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Poetry to Fall From the Sky in London, E-book Readers Don't Borrow Digital Books, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.22.12

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:

The Washington Post reports today that the U.S. government claims Apple is trying to rush the antitrust lawsuit brought against it.

Poetry Parnassus, a project in the United Kingdom that aims to feature poets from all 204 Olympic nations, launches on Tuesday with the distribution of 100,000 poems dropped from a helicopter over Jubilee Gardens in London. (BBC)

National Public Radio's pop-culture blog Monkey See features a roundup of short film reviews, including one about the documentary Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself about the late participatory journalist and Paris Review founding editor

What can writers learn from the field of graphic design? The Guardian explores the answer in its podcast interview with two novelists dicussing their latest works of "typographical investigations." 

Indian literary critic and Columbia professor Gayatri Chakrovoty received Japan's Kyoto Prize in arts and philosophy, given for global achievement. (Washington Post)

According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, only 12 percent of e-book readers borrowed digital books from libraries last year. (USA Today)

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