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April 28, 2014 — Our congratulations to poet derek beaulieu (with wax), who's been named the 2014-16 Calgary Poet Laureate!

Throughout April, The Boston Review has been been featuring a poem a day in honour of National Poetry Month.

The penultimate poem for the month is none other than Sina Queyras' "Manual for Remembering," from her groundbreaking new collection, MxT. You can read the poem here.

Geoff Pevere, author of Gods of the Hammer: The Teenage Head Story, has curated a playlist of sixteen songs containing essential tracks by Teenage Head as well as by bands that influenced their high-energy style. Read Geoff's annotations while you listen and (re)discover how Teenage Head is 'capable of sweetening and shredding your eardrums at the same time.'

The Puritan conducted a fascinating interview with Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott about their utterly unique collection, Decomp. You can read the interview here.

The Boston Review is publishing a poem everyday for National Poetry Month.

Today shared sonnets from Ken Babstock's forthcoming poetry collection, ON MALICE, which we'll be publishing this Fall. You can see the sonnets here.

Jon Paul Fiorentino's Needs Improvement has been nominated for an Expozine Alternative Press Award in the English Book category! Congratulations Jon Paul.

You can see the full list of nominees and learn more about the award here. The winners will be announced April 24, 2014.

In honour of National Poetry Month, The Globe & Mail has been featuring poems from this season's "most exciting new collections." Included in these featured poems is Brecken Hancock's "Winter, Frontal Lobe," from her powerful debut collection, Broom Broom.

You can see the poem here.

Poet Sina Queyras, whose new collection MxT launched this spring, discusses form, critical discourse, and the state of Canadian poetry with fellow poet Adam Sol in the April 2014 issue of Quill & Quire.

Félicitations to Robert Majzels and Erín Moure!

For their beautiful work on Nicole Brossard's poetry collection, White Piano, they have received a nomination for a Best Translated Book Award in Poetry. This award is offered by Three Percent, a destination for readers, editors, and translators interested in finding out about modern and contemporary international literature.

Looking for a good read? The best in new small press books:

[by JADE COLBERT - special to The Globe and Mail]

The Stonehenge Letters, by Harry Karlinsky, Coach House Books, 264 pages, $17.95