January/February 1994

Molly Peacock, the irreverent poet who has been dubbed a "low New Formalist," reveals how rhyme and meter free her to write taboo-breaking verse.

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Features

The Pitt Poetry Series at 25

by Sue Russell
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For a quarter-century, the University of Pittsburgh Press's poetry series has thrived on its diversity and commitment to publishing poetry.

How Does a Writer Find a Literary Agent?

by Adam Begley
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Part 2 of 3-part series reveals strategies to use when hunting for an agent.

An Interview with Molly Peacock

by Alice and Charlotte Templin Friman
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Molly Peacock, the irreverent poet who has been dubbed a "low New Formalist," reveals how rhyme and meter free her to write taboo-breaking verse.

The Ragdale Experience

by Barbara Haines Howett
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On the prairie outside of Chicago, an artist's colony offers fellowships to older women and African authors.

Cowboy Poets: Ridin', Ropin', and Writin'

by Lowell Jaeger
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At the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, bunkhouse bards unite to preserve cowpuncher poems and folklore.

News and Trends

Doctorow to Launch an All-Book TV Channel

by Jane Ludlam
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Writers and book-lovers will have their own television channel dedicated to books, authors, and publishing on Booknet, which will be launched late this year.

ACLU Names Censors of the Year

by Jane Ludlam
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The American Civil Liberties Union has announced the Arts Censors of the Year, satirical awards given for "exceptional disregard to the First Amendment.

The Clinton Health Care Plan: Good for Writers?

by Leslie Goff
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The new national health care plan that President Bill Clinton unveiled in an impassioned prime-time speech on September 22 could be good news for writers.

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