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A consideration of sustainable funding for poets; Ha Jin on his new novel; Jeff VanderMeer funds full year of the Octavia Project; and other news.
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Science fiction novels with a political bent; literary podcasts; former National Book Award judge argues against the awards’ recent changes; and other news.
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