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A Night of Poetry and Promises: Postcard From San Francisco

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Online Only, posted 8.06.07

The second night of the San Francisco International Poetry Festival, a three-day event that featured international poets reading in various venues across the city, was full of promises: "You’ll be talking about tonight forever.... You folks are in for a feast.... Tonight is going to be powerful!" Maybe it’s my cynical nature, but as I slunk down into my cushy seat in the dimly lit Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, I wondered if such high expectations could be met in a free, two-and-a-half-hour event.

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An Interview With Poet Ellen Bass

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Online Only, posted 7.13.07

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Although The Human Line, published last month by Copper Canyon Press, is Ellen Bass’s fourth collection of poetry, the sixty-year-old poet says it feels like her second. After all, it's only the second book she’s published since taking a more than ten-year hiatus from writing poetry.

An Interview With Poet Cathy Park Hong

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Online Only, posted 7.11.07

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Cathy Park Hong is a poet interested in the porous boundaries between languages and cultures. In her newest collection, Dance Dance Revolution (Norton, 2007), winner of the 2006 Barnard Women Poets Prize, Hong creates a poem sequence that takes place in a future city called the Desert. It is in this tourist town, modeled on the likes of Las Vegas and Dubai, that Hong introduces the Guide, an amalgam of new and extinct English dialects, Korean, Latin, Spanish, and other miscellaneous pidgins. Acting as the reader's escort, Hong uses the Guide to address the issues of identity, both personally and geographically, in an increasingly globalized world.

The Written Image: Poets on Painters

News and Trends

July/August 2007

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Untitled by Lamar Peterson is one of twenty works showcased in Poets on Painters, an exhibit at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University that pairs up paintings with the poems that inspired them.

Summer Summaries

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July/August 2007

Online Only, posted 7.01.07

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A selection of recently published titles—blockbuster novels, international literature, and contemporary poetry collections—for the discerning beach bum.

Not a Bird, nor a Plane

News and Trends

July/August 2007

A new generation of writers is now incorporating superheroes into their fiction, bringing a literary air to the larger-than-life modern archetypes.

Small Press Points

News and Trends

July/August 2007

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Archipelago Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Akashic Books, Fence Books, and Emergency Press.

Literary MagNet

News and Trends

July/August 2007

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue's MagNet features Ninth Letter, Persimmon Tree, Passager, Anderbo, storySouth, Hotel St. George Press, Five Chapters, and Ellipses.

Pulling the Plug on a Labor of Love

News and Trends

July/August 2007

The former editor of Ellipses…Literary Serials and Narrative Culture shares six tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of a literary journal start-up.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

News and Trends

July/August 2007

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from The Human Line by Ellen Bass and Lost Men by Brian Leung.

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