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:
To honor Veterans Day, GalleyCat details how to share books  with those active in military service.
Philip Roth informed a French publication he's finished with writing, and the Guardian lists other celebrated literary exits, including Shakespeare's withdrawal  to his home at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1611, just after premiering The Tempest.
Meanwhile, Flavorwire rounds up initial reactions by literary figures to Philip Roth's news .
CIA head David Petraeus recently resigned after an FBI investigation discovered an affair with writer Paula Broadwell, and in light of this, Emma Keller asks, "Is there a code of ethics for biographers?"  (Guardian)
"Second books are precarious but crucial, both for the poet and for the reader interested in a poet’s oeuvre. They suggest, for one thing, that the poet won't be a one-hit wonder." Lisa Russ Spaar examines sophomore efforts . (Los Angeles Review of Books)
"The pleasure billows off his pages like waves of vanilla-scented body lotion from a lap dancer bombed on Ecstasy." Author Walter Kirn reviews Samson Graham-Muñoz's latest, The String Theory Quartet, the much-anticipated follow-up to Dr. Pitcher’s Experimental Mistress. (Spoiler: Satire.) (New York Times)
With the publishing industry seemingly contracting , Scott Timberg argues the federal government should step up its support of the arts. (Salon)
In case you missed novelist Don DeLillo speaking at the Chicago Public Library , WBEZ posted the audio.
Isaiah Sheffer, the Founding Artistic Director of Symphony Space , and host of public radio's Selected Shorts, has passed away at the age of seventy-six.