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Simon & Schuster Reorganizes, Tom Hanks's Poetry Performance, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.24.12

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:

Simon & Schuster is reorganizing its adult group; Martha Levin, executive vice president and publisher of Free Press, and Dominick Anfuso, vice president and editorial director, are leaving the company. (Publishers Weekly)

The New York Times reported that Barnes & Noble Booksellers' credit card readers have been hacked in sixty-three stores across the country, including those in New York City, San Diego, Miami, and Chicago. The Times has also posted a list of the stores.

Amazon has just announced the release of its first Japanese-language Kindle, which will be available in the country next month. (PC Magazine

The Guardian reviews Phillip Pullman's retelling of Grimm's fairytales, published in September by Penguin.

The Huffington Post picked up poet Matthew Dickman’s call to action (originally published on Tin House’s blog), encouraging readers over the next thirty days to send their favorite poetry collection to someone who doesn’t read poetry.

Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in Oregon plans to install nine-foot panels on its walls displaying works by graphic artists and poets, including that of Oregon poet laureate Paulann Petersen. (The Lund Report)

Tom Hanks performed a spoken-word poem about the television series Full House last night on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

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