Jenji Kohan has adapted Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black for Netflix; Danielle Ofri discusses how poetry intersects with medicine; Sotheby’s auctioned Samuel Beckett’s first novel manuscript for over one million dollars; and other news.
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David L. Ulin looks at the best ways to teach poetry to young people; Sharon Bially created a handy book promotion guide for the self-published; Verlyn Klinkenborg considers the current state of student writing; and other news.
Tom Hanks will star in a film adaptation of Dave Eggers’s Hologram For the King; a study at the University of Toronto indicates reading literary fiction encourages an open mind; an unpublished James Joyce collection is due out this year; and other news.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.
The Writers’ Union of Canada will soon decide whether to admit self-published authors; playwright David Hare will adapt Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers for the London stage; a long-lost journal composed by poet W. H. Auden has been discovered; and other news.
Truman Capote's marked-up Breakfast at Tiffany's manuscript is up for auction; Colorado-based Mud Luscious Press has shuttered; Rumpus managing editor Isaac Fitzgerald has been named publicity director for McSweeney’s; and other news.
New York's Hudson Valley is a great place for independent bookstores; Charles Simic discusses decades of reading his poetry in venues across the country; the extraordinarily successful career of poet Carl Sandburg; and other news.
Joshua Henkin reveals the most vulnerable moments in a man’s life; Mary Jo Bang explains the Tetris Effect; eight collages of poet Bill Knott's rejection letters; and other news.