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On misattributing phrases to Shakespeare; poets Wendy Xu and Anaïs Duplan on constructing narratives; a professional book critic’s love of Amazon reviews; and other news.
Pulitzer Prize Winner James Alan McPherson dies; debut authors Yaa Gyasi and Hua Hsu in conversation; the evolving role of librarians; and other news.
The 2016 Man Booker Prize long list has been announced; a man named Hemingway wins Hemingway lookalike contest; a consideration of workplace fiction by women; and other news.
Goethe’s complex legacy; poet Jade Cho on the Asian American experience; petition to restore Dennis Cooper’s blog reaches over three thousand signatures; and other news.
Octavia Butler’s 1998 novel predicts Trump’s campaign slogan; anticipated books for the second half of 2016; the geographic distribution of the Man Booker International Prize; and other news.
Gay Talese disavows his forthcoming book; five writers on life-changing moments at U.S. national parks; the psychology of the beach read; and other news.
Hamilton’s song lyric algorithm; pairing books and film; poet Ocean Vuong on writing from the perspective of the “damned viewer”; and other news.
Brenda Shaughnessy reads from her latest poetry collection, So Much Synth, published in May by Copper Canyon Press.
How It Is
It isn't every day I can wrap my mind around it.
It being just what you'd think it is.
Not a thing or a condition of being but an extended
its movements are like dance but really more like fire
or cross-signals cut before anyone got there.
A flow-through mind,
a frank season so in love with some poor sister,
Moleskine notebooks offer digital sets; the literary rules of Cervantes and Shakespeare; editor Vivian Lee on nurturing writers of color; and other news.
by Arvin Temkar
The Asian American Writers Workshop rings in its twenty-fifth year at the forefront of the movement to diversify the publishing industry, and to provide advocacy, education, opportunity, and visibility to Asian American poets and writers.
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