Ann Patchett on the Sexual Revolution, Lorrie Moore Profiles Lena Dunham, 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:

The numbers are in for January, and Publishers Weekly reports good news for print sales.

Book Riot looks at the tablet sales figures for college-age readers, who may represent a tsunami of tomorrow's book buyers.

Amazon experienced a "buy" button disappearance for a few hours yesterday in its Kindle e-book store. (Reuters)

Novelist Ann Patchett weighs in on a current cultural debate: "Has the sexual revolution been good for women? Yes." (Wall Street Journal)

Flavorwire features twelve great small press books, including Alex Shakar's Luminarium, and Meat Heart by Melissa Broder.

New York City's Metro Transit Authority announced the Poetry in Motion program will return—featuring poems selected by the Poetry Society of America displayed in lieu of advertisements on trains and buses. The program ran for fifteen years before it was discontinued four years ago. (Gothamist)

Birds of America author Lorrie Moore profiles writer and filmmaker Lena Dunham, and her new series Girls, which airs in April on HBO. (New Yorker)

Poet Eric Weinstein offers advice for the new crop of MFA writing program graduates: "Come out swinging." (Ploughshares)