Juan Felipe Herrera, Soup for Syria, and more

September 18, 2015
by WLT

News, Reviews, and Interviews

In this new video interview, United States poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera converses about poetry and the poet’s role in American culture today. 

The Man Booker Prize released its 2015 shortlist this week, and the winner will be announced on October 13.

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Library of Congress has launched an online archive of over 700 audio recordings from renowned poets and prose writers in their native languages. The collection includes past Neustadt Prize laureates including Gabriel García Márquez and Octavio Paz. 

Poets Amber Tamblyn and Derrick Brown will be performing at the District House in Oklahoma City this Saturday as part of the Lazers of Sexcellence 5.0 Motorcycle and Poetry Tour. 

Sherman Alexie speaks out on his selection process as guest editor for Best American Poetry 2015 and the controversy surrounding the poet who used the Chinese pseudonym Yi-Fen Chou. 

Soup for Syria is a cookbook and humanitarian project that aims to provide food relief for Syrian refugees and Syria's neighbors (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq) who have together absorbed more than four million refugees.


Fun Finds and Inspiration

Plot twist, navel-gazing poet, and extended metaphor. These are just a few poses from this fun Yoga for Writers infographic featured on Electric Lit.

Flavorwire provided a list of Agatha Christie’s 10 best plot twists to celebrate what would have been her 125th birthday on September 15.