Joanna Scott, recent winner of a MacArthur fellowship, discusses how she weaves history into fiction.
For Love and Money: The Politics of Solitude
A writer balances two extremes—the solitary life on a Maine island without a road, plumbing, or electricity, and the engaged life of an urban writer.
The Poetry Society of America: For Poets Everywhere
The oldest poetry organization in the country offers many programs for poets and poetry readers.
An Interview With Robert Olen Butler
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author talks about his overnight resurrection—from failed short story writer to award-winning novelist.
Horizontal Lines to Other Worlds: An Interview With Kenzaburo Oe
Although popular, productive, and known as "the moral conscience of Japan," this Nobel laureate has threatened to quit writing several times during his long career.
An Interview With Joanna Scott
The recent winner of a MacArthur fellowship discusses how she weaves history into fiction.
To Whom Can We Turn?
Small grants and interest free loans are available to professional writers in dire financial need.
Yield to Whim: The Djerassi Resident Artists' Program
One of the oldest artists' colonies in California encourages the avant-garde.
News and Trends
NEA Restructures Under Budget Cuts
NEA restructures after after 40 percent reduction in funding due to bill crafted in House and Senate
Poetry Month, A New Chancellor, and New Prizes at Academy
Academy of American Poets announce April as National Poetry Month and elect Maxine Kumin as chancell
Poets & Writers to Host Publication Seminars
The Information Center offers three new publication seminars about the literary marketplace
PBS to Air Poetry Video Series
Joshua Blum and Bob Holman create "The United States of Poetry"—a five-part film series
The Hasty Papers to be Relaunched
Artist Alfred Leslie revives his literary magazine the Hasty Papers from 1960