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Bernard Schwartz, Director of the Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd St Y recently contacted me regarding an event with a forthcoming OUP author, Ruth Franklin, Senior editor of The New Republic. As luck would have it Franklin’s book with OUP is not scheduled for publication this year, but it did get me to thinking about National Poetry Month and what sort of run-ins I’ve had with poets and spaces friendly to poets fairly recently. So here is some link love for some of my favorite poets, spaces, and sites that have crossed my path of late.

I understand the world is bigger than NYC and poetry abounds beyond our five boroughs here in NYC, so check out poetry in your neck of the woods by visiting this cool site…Poetry Aloud.

The Unterberg Poetry Center’s reading series is one of the most revered in the country. It is every writer’s dream to be asked to read at Unterberg. Check out Ruth Franklin, senior Editor of The New Republic at the Center. Ruth, where’s your ms?

I ran into Sarah Lang after an event at McNally-Jackson Bookstore here in NYC. I found out she is a poet, a published poet no less, and her book is The Work of Days. Here’s a Q&A I came across. Canadians rule!

You may remember the Buffalo Poets. They used to post some of their poetry on this blog a few years ago. For a bunch of anarchists, they seem to be quite organized these days. I still admire their talent, and their dedication. Check out their stuff and readings at here.

KGB Bar here in NYC is a performance space, and a bar, and they also have an online lit magazine. Nice work, comrades. Click on their calendar for poetry events on Monday…and so much more.

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