Jennifer Egan Discusses Gatsby With Colbert, Poets on Mother's Day, 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:

In light of Baz Luhrmann's much-anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Reddit users have created a list of books they imagine will be remembered a century from now. (GalleyCat)

Moviefone listed five classic books that should be “Baz Luhrmann-ized.”

Speaking of Gatsby, novelist Jennifer Egan appeared last night on the Colbert Report to talk about the master novel.

Meanwhile, David Sedaris spoke to Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.

Ilia Blinderman recounts time stuck in a crowded elevator with Salman Rushdie. (New York Daily News)

Michael Kammen, who knew Jack Kerouac, looks at the Beat author's life and letters. (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Alexander Nazaryan discusses Henry Miller's passionate hatred of his native New York City. (New Yorker)

For the Poetry Foundation's Poetry Off the Shelf podcast, Joy Katz and Erika Meitner “de-Hallmark-ize” Mother's Day.