From the Magazine
The executive director of the Academy of American Poets discusses the forthcoming rebranding of its website, poets.org, in celebration of the organization’s eightieth anniversary.
The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.
The Poetry Off the Shelf podcast includes a discussion of Apple’s new iPad commercial, which features the poetry of Walt Whitman; Seattle’s city council voted yesterday in support of an UNESCO City of Literature; Peter Schjeldahl talks about the enigmatic William S. Burroughs; and other news.
A new story by bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami is available free online; Hector Tobar reports that the Texas Book Festival has received bad press over a lack of diversity in this year’s roster; the current issue of Poetry includes four letters by Robert Creeley; and other news.
Harper Lee has filed a lawsuit against her Alabama hometown’s Monroe County Heritage Museum; Businessweek peers inside the corporate structure of Amazon; Joan Didion was advised by her doctor not to travel to California to receive a PEN lifetime achievement award; and other news.
Joyce Maynard discusses her relationship with J. D. Salinger; Natasha Trethewey showcases a poetry project that helps dementia patients; Joshua Ferris explores the iconic male hero; and other news.
Amazon has launched its Kindle Store in Mexico; Jason Diamond considers David Foster Wallace’s contributions to tennis literature; Alberto Rios has been named Arizona’s first poet laureate; and other news.
P. Scott Cunningham, poet and director of the literary festival O, Miami, gives a writer's tour of Miami, Florida—a city in the throes of cultural enlightenment.