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Ashbery, Equi, and Eshleman Among Griffin Finalists

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Online Only, posted 4.14.08

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The Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry recently announced the finalists for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize. Seven books were selected from over five hundred poetry collections published in English during the previous year, including nineteen translations. The award, given annually to both a Canadian and an international author or translator for a book of verse, carries a cash prize of $100,000 Canadian (approximately $98,064), divided between the two winners.

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New York Public Library Names Last Year's Books to Remember

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Online Only, posted 4.11.08

The New York Public Library recently released its list of twenty-five books to remember from 2007, naming poetry, fiction, and nonfiction titles that exemplify “literary excellence, uniqueness of concept, and command of subject matter.”

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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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