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Fleur Adcock awarded Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry:
The poet's Poems 1960-2000 earned the honor. (From the Guardian Unlimited.)

"It's one of those things where you start to explain and it's like a bad joke":
Judith Moore talks with Jim Cummins about his sestina collection, Jim and Dave Defeat the Masked Man, a collaboration with David Lehman. (From the San Diego Reader)

Forever Housman:
Allan Massie on "Why Housman holds up." (From The Spectator.)

The "something there" in the darkness:
Peter McDonald on Mythologies, by W. B. Yeats, edited by Warwick Gould and Deirdre Toomey. (From The Times Literary Supplement.)

The view from the Rue Lepsius:
Cynthia L. Haven on The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy, translated by Aliki Barnstone. (From the San Francisco Chronicle.)

Reaping the whirlwind:
Terrance Hayes's Wind In a Box reviewed by Peter Blair. (From Post-Gazette.)

Grief in America
Rochelle Gurstein on The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, and The Best Day the Worst Day: Life with Jane Kenyon, by Donald Hall. (From The New Republic.)

Washington, Dickens, Puccini and Tim Burton in one:
On Shakespeare's birthday, Lorrie Moore reflects on the limber Bard. (From The New York Times.)

Seven for National Poetry Month:
Ron Smith surveys recent collections by Rodney Jones, James Applewhite, Henry Taylor, Louise Glück, and David Wojahn, along with the third edition of The Oxford Book of American Poetry and The Poem That Changed America: "Howl" Fifty Years Later. (From the Richmond Times-Dispatch.)

"Poetry... is always about how it feels to live":
Myles Dungan talks with Mark Doty. (Audio from RTÉ Radio 1 and Rattlebag.)

Poet's Choice:
Robert Pinsky introduces a poem reflecting on time (and baseball) by Lynn Rigney Schott. (From The Washington Post.)

Poetry Chronicle
Eric McHenry and Joel Brouwer survey new books by David Young, Agi Mishol, A. E. Stallings, Malena Mörling, James McMichael, Don McKay, Jennifer Rose, Noelle Kocot, Anne Porter, and Christopher Bursk. (From The New York Times.)

Briefly noted:
Sarah Crown on collections by Christopher Gutkind, Sabine Lange, and Anita Govan. (From the Guardian Unlimited.)

"What it is possible to do, freed from readership":
August Kleinzahler on The Long and the Short of It: Poems 1955-2005 by Roy Fisher. (From the London Review of Books.)

American Life in Poetry:
Ted Kooser introduces a poem by Don Welch. (From American Life in Poetry.)

 
     
     
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Capacity, James McMichael (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
The Curved Planks: Poems - A Bilingual Edition, Yves Bonnefoy, tr. Hoyt Rogers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
101 Ways to Make Poems Sell: The Salt Guide to Getting and Staying Published, Chris Hamilton-Emery (Salt Publishing)
The Long Night of Flying, Sharon Olson (Sixteen Rivers Press)
World Beat: International Poetry Now from New Directions, Eliot Weinberger, ed. (New Directions)
Groundwork: Before the War / In the Dark, Robert Duncan (New Directions)
The Bad Secret, Judith Harris (Louisiana State University Press)
Little Theatres, Erín Moure (House of Anansi Press)
The Story, Michael Ondaatje; drawings by David Bolduc (House of Anansi Press)
American War Poetry: An Anthology, Lorrie Goldensohn, ed. (Columbia University Press)
Roam, Susan B.A. Somers-Willett (Southern Illinois University Press)
Stubborn, Jean Gallagher (Oberlin College Press)
The Animal Gospels, Brian Barker (Tupelo Press)
Dreaming the End of War, Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Copper Canyon Press)
Becoming the Villainess, Jeannine Hall Gailey (Steel Toe Books)
Chopin's Piano, Charles Adés Fishman (Time Being Books)
Short Story and Other Short Stories: Poems, Corey Mesler (Parallel Press)
Dream of a World: The Tia Chucha Press Poetry Anthology, Quraysh Ali Lansana and Toni Asante Lightfoot, ed.s (Tia Chucha Press)
Real Karaoke People, Ed Bok Lee (New Rivers Press)
Flock & Shadow: New and Selected Poems, Michael Hettich (New Rivers Press)
Ash Divan: Selected Poems of Enis Batur, Saliha Paker, ed. (Talisman)
Love's Alchemy: Poems from the Sufi Tradition, David Fideler and Sabrineh Fideler, ed.s (New World Library)
Hand Luggage: A Memoir in Verse, P. K. Page (Porcupine's Quill)
Correspondence, Kathleen Graber (Saturnalia Books)
Poems 1986-1998, Cory Brown (Water Street Press)
Blue Lash, James Armstrong (Milkweed Editions)
Wu Wei: Poems, Tom Crawford (Milkweed Editions)
Here Is the Place: Selected Poems, Sri Chinmoy (Aum Publications)
When Sunflowers Speak, Patrick W. Flanigan (Pacific Grove Publishing)
Rotogravure, Nanora Sweet (Cherry Pie Press)
 
     
     
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