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The Waste Land App, Neruda's Death Under Investigation, and More

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Online Only, posted 6.07.11

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:

T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land—there's an app for that. Touch Press and Faber launched a multimedia platform, which includes "a performance of the poem, notes, commentary and readings from Viggo Mortensen, Ted Hughes, and Eliot himself," for the iconic text. (Guardian)

Woody Allen discusses his literary influences, from the magical realists to The Catcher in the Rye. (Browser)

One hundred years ago Robert Frost sold his New Hampshire farm to pay for a career-making trip to England. To celebrate the poet's life there, the farm will host a number of events this summer. (Boston Globe)

The Library of America names the best short stories in English, with works by Bret Harte and Robert Louis Stevenson leading the list. (Reader's Almanac)

Edward Champion takes the New York Times and contributor Jennifer Schuessler to task on the Twitter feud debate. (Reluctant Habits)

The New York Times second annual Found Poem Challenge invited students to submit verse culled from the paper's pages. Favorite entries will be rolled out daily until June 13. (Learning Network)

The Wall Street Journal offers ideas for choosing a book for dad (step one: steer clear of Amazon's suggestions).

While the poet's estate denies claims of assassination by poisoning, the 1973 death of Pablo Neruda is under investigation in Chile. (Jacket Copy)

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