Artist News

Kirkus Prize

Our very own Lesley Nneka Arimah long-listed for the Kirkus Prize in fiction for What It Means When A Man Falls From the Sky. 

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PEN Literary Award

Forward Prize

Congrats to Ocean Vuong, winner of the Forward Prizes Best First Collection 2017 for Night Sky with Exit Wounds!

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New York Times

Check out Amber Tamblyn’s article where she speaks out on women, sexual harassment, and not being believed.

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The War in Colors

Dunya Mikhail’s poem featured on the Academy of American Poets: The war / on the map / is beautiful / smart / and colorful.

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The New Yorker

Review of Salvadoran-born poet Javier Zamora’s  Unaccompanied: can you ever feel like you belong fully to either country?

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National Book Award

Congratulations to our very own Marie Howe and Frank Bidart who are long-listed for the 2017 National Book Award for poetry.

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Man Booker Prize

Congratulations to George Saunders, whose novel Lincoln in the Bardo was short listed for the 2017 Man Booker Prize!

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Heinz Award

Congratulations to Natasha Trethewey, recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities!

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WGBH News

Richard Blanco joins WGBH Boston Public Radio in a bimonthly segment to explore current events through poetry!

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Bustle

Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban included on Bustle’s list of 10 Latinx Classics.

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Press Herald

Review of Eileen Myles’s Afterglow: an exploration of several grand themes and a series of unpredictable digressions.

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NPR Book Review

Read this review of John Freeman’s Tales Of Two Americas, which seeks to shed light on economic inequality in America.

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ideastream

Listen to this interview with Karan Mahajan: I use the word small ironically, no attack is small for someone whose been a victim.

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Neustadt Prize

Congratulations to our very own Patricia Smith, listed among finalists for the 2018 Neustadt Prize for her collection Incendiary Art!

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Bustle

John Freeman’s Tales of Two Americas included on Bustle’s list of Nonfiction Books Coming in September 2017.

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The Guardian

Review of Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky: bracing and varied.

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The New Yorker

Paul Muldoon reflects on how John Ashbery Changed The Rules of American Poetry in this article for The New Yorker.

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WMOT Roots

How Tracy K. Smith, our United States Poet Laureate, finds poetry in Justin Bieber.

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The New York Times

Two Lessons in Prejudice by Saïd Sayrafiezadeh: I was participating in a game in which there was no chance of winning.

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The Spectator

Eula Biss included on list of Three Women Tackling Racism Head On for essay collection Notes on No Man’s Land.

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The New York Times

In this Bookends article, Francine Prose discusses what free speech means in the context of Charlottesville and beyond.

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Channel 4 News

Watch this interview as Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You, discusses cruising, gay marriage and LGBT rights.

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Kirkus Review

Lesley Nneka Arimah included on The Kirkus Review’s list of 10 Debut Writers Worth Your Time.

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The Washington Post

Claudia Rankine on Wallace Stevens Award recipient Jorie Graham: she unearths the nuances of fundamental desires to live, to love, to be.

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Wallace Stevens

Congratulations to our very own Jorie Graham on winning the 2017 Wallace Stevens Award!

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The Irish Times

Pulitzer Prize winning poet Paul Muldoon on his variety show: We like to keep things moving – it moves along at quite a lick.

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DSC Prize

Karan Mahajan among longlisters for DSC Prize for South Asian Literature for his book Association of Small Bombs.

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VICE

Canadian Art

Claudia Rankine on White Supremacy, Art, and America: It’s beyond time to look at whiteness both within and beyond art.

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The New York Times

Javier Zamora included in the feature The Rooms Where Writers Work, alongside Danzy Senna and Camille Bordas.

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The Washington Post

Analysis of Frank Bidart’s Half-Light: The collection highlights his enduring themes, among them: desire and shame.

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Chicago Tribune

Review of Jill Bialosky’s Poetry Will Save Your Life: a delightfully hybrid book: part critical study, part autobiography.

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The New Yorker

Listen to Garth Greenwell read his story “An Evening Out” from the August issue of The New Yorker.

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The New York Times

Jorie Graham’s Fast included on the New York Times’ list of 9 New Books We Recommend This Week.

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Bustle

List of motivating resistance poetry includes Aja Monet, Claudia Rankine, Patricia Smith, Solmaz Sharif, and Carol Ann Duffy.

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NYT Book Review

Review of Jorie Graham’s Fast: Graham writes an autopsy of self and nation in the face of overwhelming loss.

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NYT Book Review

Poetry in Action, Marie Howe and five other contemporary poets share the process behind their poems.

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SF Chronicle

A host of Blue Flowers take to the page in Resistance, Rebellion, Life, a collection of poetry responding to our world today.

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World Literature

Interview with Carolyn Forché: there is a resistance to poetry, arising from an intention to persuade. But it goes beyond that.

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Poetry Foundation

Listen as the editors discuss Li-Young Lee’s “Changing Places in the Fire” from the July/August 2017 issue of Poetry.

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ncpr

Story Traveler with Gioia Timpanelli, listen as she reads from her unscripted stories, both contemporary and world folktales.

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AEON

A discussion of storytelling with George Saunders: A story is like a black box – you put the reader in there.

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The Guardian

Review of Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky With Exit Wounds: Balancing memory and silence with erudition, his poetry resists.

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WHYY Public Media

Listen to this interview with new Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith: Kids, they live in metaphor, and in life we get pulled away from that.

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The New York Times

Theater of War addresses prosecutors, victims, and revenge in its most recent production of The Oresteia in Manhattan.

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Star-Tribune

For Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky the accolades keep rolling in.

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NYT Book Review

Review of Slight Exaggeration by Adam Zagajewski: to be discerning was to resist, survive and remain human.

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NewStatesmen

Review of Night Sky With Exit Wounds: Ocean Vuong’s poetry brims with precise, surreal and erotic imagery

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Holmes Poetry Prize

Solmaz Sharif recipient of the Holmes National Poetry Prize awarded by the Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts.

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Bitch Magazine

Aja Monet’s My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter included on list of 13 Books You Should Read in July.

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The New York Times

Jenny Johnson and Jericho Brown featured alongside others in a reflection on poetry and art: America Today, in Vision and Verse.

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WNYC

Interview with Tracy K. Smith: I’m hoping to take the conversation around literature to places not always spots on a book tour.

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Poetry Foundation

Poem Talk with Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely featuring Kyoo Lee, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, and Simone White.

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audioBoom

Memoirist Dani Shapiro spoke with host Kerri Miller about her latest, Hourglass, and the fragile strength of marriage.

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New Republic

Osama Alomar’s story collection The Teeth of the Comb looks at cruelty, compassion, and hope in the face of catastrophe.

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The Daily Beast

The death of Michael Brown informs ‘Antigone in Ferguson,’ a Theater of War production, performed in Brooklyn.

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Bustle

8 Tracy K. Smith Books to Help You Get to Know the New USPL, including her Pulitzer Prize winning collection Ordinary Light.

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Business Wire

Collaboration between Theater of War and the Forum on Law, Culture & Society creates the premiere of: Theater of Law.

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The Washington Post

Charles Simic included in The Washington Post’s suggested list of Best Poetry to Read this Month.

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The Today Show

Dani Shapiro shares 5 secrets to marriage: kindness, friendship, the hot potato, the third thing, your own language.

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PBS Newshour

Newly appointed Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith shares 4 authors you need to read including Solmaz Sharif and Claudia Rankine.

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New York Times

The New York Times Books compiled 20 years of notable L.G.B.T.Q. books and their authors, including Mark Doty.

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Amazon Best Books

Amazon Books selects the best titles for every reader’s summer – this year includes George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo.

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Hollywood Reporter

George Saunders’ new pilot, Sea Oak starring Glenn Close, marks the Emmy winner’s return to scripted television.

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NYT Magazine

Terrance Hayes has been named the New York Times Magazine’s new Poetry Editor.

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All Things Considered

Listen to NPR interview with newly appointed United States Poet Laureate, Tracy K Smith.

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Forward Arts

Ocean Vuong shortlisted for The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for Night Sky with Exit Wounds.

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The Guardian

Read Carol Ann Duffy’s poem “Campaign” published exclusively with The Guardian.

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Poet Laureate

Congratulations to our very own Tracy K. Smith who was appointed 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States!

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Chicago Sun Times

Joy Harjo on how her Native American roots, her family, and her hardships lead her to where she is today.

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Salon Talks

Amber Tamblyn says being a mom in Trump’s America has “radically changed” her activist side.

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VICE Magazine

Garth Greenwell discusses queer literature with Vice, emphasizing how important its presence is to our society.

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Guernica Magazine

Osama Alomar on censorship and the safety of metaphor: I always used metaphors. Maybe this style protected me.

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Director’s Cut

Noah Hutton sits down with Wisconsin Public Television for a closer look at his film Deep Time.

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Poetry Foundation

Joy Harjo discusses the intersection of poetry and music, as well as women’s rights and Indigenous rights movements.

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Princess of Asturias

Polish essayist and poet Adam Zagajewski has been granted the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature.

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Bustle

Huffington Post

Anis Mojgani opened the WorkHuman 2017 conference with an invocation to bring the whole self to work.

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Deadline

Tobey Maguire to develop George Saunders’ short story Home as a feature film with author-screenwriter Patrick Ness.

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LARB Radio Hour

Mary Gaitskill in dialogue with LA Review of Books discusses psychology, drugs, writing, and politics.

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New York Times

City University of New York boasts prize-winning alum and star-studded faculty, including our very own Patricia Smith.

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SPOTLIGHT

Alliance of Women Film Journalists highlights Amber Tamblyn’s explorations of humanity and feminism.

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Folio Prize

Congratulations to Hisham Matar, winner of the 2017 Rathbones Folio Prize for his memoir, The Return.  

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PBS News Hour

segment on Juan Felipe Herrera, the power of words, and how he helps Chicago students find their voice through verse.

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SF Chronicle

Review of Marie Howe’s Magdalene: We cannot turn away as she explores the erotic and spiritual aspects of love.

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BBVA Foundation

Adam Zagajewski, rootlessness, and displacement – a reflection on a poet who writes to imagine a home.

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Freedom Fighting

Listen as Aja Monet discusses publishing, womanhood, and her collection My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter. 

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LA Review of Books

Interview with Adam Zagajewski: Chance and intuition; my ideal book is between a knit structure and a chaotic ensemble.

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Vogue

Dani Shapiro on her memoir HourglassYou’re going to suffer together—as well as experience tremendous joy.

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NYT Magazine

“Walking Home” A poem by Marie Howe: She said, I have never before been a soul on this earth./(It was cold. We were hungry.)

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The New York Times

Review of Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut Paint it Black: a convention-defying film about how two women react to the same loss.

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The New Yorker

Ocean Vuong’s essay A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read: Our hands empty except for our hands.

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LA Review of Books

George Saunders and the LA Review of Books on writing and transcendence in conversation with Lincoln in the Bardo.

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Independent Creative

Ocean Vuong speaks with The Independent Creative on spirals, time, and being generous in your work.

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New York Times

Dani Shapiro’s Hourglass reviewed with other memoirs on the complex calisthenics of marriage.

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Smart Girls Blog

Read “Y for YES,”a poem by Amber Tamblyn: Yes, my abdomen opened/like an eye and I blinked you/into being.



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NBC News

Dani Shapiro’s latest memoir Hourglass included in TODAY’s 12 must-read books of the spring.

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The New Yorker

Osama Alomar on The Teeth of the Comb and his topics of choice: human dignity, success, failure, equality, inequality.

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Fresh Air Interview

Mary Gaitskill speaks with Terry Gross about feminism,  sexual assault, and Somebody With a Little Hammer.

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Ruth Lilly Prize

Congratulations to Joy Harjo, recipient of the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement and contribution to poetry!

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Hyperallergic

NYC Artist in Residence Bryan Doerries brings audience to church with a Theater of War production of MLK’s final sermon.

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Publishers Weekly

Writer and educator Philip Schultz on how his passion for writing lead to his second-calling: teaching.

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the guardian

A review of Ocean Vuong’s Night Sky with Exit Wounds: It is the frequency on which these poems exist that matters, their urgency.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders on public and private spheres of suffering and his list of books for solace in an age of rancor.

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Power of Poetry

Juan Felipe Herrera discusses the power of poetry and his work with Chicago Public Schools with Chicago Tonight.

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Slate Magazine

Listen to Sarah Manguso discuss her latest, 300 Arguments, a collection of aphorisms for modern times.

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Literary Hub

Aja Monet’s My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter included in 15 Books to Read this May: Monet more than rises; she stays aloft.

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Personal Poetry

Several poets, including Marie Howe and Marilyn Nelson, offer New York City a surprise in Grand Central Terminal: poetry! 

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Nylon

An interview with Aja Monet whose powerful activism is illustrated in My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter. 

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300 Arguments

An interview with Sarah Manguso on twitter, aphorisms, and exposition: Dig into the shame.

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New York Times

Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls partner in this expression examining the state of surveillance and what it means to be human.

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Hourglass

NPR reviews Dani Shapiro’s memoir Hourglass: it is a clear-eyed inspection of the slow cracks certain to develop in a long marriage.

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Hyperallergic

An interview with Adam Zagajewski on creativity: I have this mystical notion there’s this energy in music and poetry and painting.

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Washington Post

A review of Jorie Graham’s 12th collection of poetry Fast and Marie Howe’s latest Magdalene: Poems.

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Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to Hisham Matar, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his memoir The Return!

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the guardian

Simon Armitage’s latest The Unaccompanied reviewed by the guardian: Luminous and Unsettling.

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Guggenheim Fellow

Claudia Rankine awarded a 2017 Guggenheim Fellow in the field of Poetry.

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Poetry Breaks

Charles Simic sits down and discusses his writing process with the Academy of American Poets and Leita Luchetti.

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The Boston Globe

Review of Dani Shapiro’s memoir Hourglass: She has never written anything as raw, dark, or brave as Hourglass.

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NYT Bestseller

NPR Books

Juan Felipe Herrera sat down with NPR for a reading of his work and a discussion of his craft.

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LA Review of Books

Review of Mary Gaitskill’s essay collection: her responses are so deeply intelligent, so idiosyncratic yet insightful.

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Books of the Times

NYTimes reviews Mary Gaitskill’s Somebody With a Little Hammer: a formidable collection of essays.

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The Guardian

Listen as The Guardian talks with short-story master George Saunders about his debut novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

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Huffington Post

Diane Ackerman discusses her book made movie The Zookeeper’s Wife and her love of poetry, prose, and nature.

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Magdalene: Poems

Marie Howe speaks to PBS about her collection: “I’m very interested in healing the split between the sacred and the sexual.”

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PBS News Hour

PBS News Hour and Paul Muldoon discuss The Picnic, a monthly show held at the Irish Arts Center in New York.

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Zookeeper’s Wife

The feature film based on Diane Ackerman’s The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain released in theaters today!

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PEN America

Hisham Matar awarded the inaugural PEN Book Award for his memoir The Return at the PEN America Literary Awards Ceremony.

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Huffington Post

Mary Gaitskill speaks with the Huffington Post about rape culture and her new essay collection Somebody with a Little Hammer. 

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Magdalene: Poems

Marie Howe’s fourth collection of poetry, Magdalene: Poems, released by W. W. Norton & Company today!

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Bobbitt Prize

Claudia Rankine receives the 2017 Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry for her book Citizen: An American Lyric.

 

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the guardian

Simon Armitage says: “Language is my enemy – I spend my life battling with it.”

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NYT Magazine

“You’re so quiet you’re almost tomorrow.” NYT Magazine analyzes a line taken from one of Ocean Vuong’s poems.

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SF Chronicle

Sarah Manguso’s 300 Arguments: an edgy sassiness, and a dropout mentality that makes literature from failure.

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Orwell Prize

Congratulations to Hisham Matar who was longlisted for this years Orwell Prize for Books for his memoir The Return.

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300 Arguments

More of Less: In Sarah Manguso’s romance with concision, she nearly writes off writing.

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NY Times Opinion

In Hisham Matar’s essay, Books Can Take You Places Donald Trump Doesn’t Want You To Go he tells how literature  is central to both resistance and liberty.

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Power of Empathy

George Saunders with UK’s 4News: how our divided nation holds tolerance and the ability to talk with those who disagree.

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The Analyst

CBC Radio talks with Molly Peacock about her the decades-long relationship with her therapist and how it entered a new chapter.

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Review of The Analyst

Quill and Quire says everyone can gain from Molly Peacock’s exploration of human connection and creativity.

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Windham-Campbell

Congratulations to Carolyn Forche, one of eight to receive the 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize!

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KCUR

Listen as best selling author Francine Prose explains her thoughts on the importance of the written word.

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The New Yorker Video

Claudia Rankine joins Salman Rushdie & Tony Kushner about bigotry among Trump voters and political apathy in America.

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The Guardian

A series of instincts, thousands of tiny adjustments, hundreds of drafts: George Saunders on the real process of writers.

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The Washington Post

The U.S. poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, speaks with The Washington Post on what America should be reading.

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New Yorker Videos

Watch a breaking down of Tracy K. Smith’s poem “Solstice” with an emphasis on poetry as a refuge.

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New York Times

NYT Bestseller

NYT Bestseller

Congratulations to Diane Ackerman whose novel The Zookeeper’s Wife topped on the New York Times Paperback Bestseller list!

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The Rumpus

A conversation with George Saunders about Lincoln In the Bardo, spirituality, and the importance of character in today’s world.

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2017 PEN Award

Congratulations to Simon Armitage the 2017 winner of the 2017 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.

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Publishers Weekly

Ocean Vuong listed in top ten essential books about the immigrant experience by Publishers Weekly.

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300 Arguments

A review of Sarah Manguso’s latest book of essays by NPR: a book of aphorisms, there are no memories, just artifacts, and they’re all lying.

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360 VR Video

A virtual reality movie produced by The New York Times, based on Lincoln in the Bardo, the new novel by George Saunders.

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Trumpian Rhetoric

George Saunders discusses Lincoln in the Bardo, literary processes, and life under the language of Trump with gothamist.

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Poets & Writers

George Saunders featured on the cover of Poets & Writers’ March/April 2017 issue.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunder’s first novel – a masterpiece unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night with a chorus of voices –  released today!

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NCPR

Clean lines, Bowie tunes and bigger hearts: Pulitzer-winning poet Tracy K Smith shares hope for the future.

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300 Arguments

The New Republic reviews Sarah Manguso’s collection of essays: (Manguso’s) aphorisms feel powerful in our age of alternative facts.

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New York Times

Cristina Garcia listed in 25 Great Books by Refugees alongside Thomas Mann, Hannah Arendt, Vladimir Nabokov.

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An Eve with Eileen

Myles on relationships, tampons, and their dad’s sex life, among many other things as discussed with The Oxonian Review.

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The New Yorker

Read the The Infinite by Charles Simic: “The infinite yawns and keeps yawning. / Is it sleepy?”

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Dual Identities

Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera emphasizes and celebrates his dual immigrant, migrant identity in this article.

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Who is Josh Fox?

Donald Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline ruling is sparking new protests, read how our very own Josh Fox is organizing movements.

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On Being Interview

Could we learn to talk about whiteness? Eula Biss discusses the urgency of this conversation with Krista Tippet.

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PEN Awards

Split this Rock

Richard Blanco pens a new poem for America, read his “Declaration for Inter-dependence” here.

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Theater of War

Listen to actor Paul Giamatti and director Bryan Doerries discuss Antigone in Baltimore.

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The New Yorker

Claudia Rankine on her project the Racial Imaginary Institute: “We’re spending a lot of energy just trying to stay human.”

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Dream Defender

Aja Monet performed her powerful poem for thousands at the Women’s March on Washington, watch here.

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Native Arts

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation announced Joy Harjo will serve on the national non-profit’s Board of Directors.

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The Return

What do you do when you cannot leave and cannot return? Hisham Matar’s memoir seeks answers in post-Gaddafi Libya.

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BOMB Magazine

Danniel Schoonebeek’s Trébuchet positively reviewed: a reminder to revolt and to dissent.

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Golden Thread

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh’s play to be produced in San Francisco: a fiercely funny dive into the absurdity of the immigrant experience.

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NBCC Awards

City of Bones

Kwame Dawes‘ new collection of poetry, City of Bones: A Testament, is out this week.

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Lincoln in the Bardo

George Saunders’ new novel boasts a star studded cast for its audiobook, including Julianne Moore and Ben Stiller.

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Hourglass

Publisher’s Weekly reviews Dani Shapiro’s latest memoir: “Shapiro beautifully weaves together her own moving language.”

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2017 Award

Congratulations to Philip Schultz who has been awarded the 2017 Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in the Literary Arts.

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Yorkshire Park

Simon Armitage returns to the location of his first-ever poetry reading to celebrate the location’s 40th anniversary.

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Poetry: 2017

Aja Monet’s My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter, included on Bustle’s list of Most Anticipated Poetry Collections of 2017.

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curve

Eileen Myles discusses her rise to fame with humor, while offering analysis of the constructs influencing mainstream attention.

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Academy Chancellor

Congratulations to Forrest Gander who was named by the Academy of American Poets as one of their newest Chancellors.

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Academy Chancellor

Congratulations to Terrance Hayes who was named by the Academy of American Poets as one of their newest Chancellors.

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OBE Literature Award

Aminatta Forna has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s 2017 New Year’s Honours List.

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Nonfiction: 2017

Dani Shapiro’s upcoming memoir, Hourglass, included on Bustle’s list of the 15 most anticipated nonfiction books of 2017.

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Robert Creeley Award

We are proud to announce Marie Howe has been chosen as the 17th annual Robert Creeley Award Winner.

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Global Thinkers 2016

Congratulations to Ocean Vuong who was named by Foreign Policy magazine as one of their leading global thinkers.

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Bustle

Mary Gatiskill’s upcoming collection of essays listed among the 15 most anticipated nonfiction works of 2017.

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2017 PEN Awards

Congratulations to Patrick Phillips, Jamaal May and Simon Armitage who were longlisted for the 2017 Literary Awards.

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National Book Award

Blue Flower Arts welcomes and congratulates Daniel Borzutzky, winner of the National Book Award in Poetry.

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Washington Post

George Saunders’ upcoming novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, listed as one of 26 books necessary to start the new year.

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NDAP Ethics Crisis

Elders kept in cages. Demonstrators maced and abused. Standing Rock is a character test, Josh Fox writes in this article. One America is failing.

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PBS Newshour

Poets Anis Mojgani and Aimee Nezhukumatathil are included in this stunning portrait of Walt Whitman’s legacy.

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Trébuchet

Publishers Weekly reviews Danniel Schoonebeek’s most recent collection of poems: “a searing convergence of political commentary and folk tale.”

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Letter from Li-Young

Li-Young Lee grapples with questions of consciousness, humanity, and art in this internal-dialogue response to proposed questions from Humans & Nature.

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Mister Monkey

High praise from the New York Times Book Review for Francine Prose’s new book: “so fresh and new it’s almost giddy.”

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Election Year

The Boton Globe publishes a poem by Richard Blanco offering a reflection for voters as the polls close.

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Hercules in Brooklyn

Bryan Doerries production in Brooklyn of Hercules’ battles inspired a challenging discussion on gun violence.

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Responsibility in Haiti

Jonathan M. Katz examines the relationship between the Clintons, the U.S., and Haiti in this piece for Slate Magazine.

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Red Moon: A Series

Fox network is developing a sociopolitical soap based on the novel Red Moon by Benjamin Percy.

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Fresh Air

Listen to Patrick Phillips discuss his book Blood at the Root with Terri Gross on NPR.

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007

Benjamin Percy promises “nifty gadgets, colorful villains, and dangerous seductions” in his James Bond series for Dynamite Entertainment.

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Genius Award

Claudia Rankine receives a MacArthur Award for Citizen which illuminates “emotional and psychic tensions…of many living in 21st century America.”

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PBS Newshour

Jennine Capo Crucet discusses the struggles and navigations of being a first-generation college student with PBS Newshour.

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The Poem is You

Stephen Burt guides readers in understanding four recent decades of American poetry in his latest book, published September 2016.

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Shared Discomfort

Bryan Doerries discusses his troupe’s Pittsburgh performance of excerpts from the play “Tape” with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

 

 

 

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National Book Awards

Congratulations to Donald Hall whose poetry collection The Selected Poems of Donald Hall was long-listed for the award.

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Theater of War

The New Yorker‘s feature review of Bryan Doerries‘ Sophocles’ Message for American Veterans.

 

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NPR Weekend Edition

Bryan Doerries discusses his politically charged production of ‘Antigone,’ performed in Ferguson, Mo.

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Discomfort = Bias

Claudia Rankine explains why discomfort is the world’s most underestimated resource–in Foreign Policy.

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The New Yorker

Latino Book Awards

Congrats to Jennine Capo Crucet–winner of the best Latino-themed fiction book, Make Your Home Among Strangers.

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ACA Fellowship

Cuban American Vote

Home to Humanity

LA Review of Books explores Linda Gregerson’s latest collection of poetry, Prodigal: New and Selected Poems, 1976–2014.

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LA Review of Books

LA Review of Books looks back to Linda Gregerson‘s second collection of poetry, The Woman Who Died In Her Sleep (1996).

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Storytelling in Controlled Spaces

Patricia Smith talks to NPR‘s Dave Becker about the role of the poet in a modern context and storytelling in poetic form.

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Kenyon Review

Linda Gregerson talks to Kenyon Review about revisiting Ovid, throwing her voice, and poems that remain open to interference.

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Poems in the Air

Simon Armitage speaks to The Chronicle about his latest project, celebrating special places with poems you can’t read.

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Motor City Verse

Jamaal May and Composer Andrew Harrison collaborate on project that folds poetry from Hum into original music, as reported by Canberra Times.

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U.N. Admits Guilt

After years of denial, the UN confesses guilt in Haiti cholera epidemic. Jonathan M. Katz, who witnessed events firsthand, writes for the NY Times.

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Blood at the Root

Exploring Trauma

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh discusses how to write about trauma both from his own journey and as a writing professor–for The New York Times.

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The Pearl

The Sydney Morning Herald reviews Simon Armitage‘s translation of 14th century allegory, The Pearl.

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Talking Policy

The World Policy Blog interviews George Saunders, broadening his interpretation of the Trump campaign.

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The Nation

Katha Pollitt talks to The Nation about sexual harassment in the office, Fox News & Donald Trump.

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Culture Play

Angela Flournoy talks pop culture, Instagram, and hints about topics in her next book, with The Undefeated.

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Profile: Eileen Myles

Wonderland magazine profiles trailblazing American poet Eileen Myles.

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USA Today

The Democrat & Chronicle highlights Cornelius Eady‘s new work in a piece about recent turmoil in Oakland.

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Angela in Australia

The Daily Review interviews Angela Flournoy, discussing The Turner House, her writing process and storytelling.

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The Guardian

Chris Abani speaks to The Guardian about contributing to a more diverse representation of the African continent.

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NPR Central CA

Juan Felipe Herrera was recently appointed for a second term as the US Poet Laureate. He speaks to NPR about his vision for this year.

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VCU Cabell Award

Angela Flournoy earns VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for The Turner Houseas reported by The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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NPR’s Code Switch

Mat Johnson’s commentary about the effect of turbulent encounters with law enforcement on parenting.

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“Bullet Points” Poem

Jericho Brown‘s searing poem in the Atlanta Journal takes on the fatal police shootings of black men.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker features Marie Howe’s Low Tide, Late August in print and audio.

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Poem of the Day

Marilyn Hacker‘s Road Metal is Poetry Daily’s Poem of the Day.

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Praise for The Mare

The Guardian lauds Mary Gaitskill’s The Mare as “bold, dramatic and deeply unsettling.” Mary discusses the novel with Guernica.

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Kwame Dawes Poems

Oxford American Magazine Summer 2016 issue features three poems by Kwame Dawes.

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Myles on the ’70s

Eileen Myles Talks to The Civilians about the 70’s, Patti Smith, and “Poetry Voice.”

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The Guardian

Mary Gaitskill talks to The Guardian about writing, parenting and teaching.

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Stop and Frisk

Claudia Rankine on race and reactions to gun violence in America with NPR Weekend Edition.

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A Fragile America

George Saunders examines “the Trump appeal” for The New Yorker and emerging cultural implications with NPR’s Weekend Edition.

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@ the Crossroads

Ars Poetica

Terrance Hayes reads Ars Poetica With Bacon for The New Yorker.

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NYT Dot Earth

Filmmaker Josh Fox teaches the New York Times video blog Dot Earth how to cope with global climate change.

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Green Arrow #2

Benjamin Percy taps Dante Alighieri for Green Arrow #2, as reviewed by Newsarama.

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Teen Opinion

How Simon Armitage awakened a teenage boy’s interest in poetry, for The Guardian.

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On Memoir

Dani Shapiro shares her experience as a memoirist for The New York Times.

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One Pulse One Poem

Read Richard Blanco‘s poem in the Miami Herald — a tribute to the shooting in Orlando.

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Aspen Public Radio

Rowan Ricardo Phillips shares his experiences as educator and poet with Aspen Public Radio.

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WHCU Radio

Josh Fox Q&A about How to Let Go of the World with WHCU Radio.

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Lammys

Eileen Myles received Lambda’s Pioneer Award for contributions to the LGBT literary community.

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Cuban Overture

Richard Blanco’s lyrics for Gershwin’s Cuban Overture will be performed by the Philadelphia Boys Choir this August in Cuba.

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CBC Radio

Tracy K. Smith talks to CBC Radio about life, death, poetry and outer space.

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Lucas Prize

Adam Zagajewski receives the U of Tübingen’s Dr. Leopold Lucas Prize for achievements in theology, intellectual history and research, and philosophy.

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Green Arrow

Ben Percy Interview with DC Entertainment about the Relaunch of Green Arrow.

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NY Times

Lifetime Recognition

Adam Zagajewski wins The Griffin Trust’s Lifetime Recognition Award that pays tribute to the work and achievements of international poets.

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Writing About War

NPR explores the literature of war with Brian Turner and others who were involved in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Becoming Jericho

Read Jericho Brown‘s personal journey: how he endured a violent childhood, got a new name—and a Guggenheim.

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PBS Newshour

Peter Balakian explains to Newshour’s Jeffrey Brown how poetry helped him cope as he discovered the trauma of his history.

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Armenian Award

Peter Balakian is awarded Armenia’s 2015 Presidential award for significant contribution to the process of the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

 

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Open Source Radio

Christopher Lydon talks to Eileen Myles about the democratic virtue of individualism: in gender and sexuality, politics and aesthetics.

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Lambda Literary

NYT Book Review

NYT Book Review applauds Young‘s Blue Laws, saying “The formal economy of Young’s best work attunes us to the grammar of living and sorrow alike.”

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Lust and Wonder

“It’s an odd thing, watching a memoirist grow up on the page,” writes NPR on Augusten Burroughs‘ newest book.

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NPR

NPR interviews Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Peter Balakian.

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George Saunders

The news is out! In 2017, George Saunders will publish his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

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Salon

Review in Salon of Josh Fox‘s documentary How to Let Go of the World: “a sprawling chronicle of despair — and hope.”

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Mud City Journal

Michaelsun Knapp interviews Aimee Nezhukumatathil for the Mud City Journal.

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Wesleyan Argus

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh talks writing, empathy, and Pittsburgh at Wesleyan’s Shapiro Creative Writing Center.

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The Body

Poet Laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera reappointed to a second year as US Poet Laureate.

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Griffin Poetry Prize

Joy Harjo‘s Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings shortlisted for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize.

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Griffin Poetry Prize

Paterson Poetry Prize

Mark Doty‘s Deep Lane wins the 2016 Paterson Poetry Prize from Passaic County Community College’s Poetry Center.

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LA Times Book Prize

Marilyn Nelson wins the  LA Times Book Prize Awards in Young Adult Literature for My Seneca Village.

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LA Times Book Prize

Jorie Graham wins the  LA Times Book Prize Awards in Poetry for From the New World.

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Guggenheim

Congratulations Jericho Brown, Stephen Burt, and Brian Turner all awarded 2016 Guggenheim Fellowships for Poetry.

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Heaven

Rowan Ricardo Phillips wins the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for poetry recognizing contributions to cultural diversity.

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The Writer’s Almanac

Ted Kooser interviewed by The Writer’s Almanac in honor of National Poetry Month.

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AWP

Come visit Blue Flower Art’s Literary Salon at Booth 812 during AWP!

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Robert Kirsch Award

Juan Felipe Herrera presented the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement at the 36th L.A. Times Book Prizes.

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Blue Laws

Harper’s: “Young‘s book tells a story about how history has been written on African-American bodies, and imagines the voices that have spoken back.”

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Poetry Daily

George Bilgere‘s poem “The Forge” featured in Poetry Daily.

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Kevin Young Review

Flavorwire: “Blue Laws feels like an extract from a lost American hymnal, one that contains all heaven’s news, good or bad.”

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The New Yorker

George Saunders interview with The New Yorker on authorial bullying, parenting, and consciousness after death.

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American Ace

Kirkus reviews: Nelson‘s “meticulous verse is the perfect vehicle to convey the devastating fragility of racial and familial identity in America.”

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NBCCA

Terrance Hayes and Roxana Robinson nominated for the NBCCA in Poetry and Excellence in Reviewing, respectively.

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Democracy Now!

Josh Fox interview with Democracy Now! on the release of his newest documentary How To Let Go of the World.

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C.D. Wright

Blue Flower Arts mourns the loss of Carolyn D. Wright (1949-2016).

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Chancellor

Brenda Hillman named the new Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets!

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Notable Books

Joy Harjo’s Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings named to the American Library Association’s 2016 Notable Books List.

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Huffpost Religion

Gregory  Orr named one of twelve awe-inspiring poets to read as medicine for your soul by Huffpost Religion.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph revisits Citizen upon the eve of the TS Eliot Prize: “Rankine’s voice shimmers with wisdom and fury.

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audioBoom

Amy Bloom discusses her novel Lucky Us with audioBoom along with sisters, mothers, fathers and redemption.

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LA Review of Books

LA Review of Books published a series of essays about Claudia Rankine’s Citizen to mark the one-year anniversary of its publication.

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Buzzfeed

The Guardian

Claudia Rankine speaks with The Guardian about Blackness in the white imagination.

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On Being

Paul Muldoon featured on an episode of On Being with Krista Tippett.

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2015 Best Poetry

Marilyn Hacker‘s collection A Stranger’s Mirror is named one of the Best Poetry Books of 2015 by the New York Times.

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2015 Best Poetry

Linda Gregerson‘s collection Prodigal is named one of the Best Poetry Books of 2015 by the New York Times.

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The Writer’s Almanac

Happy Holidays! Enjoy A Christmas Poem by Robert Bly.

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NPR Fresh Air

Rick Moody discusses and reads a passage from his newest novel with Teri Gross on NPR Fresh Air.

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Booklist

Bonnie Jo Campbell‘s Mothers, Tell Your Daughters named Booklists’ Top of the List for Adult Fiction in 2015.

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Artist Trust

David Shields is awarded the 2015 James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award for demonstrating exceptional originality.

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The Late Show

PEN Lit Awards

Charles Simic and Rowan Ricardo Phillips longlisted for the 2016 PEN Literary Awards in Art of the Essay and Open Book, respectively.

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NYT Magazine

“I’m more compelled by a freedom that would allow me to deserve what I have,” writes Eula Biss in her article “White Debt“.

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Sundance Film Fest

Josh Fox‘s new film How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change) premieres at Sundance 2016!

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War is Beautiful

David Shields interviewed by Vice on his new book War is Beautiful.

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Creeley Award

NY Times Magazine

George Saunders and Jennifer Egan, both known for their mind-bending imaginations, discuss the business of envisioning the future.

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Hotels of N. America

Opposed to backstory, Moody claims “I am interested in what the character is doing now, in the present time of the narrative,” to The Rumpus.

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Citizen

Woman reads from Citizen, Claudia Rankine‘s award-winning book on racial aggression, during a Donald Trump speech.

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New York Times

“In Hotels of North America, Rick Moody Examines the Middle-Aged Male in Free Fall,” reviews NT Times.

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NYT Magazine

“In her new novel,­ Gaitskill delves into the most frightening subject of all: real connection,” said the NYT Magazine.

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TS Eliot Prize

Los Angeles Times

Jill Bialosky interview on writing, editing and her novel The Prize in the Los Angeles Times.

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NBA Finalists

Terrance Hayes and Tracy K Smith finalists for the 2015 National Book Awards in Poetry and Nonfiction, respectively.

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Mothers, Tell Your Daughters

“Like the women in her stories, Campbell’s prose can be watchful and viscerally alive,” reviews the NY Times.

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The Atlantic

Gregerson‘s Prodigal “gathers work from nearly 40 years of a career as remarkable as any in contemporary American poetry” says The Atlantic.

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NYT Magazine

Read Valzhyna Mort‘s article on Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich in the New York Times Magazine.

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Writer’s Almanac

Donald Hall‘s Her Long Illness and The Widow both spotlighted in The Writer’s Almanac.

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Student

Deep Time

Straight raves, “What Hutton achieves goes beyond a mere environmental-protest film and feels more like an epic end-time poem.”

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Forward Prize

Conflict Resolution

“The joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human” in Joy Harjo‘s newest poetry collection.

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Roll Deep

“The poems in Major Jackson‘s Roll Deep are a testament both to memory and renewal; the human ability to persevere,” reviews The Rumpus.

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C.K. Williams

Blue Flower Arts mourns the loss of C.K. Williams (1936-2015).

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Washington Post

Herrera, the first Mexican American USPL, made it clear he’s bringing a new sense of wonder and drama to the position,” writes the Washington Post.

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NBA Nonfiction

NPR Morning Edition

Wallace Stevens

Joy Harjo is awarded the Academy of American Poets Wallace Stevens Award, which recognizes outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry.

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Lenore Marshall

Kevin Young won the Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for the most outstanding book of poetry published in 2014.

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Fellowship

Marie Howe received the Academy of American Poets Fellowship for her distinguished poetic achievement.

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Learning to Drive

Katha Pollitt’s essay Learning to Drive now a feature film starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley.

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BBC Culture

Joy Harjo‘s and Juan Felipe Herrera‘s newest poetry collections selected for the Ten Books to Read in September.

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Tony Hoagland

In Tony Hoagland‘s Application for Release from the Dream, “he reminds us that even when dreams are dashed, joy sometimes interferes.”

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Prodigal

Gregerson is a poet of praise” says The New Yorker, “her poems renegotiate the terms of human happiness and safety.”

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NY Times

Read Claudia Rankine‘s article The Meaning of Serena Williams on tennis and black excellence.

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Literary Hub

Jill Bialosky speaks of the challenges to wearing two hats in her article When The Editor Becomes The Writer.

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NY Times

Richard Blanco named the first education ambassador for the Academy of American Poets!

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Washington Post

Shining reviews for three of our authors with fall poetry releases: Juan Felipe Herrera, Tony Hoagland, and Major Jackson.

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Cuba Embassy

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco to read a new poem for the US embassy opening in Havana.

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The Creative Talk

“Stories are there to humanize,” says Etgar Keret in an interview with The Creative Talk.

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New York Times

Dominique Browning puts yesterday’s worries behind her as she declares I’m Too Old for This.

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DAAD Fellowship

Nikola Madzirov is awarded a 2016 DAAD writer’s fellowship for a 12-month stay in Berlin.

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Roll Deep

Major Jackson explores a range of topics from human intimacy to war in the confident and radiant poems from his new collection.

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The Prize

Jill Bialosky‘s new novel “explores the complicated terrain of relationships, as well as the inspiration behind creativity,” reviews Publishers Weekly.

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Natasha Trethewey

reviews in the Washington Post and discusses on PBS NewsHour Harper Lee’s newly released novel.

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Sunday Book Review

Etgar Keret reveal Kafka as his favorite writer in this interview with the New York Times.

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Divedapper

Aimee Nezhukumatathil declares she’s “not sorry to write about wonder & joy” in her interview with Divedapper.

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My Feelings

The New York Times calls Nick Flynn’s new poems “buzzing, stinging plunges into the complicated colony of self.”

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The Millions

Mary Gaitskill‘s The Mare and Bonnie Jo Campbell‘s Mothers, Tell Your Daughters named to  The Million’s Most Anticipated.

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Forward Prize

NYT Magazine

Oxford Professor

Simon Armitage chosen as Oxford’s Professor of Poetry, second only in prestige to the poet laureate according to The Guardian.

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Village Voice

Aja Monet uses poetry as a tool to protest violence and racial injustice, as reported by the Village Voice.

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Bridges to/from Cuba

Richard Blanco launches a writing project to lift what he calls Cuba’s ’emotional embargo,’ as told to the AP.

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Heaven

“The only way then to know a truth” writes Rowan Ricardo Phillips in his newest poetry collection, “Is to squint in its direction and poke.”

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New USPL

We congratulate Juan Felipe Herrera on being named the next United States Poet Laureate!

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PEN Open Book

That Thing You Do

David Shield‘s new book, an autobiography as told to him by Samantha Matthews, available now.

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My Feelings

Nick Flynn’s newest collection listed as one of Washington Post’s Best 3 Poetry Books for June.

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NY Times Style

Why on earth would we get rid of our wonderful things? asks Dominique Browning in her article Let’s Celebrate the Art of Clutter.

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Sunday Book Review

Mat Johnson’s new novel, featured in the NYT Sunday Book Review,  tells a semi-autobiographical story about race and mixed-race in America.

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O. Henry Prize

Molly Antopol‘s My Grandmother Tells Me This Story wins The O. Henry Prize for best short fiction of the year.

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Lambda Award

Richard Blanco‘s The Prince of Los Cocuyos wins the Lambda Literary Award for Memoir.

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My Feelings

Nick Flynn‘s newest poetry collection contains quicksilver realms of emotional energy—from grief and panic to gratitude and understanding.

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Sunday Book Review

Dominique Browning reviews upcoming gardening books for The New York Times.

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Loving Day

Mat Johnson‘s newest novel takes “a satirical slant on racial identities”, as reviewed by The New York Times.

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The Wading Pool

Ted Kooser praises George Bilgere‘s poem for covering all the years from childhood to middle age in American Life in Poetry.

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Neustadt Prize

Green Arrow

Benjamin Percy interview in Newsarama on his revamping of DC’s superhero comic Green Arrow in June!

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Proving My Blackness

Mat Johnson article on his black heritage in the New York Times Magazine.

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Conde Nast Traveler

The Dead Lands

Benjamin Percy‘s new novel slouches toward dystopia in the review by The Washington Post.

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Essay in Elle

The Writer

Diane Ackerman discusses The Human Age and science writing in The Writer.

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Book TV

Tracy K Smith discusses her memoir Ordinary Light on C-SPAN.

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Ask For a Poem

Marie Howe and co. write poems on demand in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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Guggenheim

LA Times Book Prize

What Lies Beneath

Mark Doty interview on his new collection Deep Lane with Shelf Awareness.

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‘N’em

Jericho Brown‘s poem from The New Testament featured in the New York Times Magazine.

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IMPAC Dublin

Roxana Robinson’s Sparta is one of 10 books shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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AWP Bly Reading

Listen to Robert Bly reading Keeping Our Small Boat Afloat at AWP, with our own Alison Granucci at his side.

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Dark Sparkler

Amber Tamblyn talks about her new collection of poems with The Believer.

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Shapiro AWP Article

Dani Shapiro gives love to the BFA booth in her dispatch from AWP for the New Yorker’s Blog.

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Deep Time

Noah Hutton‘s newest film wins a special jury award for best documentary at the Environmental Film Festival at Yale.

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Hurston/Wright

Chris Abani and Claudia Rankine nominated for the Hurston/Wright 2015 Legacy Award in Fiction and Poetry, respectively.

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Dead Lands

The Star Tribune calls Benjamin Percy‘s newest thriller a cleverly crafted imagining of the journey of Lewis and Clark as a post-apocalyptic quest.

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The New Testament

Jericho Brown‘s newest poetry collection named one of The Believer’s top 5 Books of the Year.

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AWP Minneapolis

Visit Blue Flower Arts at Booth 600 and check out our exciting events! A book signing with Nick Flynn & Claudia Rankine and a tribute to Robert Bly.

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Vaccination Fears

Bill Gates discusses On Immunity by Eula Biss.

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How To Be Drawn

Now available, Terrance Hayes‘ fifth poetry collection explores how we see and are seen.

read more »

Books of the Week

Terrance HayesHow To Be Drawn and Tracy K. Smith‘s Ordinary Light highlighted in Publishers Weekly.

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Taxi Driver

Etgar Keret‘s new short story Taxi Driver in New York Times Magazine.

read more »

Galaxies Inside

Stephen Burt gives a stunning profile of Terrance Hayes in the New York Times Magazine.

read more »

On my Coffee Cup

Saïd Sayrafiezadeh has a wonderful new essay about his name in The New Yorker.

read more »

PEN Literary Awards

PEN Ten Interview

Mat Johnson interviewed by PEN America on the responsibility of a writer and more.

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Really Eternal City

NBCC Award

Congratulations to Claudia Rankine for winning the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry for her collection Citizen: An American Lyric!

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A Person of Limited Palette

Ted Kooser‘s poem from his newest collection Splitting an Order featured in The Writer’s Almanac.

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Bluebrain Film

Noah Hutton talks to Alex Witt from MSNBC about his 15-year film chronicling the mapping the human brain.

read more »

Heaven Review

Rowan Ricardo Phillip‘s Heaven, building on The Ground’s recognition of the expanse, reviewed in 32 Poems.

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The Invention of Influence

Listen to the interview with Peter Cole on KCRW’s Bookworm.

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From The New World

Jorie Graham’s selected poems, praised in the New York Times, show how she moved the art form forward.

read more »

Totally Wrong Trailer

View the trailer for David Shields’ I Think You’re Totally Wrong:  A Quarrel, a James Franco film.

read more »

Long Way Home

Richard Blanco, Edwidge Danticat, and Diane Guerrero discuss their cultural legacies on NPR.

read more »

The Players

Jill Bialosky describes the rich and universal story that is modern motherhood in her new book of poems.

read more »

New Poetry Column

Natasha Trethewey’s first weekly poetry column in the NY Times Magazine!

read more »

Poetry is a Virus

Flavorwire reviews Jorie Graham‘s latest book, From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. 

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On Immunity

Mark Zuckerberg chooses Eula Biss and her book On Immunity for Facebook’s Year of Books.

read more »

NY Times Bestseller

Snow & Poetry

Jericho on PBS NewsHour

Jericho Brown looks back at Saturdays spent cutting grass on PBS NewsHour.

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Rest in Peace

Blue Flower Arts mourns the loss of Philip Levine.

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Valentine

Tracy K Smith

Tracy K. Smith and her new memoir, Ordinary Light, featured in Poets and Writers Magazine.

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NAACP Image Award

Green Arrow

Benjamin Percy to take over the writing of the DC Green Arrow comic book series!

read more »

Deep Time

Noah Hutton‘s new film Deep Time, about the ND oil boom, to premiere at SXSW festival.

read more »

Seasonal Works

Rave Review of Brenda Hillman’s latest book of poems in Iowa Review.

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PEN New England

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

read more »

NBCC Award Finalists

Kingsley/Kate Tufts

Sailing the Forest

Read the review of Robin Robertson’s book in NY Times Book Review.

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One Thousand Things Worth Knowing

Heedful, hard-won, head-turning, heartfelt, Paul Muldoon‘s new book of poems just released.

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Dame Carol Ann

The honor of being made a dame is bestowed upon the British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

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Cuban-American

Poet Richard Blanco reflects on normalized Cuba-US Relations on Radio Boston.

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Totally Wrong

David Shields‘ new release called “outrageously entertaining” by the Boston Globe.

read more »

When The Fine Days

Donald Hall‘s poem featured in Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac.

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Garcia on Cuba

Christina Garcia discusses the changes in Cuba in The Guardian.

read more »

Living Will

George Bilgere‘s poetry featured in Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac.

read more »

My Grandmother’s Grave

Bobbitt National Prize

Patricia Smith awarded the Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry by the Library of Congress!

read more »

Amiri’s Green Chim Chim-knees Growth Tribe

Cuba

Lucky Us

Amy Bloom‘s novel makes Oprah’s top 10 books of 2014!

read more »

Say Something NYC

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

read more »

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.”

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NAACP Nominees

Be Brave

Poet Aja Monet explores love and courage in new video for her song Be Brave.

read more »

Hall Interview NPR

Donald Hall interview with NPR on his new book Essays After Eighty.

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Turner Interview

Brian Turner interviewed in The Rumpus about My Life as a Foreign Country.

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Rankine on PBS NewsHour

Claudia Rankine on the violent deaths of black men for PBS NewsHour.

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Claudia Emerson

Blue Flower Arts mourns the loss of Poet Claudia Emerson (1957-2014).

read more »

One Gram Short

Etgar Keret‘s new short story, One Gram Short, featured in The New Yorker.

read more »

Essays After Eighty

Searching essays that startle, move, and delight, pick up Donald Hall’s Essays after Eighty.

read more »

Sparta Longlisted

Donald Hall Feature

Poets & Writers features a wonderful interview with Donald Hall in their latest issue.

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Shields on ESPN

David Shields talks to ESPN about James Franco’s film adaptation of Shields’s 1999 book Black Planet

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NPR Reviews Citizen

All Things Considered gives a beautiful review of Claudia Rankine‘s latest collection, Citizen.

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Dylan Thomas Prize

“Half-Light”

Read a new poem by Frank Bidart in the latest issue of The New Yorker, and listen to audio of Bidart reading the poem.

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The Trace

“An intense read” proclaims PW about Forrest Gander‘s new novel, “with meditative poems between chapters to complete the package.”

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“Heart Condition”

Jericho Brown reads “Heart Condition” from his new collection The New Testament in his interview with PBS NewsHour.

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Galway Kinnell

Blue Flower Arts mourns the loss of Galway Kinnell (1927-2014).

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Splitting An Order

Ted Kooser‘s new book of poems calls attention to the intimacies of life through commonplace objects and occurrences.

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Citizen

Citizen: An American Lyric, by  National Book Award Finalist Claudia Rankine, is reviewed in the New Yorker.

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Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt‘s new book is a powerful argument for abortion as a moral right and social good.

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Los Cocuyos

Richard Blanco discusses The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, his funny and poignant memoir, on NPR.

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The Legacy of War

Listen to Brian Turner discussing My Life as a Foreign Country on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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NBA Longlist Fiction

Molly Antopol‘s debut story collection The UnAmericans is longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction.

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MacArthur “Genius”

Hearty congratulations to Terrance Hayes, recipient of the prestigious 2014 MacArthur Foundation Award!

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NBA Longlist Poetry

Claudia Rankine‘s new collection Citizen: An American Lyric is longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award for Poetry.

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Brian Turner’s Memoir

Brian Turner‘s first memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, released on September 15, to critical acclaim.

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The New Testament

Jericho Brown‘s second collection, The New Testament, on the stands on September 16.

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Josh Fox Debuts New Production

Josh Fox debuts Solutions Grassroots on Sunday, September 21

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Man Booker Shortlist

Congratulation to Joshua Ferris on being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his new novel, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour!

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The Human Age

Diane Ackerman’s new nonfiction book The Human Age available on September 10th.

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Metaphysical Dog Wins PEN/Voelcker

Congratulations to Frank Bidart, winner of the 2014 PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry from PEN America!

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A Memoir is Not a Status Update

Once in the West

Christian Wiman‘s latest book of poetry, Once in the West, available on September 9th.

 

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Recommendation

Rowan Ricardo Phillips recommends Walt Whitman on NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Black Planet

David Shields’ book Black Planet to be turned into a movie directed by James Franco!

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Congratulations

Nikola Madzirov, Tracy K Smith, and Valzhyna Mort all featured on The Guardian’s list of Fifty Greatest Modern Love Poems.

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