New York City’s Shakespeare & Co. bookstore raises eight million dollars to expand; debut authors over thirty-five; wisdom from authors’ letter collections; and other news.
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VIDA: Women in Literary Arts releases 2015 VIDA Count; an interview with Los Angeles poet laureate Luis J. Rodriguez; a field report of Shakespeare’s First Folio cross-country tour; and other news.
A day in the life of a bookmobile librarian; Brenda Hillman named Academy of American Poets chancellor; Emma Watson’s feminist book club; and other news.
Poet Kay Ryan discusses her poem “Tree Heart/True Heart,” which she wrote following the death of her partner, Carol Adair, in early 2009—and how a scientific discovery led her to withdraw the poem from her latest collection, Erratic Facts (Grove Press, 2015).
Three poets laureate—Luis J. Rodriguez, Joseph Bathanti, and Natasha Trethewey—talk about the various initiatives and influences they've brought to the position, and what the role means to them.
French novelist Patrick Modiano wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature; Billy Collins on poetry and leadership; Twin Cities–based bookstore to close; and other news.
Finalists for Kirkus Prize announced; National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35; Lee Child on why the Amazon-Hachette battle matters; and other news.
Robert Hass wins Wallace Stevens Award; two new typewriter apps for the iPad; against "against"; and other news.
Simon & Schuster partners with Regan Arts; early J. D. Salinger stories republished; Oakland couple creates new space for poetry; and other news.
E-book sales up by 5.1 percent; nation’s oldest LGBT bookstore gets a new life; Singapore reverses decision to destroy books; and other news.