Elizabeth Alexander on her experience as an inaugural poet; writing prompts inspired by famous authors; a literary guide to the Sundance Film Festival; and other news.
Guardian to form partnership with Vice; on Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, and the Nobel Prize; Terry McDonnell on his new memoir; and other news.
Goethe’s complex legacy; poet Jade Cho on the Asian American experience; petition to restore Dennis Cooper’s blog reaches over three thousand signatures; and other news.
Prominent literary translator Gregory Rabassa has died; fiction writer Dorthe Nors on her formal experimentation; strange work habits of famous authors; and other news.
New anthology modeled after The Canterbury Tales features stories of refugees in the U.K.; a poet and a novelist respond to the Orlando shooting; the trope of masculine genius; 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.
A new anthology of short fiction from the University of Wisconsin Press explores the breadth of stories that women of color have to tell.
Two novelists discuss the excitement and challenges of editing an anthology of essays.
Joyce Carol Oates reviews Lorrie Moore; Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s foray into film; The Unauthorized Audubon; and other news.
Roger Reeves on the AWP conference; thoughts on writing success and failure; a San Francisco housing project inspires poetry; and other news.