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What to Read Instead of Fifty Shades of Grey, Larkin's Love Poems, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.30.12

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:

Monday Note attempts to glean the logic and business practices behind the stock prices of Amazon, Apple, and Facebook.

In the wake of the announcement that the University of Missouri will shutter its press, Publishers Weekly reports a growing opposition to the school's decision.

Laura Miller looks at our first literary imaginings of little green men. (New Yorker)

The Guardian offers several risqué books to read in lieu of the best-selling phenom Fifty Shades of Grey, including Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and Judy Blume's Forever.

Emerson College's venerable literary magazine Ploughshares announced today it will launch Pshares Singles. Beginning July 31, it will publish a new long story or novella each month, available for download at pshares.org, the Kindle store, or Nook store.

Mike Shatzkin previews the upcoming panel discussions focusing on digital change at Publishers Launch BEA, a one-day conference at the Javits Center in New York City on
June 4. (Shatzkin Files)

Slate considers the uncharacteristic affirmations of love in the poetry of Philip Larkin and
W. H. Auden

On his website, designer Craig Mod examines the life and evolution of the book cover.

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


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