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:
With the news that the National Security Agency—working with other federal agencies—has been allegedly listening in on all of America's phone and Internet activity, Melville House asks: "Is Amazon one of the companies working with the NSA to spy on you? "
In a personal essay, novelist Jonathan Safran Foer discusses how our intimacy with technology is shaping our humanity . (New York Times)
The first images have surfaced of Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice , which is being filmed now Los Angeles. (Rope of Silicon)
Typographer Abelardo Gonzalez has created a free, digital font called OpenDyslexic , which helps people with dyslexia read books. (GalleyCat)
This past Friday, Amazon made its Kindles available in China . (Shelf Awareness)
Natasha Trethewey's tenure as United States Poet Laureate  will continue into a second term. (Clarion Ledger)
Today marks the eighty-fifth birthday of famed author Maurice Sendak . (Guardian)