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 truth is, however, that people do listen to poetry, even if the group that does so makes up a very small minority of the general reading public." Nick Moudry delivers a close examination of the live poetry reading . (Jacket2)
President Obama could have pursued a career as an editor.  (GalleyCat)
In response to allegations of abuse that surfaced in a documentary  on German television, Amazon fired the security company accused of mistreating foreign-born Amazon temp workers. (Washington Post)
A federal jury awarded Patricia Cornwell over fifty million dollars in damages  in a lawsuit against the author's former financial managers. (Boston Globe)
The Guardian offers a postmortem on the film adaptation of Cloud Atlas , which is "crawling into profit, thanks to strong showings in Russia."
PEN World Voices Festival events , panels, and readings will run from April 29 through May 5 in New York City. A major theme of this year's events is bravery. (New York Times)
New Yorker poetry editor Paul Muldoon, whose new collection is called The Word on the Street: Rock Lyrics, shared his favorite books about rock-and-roll  with the Daily Beast.
In the new Meredith Maran-edited collection of essays, Why We Write, Susan Orlean offers: "Writing gives me great feelings of pleasure.  There’s a marvelous sense of mastery that comes with writing a sentence that sounds exactly as you want it to." (Utne)