Edna St. Vincent Millay's Open House, the Case of Agatha Christie's Jewels, and More

by Staff

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:

To mark the sixtieth anniversary of her death, Edna St. Vincent Millay's home in Austerlitz, New York, will be opened to the public for the first time. (Times Union)

The New York Times calculates the cost of producing an e-book versus a printed book.

In a mystery worthy of Miss Marple, a strongbox of Agatha Christie's jewels were found in an old trunk bought at auction in 2006. (Telegraph)

A German court ruled in favor of a group of international publishers in a case against Swiss digital pirates. (Los Angeles Times)

Australia's oldest literary festival, Adelaide Writers' Week, kicked off yesterday in honor of Brisbane-born poet Thomas Shapcott. (Sydney Morning Herald)

A Pennsylvania library is lending Kindles to a small group of patrons as part of an experimental program. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

The New York Times reports on the increasingly blurred line between plagiarism and "appropriation." 

An Indian poet and professor at Aligarh Muslim University has been "charged" by his employer after having an affair with another man on campus. (Indian Express