Hamilton’s song lyric algorithm; pairing books and film; poet Ocean Vuong on writing from the perspective of the “damned viewer”; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Writers’ day jobs; plagiarism in self-publishing; travel writer Geoff Dyer on “awe fatigue”; and other news.
T. S. Eliot’s Poetry Book Society to close; advice for writing serialized fiction; book vending machines arrive in Singapore; and other news.
Yale students petition against “Major English Poets” course; life at an artist’s residency; poetry for LGBT Pride Month; and other news.
The lost art of memorizing poetry; Louise Erdrich on her new novel; American Psycho adaptation to close on Broadway; and other news.
The first-ever virtual-reality reading; the political necessity of apocalyptic fiction in the Middle East; sad birthday poems; and other news.
A Shakespeare-inspired card game; Macmillan has acquired Pronoun; internal legibility in poems; and other news
Musician creates punk album from William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch; why “translated fiction” is not a genre; Raymond Carver’s brother writes the author a birthday tribute; and other news.
Nikki Giovanni on the fortieth anniversary of Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Roots; writers petition against Donald Trump; the inaugural Little Free Library Fest; and other news.
Herman Melville’s love affairs; Barnes & Noble Education partners with fourteen more colleges; poet francine j. harris on reinventing language; and other news.
Man Booker winner Han Kang on Korean literature and translation; Gabriel García Márquez’s ashes returned to Colombia; an interview with Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich; and other news
Elena Ferrante interviewed; Copper Canyon Press launches the New Poets Project; how to incorporate today’s tech into fiction; and other news.
How reading fiction teaches empathy; a case for reading Proust on a cell phone; the need for more people of color in editorial positions; and other news.
Amazon plans to open more stores; an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen; Nancy Drew “too female” for CBS; and other news.
Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin on the decline of online book culture; J. K. Rowling on freedom of expression; Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize for fiction; and other news.
Allegory versus metaphor; the aphorism’s long history; Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo on the value of poetry; and other news.
Geek Love author Katherine Dunn has died; Lydia Davis on translation; Greek poets on the future of the arts in their country; and other news.
What writers can learn from visual artists’ use of contrast; HarperCollins starts new development program for indie bookstores; the power of poetry to speak out for human rights; and other news.
Poet and rapper Kate Tempest on turning her album into a novel; poet Ed Roberson receives Ruth Lilly Prize; fiction writer Mark Haddon on writing destruction; and other news.
Creative Capital names new president; celebrating emerging Asian American poets; Milkweed Editions to open indie bookstore; and other news.
May writer horoscopes; Barnes & Noble’s Leonard Riggio on retirement and the future of bookstores; an interview with poet Cole Swenson; and other news.
Antioch Review’s transgender article debate; Ta-Nehesi Coates to publish fiction book; Louise Erdrich discusses her new novel; and other news.
Literary gardens; Google AI reads romance novels to learn language; Joan Didion’s California notes; and other news.
Author day jobs; Jacqueline Woodson on James Baldwin’s influence; transgender writers and required reading lists; and other news.
Shelfie app partners with U.S. bookstore; Ruth Ozeki on embodied writing; on avoiding childbirth scenes in fiction; and other news.