Edgar Allan Poe's Baltimore Home Vandalized, One Hundred Notable Books of 2012, 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:

Edgar Allan Poe's historic home in Baltimore has been vandalized. The home is a museum, which has been temporarily closed due to lack of funding. (Huffington Post)

The New York Times has published its one hundred notable books of 2012, including: Lauren Groff's Arcadia; Pure, by Julianna Baggott; and Kevin Young's The Grey Album.

A memorial to the author C. S. Lewis will be placed in Poets’ Corner at Westminster Abbey in November 2013, marking the fiftieth anniversary of his death. (Harriet)

In the style of a recent infamous New York Times restaurant review, David Daley skewers Michiko Kakutani's book review of Calvin Trillin’s Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse. (Salon)

If you're in New York City this Thursday, Rumpus, Millions, HTMLGIANT, Bomb, Los Angeles Review of Books, Gigantic, and the New Inquiry are sponsoring a reading to raise money for a feature film—an adaptation of Stephen Elliott's Happy Baby.

Meanwhile, author Wanda Coleman has been hospitalized, requires outpatient care not covered by her insurance, and is asking for assistance. (Los Angeles Times)

"On her deathbed, Mother told me that she had been lonely all her life." The New Yorker features poet and Jackson Prize-winner Henri Cole's third dispatch from Paris.

The Twitter Fiction Festival starts tomorrow. (NYPL)