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Scandal at the National Arts Club, Donald Hall on Aging, and More

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Online Only, posted 1.23.12

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:

A new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project indicates tablets and e-readers were the adult gift of choice this past holiday. (New York Times)

Meanwhile, Ed Bott at ZDNet writes, "Apple is sabotaging an open standard for digital books."

In the current New Yorker, poet Donald Hall writes about aging in his family's long-time New Hampshire farmhouse, and on the magazine's audio podcast speaks of inspiration, memory, and why he's set aside the writing of poetry.

The New York Times unravels a scandal at the venerable National Arts Club, which has been a leading literary venue for decades.

In an interview with the author's son, Theron, PopMatters remembers Outlaw poet Todd Moore.

The Telegraph takes a look at the unique and often unsung role of the poet-editor.

If you enjoyed the third episode of Downton Abbey on PBS last night, writer Emma Straub lists three "rich and snooty" novels to supplement your viewing. (NPR)

In light of the new publication of The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin, which is over 700-plus pages of scholarship, including unseen material, Humanities magazine examines the work and persona of the late British poet.

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