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Cave Canem Gets Award From Poets House, Funding From University

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Online Only, posted 5.23.08

Poets House, the nonprofit poetry library and literary center in New York City, announced recently that it will honor Cave Canem founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady with the Elizabeth Kray Award, given biennially to individuals who serve poetry in the spirit of Kray, who founded Poets House, along with Stanley Kunitz, in 1985. The award will be presented to Derricotte and Eady following the thirteenth annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge, a benefit event for Poets House, on June 9.

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Frey's Big Week: Novel Sells 14,000 Copies, L.A. Reading Turns Ugly

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Online Only, posted 5.22.08

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James Frey has had quite a week. His novel, Bright Shiny Day, published last Tuesday by HarperCollins, has sold 14,343 copies, according Nielson BookScan, which tracks about 70 percent of a book's total sales.

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"Footprints in the Sand" Lead to the Courthouse

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Online Only, posted 5.21.08

The son of Mary Stevenson, the woman who asserted that she was the original writer of the poem "Footprints in the Sand," is suing two individuals whose claims of authorship have allowed them to profit from the piece. Basil Zangare recently brought his case against Carolyn Joyce Carty of North Carolina and Margaret Fishback Powers of Canada to Long Island Federal Court, the New York Daily News reported, claiming that his mother, who died in 1999, penned the poem in 1936 when she was fourteen.

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Bertelsmann Names Peter Olson's Successor

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Online Only, posted 5.20.08

Bertelsmann chairman Hartmut Ostrowski announced today that Markus Dohle, head of the German media conglomerate's printing unit, will succeed Peter Olson as chairman of Random House. The annoucement comes two weeks after the New York Times reported Olson's departure following rumors that first surfaced at the London Book Fair last month.

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Poems by "World's Worst Poet" Fetch Hefty Sum at Auction

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Online Only, posted 5.19.08

Nineteenth-century poet William McGonagall, once dismissed as the world's worst, received posthumous compensation as a collection of thirty-five poems went for £6,600 (approximately thirteen thousand dollars) at auction last Friday in the poet's native Edinburgh, Scotland, BBC News reported.

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Readers Vote for Best of the Booker Prize

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Online Only, posted 5.16.08

The Man Booker Prize, the prestigious annual award given for a novel by a writer from the British Commonwealth or Ireland, will celebrate its fortieth anniversary by honoring one of its previous winners with the Best of the Booker Prize, judged ultimately by the reading public. Anyone may cast a vote for one of the six Best of the Booker finalists, selected from forty-one winning novels dating back to 1969 by judges Victoria Glendinning, Mariella Frostrup, and John Mullan.

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