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Protest Poem Follows Olympic Torch

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Online Only, posted 4.10.08

International PEN, the parent organization of PEN American Center, recently launched a "virtual demonstration" to raise awareness about freedom of expression in China as protests continue during the twenty-one-nation Olympic torch relay leading up to the Beijing games in August. The international association of writers arranged to have the poem "June" by imprisoned Chinese poet and journalist Shi Tao translated into over sixty languages. The poem is being sent electronically to cities around the world to correspond to the different destinations of the Olympic torch.

 

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New HarperCollins Group to Strike Author Advances, Offer Profit Sharing

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Online Only, posted 4.09.08

Robert Miller, founding publisher and president of Hyperion, is stepping down from his post to join HarperCollins in a new publishing venture, the New York Times reported. With Miller at the helm, HarperCollins is developing a book "studio" that will implement profit sharing with authors, doing away with cash advances. The group will also attempt to eliminate bookseller returns.

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Poetry Pulitzers Plural, Díaz Wins for Wao

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Online Only, posted 4.08.08

The 2008 Pulitzer Prizes were announced yesterday, and for the first time since 1922—the year poetry was entered as a category—two poets took home the honors.

 

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Ken Chen Named Executive Director of Asian American Writers' Workshop

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Online Only, posted 4.07.08

The Asian American Writers’ Workshop announced today the appointment of Ken Chen to the post of executive director of the organization. His predecessor, Quang Bao, stepped down in January.

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Reginald Shepherd, Lan Samantha Chang Among This Year's Guggenheim Fellows

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Online Only, posted 4.04.08

On Tuesday, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation announced the winners of the 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship Awards. Ten poets and seven fiction writers from the United States and Canada who demonstrate "distinguished achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishment" each received grants averaging $43,157.

 

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President of Edith Wharton Restoration Quits Amid Financial Trouble

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Online Only, posted 4.03.08

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The president of Edith Wharton Restoration, the organization that owns and maintains the Mount, the author's landmark estate in Lenox, Massachusetts, has stepped down, the New York Times reports. Stephanie Copeland, who served as president since 1993, led the restoration of the Mount, which began in 2001 and has received awards for preservation. The site is now on the register of National Historic Landmarks.

 

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