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Ninety NaNoWriMo Novels Found Publishers, Sylvia Plath Poem Discovered, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.03.12

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:

National Novel Writing Month is less than a month away, and its organizers report ninety published novels began as NaNoWriMo projects. (GalleyCat)

An unpublished Sylvia Plath poem has surfaced. (Millions)

The New Yorker visits the basement workspace of famed writer and sartorialist Gay Talese.

College writing instructor John Maguire explains the important "technique of writing with things you can drop on your foot." (Atlantic)

"Such a tame biography is not what one expects from an artist of Stevens’s caliber." Michelle Dean looks at the life, work, and political struggles of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Wallace Stevens. (New Yorker)

If you're in the New York City area this weekend, the Jane Austen Society of North America is coming to town. The theme of this year's meeting is Sex, Money, and Power in Jane Austen's Fiction.

Meanwhile, the schedule for the Boston Book Festival has been published, which takes place October 27.

At the Smart Set, Jerry DeNuccio discusses banished words.

And Jerry Seinfeld disabuses Neil Genzlinger on his dislike of "Really!" (New York Times)

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