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Poetry's Roadshow

News and Trends

September/October 2006

Fueled by equal parts biodiesel gas and small press ambition, the Wave Books 2006 Poetry Bus Tour is scheduled to roll through forty-nine cities during the next two months, beginning in Seattle on September 4.

Shakespearean Drama Gets Graphic

News and Trends

September/October 2006

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Workman Publishing imprint Black Dog and Leventhal reissues King Lear and Macbeth, the illustrated Shakespeare plays originally published in the 1980s—before graphic novels acquired a mainstream audience—as part of its Graphic Shakespeare series.

Imperative: The Pressure to Be Exotic

The Literary Life

September/October 2006

Let me be the last—the absolute dead last—to point out that we're in the midst of a memoir craze. My favorite form of procrastination used to be computer solitaire, but now I prefer to chat on the phone with my writing friends and discuss the ongoing boom in autobiographical literature. We speculate like housing developers prognosticating on the real estate market. Will the bubble pop? Will prices continue to rise? Will market trends ever again veer toward literary fiction?

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

News and Trends

September/October 2006

This installment of Page One features excerpts from The Exquisite by Laird Hunt and A Three Dog Life by Jack Pendarvis.

Small Press Points

News and Trends

September/October 2006

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Seal Press and Bear Star Press.

More to the Story: Janet Fitch

News and Trends

September/October 2006

Although Janet Fitch's Paint It Black, published this month by Little, Brown, is a work of fiction, the author drew inspiration from many genres, most notably poetry, while she was working on her follow-up to White Oleander.

Extreme Makeover

The Practical Writer

July/August 2006

Novelist and memoirist A. M. Homes investigates how an author's Web site should look and function.

Q&A: Jacobs Steps In at Feminist Press

News and Trends

July/August 2006

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During her third month on the job, Jacobs spoke about her new position as executive director of the oldest independent publisher of women's writing in the world.

The Writer's Web Site: Build It and They Will Come

The Practical Writer

July/August 2006

Whether you create it yourself or hire a designer, developing an author Web site is one of the best ways to promote yourself and provide an authoritative source for readers to discover your work.

More to the Story: Peter Carey

News and Trends

July/August 2006

For the second installment of this occassional feature, in which we ask authors to list the movies, music, artwork, and books that inspired them during the course of writing their new books, we asked two-time Booker Prize–winning author Peter Carey, whose ninth novel was published by Knopf in May, for his list; he replied with this essay.

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