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"Tremendous practising poet, academic critic & stonkingly good translations of classical poetry:"
Mary Beard on A. E. Stallings's candidacy for Oxford Professor of Poetry. (A Don's Life)
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"Shakespeare and...? Well, whatever you like."
Alan Riding reviews Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays, By Tina Packer, and Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle That Gave Birth to the Globe, by Chris Laoutaris. (The New York Times)
"Imagine how exciting it would be for young women writers to see a woman in this post."
A. E. Stallings and Simon Armitage are nominated for the position of Oxford University's professor of poetry, joining Wole Soyinka, Ian Gregson, and Seán Haldane. (The Guardian)
Recently Arrived Titles
These just in... Highlighted titles may be purchased from Poetry Daily / Amazon.com. A complete list of all books and journals recently received at Poetry Daily is also available.
- Bluestone, James Lasdun (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
- Scattered at Sea, Amy Gerstler (Penguin Books)
- Dark Energy, Robert Morgan (Penguin Books)
- Our Portion, Philip Terman (Autumn House Press)
- From the Valley of Making: Essays on the Craft of Poetry, David Wojahn (University of Michigan Press)
- Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku, Pat Boran (Orange Crate Books)
- Romanian Poems by Paul Celan and Essays, Paul Celan / tr. Nina Cassian, Nina Cassian (The Sheep Meadow Press)
- Count the Waves, Sandra Beasley (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
- Scavenger Loop, David Baker (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)
- The Glory Gets, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (Wesleyan University Press)
- Room Where I Get What I Want, S. Whitney Holmes (Black Ocean)
- At Night , Lisa Ciccarello (Black Ocean)
- First Light, Philip Hodgins (George Braziller, Inc.)
- Runaway Goat Cart, Thomas Devaney (Hanging Loose Press)
- Apology of a Girl Who Is Told She Is Going to Hell, Devon Moore (Mayapple Press)
- Plunk, Tom C. Hunley (WSC Press)
- Reliquary of Debt, Wendy Vardaman (Lit Fest Press)
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