by Major Jackson

This downpour of bad reasoning, this age-old swarm,
this buzzing about town, this kick and stomp
through gardens, this snag on the way to the mall,
this heap and toss of fabric and strewn shoes, this tangled
beauty, this I came here not knowing, here
to be torched, this fumbling ecstasy, this spray of lips
and fingers, this scrape of bone, this raid
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Rave Review of Brenda Hillman’s latest book of poems in Iowa Review.

PEN New England

Diane Ackerman's The Human Age awarded the 2015 PEN Henry David Thoreau Prize for literary excellence in nature writing.

NBCC Award Finalists

Claudia Rankine, Christian Wiman, and Eula Biss are finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards. 

Kingsley/Kate Tufts

Congratulations to Kevin Young and Jamaal May, finalists for the Kingsley/Kate Tufts Poetry and Discovery Award.

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Read the review of Robin Robertson’s book in NY Times Book Review.
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Winter Writer's Conference 2015

Atlantic Center for the Arts
Jan 4-10, 2015

Carolyn Forche, Poetry

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