Posts Tagged: Don Share

Notable Portland: 1/25–1/31

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Notable San Francisco: 11/8–11/14

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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This Week in Books: American Purgatory

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Welcome to This Week in Books, where we highlight books just released by small and independent presses. Books have always been a symbol for and means of spreading knowledge and wisdom, and they are an important part of our toolkit in fighting for social justice. If we’re going to move our national narrative away from […]

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Podcatcher #3: Poetry Jawns

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Emma Sanders and Alina Pleskova charm us with their affection for each other, DIY ethos, and belief on Poetry Jawns, what matters is the work.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Poetry Shutdown Begins – Poets and Critics Fail to Agree

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A flurry of last-minute phone calls, philippics, tweets, and Facebook posts by poets and critics late last night failed to break a bitter standoff over the latest poetry-is-dead attacks, setting in motion the first poetry shutdown in the history of American poetry. The impasse meant that hundreds of thousands of American poets were to be […]

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A Poetry Bestseller?

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On the first day of every semester in my poetry classes, I ask my students if they can name a single living poet. About one in three classes comes up with Maya Angelou. Every couple of years I might get Billy Collins. Sometimes a student I’ve had in another class will say “you.” I do […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Barbara Jane Reyes has a good response to the New Yorker article on MFA programs I posted earlier. At Harriet, Don Share takes on poetry reviews, even though he’s tired of the whole story. I took his post as an opportunity to expound on my own reviewing policies, both as reviewer and editor. Sam Witt […]

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