November/December 1994

Although Ireland past and present looms large in Eavan Boland's latest book, In a Time of Violence, she says she is moved by the story of American poetry.

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Features

A Day with Gwendolyn Brooks: Why Should Anyone Need More Than This?

by Roy Scheele
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The first black writer to win a Pulitzer Prize visits northeast Nebraska.

Montreal: The Jerusalem of the North

by Elaine Kalman Naves
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Tensions may be easing between English-language writers and French Canadian literary stars.

Story Line Press: "Keeping Alive the Stories of Our Time"

by Alice Evans
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In rural Oregon, Robert McDowell views his small press as if readers, authors, and staff were an ever-growing family.

An Interview With Eavan Boland

by Patty O'Connell
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Although Ireland past and present looms large in Eavan Boland's latest book, In a Time of Violence, she says she is moved by the story of American poetry.

Eating a Novel

by Joseph Monninger
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When his manuscript is rejected for the final time, novelist can't quite pronounce it dead.

An Interview with Es'Kia Mphahlele

by Todd Pitock
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Although Es'Kia Mphahlele is known as an elder statesman of black South African literature, there was a time when he lived in exile and his works were banned.

News and Trends

Small Press Center Opens Reference Library

by Jane Ludlam
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The Small Press Reference Center in New York City has opened a new collection of reference books and periodicals for writers and publishers.

Large Poetry Endowment for Baylor University

by Tracy Marx
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Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has received approximately $250,000 to support the development of an annual Beall Poetry Festival.

A New Newsletter for Readers of "Select Fiction"

by Arthur S. Rosenblatt
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Former New Yorker editor Jane Dienstfrey introduces Select Fiction, a bimonthly newsletter that in each issue contains ten or more brief reviews of currently available books of literary merit that have not made it to one of the...

Don't Quit Your Day Job

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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A survey conducted last April by the Princeton Survey Research Associates on behalf of the Author's League Fund concludes "most established authors cannot make ends meet by their writing income alone."

Writers Helping Writers: A Survey of Writers' Centers

by Gerald W. Haslam
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A directory of U.S. and Canadian literary centers.

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