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Idaho parents call police on teen for distributing a banned book to other students; Dave Eggers's original, and less than flattering, review of Infinite Jest; state attorneys accuse Apple of evading trial; and other news.
Bear Grylls to pen thrillers; “ambush poetry” in Las Vegas; the trouble with labeling women’s writing; and other news.
Going to the library increases happiness; Camille Rankine and Mary Gaitskill on the importance of being earnest; gay sex in fiction; and other news.
Paul Simon remembers Seamus Heaney; Irvine Welsh joins graphic novel team; life as an openly gay writer in Kenya; and other news.
Salman Rushdie examines Gabriel García Márquez’s magic realism; ZYZZYVA’s one hundredth issue; Charlotte Brontë’s Google doodle; and other news.
A new app for remembering great ideas; a posthumous story collection by Maeve Binchy; meals from classic literature; and other news.
Sally Wen Mao reads five poems from her debut collection, Mad Honey Symposium, forthcoming in May from Alice James Books.
Valentine for a Flytrap
Michael Earl Craig reads four poems from his collection Talkativeness, published in April by Wave Books.
Quick Sketch of a Bullet
There is a bullet here on my desk.
Tipped over on its side.
Its jacket is brass
and perfectly cylindrical.
It is cool. It is smooth.
Its weight is satisfying.
The tip—the actual bullet—
is blunt, is gray, is made of lead
and looks handmade,
like a carefully shaped dab
of gray mashed potatoes atop
its beautiful rocket.
An Alice Munro short story becomes a film; a novelist gains new perspective on her husband’s disappearance; a new book on Barney Rosset; and other news.
Writers at the Atlantic look at writing and marriage; the effects of Karl Ove Knausgaard’s writing on his personal life; the death of Michael Rockefeller; and other news.
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