Bookshop and Bookshop U.K. adjust “pool funds” payment schedule; Ross Gay and Bon Iver collaborate on video poem; A. E. Osworth writes on their fascination with horror media; and other stories.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
New scholarships announced for New York University’s summer publishing program; Jeremy Atherton Lin discusses weaving personal and researched histories; Victor Ehikhamenor combs through his father’s archives; and other stories.
Afrofuturist graphic narratives surge in popularity; Hilton Als writes in praise of Tove Ditlevsen; the Margins shares flash fiction horoscopes; and other stories.
Urvi Kumbhat writes on mangoes in South Asian diasporic literature; Dantiel W. Moniz celebrates the physical power of the sentence; Te-Ping Chen explains how working as a journalist helped inspire her fiction; and other stories.
Lisa Lucas acquires new book from Jose Antonio Vargas; Poetry Northwest establishes prize for Indigenous poetry; Lauren Oyler shares her “Grub Street Diet”; and other stories.
Louise Bernice Halfe named parliamentary poet laureate of Canada; Teen Vogue reports on the movement to remove police officers from public libraries; NAACP announces 2021 Image Award nominations; and other stories.
Elizabeth Bernstein advises on reading during the pandemic; classicist Dan-el Padilla Peralta scrutinizes whiteness and racism in his field; Danielle Evans names the books that were essential to the writing of her latest book; and other stories.
Randa Jarrar reflects on writing about traumatic memories; Cherie Jones discusses building complex characters; Jackie Wang explains how her dreams inform her poetry; and other stories.
R. O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell discuss coediting Kink; Jenny Offill reflects on the evolving response to Weather; Michael Dirda recommends books about writers and writing; and other stories.
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey named Costa Book of the Year; Anne Youngson reflects on pandemic writing and gardening; Yusef Komunyakaa names his favorite poets; and other stories.
Board elections at the American Booksellers Association; Alice Wong discusses building community; two big books slated for adaptation as television series; and other stories.
Heather John Fogarty reads books from across America; Soumya Shankar writes about the future of New York City; Mark Leyner discusses being “reckless” in his latest book; and other stories.
torrin a. greathouse discusses inventing new poetic forms; Havannah Tran recalls her introduction to prison abolition; Jenn Shapland wrestles with the ethics of nonfiction; and other stories.
Michelle Burford reflects on helping craft celebrity memoirs; neighborhood association distributes poetry newsletter; Soledad Fox Maura pushes back against the label “domestic fiction”; and other stories.
Viking Books for Young Readers to publish Amanda Gorman; Virginia Woolf picks “the greatest poet who ever lived”; Amber Sparks writes in praise of liminal spaces; and other stories.
Alexander Chee writes on the power and limits of art; MacDowell executive director Philip Himberg reflects on a difficult year; Yxta Maya Murray finds inspiration in her protagonist; and other stories.
Ten finalists selected for inaugural Gotham Book Prize; Brenda Coultas shares memories of poet Lewis Warsh; guest editors for the 2021 Best American Series announced; and other stories.
Regnery Publishing picks up Josh Hawley’s The Tyranny of Big Tech; Tongo Eisen-Martin named poet laureate of San Francisco; poet and essayist Shayla Lawson writes in praise of Stacey Abrams; and other stories.
Literary festival in Santa Ana, California, features local writers of color; HBO and HBO Max to adapt Who Fears Death and The Secret Lives of Church Ladies; Noah Baumbach to adapt White Noise by Don DeLillo; and other stories.
Johnna Bush completes mural celebrating Alabama writers; Niela Orr writes on the artistry of rapper MF Doom; Literary Hub previews 2021 literary films and TV programs; and other stories.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation announces Creatives Rebuild New York initiative; Graham Swift recommends writing without premeditation; Christina Orlando highlights new and forthcoming poetry books; and other stories.
The Association of University Presses reacts to the U.S. Capitol attack; Lisa See discusses interviewing for fiction; Madeleine Watts explains her resistance to traditional narrative; and other stories.
Rachel Kushner presents scenes from her youth; the breakout success of Pauline Harmange’s I Hate Men; Jenny Offill discusses her signature fragmentary style; and other stories.
Calvin University student brings poetry outdoors; Traci Brimhall reflects on artmaking while grieving; Dan Chiasson offers a window into his creative process; and other stories.
Fans note errors in new H. G. Wells commemorative coin; Nadia Owusu discusses switching from fiction to memoir; Joshua Bennett reflects on his poetic education; and other stories.