Don Share Named Editor of Poetry Magazine, New Details of Roque Dalton Assassination, 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:

Don Share has been named editor of Poetry. (New York Times)

Canadian authorities have lowered long-held restrictions and will now allow Simon and Schuster to publish in Canada. (Globe and Mail)

Hector Tobar reports new details have arisen concerning the 1975 assassination of Salvadoran poet Roque Dalton. This past May 14 was declared National Poetry Day in El Salvador to celebrate the late poet. (Los Angeles Times)

On his Tumblr, John Green examines the huge success of his last book: “The Fault in Our Stars is NOT successful primarily because I am famous on the Internet.”

The Guardian suggests Lydia Davis may soon have a Twitter account.

To raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society, actor Samuel L. Jackson intends to read aloud a top-voted short monologue posted to Reddit. (GalleyCat)

Yesterday at BookExpo America in New York City, Macmillan CEO John Sargent shared candid thoughts about the DOJ e-book price-fixing lawsuit, calling Attorney General Eric Holder “just incompetent.” (Shelf Awareness)

Mental Floss gathered eleven quotes on writing by celebrated author Neil Gaiman, including “Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”