The executive director of the Academy of American Poets discusses the forthcoming rebranding of its website, poets.org, in celebration of the organization’s eightieth anniversary.
John Yau on John Ashbery’s collage work; the novel in the age of Obama; on translating The Epic of Gilgamesh; and other news.
Merriam-Webster dictionary urges its users to stop looking up “fascism”; drink a cocktail made from old books; on working for a ghostwriter; and other news.
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Oldest-known stone carving of Ten Commandments sells at auction; Medieval book curses; celebrating Native American author James Welch; and other news.
James Merrill House designated National Landmark; a profile of BuzzFeed’s Saeed Jones; ten books to read in November; and other news.
Bob Dylan breaks Nobel silence; tips to get you ready for NaNoWriMo; memoir examines decline of Appalachian steel towns; and other news
Funny books recommended by funny writers; mislabeling story collections as novels; poetry and the urban experience; and other news.
President Obama proclaims October as National Arts and Humanities Month; National Book Foundation announces 5 Under 35 honorees; Hollywood’s “most sought-after word nerds”; and other news.
Jail time for overdue library books; Henry Louis Gates, Jr. leads fundraising campaign to save James Baldwin’s home; American novels and individualism; and other news.