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Homer Noble Farm Vandals Required to Study Frost Poems

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Online Only, posted 6.03.08

The witty headlines are everywhere: Poetic Justice! From Bad to Verse! The Associated Press reported today that the vandals who broke into Robert Frost's former home in Ripton, Vermont, last December and caused more then ten thousand dollars in damage are being required to take poetry classes as punishment. Twenty-eight people—all but two of them teenagers—were ordered to study "The Road Not Taken" and another poem with Frost biographer Jay Parini.

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Laura Albert's Collaborator to Publish JT LeRoy Memoir

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Online Only, posted 6.02.08

The woman Laura Albert enlisted to publicly impersonate JT LeRoy, the fictional author created by Albert whose non-identity was exposed in 2005, will publish her own account of the hoax, the New York Post reported today. Twenty-seven-year-old Savannah Knoop, the half sister of Albert's former partner Geoffrey Knoop, has written Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT LeRoy, her memoir of socializing with celebrities while posing, complete with sunglasses and blond wig, as the author of Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, works purportedly based on the author's experiences as a twelve-year-old homeless, abused, and drug-addicted son of a prostitute. Seven Stories Press will publish Knoop's book in October. 

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Reports Show Rise in Book Publication and Sales, but Forecast Is Cloudy

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Online Only, posted 5.30.08

Book sales rose slightly in 2007 over the previous year, but the upward trend seen over the past few years may not continue, the New York Times reported today.

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Publishers Marketing Association Celebrates Anniversary, Changes Name

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Online Only, posted 5.29.08

The Publishers Marketing Association (PMA) is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary by changing its name to the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). Founded in 1983 and based in Manhattan Beach, California, the nonprofit association of presses sponors the annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, given for excellence in independent publishing.

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Alex Clark Appointed First Woman Editor of Granta

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Online Only, posted 5.28.08

The London-based literary and cultural magazine Granta announced yesterday that Alex Clark will be its first female editor. Clark, who will continue to serve as the magazine's deputy editor until she assumes her new post in September, succeeds Jason Cowley, who left earlier this month to become editor of the New Statesman, a British news weekly. Cowley was editor of Granta for seven months.

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Plans for the Norman Mailer Writers Colony Begin to Take Shape

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Online Only, posted 5.27.08

Plans for the Norman Mailer Writers Colony will move one step closer to fruition next Friday in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where a reception will be held in order to begin raising the twelve to fourteen million dollars needed to launch the nonprofit foundation.

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