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Small Press Points

News and Trends

May/June 2006

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Seven Stories Press, Impassio Press, and BOA Editions, Ltd.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

News and Trends

May/June 2006

This installment of Page One features excerpts from A Strange Commonplace by Gilbert Sorrentino, Genealogy by Maud Casey, and Visigoth by Gary Amdahl.

The Literature of Lies

News and Trends

May/June 2006

Sadly, recent revelations are forcing readers—confronted by a brand-new band of literary scallywags, hucksters, and hoaxers—to reconsider the veracity of the story as well as that of the storyteller.

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Shakespeare Has Left the Building: Postcard From Philadelphia

Postcard

Online Only, posted 4.20.06

On April 14 hundreds of scholars gathered in the Millennium Hall of the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia for the second day of the thirty-fourth annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America, a nonprofit, academic organization devoted to the study of William Shakespeare and his plays and poems.

An Interview With Poet Bill Manhire

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Online Only, posted 4.06.06

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Bill Manhire is one of New Zealand’s most visible writers and certainly its most visible poet. The country’s inaugural poet laureate, Manhire is the author of more than ten books of poems, including Lifted, recently published by his long-time New Zealand publisher, Victoria University Press.

An Interview With Creative Nonfiction Writer William T. Vollmann

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Online Only, posted 3.30.06

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The author of fifteen books, including eight novels, three short story collections, a memoir, and a ten-volume treatise on the nature and ethics of violence, William T. Vollmann is often associated with his most controversial subjects—crack and prostitution among them. He is also characterized by a few signature stunts, such as firing a pistol during his readings and kidnapping a girl who had been sold into prostitution and turning her over to a relief agency while writing an article for Spin magazine.

Jack Gilbert and E. L. Doctorow Among NBCC Winners: Postcard From New York City

Postcard

Online Only, posted 3.07.06

On a frigid night in early March, a well-dressed crowd of around five hundred people piled into the New School’s Tishman Auditorium to witness the announcement of the winners of the National Book Critics Circle Awards. The membership organization of seven hundred critics and reviewers, founded in 1974, bestows awards annually for poetry, fiction, biography, general nonfiction, and criticism. This year, for the first time, autobiography (or memoir), was added as a separate category—an interesting distinction at a time when the controversy over the genre has dominated literary news.

Cabin Fever: My Own Private Walden Pond

The Literary Life

March/April 2006

From Thoreau to Arthur Miller for centuries writers have been escaping to personal cabins—some even hand built by the writers themselves—for the solitude necessary to slip inward.

NEA Responds to "Reading at Risk"

News and Trends

March/April 2006

In response to its 2004 report "Reading at Risk," which found that significantly fewer people read serious literature now than in years past, the National Endowment for the Arts recently launched an ambitious program designed to reverse the trend.

 

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Q&A: Chang Signals New Era in Iowa

News and Trends

March/April 2006

On the eve of her departure from Somerville, Massachusetts, for Iowa City, Lan Samantha Chang spoke about her new role as the leader of the country's oldest creative writing program.

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