The combative yet compassionate poet Garrett Hongo talks about the writer's role as witness to history.
A San Francisco writer heads to Cape Cod.
Controversy, Censorship, and Poetry
A poet examines the recent shift from poetry as a philosophy to poetry as psychology.
Multiple Submissions: Career Accelerator or Dishonest Representation
While waiting for an editor to read a manuscript, is it ethical to send the same piece to a competition?
A Vicious Kind of Tenderness: An Interview With Garrett Hongo
The combative yet compassionate poet talks about the writer's role as a witness to history.
My Short Life With Lawrence Durrell
Thomas Kaplan-Maxfield remembers his first pilgrimage to France to meet Lawrence Durrell.
An Interview With Photographer Robert Giard
A portraitist records the faces of gay and lesbian literature in the United States.
News and Trends
NEA Decency Statute Illegal; Literature Director Resigns
A federal judge rules that the National Endowment for the Arts may not apply the decency standard legislated by Congress.
Poet Eileen Myles Runs a Write-In Campaign for the White House
A poet and performer aspires to become the president of the United States.
Mercury House Purchases Consortium Book Sales
A San Francisco–based publisher purchases Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.
$2.7 million to Arte Público for Hispanic Literature
Arte Público Press at the University of Houston receives a ten-year grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to preserve and publish Hispanic literature.
First Videotape Poetry Magazine Debuts
Norman Rose develops the first videotape poetry magazine, Off the Page.
Consumer Response Weak to Satanic Verses Paperback
Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses is published in paperback.
First Light: Bookstore Chains Showcase New Authors
New authors and titles at Scribner's Bookstores and Doubleday Book Shops.