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'The labor of love': PW talks with co-editors of the Collected Clifton

“America made us heroines/not wives” An exclusive Publishers Weekly interview with Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser, co-editors of The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010, was in the PW spotlight of Monday's issue. While Kevin Young discusses Lucille Clifton’s mentoring and literary influence, Michael Glaser talks about their enduring friendship. Ultimately, the co-editors and friends of Ms. Clifton tell about "the labor of love that this book represents." This new interview offers insight into the landmark volume The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 (BOA, 2012), spirit writing, the “lost poems” of Clifton, and the late poet’s literary legacy....

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Sean Thomas Dougherty: this month's Featured Poet on The Bakery

Congratulations to BOA Poet Sean Thomas Dougherty for being featured this month by The Bakery! Dougherty, who gave an amazing poetry reading at this year's BOA "Poetry is Jazz" event, is known for his "electrifying performances" given worldwide, and is the author of Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (BOA, 2010), Broken Hallelujahs (BOA, 2007), and the forthcoming All I Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems (BOA, 2014). More information on Dougherty is available on The Bakery website, in addition to samples of his poetry and this brief statement by the artist: "These poems show the range...

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Tony Leuzzi: The Poet's Poet!

Tony Leuzzi, author of forthcoming Passwords Primeval: 20 American Poets in Their Own Words (to be released by BOA this November), is featured today on The Bakery Poetry blog. While Passwords Primeval is a collection of Leuzzi's astounding interviews with prominent American poets (rather than a book of his own poetry), we're thrilled that Leuzzi is being recognized, not only for his impressive knowledge of poetry, but for his style and creativity as a poet in his own right. Here is the featured poem: Cadae (2) Stones have ears to eat the exact time Arp thought      and jotted the stones have...

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Christopher Kennedy's Poetry and Playlist

[caption id="attachment_1205" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Ennui Prophet, poems by Christopher Kennedy"][/caption] Christopher Kennedy's "The Fact Remains" has been selected as this week's Poem of the Week by The Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre! The prose poem comes from his fourth poetry collection Ennui Prophet. "I’m heavier than some animals, lighter than others. Also, I’m more threatening than most animals, less threatening than a few; faster than some, slower than most. I don’t bite, though, unless provoked by desire. What I want to say is: I still measure distance in years. And swans mate for life. At least that’s what I believe. I...

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Poems by Ira Sadoff on 'Poetry Daily'!

Congratulations to Ira Sadoff for being chosen as today's Featured Poet on Poetry Daily! Poetry Daily is an anthology of contemporary poetry that features outstanding works each day from new books, magazines, and journals. Featured are "the most eminent poets" as well as those lesser known. Each poem is selected for its "literary quality," to provide readers with a "window on a very broad range of poetry offered annually by publishers large and small." Two of Sadoff's poems, "Lament" and "Ex-Wives," both from his newly released collection True Faith, are today's features. Read them for yourself: Lament While I was...

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