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At The Spectacle, Aaron Coleman Interviews Claudia Rankine

In his interview, “The History Behind the Feeling,” Aaron Coleman asks Claudia Rankine about her writing process (it involves a lot of research), Black Lives Matter, and the usefulness of her MFA. More: Claudia Rankine exudes a particular kind of poise as we sit across from each other; a poise that seems to me a […]

The Making of William Blake

Ever wonder how an unknown, unread, eccentric engraver and visionary (rumored to have been insane) became the great William Blake? Over at The New York Review of Books, Richard Holmes is on the case, reviewing three new books that help place Blake’s work (poetry and prints) in a new light, while focusing on the history […]

In Los Angeles, a Library Branch in Wanda Coleman’s Honor

Wanda Coleman’s friends, family, and colleagues in the Los Angeles poetry community have been advocating for a branch dedication since Coleman’s death in 2013. Now, following a recent request from Coleman’s widower, Austin Straus, the Ascot branch (where she frequently perused the shelves as a young reader) will be dedicated to her. More, via Jacket […]

Felix Bernstein’s Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry Reviewed at LARB

If you’re curious what Felix Bernstein’s debut essay collection, Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry (Insert Blanc Press), is all about, just click over to the Los Angeles Review of Books to read all about it. Cassandra Seltman takes on a tour of the book, noting: Born in 1992, Bernstein swerves in and out of the scenes […]

In Prelude Issue 2, Cornelia Barber and Jennifer Tamayo in Dialogue

By now our dear readers may have wandered over Prelude to peruse their second issue, featuring quite the stellar lineup. A few highlights include Diana Hamilton’s “Essay on Bad Writing;” new poems by Rae Armantrout, Angel Nafis, Jacqueline Waters, Jason Koo, Ben Fama, Shane Book, Katy Lederer, Anne Tardos, Paige Taggart, Hannah Brooks-Motl, and many […]

Franny Choi Interviewed at Divedapper

Yesterday at Divedapper, the plugged-in source for interview goodness, Kevah Akbar talked to Franny Choi about coming up in poetry through the slam scene and through avant garde poetry classes, her poem in response to the the Michael Derrick Hudson controversy, her internet presence, and her first book, (among so much else). We’ll give you […]

Friday Night’s Attacks in Paris Seen by Shakespeare and Company

After the attacks in Paris on Friday, Rose Alana Frith, a bookseller at Shakespeare and Company, and Harriet Alida Lye, writer-in-residence at Shakespeare and Company, revealed their experiences while inside the legendary modernist bookstore with two media outlets: BuzzFeed and the Guardian (handily compiled by Buzzfeed). Show More Summary

Danez Smith Launches at PBS News Hour

Jolt your morning with Danez Smith performing “Dear White America” at PBS News Hour. Corinne Segal writes: Poet Danez Smith has left the Earth. That’s how “Dear White America,” a sprawling testimony to the effects of racial violence in the U.S., begins. Smith, who uses the pronoun “they,” wrote the piece in 2014 for a […]

Coming Soon: The Collages of Helen Adam

Did you know Further Other Book Works is publishing The Collages of Helen Adam? No? Neither did we! But now that we all know, let’s get educated on the subject. From the FOBW website: We are thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of The Collages of Helen Adam, the first full-color art monograph from Further […]

‘Poetic Justice’ Wins in Myanmar

In Myanmar’s recent election, voters elected none other than U Tin Thit, poet and activist, to the presidency. Interestingly, according to The New York Times, “Nationwide, there were more than 10 poets registered as candidates for the National League for Democracy.” More: KYI DAUNG KAN, Myanmar — It was the poet versus the soldier — […]

Performa Presents Two of the Best of the ‘Net

Second to final event of the new What if someone told u you were significant? reading series, sponsored by the epic performance art festival, Performa, featured readings by two of the internet’s most thought-provoking poets: Ben Fama and Sophia Le Fraga. At A&E Studios, Fama and Le Fraga read from their work, in the process […]

A Monumental Achievement: The Poems of T.S. Eliot

The Poems of T.S. Eliot: The Annotated Text (Johns Hopkins University Press), edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, is the book of the day at The Guardian. “Volume one contains 346 pages of poems to 965 of commentary. In the second volume, notes follow text on a poem-by-poem basis, but their combined 290 pages […]

3:AM Magazine Interview With Solar Luxiuriance

At 3:AM Magazine, an interview with founder M. Kitchell of micropress Solar Luxuriance, based in San Francisco. An excerpt: 3:AM Magazine: For people who don’t know what Solar Luxuriance is, how would you describe it? M. KITCHELL: Well, there’s basically two specific interests that I maintain as the publisher—and I am Solar Luxuriance, it’s just […]

Poetry and Science Join Forces at University of Washington

What alchemy happens when poets and scientists team up to find solutions to some of life’s great mysteries? At the University of Washington’s Poetry and Science Symposium scientific inquiry meets poetic imaginings. For the past four years Katie Ogle and Elizabeth Cooperman have been organizing a weekend fishing expedition to San Juan Island, where the […]

Michael McClure Tries on a New Groove

San Francisco Chronicle reports that Smith Andersen Editions (Palo Alto) is exhibiting new works by Amy Evans McClure, with words by Michael McClure. It’s the couple’s first collaboration. SF Chron’s Sam Whiting joined the McClures at an event celebrating the new exhibit on November 7. Check out the McClures’s show at Smith Andersen: it’s on […]

London’s Young Poet Laureate Offer Writing Advice

At The Guardian, London’s young poets laureate (past and present) offer their tips for a career in poetry: “Write about what’s difficult,” says current laureate Selina Nwulu. The laureates are chosen every year through a program called Spread the Word, supported by an independent charity for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. More from Nwulu: Set yourself […]

Ann Lauterbach, Edward Snowden, and Peter Maass on ‘Why Privacy Matters’

The Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College’s “Why Privacy Matters” conference ended with a discussion between Ann Lauterbach, Edward Snowden, and Peter Maass on the importance of privacy. “Privacy isn’t about something to hide it is about something to lose,” Snowden explained, “It is that safe space to act, think, and share, without prejudgement—without every […]

Talking to Johari Osayi Idusuyi, the Woman Who Chose Citizen Over Trump

At Jezebel’s The Slot, a conversation with the woman behind “the head flip heard ‘round the nation”–she who trumped Trump, showing off Claudia Rankine’s searing Citizen at a Springfield, IL, rally last week, less interested in what the Republican presidential candidate had to say than the best-selling book of poems about racial injustice–here’s twenty-three year-old […]

New Arthur Rimbaud Museum Opens Its Doors in France

In Charleville-Mézières, France, an old mill on the River Meuse has been renovated to house the story of notorious 19th century poet, Arthur Rimbaud. Charleville-Mézières is also the place of Rimbaud’s birth. More: The town of Charleville-Mézières has renovated the Old Mill on the river Meuse to house a new collection telling the story of […]

To Find the Subject by Leaving the Subject: Expectations of Race & Content

In 2005 when I was an undergraduate in creative writing I entered a poetry-residency contest. One of the competition’s rules was that the applicant must be of Native American descent. A couple months passed and I received two letters: one thanked me for submitting my poetry and congratulated me on making fourth place; the other […]

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