by Carol Ann Duffy

Some days, although we cannot pray, a prayer
utters itself. So, a woman will lift
her head from the sieve of her hands and stare
at the minims sung by a tree, a sudden gift.
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Amiri’s Green Chim Chim-knees Growth Tribe

New song by Thomas Sayers Ellis featured in the Paris Review.

NPR Best Books

NPR chooses books by Molly AntopolJoshua FerrisMarilyn NelsonFrancine Prose, and Claudia Rankine.

Say Something NYC

Thanks to NYSPL Marie Howe for co-organizing the Say Something NYC Poetry Rally; w/ BFA poets Mark DotyCornelius EadyThomas Sayers EllisNick Flynn, Sapphire, and Patricia Smith, and others. 

NY bans fracking!

We honor Josh Fox and his tireless dedication. "This is as big as it gets. We just sent an uncompromising message across the whole wide world. Celebrate.”

NAACP Nominees

Jericho Brown and Claudia Rankine nominated for the NAACP award for poetry.
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Winter Writer's Conference 2015

Atlantic Center for the Arts
Jan 4-10, 2015

Carolyn Forche, Poetry

Nick Flynn, Memoir

Benjamin Percy, Fiction

Jeffrey Shotts, ed. Private Consultations

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