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California and Wisconsin Appoint New Poets Laureate

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Online Only, posted 11.19.08

Two states last week announced the appointments of new poets laureate. Marilyn Taylor was named Wisconsin’s poet laureate by Governor Jim Doyle. In California, the honor was given to Carol Muske-Dukes by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Each will serve as poet laureate for a two-year term.

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Hudson Booksellers Names Top Books of 2008

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Online Only, posted 11.18.08

Hudson Booksellers, operator of the ubiquitous Hudson News stands so familiar to travelers, recently announced their picks for the best books published in 2008.

 

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Harry Ransom Center Acquires Pound Archive

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Online Only, posted 11.17.08

A sizable collection of papers, photographs, and personal items of Ezra Pound was recently acquired by the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Study Finds That Fiction Plays a Key Role in Illuminating World Issues

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Online Only, posted 11.13.08

A recent study found that literature can be a useful tool in shaping the public's understanding of political and economic issues, perhaps having more of an impact than academic writing on the subjects.

 

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Burmese Poet Gets Two Years in Prison for Eight-Line Poem

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Online Only, posted 11.12.08

The Burmese poet Saw Wai was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison for writing a love poem that contains a hidden criticism of the Burmese dictator General Than Shwe.

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Nam Le Wins Dylan Thomas Prize

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Online Only, posted 11.11.08

Nam Le was recently awarded the second biennial Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut short story collection, The Boat (Knopf).

 

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