Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:
Alexander Nazaryan details the dustup  over a recent Jonathan Franzen essay on Edith Wharton. In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Victoria Patterson writes of Franzen, "He’d taken a literary hero and written about her as if ranking a Maxim photo spread." (New York Daily News)
The Guardian examines how online readers band together to catch plagiarists . Recently, romance "author" Kay Manning at first denied accusations, then after continued scrutiny from readers admitted, "Finally, so there is no misunderstanding. I am a thief, a plagiarist. I am not an author."
Chinese writer Yu Jie—detained and tortured  in China because of his friendship with imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo—has made a new home in the United States. (New York Times)
On a new monthly segment on NPR's All Things Considered, a poet is invited to the studio to write the day's news  in verse. The latest installment features Craig M. Teicher.
Book Wings, a collaborative performance created by the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) and the Moscow Art Theatre will take place on Friday, March 9th, and simulcast online. The two-hour program showcases the work of several poets, including Dora Malech and Terrance Hayes . (Coldfront Magazine)
Maria Bustillos writes of the remarkable and surprising literary career of actress Ally Sheedy . (Awl)
Essayist and Pulphead author John Jeremiah Sullivan is reportedly looking for a new voice . (Maclean's)