Deadline Approaches for Essay Prizes

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Posted 4.24.15 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for two essay prizes: the Notting Hill Editions Essay Prize and the Southampton Review’s Roger Rosenblatt Comic Essay Prize. The deadline for both prizes is May 1.

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Princeton Acquires Rare Yeats Manuscript, Prison Library Initiative, and More

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Online Only, posted 4.24.15

Lorca killed on government orders; Borges’s universal library as a website; World Book Day in space; and other news.

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Kimiko Hahn

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Posted 4.24.15

"I've always loved, just the play of language." Kimiko Hahn speaks about growing up immersed in multiple languages and how that has influenced her writing. Hahn is one of the nine authors featured in "The Judges" in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Emily Schultz Recommends...

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Posted 4.23.15

“I think the most valuable resource for writing is confidence, since everything from the vagaries of publishing to writing itself can wear you down. When you are writing, you are so in your own head..."

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World Book Day, Whitman’s Drum-Taps, and More

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Online Only, posted 4.23.15

Shakespeare’s birthday; Gregory Pardlo on winning the Pulitzer; Norton Anthology editor M. H. Abrams dies at 102; and other news.

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Mark Doty

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Posted 4.23.15

Mark Doty introduces and reads "A Display of Mackerel," from his poetry collection Atlantis (HarperCollins, 1995), on PBS NewsHour in 2011. Read Maya C. Popa's interview with Doty in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine—and listen to a conversation with the poet in the first episode of Ampersand: The Poets & Writers Podcast.

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Memorable Meal

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 4.23.15 by Writing Prompter

This week, think back to the most memorable meal you've ever had. What made it so unforgettable? Perhaps it was the food, the company, the setting, the occasion, or an awkward moment. Write a personal essay about this meal and the symbolism surrounding it. 

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Deadline Approaches for National Translation Awards

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Posted 4.22.15 by Prize Reporter

Nominations are currently open for the 2015 American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Awards (NTA) in poetry and prose, and the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize. Individual prizes of $5,000 are awarded annually to book-length works of translation published during the previous year.

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What Is Found Here: POG, Tucson

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Posted 4.22.15 by RW Blogger

Samuel Ace is the author of three collections of poetry: Normal Sex (Firebrand Books, 1994), Home in Three Days. Don’t Wash. (Hard Press, 1996), and most recently, Stealth (Chax Press, 2011) co-authored with Maureen Seaton. His work has been widely anthologized and has appeared most recently in Aufgabe, Black Clock, the Atlas Review, Mandorla, Volt, Rhino, Versal, Trickhouse, Eleven Eleven, Tupelo Quarterly, the Volta, and Troubling the Line: Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics.

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Written for You

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 4.22.15 by Writing Prompter

Sometimes we pick up a book or read an article at the exact moment it's so needed.

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