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:
Publishers Weekly has the latest on the DOJ price-fixing trial against Apple .
Two publishers, HarperCollins and Pearson, are shuttering divisions based in New Zealand . (Shelf Awareness)
Eva and Joseph Shapiro examine the reasons creative writing is flourishing in public schools . (NPR)
Carolyn Kellogg reports Sotheby’s held a hugely successful auction of literary items , with work by David Foster Wallace and others fetching high dollars. (Los Angeles Times)
Meanwhile, a first edition of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four sold for thirty thousand dollars .
Venerable poet Donald Hall casts his mature gaze  over a life of love and loss (and a long beard). (New Yorker)
The Atlantic Wire takes a look at the newsletter of Brooklyn's famed Park Slope Food Coop . Its latest issue features book and film critic A. O. Scott.
In odd news, Colombian poet Raffael Medina Brochero intends to sell his testicles  to fund a “poetry for peace” tour of Europe. (Columbia Reports)