Kwame Dawes has composed a poem for slain poet Kofi Awoonor; Jason Diamond looks at twenty cities that are great for writers; the Oxford American showcases great photographs taken by Eudora Welty; and other news.
One page of Charlotte Brontë's French homework fetched almost eighty thousand dollars; Sherman Alexie sparked a Twitter deluge with one Tweet; Charlie Savage looks at the prison library at Guantanamo Bay detention camp; and other news.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, authors share their thoughts, including Susan Orlean, Jill Lepore, and Dan Chiasson; Jeva Lange details her quest for Melville's Moby-Dick at the 2013 New York Antiquarian Book Fair; essayist Walter Benjamin's thirteen tips for writers; and other news.
Scribner named Colin Harrison its new editor-in-chief; a new translation of James Joyce's Finnegans Wake made the bestseller list in China; F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's Baltimore townhouse is for sale; and other news.
It took a long time to write these words. I'm not referring to the psychosomatic affliction known as writer's block. I mean the delays caused by the process of composition and revision.