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Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.
Los Angeles Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg talks MFAs, publishing optimism, and how she’s revolutionizing her new position in the shifting landscape of book reviews.
Kate Gale, the cofounder and managing editor of the Pasadena, California–based Red Hen Press, which celebrates its twentieth anniversary next year, discusses the press's history, growth, and the keys to its success.
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 Southwest Review, Oxford American, Midwestern Gothic, the Los Angeles Review, ZYZZYVA, Hawk & Handsaw, and Common.
Online Only, posted 7.18.11
From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Nathanael West, Joan Didion to Raymond Chandler, many writers have been inspired by Los Angeles. In this installment of City Guides, Carolyn Kellogg, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and Jacket Copy blogger, visits her favorite haunts made famous by writers of both past and present.
A pen-and-ink drawing and a typewritten letter by Charles Bukowski are two pieces among the documents and ephemera currently on view in Charles Bukowski: Poet on the Edge at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
In response to the Deep-water Horizon oil spill, writers Heidi Lynn Staples and Amy King created Poets for Living Waters, an online poetry forum featuring works written in response to the disaster, spurring a host of nationwide events that give poets not only an opportunity to take action against the catastrophe but also to speak out in support of our natural environment.
Online Only, posted 4.29.08
Online Only, posted 3.06.08
Online Only, posted 3.05.08
Showtime's Californication—a series about a best-selling writer (played by David Duchovny) who succumbs to the glitzy West Coast lifestyle—is renewed for a second season and leaves contributor Ken Gordon wondering, "What's the appeal?"