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The Art of Reading John Berryman: Waking Up in The Dream Songs

by Jay Baron Nicorvo

The Literary Life

January/February 2015

<p>An in-depth look at the life and writings of John Berryman, with particular focus on the ever-esteemed <i>Dream Songs</i>—from the lasting impact of his father’s death to questions of racism and misogyny and, finally, to Berryman’s own tragic end.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Ethnicity and Craft: Creating Characters, not Caricatures

by Jennifer De Leon

The Literary Life

January/February 2015

<p>A writer and editor shares her thoughts, as well as lessons learned from authors such as Junot Díaz, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Celeste Ng, on writing of and from a culture that may be foreign to the reader: what do we explain, italicize, or translate? How do we navigate the divide between the ethnicity of a writer or character and that of her audience?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Feckless Pondering: Emotional Beats and the Art of Repose

by Benjamin Percy

The Literary Life

January/February 2015

<p>A case for balancing action with introspection in fiction, in order to avoid “gumming up the gears of your story.”</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Daily News

PEN American Center’s Human Rights Day event; Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems reissued; poet Heather McHugh’s nonprofit; and other news.

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Daily News

The case against “book-dropping”; literary characters who never die; the often-elusive titling process; and other news.

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News and Trends

November/December 2014

Artist and architect Matteo Pericoli pairs drawings of views from the desks of writers around the world with essays by those writers about where they write, what they see, and how their view informs their work

This Thing I Made: Letterpress Meets High Tech at the IPRC

by Michael Bourne

Special Section

November/December 2014

<p>Writers take bookmaking into their own hands at Portland, Oregon’s Independent Publishing Resource Center.</p>

Coming Home to Writing: Exile and Literary Citizenship

by Elizabeth Huergo

The Literary Life

November/December 2014

<p>Having left her home in Havana as a refugee at the age of three, an author explores the truth of what it means to be a writer in exile.</p>

Where We Write: New York City Via Bavaria, Germany

by Sabine Heinlein

The Literary Life

November/December 2014

<p>Learning to inhabit a new country and language helps a German-born writer discover her voice and understand how that voice hinges on the place in which she lives.</p>

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Daily News

Akashic Books to launch left-leaning sports imprint; Margaret Sullivan weighs in on Amazon-Hachette dispute; U.K. bookstores launch "Super Thursday"; and other news.

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