Agent Ellen Levine combines business acumen with high literary standards and a willingness to take on worthy writers who are not obvious moneymakers.
The Invisible Program and Black Students: An Examination of Creative Writing Programs at Black Colleges
A report from last spring's AWP conference: Why creative writing programs have little appeal for black students.
The Gay/Lesbian Writer in Context: The University, the Writing Community, and the Marketplace
A report from last spring's AWP conference: Gay and lesbian writers address homophobia in the literary community.
A Talk With Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg reflects on sexuality and poetry.
An Interview With Ellen Levine
Lliterary agent Ellen Levine has her star authors, but is also known to encourage new talent.
Celebrating Weldon Kees
A small town in Nebraska honors one of its own.
Transatlantic Differences: Readings in Britain
After a three-week publicity tour in England, an American writer suggests we take some cues from readings across the Atlantic.
On Bread Loaf Mountain
A writer leaves an isolated life in southwest Virginia to spend twelve days and nights at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.
Writing With Light: Jill Krementz
Since 1961, Jill Krementz has photographed some of the most famous writers of this century, Marianne Moore and E. B. White among them.
News and Trends
The Power of the Word
Bill Moyers presents a six-part PBS series on poetry.
Two Free Grammar Hotlines
A retired English teacher and a college professor offer two different free grammar hotlines.
Delta Fiction: Originals and Reprints
A new paperback fiction line publishes novels of up-and-coming writers.