Librarian rejects Dr. Seuss books gifted from White House; 150 writers on the writing process; mystery melody in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time identified; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Letters show Proust paid for favorable reviews of Swann’s Way; Durga Chew-Bose advises writers to take it slow; writer Kit Reed has died; and other news.
Washington State poet laureate Tod Marshall speaks out against Trump; the Nation publishes an unseen Kurt Vonnegut story; the letter that inspired Kerouac’s On the Road; and other news.
Parul Sehgal shares her approach to book criticism; submitting to thirty journals at once; why U.S. and U.K. book covers are different; and other news.
Eileen Myles on nature and landscape; Robert Frost house gifted to Bennington College; a lost essay by George Moses Horton; and other news.
Showtime acquires rights to novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson; Deborah Smith’s controversial translation of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian; the original plot of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; and other news.
Library of Congress launches web portal to explore its digital collections; Milkweed Editions to publish the late Max Ritvo’s second book; Barnes & Noble donates to hurricane-affected areas; and other news.
Winners of PEN Center USA Awards; Hurricane Irma destroys Shel Silverstein’s Key West Home; Celeste Ng’s reading habits; and other news.
Advice for those who fear ageism in the literary world; a history of poetry’s financial dependence on academia; winners of Honey & Wax’s book-collecting prizes; and other news.
Imprisoned Turkish writer Ahmet Altan pens essay on the eve of his trial; the Merriam-Webster dictionary adds 250 words this month; a Trump poetry contest; and other news.
Having your book adapted for the screen; Jennifer Egan on her latest novel, Manhattan Beach; the influence of celebrity book endorsements; and other news.
The longlist for the 2017 National Book Award in fiction; House passes spending bill that upholds funding for NEA and NEH; writer J. P. Donleavy has died; and other news.
The longlist for the 2017 National Book Award in nonfiction; Eileen Myles on poetry, capitalism, and Trump; Ron Charles argues that the Booker Prize has become too American; and other news.
The longlist for the National Book Award in poetry announced; a last interview with feminist Kate Millett; the rumor that the Voynich manuscript had been solved; and other news.
A. A. Milne’s memoir to be republished; Jesmyn Ward on racial tension and writing novels; website publishes art and poetry by California death row inmates; and other news.
On not giving up on getting published; Nicole Krauss on what she’s reading; the timelessness of W. S. Merwin’s poetry; and other news.
Alexandra Kleeman on writing fiction; twenty-four poets on what rescinding DACA means; E. B. White’s Maine farm for sale; and other news.
Feminist writer Kate Millett has died; Hilda Doolittle’s childhood home declared a literary landmark; John Williams’s novel Stoner to be adapted for screen; and other news.
Writers and critics remember John Ashbery; conquering submission phobia; Gabriel Tallent on writing his debut novel, My Absolute Darling; and other news.
Poetry Foundation announces 2017 fellowship recipients; novelist Susan Vreeland has died; Christopher Soto on political poetry versus protest poetry; and other news.
The Center for Fiction announces First Novel Prize shortlist; emoji poetry contest; Sally Wen Mao on creative practice and obsessions; and other news.
A new documentary explores the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry; PEN pulls YA novelist’s nomination for literary award; Tom Clancy’s widow sues estate over rights to Jack Ryan character; and other news.
Tips for reading on a budget; living writers pictured on stamps; the first poetry-generating machine; and other news.
On Rabindranath Tagore and the erasure of Indian lit; the often-unseen book editing process; Button Poetry finds its audience through video; and other news.
Roxane Gay and Lindsay Hunter in conversation; the book covers of Jorge Luis Borges; fiction writer Jesmyn Ward on Faulkner and the modern South; and other news.