Amazon in New York City, Bukowski Drawings Discovered, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

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:

Seattle-based Amazon is reportedly looking to rent almost half-a-million square feet of office space in New York City. (Wall Street Journal)

GalleyCat has the skinny on the state of self-publishing for February 2013.

"Kerouac was susceptible to film—a sucker for its promise of riches as well as its flickering poetry—and he imagined an iconic adaptation of On the Road." Andrew O’Hagan looks at the life and influences of Jack Kerouac. (New York Review of Books)

Nineteen Charles Bukowski drawings were rediscovered last week at a California book fair. (Harriet)

"A great cultural critic is a bit like a philosopher king." Jillian Goodman considers Michelle Orange’s book of essays, This is Running for Your Life. (Slate)

The Millions surveys the fiction of Pakistan.

A poem written by the teenage Charlotte Bronte is up for auction, and will likely fetch around sixty thousand dollars. (New York Daily News)

Today is Ralph Ellison's birthday—the celebrated author of Invisible Man was born on this day in 1914. (Book Riot)