National Book Foundation launches program for LGBTQ teens; Tournament of Books brackets posted; Robert Lowell’s complicated relationships with women; and other news.
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Iran censors “wine” in books; National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading Prize submissions now open; poet and Omnidawn Publishing cofounder Rusty Morrison talks about her work as an editor and poet; and other news.
Charles Baxter remembers poet Larry Levis; Virginia Quarterly Review’s literary Instagram experiment; Nobel Prize losers of 1965; and other news.
Jorie Graham’s modernist poetry; Amazon Publishing launches poetry contest; James Franco narrates Vonnegut audiobook; and other news.
Joshua Cohen writes serialized novel in real time; “speakeasy” bookstore shows signs of reopening; a visit to poet Anna Ahkmatova’s apartment; and other news.
The turmoil behind Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman; on marriage, writing, and Clarice Lispector; the total weirdness of the book tour; and other news.
What to read in the dog days of summer; libraries on bikes; a children's book that induces hypnosis; and other news.
Poet Elise Partridge has died; Harper Lee novel number one at Amazon; authenticity in fiction; and other news.