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by Tara Jayakar
The Pushcart Prize, a venerable nonprofit award series and press, released its fortieth-anniversary prize anthology this month. On the eve of its release party, Poets & Writers staff looked into the history of the prize, and what has kept "one of the last bastions of non-corporate writing" alive and well over the years.
Jorie Graham’s modernist poetry; Amazon Publishing launches poetry contest; James Franco narrates Vonnegut audiobook; and other news.
Whiting Foundation appoints new board president; HBO picks up adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things; President Obama and Marilynne Robinson’s conversation continued; and other news.
A literary history of whales; Nobel Prize–winning author Svetlana Alexievich profiled at the New Yorker; Margaret Atwood on her new novel; and other news.
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