The Paris Review's New Poetry Editor, Wimbledon's Unorthodox Poet, and More


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 Paris Review has announced that Robyn Cresswell will join the journal this fall as poetry editor. Former poetry editors Dan Chiasson and Meghan O'Rourke will remain with the Paris Review as advisory editors.  

A rare collection of ninety signed William Faulkner books and personal items sold for over eight hundred thousand dollars at auction, with a first edition of Absolum, Absolum! inscribed to Malcom Cowley selling for the highest price at over eighty thousand dollars. (Associated Press)

The fourth biannual Shakespeare and Company literary festival took place in Paris this week. The Millions has a World Cup-infused report from the festivities. 

Wimbledon's inaugural poet-in-residence "has made an unorthodox start to his new job," according to the Guardian. Check out the growing poem archive at the Poetry Trust

Borders launched an iPhone app

A British mayor is under fire for her "decision to replace the traditional prayer before council meetings with a poem." (North London Press)

Coffee House Press announced yesterday that, after three years of growth, it has "recently added two completely new positions and [has] also hired a new marketing director."

With the vast array of self-publishing options now available to manuscripts previously rejected by traditional publishers, Salon asks an important question: "Is the public prepared to meet the slush pile?"