Picador editor on supporting overlooked voices; new e-book project explores digital ownership; Margaret Atwood’s additions to The Handmaid’s Tale audiobook; and other news.
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This year’s top ten frequently challenged books; unique Little Free Libraries; fast-growing independent publishers; and other news.
As part of a continuing series, Kendra Kopelke and Mary Azrael, coeditors of Passager Books, discuss how a short, quiet poem by eighty-year-old poet Jean Connor came to win the Passager Poetry Prize in 2001.
Compose a collaborative renga with a friend, inject surreal motifs into your fiction, and explore your relationship with a parent or child through the lens of one embarrassing memory—three prompts to keep your pen on the page this spring.
A close look at the letter recommending Gwendolyn Brooks as the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1950 reveals more than just the reigning aesthetics of that time.
Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Mary Gaitskill’s Somebody With a Little Hammer and Lesley Nneka Arimah’s What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky.
The new executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation talks about her history with the organization, her vision for the future, and the role of poetry in a hostile political climate.
Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announced; a guide to author readings; Margaret Atwood profiled in the New Yorker; and more.
A visual biography of Sylvia Plath; Constance DeJong on the thirtieth anniversary republication of her novel Modern Love; Donald Barthelme’s first novel comes to the stage; and other news.