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Olympic Poetry, Newly Digitized Hemingway Ephemera, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.13.14

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

Poet, novelist, and spoken-word performer Maggie Estep has died. (New York Times)

Kwame Dawes, who throughout the Sochi Winter Olympics will be writing poems inspired by the games for the Wall Street Journal, finds poetry in the fashion of ice skating pairs.

Meanwhile, at the Los Angeles Review of Books, poet Tomas Tranströmer competes in Joyelle McSweeney’s latest installment of the Winter Poetry Olympics.

A federal court has rejected Apple’s recent appeal in the ongoing e-book price-fixing case. (GalleyCat)

A portrait of two-time Man Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel will be the first painting of a living writer to be displayed in the British Library. (The Telegraph)

More than two thousand documents collected from Ernest Hemingway’s farm in Cuba, including diaries, letters, lists, passports, and other ephemera, have been digitized and made available in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. (New York Times)

Actor Michael C. Hall, best known for his portrayal of the loveable serial killer Dexter, has narrated the audiobook of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. (Wall Street Journal)

At The Millions, novelist Edan Lepucki interviews her copy editor, Susan Bradanini Betz, with whom she has “fallen in love.”

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