National Bookmobile Day, Equine Library, and More


Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

Today is National Bookmobile Day, which celebrates the services and resources bookmobiles provide to schools, rehabilitation centers, and communities that do not have traditional library branches. (American Library Association)

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, a man named Ridwan Sururi—also known as the “Don Quixote of literacy”—has made it his mission to deliver books on horseback to schoolchildren in the remote village of Serang. (New York Times)

Adrienne Raphel writes at the New Yorker about the revival of the work of modern poet Marianne Moore, and how reissues of her poetry, including her 1924 collection Observations, might change the perception of Moore “from a quirky but somewhat cold formalist to a restlessly imaginative experimenter.”

“From a really young age, I trained myself to write my own hope.” At Lambda Literary, best-selling nonfiction writer Augusten Burroughs discusses his influences and his new memoir, Lust and Wonder, which is published this month by St. Martin’s Press.

Architectural innovation meets bookish inspiration. Check out the seven stunning winners of the 2016 American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Library Building Awards. (Tech Insider)

At the Rumpus, poets Michael Morse and Robin Beth Schaer talk to one another about their paths to writing, and publishing their first books after age forty.

The American Library Association has released its list of 2015’s top ten frequently challenged books.

This morning, Amazon unveiled its newest Kindle e-reader, the Kindle Oasis, which is designed to appeal to physical book lovers. The case resembles a book cover that functions as a backup battery, and the e-reader can last up to two months on a single charge. But will the book fetishist obsess over the Oasis enough to overlook the $290 price tag? (Slate)