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Slideshows from Poets & Writers Magazine
In the graphic adaptation Moby-Dick in Pictures, released by Tin House Books in October, artist Matt Kish presents an illustration for every page of the 552-page classic. These eleven images are from Chapter XXXII: Cetology, in which Herman Melville catalogues species of marine mammals, "the great sperm whale" being ruler of all cetaceans. The captions represent the passages and chapter sections on which Kish based his drawings.View the Slideshow
During their collaboration on three books in the late sixties, artist and author Edward Gorey exchanged a wealth of missives with writer Peter F. Neumeyer. The letters and accompanying ephemera showcased in the book Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey and Peter F. Neumeyer, edited by Neumeyer and published by Pomegranate in September, reveal the power of creative connections and the boundless artfulness of correspondence.View the Slideshow
On a hot, sunny day in early July, more than two dozen MFA students and graduates answered our open call to gather in New York City's Central Park for the photo shoot that resulted in the cover of our September/October 2011 issue. After the shoot, we asked each of them what factors went into their decision about where to apply. Here's what twenty-two of them said. (Photos taken by Pieter van Hattem.)View the Slideshow
For the past several years, artist Mike Stilkey has repurposed old books as a medium for his portraits of people and animals. Here are a dozen of his works, some of which will be on display in the exhibition Face to Face: The Changing Face of Portraiture in Carlsbad, California.View the Slideshow
Jefferson Rabb, one of the most highly sought after web designers in the publishing world, recently sat down with contributor Joshua Bodwell to discuss his craft and the evolving world of book-related websites.View the Slideshow
As a companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking
presses and magazines, the following slideshow offers instructions on formatting your book in Microsoft Word. Don't miss our video demonstration of how to make a pocket-size book.
A companion to Indie Innovators, a special section on groundbreaking presses and magazines. Don't miss our video demonstration of how to Coptic bind a chapbook.View the Slideshow
Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. recently traveled to areas of China and South Korea with hopes of entering North Korea and meeting writers living in a country where all art is political. While he never set foot on North Korean soil, he was able to talk to some authors and scholars who offer insight on the reach of the Communist state.
Morison, who lives in Amman, Jordan, has contributed a number of articles that offer insights into international writing communities, including "Demilitarized Zone: Report From Literary Vietnam" (September/October 2009), "Censored Stories: Report From Literary Myanmar" (November/December 2008), "Chinese Characters: Report From Literary Beijing" (May/June 2008), and "The Poets of Kabul: Report From Literary Afghanistan" (November/December 2006).View the Slideshow
For the sixth and final installment of our series of interviews, Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to New York City to speak with Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson Books.View the Slideshow
For the fifth installment of our ongoing series of interviews, Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to Denver to speak with Joyce Meskis, owner of Tattered Cover.View the Slideshow