Creative nonfiction writer Janice Lee on her new essay collection; Kafka’s sexual phobias were actually pretty normal; Bob Dylan’s Nobel speech to be read on his behalf; and other news.
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Gun that shot Arthur Rimbaud sells for $460,000; Erri De Luca wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award; Iceland’s poetic pastime; and other news.
Poet Gregory Pardlo on his forthcoming memoir; reading Yeats’s poetry in the age of Trump; rediscovered Robert Burns manuscript to go on display in Scotland; and other news.
Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on fashion and feminism; songwriters contribute to book project benefiting literacy nonprofits; Barbara Kingsolver on post-election America; and other news.
Poetry books to gift this holiday season; Anne Frank poem sells for $148,000; feminist InstaPoets; and other news.
Zadie Smith’s new novel to be adapted for television; an interview with poet Jericho Brown; fiction writer Garth Greenwell on James Baldwin’s influence; and other news.
On retiring the term “graphic novel”; post-election reading list; the “Windshield Poet”; and other news.
Excerpts from Bad Sex in Fiction award contenders; biography in the age of Twitter; 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel that may have predicted the 2016 election; and other news.
Poets Nikky Finney and Donika Kelly in conversation; Dan Chiasson profiles poet Ishion Hutchinson; Dr. Seuss estate sues over Seuss-Star Trek “mashup” book; and other news.
The importance of public libraries; director Pablo Larrain on his Pablo Neruda biopic; poet Lynn Melnick on activism and writing; and other news.