A twenty-four-hour bookstore in Beijing; Dylan Thomas Centre to receive grant; Naomi Shihab Nye on reading poetry out loud; and other news.
Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.
Jimmy Carter signs 1,600 books; a road trip to film dead poets; Sherman Alexie book banned in Idaho; and other news.
Twenty years of The Western Canon; Grove Atlantic picks up Lefevre; a poet laureate for British waterways; and other news.
Author advocates autonomy for sex workers; Wes Anderson discusses Stefan Zweig; the Irish Grey Gardens; and other news.
The Tournament of Books ignores author’s wishes; a fourteen-year-old’s poem goes viral; a new beer-battered bookstore opens in Texas; and other news.
This April, during National Poetry Month, and through September, five high school students will work to promote poetry across the country.
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is two hundred, and to celebrate, the BBC will recreate the Netherfield Ball; the Library of Congress has archived billions of tweets posted on Twitter since 2010; Joshua Mehigan contributed a poem for analysis by lyric-parsing website Rap Genius; and other news.
Yesterday, the Academy of American Poets launched a new online poetry resource targeted at teenage readers and writers of poetry.