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:
Salon delves into online retail giant Amazon's financial grants to small presses  and literary organizations. “The grants are a blatant attempt to buy goodwill from an industry that they’ve ravaged," said a grant recipient who asked not to be identified.
The Israeli government declared German poet Gunter Grass "unwelcome in Israel " after a German paper published a new poem by Grass which accuses Israel of planning a preemptive strike against Iran. (CNN)
Poet D.A. Powell reports an Occupy Wall Street Anthology will soon be published . (Harriet)
The Paris Review honored New York Review of Books editor Robert Silvers at its recent Spring Revel . (Velvet Roper)
Pinterest is now America's third largest social network, and GalleyCat uncovered ten literary boards to explore .
A recent article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology claims creativity and malleable ethics are interwoven . (Fast Company)
Meanwhile, author Maura Kelly examines "why storytellers lie ." (Atlantic)
The Boston Globe lists over ten ways local bookstores are better than Amazon .
Flavorwire features the wildest book designs of all time , including books that can be eaten, planted, or glow in the dark.