Paul Muldoon’s Dublin Eulogy for Seamus Heaney, Joey Ramone Sings James Joyce, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

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:

The New Yorker posted poet Paul Muldoon’s eulogy for the late Seamus Heaney, delivered in Dublin yesterday.

Rosanna Warren remembers John Hollander. (Kenyon Review)

This weekend the New York Times Magazine visited with Elsa and Norman Rush at their home. A National Book Award-winning author, Norman Rush’s new novel Subtle Bodies will be published next week.

Meanwhile, in Bookforum, editor and author Ed Park looks at Thomas Pynchon’s latest, Bleeding Edge.

Amazon’s Kindle offers a new feature called MatchBook that allows users to buy less expensive digital editions of print books they own. (paidContent)

“The editor is tired and busy.” The Review Review provides tips on submitting manuscripts and interacting with magazine editors.

The lead actors in the film adaptation of E. L. James’s Fifty Shades series have been cast—Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam. (Word and Film)

Open Culture found an audio clip of Joey Ramone singing a selection of John Cage’s adaptation of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake; and also showcases a section of poet Charles Bukowski’s 1968 FBI surveillance file.