by Jenny Xie • from Pleiades
Jenny Xie is the author of Nowhere to Arrive (Northwestern University Press, 2016), winner of the Drinking Gourd Chapbook Prize.
Pleiades is a literary biannual featuring poetry, fiction, essays, and reviews by authors from around the world. Past contributors include winners of the Nobel, Ruth Lilly, Pulitzer, Bollingen, Prix de la Liberté, and Neustadt Prizes.
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Alexis Helms chats with Virginia poet laureate, Ron Smith.
Kaveh Akbar interviews Wendy Xu.
Ocean Vuong reflects on the legacy of the Vietnam War and the power of oral history.
Andrew McCulloch introduces Jeffrey Wainwright's "Out of the Air."
Daniel Aaron, 103
Ted Kooser presents Pat Emile's "They Dance Through Granelli's."
Carol Rumens introduces Sarah Howe's "Yangtze."
Alison Brackenbury’s Skies reviewed by Kate Kellaway.
Jennifer Schuessler on Walt Whitman's "manifesto on healthy living."
Oliver Goldsmith in Grub Street, by Norma Clarke, reviewed by Aileen Douglas.
Maurice Kenny, 86
Andrew McCulloch introduces Bertolt Brecht's "In Dante’s Hell," translated by Jamie McKendrick.
Leah Mirakhor interviews Robin Coste Lewis.
The University of Pittsburgh founds a Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.
Peter Schjeldahl reviews The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens, by Paul Mariani. MORE