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An Interview With Poet and Fiction Writer Grace Paley

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Online Only, posted 3.17.08

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Celebrated short story writer and poet Grace Paley died of cancer last August at the age of eighty-four. A lifelong activist, pacifist, and an early figure in the women’s rights movement in the 1960s, Paley was one of those writers who managed to combine a public life of frequent readings and appearances in support of a range of causes with work lauded for its artistic integrity. We interviewed Paley a little more than a year before her death at her home in Thetford.

An Interview With Poet Philip Levine

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Online Only, posted 3.10.08

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Throughout his long career, Philip Levine has established a reputation for poems honoring the working class, beginning with the people he encountered as a young man laboring in the factories of Detroit. Though he has taught in writing programs nationwide since the 1950s, his poetry has maintained a stronger identification with the autoworker than the academic. Poets & Writers Magazine asked Levine, who turned eighty in January, how his writing is going these days.

The Grim Reader

News and Trends

March/April 2008

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The National Endowment for the Arts releases To Read or Not to Read—a follow-up to the nonprofit's 2004 report, Reading at Risk—which further expounds on America's declining reading habits.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

News and Trends

March/April 2008

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from New Collected Poems by Eavan Boland and The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips. 

Agents & Editors: A Q&A With Editor Pat Strachan

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March/April 2008

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With nearly four decades of editing experience, publishing veteran Pat Strachan reveals the qualities she looks for in fiction, her approach to editing, and how writers can help themselves navigate the industry.

 

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Jim Shepard Wins Story Prize: Postcard From New York City

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Online Only, posted 2.29.08

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On Wednesday, supporters of the short story gathered in New York City at the New School’s Tishman Auditorium on West Twelfth Street for the fourth annual Story Prize award ceremony. The $20,000 Story Prize is given for a collection of short fiction published in the United States during the previous year. Writers, editors, and industry professionals trickled in from the frigid evening, melding with students and writerly types and filling the space with convivial banter.

Workshop: A Rant Against Creative Writing Classes

The Practical Writer

March/April 2008

“Can you really teach creative writing?” Professor and novelist Dan Barden answers this while offering his own unorthodox approaches to teaching a workshop.

Q&A: Director Quang Bao Steps Down

News and Trends

March/April 2008

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Former executive director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop Quang Bao talks about his tenure with the organization and its influence on Asian literature over the past seventeen years.

An Interview With Poet Li-Young Lee

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Online Only, posted 2.11.08

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The author of four poetry collections talks about his obsession with the unknown and the poem as a descendent of God.

The Written Image: Jellyfish

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March/April 2008

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A look at Jellyfish, winner of best debut feature at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and written and directed by Etgar Keret, an Israeli fiction writer, whose most recent collection of stories, The Girl on the Fridge, will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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