Posted on April 25, 2024 at 7:57 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Catch up quick with the poetry news of the past few days ... or take a deeper dive into each story. Your choice!

  • Longtime poetry critic Helen Vendler, who reviewed work in The New Yorker and other publications, has died at the age of ninety (The New York Times).

  • Ukraine marked the deaths of three poets during the ongoing war with Russia with a pop-culture reference (X).

  • Palestinian poet, scholar, and librarian Mosab Abu Toha will release his second poetry collection, titled Forest of Noise, on October 29 (Literary Hub).

  • On a lighter and/or more annoying note, various experts weigh in on the question of whether Taylor Swift's album The Tortured Poets Department is actually poetry (Dazed).

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