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:
Poet Jack Gilbert has passed away at age eighty-seven. The Los Angeles Times touches on Gilbert's singular life and career .
In memory of Jack Gilbert, Tin House posted Gilbert's poem "Tear it Down " yesterday on its Tumblr.
"Amazon wriggles out of paying corporation tax in the UK and other European countries by channeling its European business through a Luxembourg-based parent company. " Melville House looks at the recent scrutiny politicians in the United Kingdom have focused on Amazon.
"I keep copies of the novel in a knapsack under the waiter’s station just for moments like these." Balls author Julian Tepper recounts giving a copy of his first novel to one his regular restaurant customers—novelist Philip Roth . (Paris Review Daily)
Brain Pickings offers a few food recipes from famous authors, including Allen Ginsberg's borsch , and John Keats's porridge.
If you haven't seen the new James Bond film, Skyfall, it features a few lines from Tennyson’s "Ulysses."  (Harriet)
In New York City, a massive Moby-Dick marathon-style reading begins in two days.