"A Collectivistic Union of Writing Wisdom," by Kim Rush for the chance operations blog, reviews The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu and translated by Royal Tylor. This piece includes some interesting thoughts on collectivistic and individualistic cultures and language, especially as it relates to poetry.
"Where we begin: Poetry forged from conflict," by Kaelen Wilson-Goldie for The Daily Star, reviews We Begin Here: Poems for Palestine and Lebanon, edited by Kamal Boullata and Kathy Engel, out now from Interlink Books. This review is very interesting, and the collection includes poets from all over the globe.
"Poetry flows from with for new state poet," by John Flowers for Addison Independent, profiles new Vermont State Poet, Ruth Stone, who still writes at 92 years old.