Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:
The big news is still yesterday's announcement of the 2010 Pulitzer Prizes . The high-profile prizes make headlines every year, of course, but this year's winners are notable not only for their books but also for the presses that published them: Paul Harding's Tinkers was published by a small, independent house and Rae Armantrout's Versed was published by a university press. Read more over at G&A: The Contest Blog .
The New York Times  explains why the nonprofit group Reading Is Fundamental stands to lose all of its federal financing.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux  publisher Jonathan Galassi takes a moment to write about how he discovers new poets.
Despite protests from Canadian booksellers, Amazon received approval to build a distribution center in the country. "We do not think this will be a good thing for Canadians," said Susan Dayus of the Canadian Booksellers Association, but the federal government says Amazon has made cultural commitments to Canada. (Reuters )
National Poetry Month is nearly half over, but it's not too late to check out the video poem-a-day posted by California indie bookstore Diesel .
Slice, a biannual literary magazine of poetry, prose, and interviews, is inviting teams of authors, editors, and agents to a round of Literary Jeopardy .
Meet Milwaukee's new poet laureate, Brenda Cárdenas. (Journal-Sentinel )
Haiku. Glenn Beck. Discuss. (haikuglennbeck.com )