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How books shaped Christmas; Alexievich delivers Nobel lecture; all-curated bookstore opens in New York; and other news.
Print books and children’s development; Kurt Vonnegut’s wife; British contemporary poetry and race; and other news.
Poet Matthew Dickman presents "Skinheads, Suicide, and Government Assistance: Why Subjects Don't Make Poets Into Heroes" as part of the Craft Capsules portion of Poets & Writers Live in Portland, Oregon, on October 17, 2015.
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.
by Amanda Calderon
Frustrated by a reviewing culture that they found to be increasingly insular—and as such, less honest—two poets decided to create a safe new space for reviewers to write candidly—and anonymously—about new collections of poetry.
by Sandra Beasley
The Literary Life
by Michael Szczerban
Michael Wiegers, the editor in chief of Copper Canyon Press, talks about how he decides which books to publish (from the two thousand manuscripts the press receives each year) and what it’s like to edit the likes of Pablo Neruda, W. S. Merwin, and C. D. Wright.
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