A new podcast features artists and changemakers on their favorite poems; a collection of Yeats artwork and letters to go on display next month; the Dictionary of American Regional English to discontinue research due to lack of funding; and other news.
Daily News from Poets & Writers
Karl Ove Knausgaard’s reading habits; an audio dramatization of Midnight’s Children commemorates Indian independence; the future of the social novel; and other news.
Tao Lin on writing to feel less lonely; Amit Chaudhuri makes a case against the Booker Prize; why and where to publish work in literary magazines; and other news.
Kiki Petrosino’s open letter to the president of the University of Virginia; Alberto Ríos named director of writing center at Arizona State University; thirty-one writer fantasies; and other news.
Jorie Graham on how to live during environmental crisis; a survey of books on the power of political protest; Harriet Beecher Stowe’s disassembled house up for auction; and other news.
Marlon James on writing process; Dennis Cooper’s latest film project; Matthew Zapruder on the tribe of poets; and other news.
How Rebecca Solnit became the voice of the left; the ferocious female characters in Claire Messud’s novels; Ava DuVernay to adapt Octavia Butler’s Dawn for television; and other news.
Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond offer advice for writers; study shows dramatic increase in profanity in American literature; the top fifty literary magazines; and other news.
The Nation announces two new poetry editors; breaking into the publishing industry as a tie-in writer; new books for young readers depict the Syrian refugee crisis; and other news.
The problem with Rupi Kaur’s poetry; a breakdown of the drop in book sales in 2016; Alissa Nutting’s diet; and other news.
Simone White on what poetry can change; Seattle’s first civic poet revives poetry and the city; who can write female-oriented psychological thrillers; and other news.
FBI director James Comey signs book deal with Flatiron; Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden’s favorite books; a case for more diverse book reviewers and critics; and other news.
Tips for raising kids as good writers; Patti Smith remembers Sam Shepard; award news from both the Poetry Foundation and Restless Books; and other news.
Forty years of Sam Shepard reviews; the most anthologized essays; Astro Poets sign a book deal with Random House; and other news.
An Illinois bookstore owner is running for Congress; how Rachel Cusk is reinventing the novel; the most anthologized essays of the past twenty-five years; and other news.
Lesley Nneka Arimah on short fiction and the writing workshop; how the Trump presidency is affecting book sales; a diamond-shaped library in Minsk, Belarus; and other news.
Tracy K. Smith and Carla Hayden on CBS This Morning; Octavia Butler’s Parable series as the dystopian novel of our times; poet Ocean Vuong on optimism; and other news.
The TSA will not implement policy of checking books at airport security; two publishing veterans launch a marketing company; the blurring lines between literature and video games; and other news.
Ten ways to organize a bookshelf; Samantha Hunt on motherhood and adolescence; the history of samizdat in Russia; and other news.
Simon & Schuster launches a science fiction and fantasy imprint; novelist Clancy Sigal has died; book theft anecdotes; and other news.
Stanford University Libraries adds two thousand cassette-tape recordings of Allen Ginsberg; how political books are dominating the publishing industry; Library of America editor and publisher to retire; and other news.
Mass printing before the Gutenberg Bible; Imbolo Mbue on empathy in literature; poets misunderstanding poets; and other news.
Jamia Wilson appointed executive director and publisher of Feminist Press; publishing books with gender-neutral names; an essay primer for adults; and other news.
U.K. Royal Mint puts Jane Austen on the £10 note; a poet travels the country in a “poetry wagon;” nominations open for the Guardian’s “Not the Booker” prize; and other news.
A web series reimagines Middlemarch through an LGBTQ lens; why Sherman Alexie canceled the rest of his book tour; Marginalia Books launches a series of annotated books; and other news.