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by Evan Smith Rakoff
Amazon has launched its Kindle Store in Mexico; Jason Diamond considers David Foster Wallace’s contributions to tennis literature; Alberto Rios has been named Arizona’s first poet laureate; and other news.
by Jenny Shank
In this tour of the Mile High City, novelist Jenny Shank visits the sites, writing groups, organizations, and presses that, despite a down economy, keep her hometown's literary spirit alive in the bootstrapping tradition of those “roaring drunken miners” who founded it.
by Ifeanyi Menkiti
The city of Emerson, Thoreau, and the Transcendentalists has produced many prominent writers in its past, but it is also a city whose literary history is still in the making. Ifeanyi Menkiti, who was born in Onitsha, Nigeria, and moved to Massachusetts eventually becoming owner of the nation’s oldest poetry bookstore, tours the vast literary landscape of the greater Boston area.
by Lee Montgomery
Lee Montgomery, associate publisher and editorial director of Tin House Books, moved to Portland, Oregon, twelve years ago but never meant to stay. It was a charming Victorian house, the rain and clouds, and the energy of the places featured in this guide that compelled the writer in her to hunker down and take advantage of a city brimming with literary offerings.
by Catherine Richardson
As Robert Casper settled into his new role as the director of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress, he spoke about what the center has to offer and his plans for how to make the most of its resources and reach.
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