Controversial Emily Dickinson Archive, Thoughts on Neologisms, Arizona Lifts Book Ban, and More

James F. Thompson

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:

New Emily Dickinson online archive fuels heated arguments over the rights to her manuscripts and legacy. (Guardian)

Ian Crouch discusses the art of coining new words and the ubiquitous proliferation of neologisms. (New Yorker)

The Tucson Unified School District in Arizona lifts ban on seven Mexican-American studies books. (Arizona Daily Star)

The Huffington Post prepares for Halloween by offering a profile of ten very scary novels.

In the Millions, author Eryn Loeb references Joan Didion’s essay “Goodbye to All of That” while exploring the uneasy relationship between New York City and writers.

The Paris Review takes a look at the pets of famous authors and literary luminaries.

Matt Kish interprets Joseph Conrad’s The Heart of Darkness with compelling and whimsical illustrations. (Flavorwire)

A recent interview reveals that author Jonathan Franzen still hates the Internet and can’t change the fact he is a white male writer. (Salon)