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The Emily Dickinson Archive, providing digital access to the poet’s surviving ephemera, is live. And has sparked all kinds of scholarly infighting! “They have the furniture, we have the daguerreotype; they have the herbarium, we have the hair,” says one archivist.
For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theparisreview:

The Emily Dickinson Archive, providing digital access to the poet’s surviving ephemera, is live. And has sparked all kinds of scholarly infighting! “They have the furniture, we have the daguerreotype; they have the herbarium, we have the hair,” says one archivist.

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

It’s on! Chancellors Reading tonight! NYU Skirball Center, 7pm. Come out and buy tickets to all our Poets Forum events. Details: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

It’s on! Chancellors Reading tonight! NYU Skirball Center, 7pm. Come out and buy tickets to all our Poets Forum events. Details: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

Check out the good work happening at Brooklyn Poets.

Check out the good work happening at Brooklyn Poets.

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Award-winning poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché will present this year’s Blaney Lecture: “Not Persuasion But Transport: The Poetry of Witness.” Just one of the many awesome events we have in store.
#POFO13 starts this Thursday. Blaney Lecture goes down Friday, 3:30 pm. Tickets & info: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

Award-winning poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate Carolyn Forché will present this year’s Blaney Lecture: “Not Persuasion But Transport: The Poetry of Witness.” Just one of the many awesome events we have in store.

#POFO13 starts this Thursday. Blaney Lecture goes down Friday, 3:30 pm. Tickets & info: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

Poets Forum starts next week. Do you have your tickets? http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj
#POFO13

Poets Forum starts next week. Do you have your tickets? http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

#POFO13

Poets Forum starts next week! Don’t miss out. http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

Poets Forum starts next week! Don’t miss out. http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

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Our seventh chapbook finalist is DANEZ SMITH, for his manuscript, bare & plenty. Check out and share a poem from the manuscript, (first published in Bloom Literary Journal) above!

Danez Smith is a proud Cave Canem Fellow, 2-time Pushcart Nominee, Best New Poets Nominee & avid twerker from St. Paul, MN. Danez, as a poet, performer & playwright, has taken his work across the country to schools, community centers, poetry venues, and theatres across the country, as well as aboard in places like the UK, Mexico, Switzerland, and Panama, where he co-founded a bilingual education program with the US Embassy. Danez came into writing through poetry slams, and placed 6th in the world at the 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam and is the 2013 Rustbelt Midwest Regional Slam Champion. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Gertrude, decomP, The Cortland Review, Anti-, Southern Indiana Review, PANK as well as other journals and anthologies. He is an assistant editor for Muzzle Magazine and edits the Line Breaks Chapbook Series for First Wave. He thinks you look good today, now werk!

if I had two nickels to rub together
I would rub them together

like a kid rubs sticks together
until friction made combustion

From today’s poem. Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.

And catch Kevin Varrone at Poets Forum on Oct. 25, where he’ll be on a panel with Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Lee Ann Brown on POETIC EXPLORATIONS. 

Tickets & details: http://bit.ly/1bdRqTj

#POFO13