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The Tournament of Books ignores author’s wishes; a fourteen-year-old’s poem goes viral; a new beer-battered bookstore opens in Texas; and other news.
A six-year-old collects six hundred books for the homeless; Leon Trotsky’s opinion on the Ukraine; a new biography of filmmakers during war; and other news.
by Melissa Faliveno
Slam poet and cultural icon Maggie Estep has died; Kwame Dawes writes Olympics-inspired poetry; Apple loses recent appeal in e-book case; and other news.
Marianne Boruch reads three poems from her new collection, Cadaver, Speak, published in February by Copper Canyon Press.
Poets & Writers Magazine editor in chief Kevin Larimer moderates a panel titled Why We Write at the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January in Los Angeles. Authors Ron Carlson, Meghan Daum, Harryette Mullen, and Charles Yu discuss how and why they started writing, what has helped them along the way, and what inspires them to keep going.
by Evan Smith Rakoff
The New Yorker published an excerpt of Rebecca Mead’s My Life in Middlemarch; the Telegraph lists several products that use poets to move merchandise, including potato chips; USA Today details why generations of readers still love Austen’s Pride and Prejudice; and other news.
by James F. Thompson
Donna Tartt’s novel The Goldfinch has caused a spike in ticket sales at the Frick Museum; Paul Theroux reads “The Letter Writers” by British author Elizabeth Taylor; Dorothea Lasky discusses the power of poetry; and other news.
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