Remembering Poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, The Wire is Not a Victorian Novel, 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:

Shelf Awareness reports Apple's new iPhone may improve the e-reading experience.

During the first two weeks of October, the editors of HarperCollins’ science fiction and fantasy imprint, Harper Voyager, are reading unagented manuscripts. (GalleyCat)

Amazon, which owns Audible, has introduced a new technology that synchs Kindle e-books with Audible audiobooks. (New York Daily News)

Laura Miller explains why the HBO show The Wire is not, in fact, anything like a Victorian novel. (Salon)

Appearing for the first time in English, the late author Chava Rosenfarb writes the untold story of Simkha-Bunim Shayevitch, and "the great epic poem of the Holocaust." (Tablet)

The Los Angeles Times looks at the difficulties of adapting classic literature, in particular, casting actors as timeless characters.

Today would be Roald Dahl's ninety-sixth birthday, and to mark the occasion, eight of his novels have been made available in the United States as e-books. (Sacramento Bee)

Charles Bernstein remembers Russian poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko, who passed away suddenly yesterday. (Harriet)