forward to the fall poetry season. From the vantage of Publishers Weekly, this fall looks particularly strong. Alex Crowley lays out their top 10, which we’ll list below, and then we’ll let you follow up with the full listing at PW. Top […]

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