July/August 1994

Success has come late to May Sarton, the 80-year-old poet who feels that her prodigious verse, novels, and journals have been shunned by critics and ignored by academics.

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Features

Villa Montalvo

by Suzanne McConnell
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Summers bustle with concerts and readings, while winters provide a peaceful retreat at a northern California colony.

Sports and the Literary Writer

by Paul Perilli
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Baseball is not the only sport with its own distinguished body of literature

Poeming a Translation

by Julia Older
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Writers whose only knowledge of a language comes from a foreign dictionary are publishing inaccurate translations of poetry.

An Interview with May Sarton

by Frankie Pelzman
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Success has come late to May Sarton, the 80-year-old poet who feels that her prodigious verse, novels, and journals have been shunned by critics and ignored by academics.

News and Trends

Graywolf Press Director Resigns After Twenty Years

by Tracy Marx
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In March, Scott Walker, Graywolf's founding publisher and editor, announced his resignation.

New Edition of Grants and Awards Book Available from PEN

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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Due to appear in late July, the 1994–95 edition of the PEN American center Grants and Awards Available to American Writers has 220 new listings.

Writers Harvest: The National Reading

by Tracy Marx
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On November 2, the Literary Community will unite nationwide in the fight against hunger with Share Our Strength, one of the nation's largest nonprofit sources of funding for hunger relief.

Copyright Protection for the People

by Tracy Marx
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Protecting Artist and Their Work, a booklet published by People for the American Way—a 300,000-member, nonpartisan constitutional liberties organization—addresses questions concerning copyright law.

The Loft in Minneapolis Seeks New Director

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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Susan Broadhead, the president and executive director of the Loft, who announced her resignation on April 15, will continue in her position until her replacement is chosen.

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