Hua Hsu on the stories we tell, and don’t tell, about Asian American lives; Chuck Klosterman’s approach to criticism; ACLU defends activist detained by ICE after reciting poem; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Books about the Apollo 11 moon landing; Emilia Phillips on the dissociation of body and self; social workers at the library; and other news.
Mitchell S. Jackson on finding his style; the bully of Stranger Things has a poetry podcast; T. C. Boyle on the allure of altered consciousness; and other news.
Chia-Chia Lin on her job impersonating the rich; book and perfume pairings; a tool to analyze sentiment in books; and other news.
The art of the aphorism; David Berman on finding the right line; Charles Simic on James Tate; and other news.
Asian American Writers’ Workshop launches the Witness Program; adrienne maree brown on finding pleasure in activism; publisher Elsevier cuts off University of California access; and other news.
The best-selling books of the year so far; the father writing a new children’s book every day for a year; student scholarships in limbo at the University of Alaska; and other news.
The perils of publishing “heaven tourism” books; Emily Nussbaum’s “Bad Fan” theory; the rise of the critical interview; and other news.
#BookstoresAgainstBorders raises more than $48,000; Microsoft closes e-library; Ayesha Harruna Attah on unearthing the stories of her ancestors; and other news.
Teju Cole on the value of literature and translation; Mary Gaitskill on writing about #MeToo; Yanyi on poetry as the archive of a mental universe; and other news.
National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman’s Independence Day poem; Elisa Gabbert on the “open mode” of longer projects; Garth Greenwell on Iris Murdoch’s gayest novel; and other news.
Independent publisher Deep Vellum acquires two imprints; Rebecca Godfrey and Leslie Jamison talk female rage; a gay pulp fiction archive; and other news.
Backlash to Angie Thomas’s request to not be tagged in negative reviews; Alaska governor slashes university funding; Meghan Daum’s Gen-X lens; and other news.
The policies of self-help author and presidential candidate Marianne Williamson; Tracy K. Smith talks laureate-to-laureate with Scottish makar Jackie Kay; Asian American novelists respond to vintage photographs; and other news.
The Association of American Publishers speaks out against Amazon and Google; N. K. Jemisin on messing with people’s expectations; a handy guide to ancient Greek epitaphs; and other news.
A book recommendation for every age; Carmen Maria Machado to write horror comic; Emily Nussbaum on writing about television; and other news.
Rita Dove honored; first-year sales for now famous books; the paradox of Lore Segal; and other news.
How Jenna Bush Hager become the new book club queen; sharing a writing life with Toni Morrison; social media scrutiny in the young adult publishing world; and other news.
Lisa Taddeo on researching female desire; Octavia Butler’s birthday; the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award longlist; and other news.
Ariana Reines on becoming a Beat poet; a love story featuring Anne Sexton and a monk; the censorship of Vasily Grossman; and other news.
Remembering Kevin Killian; PEN America condemns death of Uighur author; how to become a full-time poet; and other news.
Danez Smith pays tribute to Essex Hemphill; Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on a disabled literary tradition; Amazon editors on the year’s best books; and other news.
Sarah Manguso on writing about menopause; when Gloria Vanderbilt reviewed children’s books; Nicholas Sparks’s e-mails leaked; and other news.
Paris Review publisher Susannah Hunnewell has died; Taffy Brodesser-Akner on reading Philip Roth instead of Sweet Valley High; writing a book with your father; and other news.
National student poets announced; the poetry and politics of El Salvador’s José Roberto Cea; Joanne Ramos on controlling the female body; and other news.