Applications open for pandemic aid for disabled artists; Eileen Myles reflects on photographs by Moyra Davey and Peter Hujar; Clint Smith talks about his revision process; and other stories.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Jeffrey Boakye writes about claiming his identity as a Black writer; Liese Mayer leaves Bloomsbury to work as freelance editor; Anjali Enjeti discusses the intergenerational trauma of Partition; and other stories.
Scaachi Koul reflects on meeting Jhumpa Lahiri; Han Zhang writes on the poetic legacy of Yi Lei; Alison Bechdel discusses the arc of her career; and other stories.
Adam Gopnik writes about the multiple legacies of Marcel Proust; Andy Weir discusses rounding his fiction in scientific fact; employees at Duke University Press file for a union election; and other stories.
Maggie Shipstead considers the difference between disappearance and death; Jean Kyoung Frazier vindicates the character of the female slacker; twenty-five recommended novels in translation; and other stories.
Elizabeth McCracken finds writing wisdom at the swimming pool; author organizations confront the Walt Disney Company; publishing executives Jynne Dilling Martin and Lisa Lucas share recommended reading; and other stories.
Nancy Reddy unpacks the poetry book contract; Jhumpa Lahiri discusses the art of translation; Dorany Pineda writes about groundbreaking Black comics and comics artists; and other stories.
Michelle T. Boone to serve as the next president of the Poetry Foundation; Crystal Wilkinson has been inducted as Kentucky poet laureate; designer creates “book covers for unwritten memoirs”; and other stories.
J.T. Bushnell awaits his family’s reactions to his debut novel; Kirstin Valdez Quade retraces the origins of The Five Wounds; Nina MacLaughlin shares notes on the Pink Moon; and other stories.
John Edgar Wideman uses basketball as a metaphor to describe writing; Anjali Enjeti discusses persevering despite rejection; Kathie Coblentz, a longtime employee of the New York Public Library, has died; and other stories.
Eve L. Ewing and Evan Narcisse reflect on writing Black superheroes; literary community gears up for Independent Bookstore Day tomorrow; Chelsea Leu writes against the optimization of reading; and other stories.
Concentrate spotlights poetry collective by and for women of color in Michigan; Margaret F. Chen recounts her self-publishing experience; Ron Charles writes about the piecemeal database management at major online book retailers; and other stories.
Alexandria Juarez celebrates literary fan fiction; Jhumpa Lahiri reflects on translating her own work; Dennis James Sweeney discusses whiteness and loneliness; and other stories.
Entertainment Weekly shares an interview with the late Eric Jerome Dickey; Ada Limón writes about her relationship to her body under lockdown; Michelle Zauner discusses grieving her mother on the page and in music; and other stories.
Book Industry Charitable Foundation seeks author donations for matching fund; Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris write about how the pandemic has affected book discovery; Ravynn Stringfield finds a community of Black women writing and studying Black girl fantasy; and other stories.
Profits from pandemic anthology go to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation; Julia Skinner writes about how libraries evolved during the 1918 influenza pandemic; Sarah Kortemeier spotlights exquisite artist’s books; and other stories.
The National Coalition Against Censorship calls attention to bills that seek to limit teaching on social justice; Zando has made its first acquisition; romance writers and industry members discuss the evolution of the genre; and other stories.
Brandon Taylor writes about Black Horror on and off the screen; the New York Times reports on the posthumous publication of Richard Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground; Mark Athitakis critiques “healing” literature; and other stories.
The Paris Review announces annual prizewinners; Cindy Myers to serve as interim executive director at Small Press Distribution; Emily Raboteau writes about New York City at the height of the pandemic; and other stories.
Poetry East celebrates fortieth anniversary; Los Angeles Times profiles five local poets; Kemi Alabi has won the Academy of American Poets First Book Award; and other stories.
Finalists for the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award announced; Asian and Asian American photographers and Celeste Ng on what love looks like; the future of Barnes & Noble; and other stories.
Amanda Gorman graces the cover of Vogue; Women’s Prize defends inclusion of Torrey Peters on longlist; Rena Priest named next poet laureate of Washington State; and other stories.
Deesha Philyaw talks career and community; Caleb Azumah Nelson discusses the breakout success of Open Water; Harron Walker reflects on her relationship with author Torrey Peters; and other stories.
Christian Lorentzen writes a tribute to Giancarlo DiTrapano; Cleveland Foundation announces winners of Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards; Catapult launches Don’t Write Alone; and other stories.
Editor and publisher Giancarlo DiTrapano has died; n+1 establishes fiction prize in honor of Anthony Veasna So; Boston Review reprints Binyavanga Wainaina’s first short story; and other stories.