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Gary Snyder Wins $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

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Online Only, posted 5.14.08

The Poetry Foundation recently announced that Gary Snyder has won the 2008 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet will receive the $100,000 award at a ceremony held at the Arts Club of Chicago on May 29.

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HarperCollins to Phase Out Paper Catalogues

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Online Only, posted 5.13.08

HarperCollins announced yesterday that it is phasing out paper catalogues and replacing them with interactive, online lists of upcoming releases. The publisher plans to launch a beta version of the electronic catalogue in six to twelve months. By summer 2009, HarperCollins spokesperson Erin Crum told Publishers Weekly, the publisher's practice of sending out a hundred thousand paper catalogues to booksellers and librarians for each of the three publishing seasons—summer, winter, and fall—will be a thing of the past (though a limited number of print copies will still be produced).

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Doris Lessing Says Nobel's Not So Nifty

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Online Only, posted 5.12.08

Doris Lessing, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, has added to her collection of controversial sound bites, telling the BBC on Sunday that receiving the award was "a bloody disaster" because it shifted her attention away from writing. "All I do now is give interviews and spend time being photographed," she said.

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Daniel Depp (Not Johnny) and Supermodels Sell Debut Novels

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Online Only, posted 5.09.08

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Everyone knows there's no sure-fire way of selling a debut novel, but a couple recent deals prove that it helps if the author is a famous actor's brother or a former supermodel.

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The Poems on the Bus Go Round and Round

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Online Only, posted 5.08.08

New York City subway riders may be seeing a litte less poetry these days—thanks to a recent decision by the Metropolitan Transit Authority to discontinue the Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion program—but commuters on buses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Orlando are seeing more.

 

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Ice-T to Read Poems for the Langston Hughes Project

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Online Only, posted 5.07.08

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The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced last week that rapper and actor Ice-T will join the orchestra in a performance of Langston Hughes's poetry, known as the Langston Hughes Project, next month. On June 18, the Grammy winner will read Hughes's twelve-part poetry collection Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz (Random House, 1961) as the orchestra, joined by the McCurdy/Wright jazz quartet, performs original music composed by Ron McCurdy, founder of the project and chairman of the jazz department at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. 

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