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:
The state of Kentucky has appointed Frank X Walker its new poet laureate . Walker is Kentucky's first African American poet to hold the position. (WFPL)
Meanwhile, Rosemary Catacalo has been named Texas Poet Laureate . (San Antonio Current)
Editors of Wikipedia created a sub-category for “American women novelists ,” and began moving women writers out of the “American novelists” category. (Salon)
After a brief hospitalization, poet Maya Angelou is resting at home , and canceled this week's scheduled event at Butler University. (USA Today)
New York Daily News attended this past weekend's premiere Brooklyn Literary Walking Tour .
Ester Bloom refutes the claim  that male readers don't read female authors. (Slate)
Brain Pickings retells the genesis of the venerable Paris Review .
D. H. Lawrence's nude mulberry tree climbing, Ted Hughes the bee keeper —Flavorwire rounded up the odd obsessions of literary greats.