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Robert Penn Warren's Insidious Punch Recipe, New Philip Marlowe, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.08.12

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:

Novelist John Banville will revive Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe character for a book coming out from Holt next year under Banville’s pen name, Benjamin Black. (GalleyCat)

In response to Paulo Coelho's criticism of James Joyce, Alexander Nazaryan has some choice words for the Brazilian novelist. (New York Daily News)

Poet CAConrad intends to open the Philadelphia Poetry Hotel, which will provide housing to low-income poets.

The Guardian created a graphic of death scenes in the stories of Edgar Allan Poe.

In 1943, All the King's Men author Robert Penn Warren celebrated his thirty-eighth birthday with "a particularly insidious punch," and Paper and Salt has the recipe.

The huge sale at author Larry McMurtry's Texas book store begins this Friday. (Los Angeles Times)

The San Diego Free Press explains "why we need more poetry in our lives."

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City Guide

by Jen Michalski

Author Jen Michalski takes us on a tour of the many literary sites writers should visit while strolling the gritty streets of Baltimore.

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November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.


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