July/August 1991

Is the desire for happy endings leading American publishers to deprive children of full literary lives?

Features

Children's Literature & Cultural Censorship

by Jascha Kessler
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Is the desire for happy endings leading American publishers to deprive children of full literary lives?

Robert Dana: An Interview

by Lowell Jaeger
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Embodying experience—the poet and teacher shares his views on the role of language, form, and culture, and what poems are made of.

The Reaching Readers Resources List

by Judith Appelbaum and Florence Janovic
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A directory of books and organizations that can help you focus on your audience and enhance both your creative and business sense.

In Search of the Aly Baba Café

by Don Meredith
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Through the crowds of Cairo, across the desert, and up the Nile, the author maintained his hope of finding the elusive café—and its esteemed patron, Nobel Prize–winning Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.

Low-Residency MFA Programs

by Sara Rath
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A nontraditional way to earn a graduate writing degree.

News and Trends

National Book Awards for Poetry

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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The National Book Foundation reinstates the National Book Award for poetry.

Rediscovering the New World

by Tracy Marx
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The University of Pittsburgh Press signs an exclusive distribution agreement to publish Colección Archivos, a series of books by authors of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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