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AWP Removes Vanessa Place From 2016 Conference Subcommittee

This weekend saw the unfolding of outrage over Vanessa Place’s Twitter account, a project which (as we’ve noted previously) has been transcribing the entirety of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind for the past two years and change. Over 2,000 people signed a petition yesterday to have Place removed from her seat on the AWP […]

Diana Arterian Reviews Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts

At the Boston Review, the awesome Diana Arterian reviews Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts: “Where most writers would hold back, Nelson lopes forward: ‘I was ashamed, but undaunted (my epithet?).’” More: As Nelson states in a recent interview on The Argonauts, “If you dug The Art of Cruelty because I talk about edgy guy art but […]

The Whitest Boy Alive: Witnessing Kenneth Goldsmith

“There are times when scandal feels like the sun that race revolves around.” –The Racial Imaginary “The white writer feels injured in this moment—misunderstood and wounded—and believes it is the reader, the person of color, who has dealt the injury.” –The Racial Imaginary “I want to draw a map, so to speak…” –Playing in the […]

Nomadic Coffee Serves Up Poetry with Every Bag of Beans

What could be better than a cup of coffee? A cup of coffee AND poetry of course! The Nomadic Ground Poets-in-the-Coffee series, edited by Virginia Barrett, ensures that an awakened, enlightened poem is inside every bag of beans. Check it out! Nomadic Ground Press is an organic and fair trade coffee company that puts a […]

Calling All Teenage Poets!

The online mag Gigantic Sequins has a great opportunity for the younger set. For a new online feature, they are seeking submissions of poems from teenage writers ages 14 through 19! You have until July 20 to send poems their way (and, though it ain’t the real world, you’ll be notified of the status of […]

All Members of USC’s 2016 MFA Class Drop Out of Program in Protest

Hyperallergic and Artforum both report that the entire first-year MFA class of USC’s Roski School of Art has dropped out of the program in protest of current conditions. “The group of students who left the program are Julie Beaufils, Sid Duenas, George Egerton-Warburton, Edie Fake, Lauren Davis Fisher, Lee Relvas, and Ellen Schafer.” From Hyperallergic: […]

Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drummer

Hyperallergic brings news about a new website that translates words into drum beats. Typedrummer, created by Kyle Stetz, features a basic, easy-to-use user interface that invites participants to type a word and to listen. What’s the first word that you’ll listen to? We plan to check out the sound of Shakespeare’s sonnets. From Hyperallergic: Have […]

‘Two quasi-independent language systems’ in Your Brain

A new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins, Rice, and Columbia Universities reveals that written and spoken language can function independent of one another because those impulses occur from different points in the brain.Show More Summary

RIP Franz Wright

Yesterday we were saddened by the news of Franz Wright’s death at the age of 62. SF Gate reports “His friend Alex Green, owner of Back Pages Books in Waltham, Mass., said that Mr. Wright died Thursday after a long battle with cancer.” Franz Wright was born in Vienna, Austria and grew up in the […]

‘Her insides are contacting you': Fen Sun Chen’s New Book, The 8th House

Lucky us: Feng Sun Chen’s latest book, The 8th House (Black Ocean 2015) is reviewed by J. Fossenbell for The Volta Blog. “Feng Sun Chen’s latest collection of poems traces an enclosed space of intimacy that invites you in—not like sex (though there’s sex here, too) but primarily like inhabiting/invading the wet cavities of a […]

Sophia Le Fraga & BHQFU Want Your Help Authoring a Poem for NADA Art Fair

As part of her course (co-taught with Ana Boži?evi?) at Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), “The Poetic Act,” Sophia Le Fraga will be inviting participation in a social media poem-project—in conjunction with the NADA Art Fair, taking place this weekend—via the hashtag #NADAdrift, says Forbes Magazine. Show More Summary

Poets House and the Oakland Museum of California Team up for Powerhouse Reading

If you’re in Oakland or surrounding areas tomorrow evening, you’ll want to stop by the Oakland Museum of California to check out a reading by Cedar Sigo, Juliana Spahr, and Tanya Sarmina. We’re thrilled to see the continental reach of friends at Poets House. More on the reading: These three artists will explore the gallery […]

Amiri Baraka’s ‘Most Dangerous Man’ Arrives at the Castillo Theater May 28th

The first draft of Amiri Baraka’s theatrical tribute to W.E.B. Dubois, “Most Dangerous Man (W.E.B. Dubois),” weighed in at 250 pages. The controversial page count (typically, theater artists follow a page-a-minute rubric, in which case ‘Most Dangerous Man’ would continue for over four hours) enraged Ossie Davis at the initial reading (‘Look, you can’t give […]

‘For me, the act of writing is to commit to a kind of hope, to the will to change': Adonis Speaks to The Indian Express

Last weekend, the Syrian-born poet, Adonis traveled from Paris to Varkala, a coastal town in Kerala, to receive the Kumaran Asan World Poetry Prize. Previous recipients of the award include Léopold Sédar Senghor, from Senegal, Nicolas Guillan, from Cuba, and Judith Wright, from Australia. With his daughter, Arwad Esber, acting as translator, Adonis spoke to […]

Amber Atiya’s Shout Out on PoetryNow

Today on PoetryNow, Amber Atiya’s “This Is a Shout Out (For the Tenants of the Red Little Building on Ocean Avenue)” makes its audio debut. The poem begins with a tribute to her mother, then launches off from there: to mama who on the eve of my birth beat a bitch with a kool-aid spoon […]

Intensely Bold: Sarah Nicholson at Poetry Society of America

Joshua Edwards does us all a favor by introducing the work of Sara Nicholson as part of PSA’s New American Poets Series, which annually “recognizes some of the most innovative and interesting poets to publish a first book.” Nicholson’s book, The Living Method, was published by The Song Cave in 2014. Edwards remarks on the […]

2015 PEN Literary Award Winners Announced

The 2015 PEN Literary Awards have been announced! Congratulations go out to Saeed Jones for winning the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry ($5,000) for Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)! The winner of the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation is Eliza Griswold, for I Am the Beggar of the World, a book of landays–“anonymous […]

Studying Lorine Niedecker’s Ecopoetics

Edge Effects contributor, Steel Wagstaff, explains the origins of the term “ecopoetics” and brings Lorine Niedecker’s ecological writing practice into focus. From Edge Effects: I’m currently writing a dissertation for the English department at UW-Madison, in a subfield called environmental criticism or ecocriticism. Show More Summary

Sophie Seita’s Intricate Fantasias in Counting

Translator and poet Sophie Seita’s book of “performance textuality,” Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX Books, 2014) is reviewed by Ian Brinton at Tears in the Fence. Brinton also notes Seita’s translation work with Uljana Wolf: It seems to me entirely appropriate that Sophie Seita should have become the translator of Uljana Wolf’s Babeltrack (Notes on a […]

Young Baltimore Poets Address Home

At Real Pants: poetry by Baltimore students from a recent Black Words Matter Write-In. This write-in took place just days after Mr. Freddie Gray died in Baltimore police custody: on May 3rd. Writers in Baltimore Schools organize the write-ins: all of the poems by students featured at Real Pants are excellent. We’ll post eleventh grader, […]

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