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.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
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.
How Houghton Mifflin Harcourt grapples with Mein Kamp’s profits; an interview with poet Wendy Xu; poet and anti-war activist Daniel Berrigan dies at ninety-four; and other news.
University of Pittsburgh launches Center for African American Poetry and Poetics; Amazon profits go up in 2016; Fanny Howe on when a poem is finished; and other news.
Indy 500 gets official poet; Don DeLillo’s forthcoming novel optioned for television; award-winning author Jenny Diski has died; and other news
Most sought-after out-of-print books; Pablo Neruda reburied in Chile; writing joy in memoirs of grief; and other news.
From playwright to novelist; novelist Angela Flournoy’s moment; poet logic; and other news.
Rigoberto González on the marginalization of Latino poets; celebrities and their “book selfies”; Pulitzers boost book sales; and other news.
Shakespeare at four hundred; poetry’s etymology; the risk of writing between genres; and other news.
Charlotte Brontë’s bicentenary; the poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop; Bret Easton Ellis on the Broadway version of his novel American Psycho; and other news.
Fanny Howe’s poetry of resistance; Emily St. John Mandel reflects on her book tour; NEA grants $550,000 to Library of America; and other news.
Romance-only bookstore; earliest manuscripts by women on display in new exhibit; a conversation with poet Li-Young Lee; and other news.
Hilary Mantel’s writing day; an interview with National Book Award winner Ha Jin; U. of Illinois launches massive open online course in Modern American poetry; and other news.
Transforming history through art; Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich on giving voices to the voiceless; Alice James Books launches app; and other news.
Discoveries from reading for an audience; on the life and work of Dorothy Parker; Blanche Knopf’s hand in the publishing empire; and other news.
Marianne Moore’s revival; first books after forty; a new Kindle for book fetishists; and other news.