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"All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace" by Richard Brautigan

"All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace" by Richard Brautigan

Bern Porter.

Bern Porter.

Happy Birthday, Louis Zukofsky.

Happy Birthday, Louis Zukofsky.

(Source: The New York Times)


Sharon Olds has won the T. S. Eliot prize for Stag’s Leap, a deeply personal project which she says was inspired in large part by her husband leaving her for a younger woman. The collection, which took Olds fifteen years to write, was praised by the judges as “a tremendous book of grace and gallantry which crowns the career of a world-class poet.” Olds is the first female American poet to win the Eliot prize since its founding, in 1993. 

Sharon Olds has won the T. S. Eliot prize for Stag’s Leap, a deeply personal project which she says was inspired in large part by her husband leaving her for a younger woman. The collection, which took Olds fifteen years to write, was praised by the judges as “a tremendous book of grace and gallantry which crowns the career of a world-class poet.” Olds is the first female American poet to win the Eliot prize since its founding, in 1993. 

(via theparisreview)

Roof Magazine has been freed. Into .pdfs.
(Thanks to Danny Snelson & Craig Dworkin)

Roof Magazine has been freed. Into .pdfs.

(Thanks to Danny Snelson & Craig Dworkin)

jenbenka:

Wishes from Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”… for 2013 or 2,013,000. (With backdrop by Michael Bonfiglio) 

jenbenka:

Wishes from Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”… for 2013 or 2,013,000. (With backdrop by Michael Bonfiglio) 

Marilyn Nelson's early work: involved being really cute.

Marilyn Nelson's early work: involved being really cute.

(Source: marilyn-nelson.com)

C. D. Wright reads well on kindle.
And the new narrativemag features Wright writing “On Privacy.” 

C. D. Wright reads well on kindle.

And the new narrativemag features Wright writing “On Privacy.” 

Yesterday, the Academy announced the addition of three new distinguished Chancellors to its Board: Marilyn Nelson, Claudia Rankine, C. D. Wright.
(Yes!)

Yesterday, the Academy announced the addition of three new distinguished Chancellors to its Board: Marilyn Nelson, Claudia Rankine, C. D. Wright.

(Yes!)