Wikipedia's Sub-Category for Women Novelists, Maya Angelou Hospitalized, 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 state of Kentucky has appointed Frank X Walker its new poet laureate. Walker is Kentucky's first African American poet to hold the position. (WFPL)

Meanwhile, Rosemary Catacalo has been named Texas Poet Laureate. (San Antonio Current)

Editors of Wikipedia created a sub-category for “American women novelists,” and began moving women writers out of the “American novelists” category. (Salon)

After a brief hospitalization, poet Maya Angelou is resting at home, and canceled this week's scheduled event at Butler University. (USA Today)

New York Daily News attended this past weekend's premiere Brooklyn Literary Walking Tour.

Ester Bloom refutes the claim that male readers don't read female authors. (Slate)

Brain Pickings retells the genesis of the venerable Paris Review.

D. H. Lawrence's nude mulberry tree climbing, Ted Hughes the bee keeper—Flavorwire rounded up the odd obsessions of literary greats.