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I don't know how to translate the anguish of stars.

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Jayne Pupek's 'New Constellations'

Searching for Sylvia Plath in The Paris Review interview archives

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Sylvia Plath and The Art of Poetry
Ted Hughes Interview
It was at that party that Hughes met Sylvia Plath, an American student ... Plath would recall the event in a journal entry: “I met the strongest man..."

Anne Sexton Interview
After the Ritz, we would spend our last pennies at the Waldorf Cafeteria—a dinner for seventy cents—George was in no hurry. He was separated from his wife; Sylvia’s Ted [Hughes] was busy with his own work, and I had to stay in the city for a seven P.M. appointment with my psychiatrist . . . a funny three.

Carolyn Kizer Interview
It's easier for us women to be generous--with the exception of Sylvia Plath, who was so competitive--because we are still giving each other a helping hand...

Stanley Elkin Interview
We have this greasy interest in Sylvia Plath. If that woman had never killed herself, her books would sell less than mine.

Harold Bloom Interview
Miss Plath is a bad verse writer.

W. S. Merwin Interview
I also remember that Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath came and watched the end of that. Ted and Sylvia were reluctant to get involved in that kind of thing...

Amy Clampitt Interview
I was greatly affected by Sylvia Plath's Ariel when it first appeared...

Happy birthday, Sylvia Plath.

Big Game Books seeks queries

Monday, October 25, 2010
Big Game Books is accepting queries for full-length poetry manuscripts (i.e., manuscripts between 48-96 pages) through April 1.

The Raven, read by James Earl Jones

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Google honours poet with doodle

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Arab poet Ahmed Shawqi's verse incorporated in Google doodle

First Book Interviews

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Rhett Iseman Trull:
"I don't think it's necessary for the majority of poems in a manuscript to be taken before the poet sends it out. I think if you’ve had at least 10 of the poems published by good journals, that's enough to make a strong first impression. When it comes to getting published--individual poems or a manuscript--there's no magic formula to it, and you have to remember that there are many fantastic poems and manuscripts out there circulating in the same places yours are. It's a waste of energy to sweat over it."

Postal Poetry

Monday, October 18, 2010
...newly archived here.

Horseless Review

Sunday, October 17, 2010
...is fresh. Download the .pdf here.