May/June 1989

Publisher David Godine has built a renowned independent press from an early interest in letterpress printing.


Honoring Jack Kerouac

by Stacey Chase
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On the road in Lowell, Massachusetts, to pay tribute to the "King of the Beats."

Should You Allow Your Manuscript to Be Archived?

by Marcia Biederman
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By capturing the papers of authors, libraries try to capture the feeling of an era.

A Writer in a World of Spirits

by Philip Graham
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Living in an African village was like living in an anti-artists' colony, until the author discovered the secret of spirits.

Writing With Light: A Profile of Kelly Wise

by Allen Barnett
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Kelly Wise photographs writers, from Amiri Baraka to Mary McCarthy, when he's been struck by their words and ideas.

David Godine's Yellow Brick Road

by Kathleen Hirsch
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With the craftsmanship of a fine jeweler, eclectic publisher David Godine produces exquisite books of fine writing.

News and Trends

PEN Fund for Writers and Editors With AIDS

by Caroline Bock
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A newly established fund will award grants to editors, writers, and playwrights with AIDS.

Ploughshares Signs Writers' Union Contract

by David Sacks
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Ploughshares and National Writers' Union sign the first labor contract for poets and fiction writers.

New Publisher Includes Literary List

by David Sacks
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British American Publishing releases ten books in the spring of 1989 under the Paris Review Editions imprint.