BreakBeat Poetry at Princeton

The editors and authors of The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop recently made history with the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation, celebrating a break with the past and an honoring of the tradition(s) and creating an undeniable body, expanding the canon for the fresher.

On Friday, Sept. 23, Morgan Parker, Nate Marshall, Kevin Coval, & Angel Nafis will be on campus to lead an exploratory and interactive workshop, followed by a discussion. The events will take place from 6-8pm at Carl A. Fields Center 105, and 8-9pm at Carl A. Fields Center 104 respectively.

Learn more about the project at


Monica Youn’s Blackacre Longlisted for National Book Award

This week, Monica Youn’s Blackacre (Graywolf) was longlisted for a National Book Award. It is Youn’s third collection of poetry and follows the National Book Award finalist Ignatz. Known for her sparse yet powerful selection of individual words, Youn merges her legal acumen with the lyrical force in Blackacre–which takes its title from the legal term “blackacre,” first coined in 1628, as a nominal placeholder for hypothetical estates.

From Poetry@Princeton, congratulations.




Save the Date: 4/12 Maggie Nelson Reading & Conversation

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Maggie Nelson is an American poet, art critic, lyric essayist and nonfiction author of books such as Bluets, The Argonauts, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, The Red Parts: A Memoir, The Art of Cruelty, and Jane: A Murder. The Art of Cruelty was a 2011 Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction. Jane: A Murder was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir. Nelson has taught at the Graduate Writing Program of the New School, Wesleyan University, and the School of Art and Design at Pratt Institute; she currently teaches in the CalArts MFA writing program. She was awarded an Arts Writers grant in 2007 from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2011, she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry.

Recipient of a 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Nonfiction.

Prof. Gayle Salamon will join Maggie for the Q&A portion of the event.

Nassau Literary Review: Open for Spring Issue Submissions!


ThNassau Literary Review — Princeton’s oldest publication and the second-oldest undergraduate literary magazine in the country — is now open to submissions for their Spring 2016 issue!  Poetry submissions, as well as short stories, novel excerpts, screenplays, art, and photography, are all welcomed.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on February 27th.

To read past issues, click here. For more information on submissions, visit their website here.

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