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April 22nd, 2017

Charles Borkhuis’ eight collections of poems include: Disappearing Acts [Chax] and Alpha Ruins (Bucknell U.), selected by Fanny Howe as a finalist for the W.C. Williams Award. Dead Ringer (BlazeVOX) is forthcoming...

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April 17th, 2017

Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, critic, and curator. The author of Swimming Home (Nightboat Books, 2015) and The Complete Elegies of Sextus Propertius (Princeton University Press, 2004), he is also the editor of Black Mountain College: Experiment in Art (MIT Press, 2002; reprinted 2013), and he is the curator of the “Readings in Contemporary Poetry”...

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April 16th, 2017

Henry Israeli’s poetry collections are god’s breath hovering across the waters (Four Way Books: 2016), Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010), and New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002). He is also the translator of three books by Albanian poet Luljeta Lleshanaku and founder and editor of Saturnalia Books. Israeli reads, with poets Michael Robins and...

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April 4th, 2017

Lorraine Daston is director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and is visiting professor in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures, which Daston edited, studies the important role that archives play in the...

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April 3rd, 2017

David Shulman is Professor Emeritus of Indian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. After taking a first degree at the Hebrew University in Arabic and Persian and falling in love with Persian poetry, he drifted eastward from Iran into India. He was trained in Tamil and Sanskrit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London by John Ralston Marr, Wendy Doniger, and...

March 21st, 2017

The below was originally posted on the Restless Books blog:

In advance of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing-winner Deepak Unnikrishnan's March 22 event at Seminary Coop, the great Chicago bookstore asked him to...

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March 8th, 2017

“There never was a war that was not inward.”

-Marianne Moore

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