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News and Trends

March/April 2014

The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

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Daily News

The Poetry Off the Shelf podcast includes a discussion of Apple’s new iPad commercial, which features the poetry of Walt Whitman; Seattle’s city council voted yesterday in support of an UNESCO City of Literature; Peter Schjeldahl talks about the enigmatic William S. Burroughs; and other news.

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Daily News

A new story by bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami is available free online; Hector Tobar reports that the Texas Book Festival has received bad press over a lack of diversity in this year’s roster; the current issue of Poetry includes four letters by Robert Creeley; and other news.

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Daily News

Harper Lee has filed a lawsuit against her Alabama hometown’s Monroe County Heritage Museum; Businessweek peers inside the corporate structure of Amazon; Joan Didion was advised by her doctor not to travel to California to receive a PEN lifetime achievement award; and other news.

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Daily News

Joyce Maynard discusses her relationship with J. D. Salinger; Natasha Trethewey showcases a poetry project that helps dementia patients; Joshua Ferris explores the iconic male hero; and other news.

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Daily News

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.

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City Guides

P. Scott Cunningham, poet and director of the literary festival O, Miami, gives a writer's tour of Miami, Florida—a city in the throes of cultural enlightenment.

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City Guides

New York Times best-selling author Carolyn Parkhurst shares the bookstores, reading series, and other literary landmarks of Washington, D.C., that make it “a beautiful, vibrant, creative city."

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City Guides

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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.

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City Guides

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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.

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