July/August 1996

Diana Abu-Jaber, the author of a first novel about the Arab-American experience keeps her heritage alive through storytelling.

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Features

For John Gill: A Personal Commemoration

by Robert Peters
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Poet Robert Peters remembers John Gill, a leading spirit in the small press world.

Putting Poetry in the Phone Book

by Patricia J. Chui
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A poetry advocacy group is helping make poetry as ubiquitous as the phone book.

Prose, Poetry, and Pasta: The Spoleto Writers Workshop Broadens Careers and Waistlines

by Louise Hawes
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A small writing workshop at an Italian convent provides hands-on working vacation for writers.

Chicory Blue Press

by T.J. Banks
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In rural Connecticut, Sondra Zeidenstein publishes poetry chapbooks of women over 60.

Fear of Feeling

by Samuel Hazo
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During the past 50 years, even poets have shied away from expression of feeling.

Getting Up Earlier in the Morning: Literary Agents Outside New York

by Sue Russell
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For writers who don't live in New York, a local agent may be an advantage.

Half-and-Half: A Profile of Diana Abu-Jaber

by Alice Evans
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Diana Abu-Jaber, the author of a first novel about the Arab-American experience keeps her heritage alive through storytelling.

News and Trends

Poets & Writers Announces Writers on Site Program

by David Surface
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James Irvine Foundation awards $180,00 grant to P&W for 18 writers' residencies in California.

Orange Prize for Fiction Generates Controversy

by Patricia J. Chui
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Britain's largest and newest literary award causes controversy because it's only given to women.

BlackWords: New African American Poetry Series

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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The division of Alexander Publishing Group BlackWords' reading series promotes African American poetry.

A New Literary Imprint Form Books & Co. Bookstore

by Tracy Marx
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In partnership with Turtle Point Press, Books & Co. will publish forgotten literary fiction.

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