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‘When you use a you’: Dorothea Lasky and the Poetics of Drake

Dorothea Lasky, the Village Voice’s favorite poet, has a favorite poet of her own. And that poet is none other than rap superstar Drake. Yes, 27 year old Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham. At the Huffington Post, Lasky explains why: Drake is a lot of things to a lot of people, but to me, Drake [...]

Boo! John Berryman on Halloween at Academy of American Poets

John Berryman’s 100! Even if he’s dead. There’s much revelry in celebration of the centenary of Berryman’s birth, including at FSG (Berryman’s publisher) and of course, right here at the Poetry Foundation. We recommend starting the party at Academy of American Poets with this article entitled, “Henry at One Hundred.” It’s hard to believe that [...]

Dylan Thomas in New York

The New York Times reports that a gaggle of events are sheduled, uh, we mean, scheduled, for this weekend in celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth. Yup! 100 years ago: October 27th, 1914. The events include a reading of “Under Milk Wood,” which premiered at the 92nd St. Y in 1953, and “Dylan [...]

The Poetry Project Announces Emerge-Surface-Be Fellows for 2014-2015!

The Poetry Project’s second round of coveted “Emerge-Surface-Be” mentor fellowships has been announced! (We were happy to help ya apply last year, and also featured an Open Door piece with fellow Rangi McNeil and mentor Edwin Torres.) The program “formalizes the distinct yet unspoken pedagogical aspect of The Poetry Project’s programs while providing a unique [...]

FSG Celebrates John Berryman Centennial With Four New Books

The New York Times pays heed to the centennial of John Berryman’s birth, for not to “would be to shuck a very large obligation indeed.” For the occasion, Farrar, Straus and Giroux is celebrating Berryman in four new books: a new Berryman volume titled The Heart Is Strange: New Selected Poems; reissues of The Dream [...]

FSG’s Work in Progress Celebrates John Berryman

Wow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux is rolling out all the John Berryman goods in the midst of his centennial celebration. As we mentioned last week, FSG is publishing four new books of Berryman verse. To sweeten the deal, at their blog, Work in Progress, they’re publishing a series of reflections on the poetry and legacy [...]

Cecilia Corrigan’s Titanic in the Spotlight at Publik/Private

Online arts and culture denizens Publik/Private spend a while with poet and performer Cecilia Corrigan on the occasion of her new book of poetry, Titanic. Learn more about Cecilia’s writing life, especially the way that she balances writing poetry and writing for television, here: How is writing for television different from writing your poetry and [...]

Congratulations to the 2014 Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellowship Winners!

The results are in! NYC’s Queer/Art/Mentorship announces the winners of 2014 Fellowships! To create and sustain community among queer artists across the five boroughs, each year, the Queer/Art/Mentorship program brings together emerging and established artists as they embark upon a year-long fellowship process. From Out: Meet the 10 fellows chosen this year in five artistic [...]

The Separatrix Gives Us Our Fragments: Reviewing MxT by Sina Queyras

“If anyone can write a Cindy Sherman still, Sina Queyras can,” writes Michaela Mullin at Nomadic Sojourns, of Queyras’s newest book, MxT (or Memory x Time) (Coach House Books 2014). Queyras, acclaimed poet and critic and very much known for her editorial hand at the ever-more-central Lemon Hound, has also made something of a “91-page [...]

The Drawings of the Broken Poem: On Henrix Michaux

Gillian Conoley’s translation of Henri Michaux’s Thousand Times Broken (City Lights Books 2014) has been reviewed by Ron Slate at On the Seawall. Noting that “[i]n 1955, determined to evade his own habits as a poet, Michaux had all but abandoned the genre in favor of painting” and that he would vow over and again [...]

The New Yorker Applauds Citizen, by Claudia Rankine

At The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson reviews (and very well contextualizes) Claudia Rankine’s newest collection of poems, Citizen: An American Lyric. The poet Claudia Rankine’s new volume, her fifth, is “Citizen: An American Lyric” (Graywolf), a book-length poem about race and the imagination. Rankine has called it an attempt to “pull the lyric back into [...]

Rest in Peace, Henry Braun (1930-2014)

The poet, activist, and educator, Henry Braun, passed away last week according to Split This Rock and Daily Bulldog. Braun’s poems appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and American Poetry Review, among many additional publications. He was a teaching assistant and student to Robert Lowell, and a classmate and friend to Anne Sexton, at Boston University. [...]

The Navajo Nation’s First Poet Laureate, Luci Tapahonso

Navajo Nation’s first-ever Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso (also a professor at the University of New Mexico) talks to Natalie Diaz about what that position means to her at Los Angeles Review of Books. “For me to think about the laureate is like that same idea of honor, how people use words, words that aren’t really [...]

Pasolini Conference Calls for Papers

Oh, how exciting! Our favorite poet/director/novelist/essayist, Pier Paolo Pasolini, is being remembered and celebrated at Yale University, March 6-7th, marking the 40th anniversary of the polymath’s death. If you recall, in July we made mention of the publication of Pasolini’s Selected Poems (University of Chicago Press) via a review in Bookforum. Show More Summary

Los Angeles Review of Books Hosts Girls of Spectacular Culture: Brian Kim Stefans in Conversation with Kate Durbin

Los Angeles Review of Books hosts a dialogue between Brian Kim Stefans and Kate Durbin in its most recent installment. Durbin and Stefans’s conversation centers around themes of authenticity and spectacle, and Durbin’s skillful ability to skip between film, valley girl, and production languages. BRIAN KIM STEFANS: You’ve done a lot of writing that’s based [...]

Coffee House Press: In the Stacks Presents Valeria Luiselli

A rather beautiful Tumblr has appeared thanks to Coffee House Press, who has, “[a]s part of its continuing effort to put books into action…launched an initiative to place writers and readers in residencies at various area institutional and community libraries.” Right now, they have writer and essayist Valeria Luiselli in residency at The Reed Foundation [...]

At The New Yorker: The Medieval Dream Vision of Louise Glück

At The New Yorker, a review of Louise Glück’s new book (and National Book Award finalist), Faithful and Virtuous Night (FSG 2014), by Dan Chiasson! “From its opening pages, ‘Faithful and Virtuous Night’ is governed by the logic of medieval dream vision, where the enigmas of the day are not resolved but, rather, reconceived as [...]

NPR Books Reviews Jericho Brown’s New Testament

If Ferguson, Missouri is still on your mind consider taking a gander at Jericho Brown’s second book called The New Testament, handily reviewed quite recently at NPR Books: If further proof is needed — though of course it is not — that the tensions exploding in Ferguson have been brewing for centuries, this book is, [...]

Beautiful Review of Hervé Guibert’s Journals at Lambda Literary

At Lambda Literary, Steven Cordova reviews Nightboat Books’ gorgeous, startling Mausoleum of Lovers: Journals 1976—1991 by the French poet and intellectual Hervé Guibert, translated by Nathanaël. From 1977 to 1984, Guibert spent almost...Show More Summary

Aisha Sasha John, Lisa Robertson, & THOU

Direct address: BookThug has posted video and audio of Aisha Sasha John reading from her new book, THOU, which has some pretty fine press-writing around it: “In THOU, Aisha Sasha John knows the day – biblically. What if time itself was an object of desire? And the book was a theatre for that? Aisha Sasha [...]

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