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 big news is still yesterday's announcement of the 2010 Pulitzer Prizes. The high-profile prizes make headlines every year, of course, but this year's winners are notable not only for their books but also for the presses that published them: Paul Harding's Tinkers was published by a small, independent house and Rae Armantrout's Versed was published by a university press. Read more over at G&A: The Contest Blog.
The New York Times explains why the nonprofit group Reading Is Fundamental stands to lose all of its federal financing.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi takes a moment to write about how he discovers new poets.
Despite protests from Canadian booksellers, Amazon received approval to build a distribution center in the country. "We do not think this will be a good thing for Canadians," said Susan Dayus of the Canadian Booksellers Association, but the federal government says Amazon has made cultural commitments to Canada. (Reuters)
National Poetry Month is nearly half over, but it's not too late to check out the video poem-a-day posted by California indie bookstore Diesel.
Slice, a biannual literary magazine of poetry, prose, and interviews, is inviting teams of authors, editors, and agents to a round of Literary Jeopardy.
Meet Milwaukee's new poet laureate, Brenda Cárdenas. (Journal-Sentinel)
Haiku. Glenn Beck. Discuss. (haikuglennbeck.com)