November/December 1997

In dozens of novels, essays, and photographs, Wright Morris has captured the romance of mid-twentieth-century America.

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Features

New Journal Publishes Tanka Written in English

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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The journal "American Tanka" is devoted to tanka in English.

Wright Morris and the American Century

by James Hamilton
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In dozens of novels, essays, and photographs, Wright Morris has captured the romance of mid-twentieth-century America.

Lee Smith at Home in Appalachia

by Jeanne McDonald
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All her life Lee Smith has listened intently to the stories told in Grundy, Virginia, and shapes them into quintessentially American fiction.

From My Side of the Mike: Author Interviews

by Judith Strasser
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A public radio talk-show host tells how to reach ha broad, book-buying audience.

The Poet as Citizen: Profile of William Witherup and John Bradley

by Patricia P. Brodsky
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Two poets who had worked together for five years on an anthology of antinuclear poems meet for the first time on the plains of Kansas.

News and Trends

Poetry Sales Soar During Second National Poetry Month

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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The second-annual national poetry month significantly boosts sales of poetry books.

Oklahoma Beats the Drum on Obscenity

by Mike High
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Oklahoma County bans the movie "Tin Drum," based on Gunter Grass's novel.

Harper Collins Cleans House

by Patricia J. Chui
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Harper Collins cancels publication plans for over 100 books.

New Web Site Posts a Poem a Day

by Elizabeth M. Kelley
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New web site "Poetry Daily" (www.poems.com) features a poem and poet each day.

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