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 from Florida of George Zimmerman’s acquittal of all charges in killing teenager Trayvon Martin , novelist Roxane Gay weighs in on the verdict. (Salon)
Robert Galbraith—author of the crime novel The Cuckoo’s Calling—is a pseudonym for J. K. Rowling . (New York Daily News)
In light of J. K. Rowling’s news, the Guardian offers a history of the pseudonym .
Brad Leithauser details the advantages of reading a poem backward . (New Yorker)
LitReactor features five literary magazines  that will “restore your faith” in publishing.
Meanwhile, the Airship showcases the history of a long-defunct magazine, the legendary Lingua Franca .
If you missed the television movie Sharknado this weekend, Jason Diamond tells you about the Mia Farrow/Philip Roth Sharknado hoax.  (Flavorwire)
Nicholas Rombes revisits Shirley Jackson’s 1951 novel Hangsaman . (Rumpus)