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theparisreview:

“Professor Ginsberg sits behind his wide desk frowning up at the low ceiling as though the harsh fluorescent light were assaulting him. Without further ado he begins to take roll. Somehow I thought it would be a hey, drop-in-drop-out-whenever-the-mood-suits-you kind of arrangement. As he calls off the names, I realize that half of the people crammed into this tiny room aren’t even enrolled in the class. They’re just here to catch a glimpse of Ginsberg, to get some kind of Beat benediction.”
Read an excerpt from Elissa Schappell’s essay, “A Semester with Allen Ginsberg,” this week’s Longreads Member Pick.

theparisreview:

“Professor Ginsberg sits behind his wide desk frowning up at the low ceiling as though the harsh fluorescent light were assaulting him. Without further ado he begins to take roll. Somehow I thought it would be a hey, drop-in-drop-out-whenever-the-mood-suits-you kind of arrangement. As he calls off the names, I realize that half of the people crammed into this tiny room aren’t even enrolled in the class. They’re just here to catch a glimpse of Ginsberg, to get some kind of Beat benediction.”

Read an excerpt from Elissa Schappell’s essay, “A Semester with Allen Ginsberg,” this week’s Longreads Member Pick.

Too little marble left for certainty:
affixed to a bone-like armature, just a flank
and scored shoulder, and far down the missing,
crouching shape, a single, splay-toed paw.
Today’s Poem: Linda Bierds “Incomplete Lioness.” Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.
We live in the most fortunate of times. And
who’s to blame?
Today’s Poem: Noah Falck’s “Poem Excluding Fiction.” Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.
Don’t miss The Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Page Turner event: an all-day free public fair that’s half block party, half book bash, and brings together more than 30 writers and performers. This Saturday, BKNY.

Don’t miss The Asian American Writers’ Workshop’s Page Turner event: an all-day free public fair that’s half block party, half book bash, and brings together more than 30 writers and performers. This Saturday, BKNY.

themissourireview:

Did you hear that The Missouri Review Editors’ Prize deadline has been extended to October 8? You can submit here.

themissourireview:

Did you hear that The Missouri Review Editors’ Prize deadline has been extended to October 8? You can submit here.

Remembered moment lamenting
its exit, the anaphylactic aria
fell away.
Today’s Poem: Nathaniel Mackey’s “Said to Have Been Heard to Say Hush.” Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series. 
What I had wanted was to be chaste,
sober and uncomfortable
for a sprawling episode on a beach somewhere
dirty, perennially out of fashion;
Today’s Poem: August Kleinzahler’s “As You Never Bothered to Return My Call.” Read more here, or subscribe to our Poem-A-Day series.

Looks fun, right? Today is your last day to buy discounted tickets to our 7th annual Poets Forum event. Get your All-Events Passes w/ $20 off! Offer ends at midnight. bit.ly/1bdRqTj

Check out our exclusive clip from Wendell Berry’s interview with Bill Moyers! Wendell Berry: Poet & Prophet airs October 4th. Check your local PBS listings for times.

Check out our exclusive clip from Wendell Berry’s interview with Bill Moyers! Wendell Berry: Poet & Prophet airs October 4th. Check your local PBS listings for times.