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New Museum’s 2015 Triennial to Publish Book of Poetry

In conjunction with its 2015 Triennial, called “Surround Audience,” the New Museum has announced its plans to publish a poetry book alongside the exhibition, edited by the writer Brian Droitcour. The over 70 contributors make an actual array, being “60% women, 60% non-white, 65% residing outside the United States,” says Droitcour about The Animated Reader. [...]

Brooklyn Magazine Talks to Four Brooklyn Small Presses

Brooklyn Magazine presents four small presses that deserve your attention! While writer Nicole Disser acknowledges standbys like Ugly Duckling Presse and newcomers like Molasses Books, the focus here is in-depth conversation with “a pack of small-time publishers who are putting out some seriously innovative and beautiful objects while still managing to back first books, weird [...]

Thousand Times Broken: Gillian Conoley on the Works of Henri Michaux

Henri Michaux (1899–1984) was a Belgian writer and artist (later a French citizen) of startling originality. Associated with the surrealists, he charted an independent path into the unknown, travelling widely across the globe as well as deeply into the interior of his mind. During an eleven-year period, he augmented his interior travels with the use [...]

An Interview with Fred Moten: 2014 National Book Award Finalist

2014 National Book Award Finalist, Fred Moten, takes a moment to speak with Sandra Lim about his collection that received this year’s nomination, The Feel Trio, at the National Book Foundation. SL: How does it feel to be nominated for the National Book Award? FM: It feels a little strange but very nice; and I [...]

Greet a New Day with Omnidawn Publishing

How many of your favorite books are published by Omnidawn? We can think of several. From now until the end of the year, Omnidawn is raising funds in order to continue publishing more of the great books that we sure do like to read. Take a gander and lend the crew at Omnidawn your support! [...]

Sotheby’s to Auction Significant Collection of Sylvia Plath Material

Poets & Writers points us to a Sotheby’s auction for Sylvia Plath fans: With an estimated value of 150,000—250,000 USD, the lot up for bid as part of the Fine Books & Manuscripts, Including Americana auction includes “[many of] Plath’s early poetry and short stories (both manuscript and typescript), college lecture notes, a typed letter, [...]

Salute Your: Small Press Traffic!

Small Press Traffic has been a living, breathing eco-system of radical poets and writers in the Bay Area for the past FORTY YEARS! FORTY! That’s right. What other radiant literary circle includes Robert Glück, Kevin Killian, Kathleen Fraser, Bruce Boone, Samantha Giles, Evan Kennedy, Erika Staiti, Alli Warren, Brandon Brown, Dodie Bellamy, Megan Camille Roy [...]

The Dodge Poetry Festival: Thumbs Up from Montclair High School Students

Montclair High School students gave even more than two thumbs up to their overall experience at the Dodge Poetry Festival, sponsored by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. The four-day festival, which takes place every two years in Newark, New Jersey, invites high school students to come and observe poetry live. This year’s readers included Sharon [...]

Walt Whitman & the Bohemia of Nineteenth-Century New York City

At Vox, an interview with the author of Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians, Justin Martin. Writes Brandon Ambrosino: At 39, Whitman was unemployed, broke, and living with his mother and siblings in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn. His now-famous Leaves of Grass had gone through two publishings, both met with critical and [...]

The Guardian Reviews Simon Armitage’s Paper Aeroplane: Selected Poems 1989-2014

Check it out! The Guardian sheds some sunny light on Simon Armitage’s newest collection of selected poems spanning from 1989-2014. “How did it get so late?” wonders Simon Armitage in Paper Aeroplane, his new selected poems. It’s a fair question. The recent fanfare of the Next Generation Poets 2014, a promotion touting fresh voices set [...]

San Francisco Art Space Says: Dial West!

On November 15th (This Saturday!) The Lab, San Francisco’s iconic 30+ year-old Mission District art space, presents Telethon: a 24-hour “performance-art-piece-as-fundraiser” with a real, artist-manned phone bank and live performances...Show More Summary

Adam Fitzgerald Talks About The Miami Book Fair International

[Editor's Note: The Miami Book Fair International opens this weekend. This year the Fair is partnering with the Poetry Foundation to present a generous gathering of contemporary American poets. Adam Fitzgerald, one of this year's organizers, sat down with Sara Wintz and talked about what he's excited about at this year's Fair, the new poetry [...]

Daniel Borzutzky Shines Out of Darkness Into Video

At Chicago’s WTTW culture blog, Chicago Tonight, poet, Duras fan, and translator Daniel Borzutzky reads his own work! For a videocamera! For us! Culture reporter Dan Andries writes in advance of the feature: Daniel Borzutzky wrote “Every book has sentences in it the writer hates, that the writer cannot get rid of, that the writter [...]

Long-Lost Dylan Thomas Poetry Notebook Discovered in a Drawer

At the Guardian, Mark Brown reports on a previously lost notebook belonging to Dylan Thomas, now recovered after 70 years of hiding in a Tesco paper bag at the bottom of a desk drawer. “The notebook was the fifth used for poems by Thomas – the other four are held by the State University of [...]

Emily Wolahan Reviews Gillian Conoley’s Peace at CSU Center for Literary Publishing

Can’t wait to get our hands on this one! Courtesy of Colorado State University’s Center for Literary Publishing, a lovely review of Gillian Conoley’s newest book of poems Peace, recently published by Omnidawn. As Wolahan writes, “While Conoley’s poetic virtuosity might accept the world and marvel at it, that’s not to say that some poems [...]

Feel Free Not to Read This

Reminiscing a little about the first time I gave a reading at UCSD, in the New Writing Series. UCSD is where I was an undergraduate student in Literature/Writing and Music Composition, and the New Writing Series is the name of the literary reading series there. It was in this series where I first attended readings [...]

Prepare Your Writing Portfolio for The James Franco Review

Here’s a novel idea! After noticing the sheer quantity of doors that swing open for the heartthrob actor and accomplished writer James Franco, a team of writers and editors in Seattle banded together to found The James Franco Review: a journal that invites writers NOT to submit writing ABOUT James Franco, but, rather, to produce [...]

Re-Reading & Re-Viewing Joseph Mosconi

Over at The Volta: a graphic (no really!) review from J. Fossenbell of Joseph Mosconi’s Demon Miso/Fashion in Child (Make Now Books, 2014), the book-length poem that also serves as a “game of Mad Libs meets connotative bumper cars.” The review is more than mere playful; it also delves into a conversation Mosconi has had [...]

Diane di Prima at City Lights

At City Lights Books (the blog) Diane di Prima speaks about her newest collection of poems, The Poetry Deal, out now from City Lights (the publisher). Her last collection of poems published by City Lights was Revolutionary Letters (pictured above) in 1971. In this conversation with Jonah Raskin at SF Gate, re-posted by City Lights, [...]


[Editor's Note: Lucy Ives delivered a version this talk at the Poetry Foundation on October 9, 2014 as part of the Harriet Reading Series. Other "Open Door" features can be found here.] I find I can never stop thinking about, nor for that matter, can I think enough about, anticipation. Similarly, I cannot get enough [...]

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