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Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon

For the second installment of our ongoing series of interviews, Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to Portland, Oregon, to speak with Michael Powell, owner of Powell's Books.

Poets & Writers Celebrates Forty Years

For the past forty years, Poets & Writers has served the nation's creative writers. Here are some of the highlights of our programs and events throughout the years.

Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi

For the first installment of our new series Inside Indie Bookstores, Jeremiah Chamberlin travelled to Oxford, Mississippi, to interview Richard Howorth, owner of Square Books. For the past thirty years, the independent bookstore has been a...

Agents & Editors: Jonathan Karp

In the final installment of his long-running series of interviews with publishing professionals, Jofie Ferrari-Adler talked with Jonathan Karp, the publisher and editor in chief of Twelve, an imprint of the Hachette Book Group. Among the many...

Demilitarized Zone: Report From Literary Vietnam

Contributing editor Stephen Morison Jr. recently traveled to Vietnam and spoke with poets and novelists about the challenges they face nearly thirty-five years after the end of the Vietnam War. What his conversations reveal is a complex national...

Agents & Editors: Georges Borchardt

Jofie Ferrari-Adler is back with another installment of his series of interviews with publishing professionals. For the September/October 2009 issue, he visited legendary agent Georges Borchardt at his New York City office and talked with him about...

Agents & Editors: Jonathan Galassi

As part of his ongoing series of interviews with publishing professionals, Jofie Ferrari-Adler stopped by the office of Jonathan Galassi, the president and publisher of FSG, and asked him what he would change about his job if he could.

Zak Smith's We Did Porn

This month, Tin House Books is publishing Zak Smith's memoir We Did Porn. Featuring over a hundred drawings by Smith, who received a lot of attention for his 2004 series, "Pictures of What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's...

Victoria Reichelt’s Bookshelf Paintings

Inspired by the idea that bookshelves offer a glimpse into their owner’s personal life and interests, last year Australian artist Victoria Reichelt undertook a series of oil-on-canvas paintings based on photographs of random shelves and collections...

You Are Not Alone: Video Postcard From New York City

Scenes from the You Are Not Alone event on May 30: SMITH magazine’s Six-Word Memoirists read from Love and Heartbreak; Matthew Caws of Nada Surf performs the band’s song “Weightless”; and Amy Tan explores the nuances of the e-mail sign-off.

Lit Crawl: Video Postcard From New York City

Scenes from the second-annual Lit Crawl NYC on May 13: Cofounder Todd Zuniga talks about why the event is important; two BOMB-aoke! performers act out an interview between artists Kiki Smith and Chuck Close; author Tao Lin discusses the fine art of...

Small Press Point Erasures

Matthew Gallant, an English teacher at Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, New Hampshire, wrote to us just before the new year with a story of how he struggled to get his students to do something constructive during the two days before...

A poem from Yellowrocket by Todd Boss

Todd Boss reads "How It Must Have Been for Him," a poem from Yellowrocket, published by Norton in November. Boss is one of twelve poets featured in "First and Foremost" (January/February 2009), our fourth annual roundup of debut poets.  

Richard Baker's Book Portraits

As more readers choose a nifty gadget like the Amazon Kindle or the Sony Reader over a hefty new hardcover; a simple e-mail from a subscription service like DailyLit over a letterpress chapbook; or a flashy iPhone application such as Stanza over...

Literary Myanmar

Despite its poverty and dispiriting censorship, Myanmar is a highly literate country. Last spring freelance writer Stephen Morison Jr. traveled to Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar, to visit its many bookstores and interview some of the local...

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