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Marathon Readers Go the Distance

News and Trends

September/October 2006

As the number of poetry readings in communities across the country continues to grow, a format that was once relatively rare—the marathon—is becoming increasingly popular.

Shakespearean Drama Gets Graphic

News and Trends

September/October 2006

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Workman Publishing imprint Black Dog and Leventhal reissues King Lear and Macbeth, the illustrated Shakespeare plays originally published in the 1980s—before graphic novels acquired a mainstream audience—as part of its Graphic Shakespeare series.

Small Press Points

News and Trends

September/October 2006

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Seal Press and Bear Star Press.

More to the Story: Janet Fitch

News and Trends

September/October 2006

Although Janet Fitch's Paint It Black, published this month by Little, Brown, is a work of fiction, the author drew inspiration from many genres, most notably poetry, while she was working on her follow-up to White Oleander.

Extreme Makeover

The Practical Writer

July/August 2006

Novelist and memoirist A. M. Homes investigates how an author's Web site should look and function.

The Poetic Appraisal

News and Trends

July/August 2006

Poetry in America, the 2006 report released by the Poetry Foundation, has spurred efforts to revitalize an interest in poetry among the general population, and in doing so, has also sparked a debate among those in the literary community.

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Strangers Meet in Virtual Libraries

News and Trends

July/August 2006

A computer programmer and former employee of Houghton Mifflin launches Library Thing, a Web site designed to re-create library-gazing online.

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Penguin, NBA Team Up for Literacy

News and Trends

July/August 2006

Penguin and the National Basketball Association (NBA) recently teamed up to launch a literacy campaign featuring the retired Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Ray Allen of the Seattle SuperSonics, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat, and Becky Hammon of the New York Liberty, a team in the Women's National Basketball Association.

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More to the Story: Peter Carey

News and Trends

July/August 2006

For the second installment of this occassional feature, in which we ask authors to list the movies, music, artwork, and books that inspired them during the course of writing their new books, we asked two-time Booker Prize–winning author Peter Carey, whose ninth novel was published by Knopf in May, for his list; he replied with this essay.

Q&A: Jacobs Steps In at Feminist Press

News and Trends

July/August 2006

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During her third month on the job, Jacobs spoke about her new position as executive director of the oldest independent publisher of women's writing in the world.

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