May/June 1996

Although her four novels are experimental, Carol Maso, the author of AVA is acquiring the prestigious trappings of traditional success.

Features

"Song of the Atom": Remembering Joseph Brodsky

by Jonathan Aaron
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Remembering poet laureate Joseph Brodsky.

An Interview With Charles Simic

by William Corbett
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Over the past decade, the poet's readers have learned about his insomnia, his dark sense of humor, and his passion for art and jazz.

Alice James Books: A Cooperation of Poets

by Marie Harris
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The evolution of an upstart poetry collective into an established small press.

Hayden Carruth: The Gift of Self

by Roy Scheele
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A poet brings his impish humor, Yankee sensibility, and warmth for his audience to two Nebraska towns.

In Search of the Tomb of Murad Reis

by Don Meredith
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A writer searches out the quiet corners of Rhodes, the Greek island that Lawrence Durrell described in Reflections on a Marine Venus.

Bad Mail

by Jennifer Moses
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A Suburban housewife and fiction writer ponders her world-class collection of rejection letters.

An Interview With Carole Maso

by Joyce Hackett
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Although her four novels are experimental, Carol Maso, the author of AVA is acquiring the prestigious trappings of traditional success.

The National Writers' Workshop: Spring Training for Writers

by Denise Hart
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In eight U.S. cities during April, thousands of nonfiction writers converge to discover how to tell stories creatively.

News and Trends

Literary TV Channel Still Planned for Launch

by Elizabeth Kelley
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After delays, literary cable channel Booknet will televise in October.

Global City Starts a Small Press

by Leigh Newman
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Editor in Chief Abrams says press will publish innovative literature that pushes boundaries.

AAR Bans Fees by Members

by Tracy Marx
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As of January 1, Association of Authors' Representatives members cannot charge clients reading fees.

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