Deadline Extended for Beyond Baroque Poetry Award

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Posted 2.12.16 by Prize Reporter

The deadline has been extended for the upcoming Pacific Coast/Beyond Baroque Books Award, given for a poetry manuscript by a writer living in California, Oregon, or Washington. The winner will receive $2,000 and publication in the Pacific Coast Poetry Series, an imprint of Beyond Baroque Books. Beyond Baroque editors Suzanne Lummis and Henry Morro will judge.

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C. D. Wright Tribute, Love Letters From Your Writing, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.12.16

Margaret Atwood on the science of humanity; Saeed Jones in conversation with Alexander Chee; love poems that will make you seem sensitive and smart; and other news.

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Garth Greenwell Recommends...

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Posted 2.11.16

"I studied vocal performance before I was a writer, and my favorite singer—to my mind, one of the very greatest singers of the twentieth century—is Peter Pears.

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Mockingbird Heads to Broadway, Gardening and Writing, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.16

Paddle out to the floating library; coauthor a book with James Patterson; collect all new Lesbian Poet Trading Cards; and other news.

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Creating Space

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 2.11.16 by Writing Prompter

Fatimah Asghar says, “I write for the people who come before me and the people who might come after me, so that I can honor them and create space for what is to come.” Write a personal essay about who, or what, you write for. Is there a specific audience or philosophical goal that you aim to reach? What space do you hope to see created in the literary world for future writers and yourself?

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Ferrante On T.V., National Book Foundation Names New Executive Director, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.10.16

Essential black memoirs; defending the role of the critic; Toni Morrison on evil and altruism; and other news.

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Fish Out of Water

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 2.10.16 by Writing Prompter

A black bear wanders into a backyard in Florida and tries out lounging in a hammock. A sloth is found stranded on a highway in Ecuador, clinging to a guardrail for dear life, and is rescued by transportation officials.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

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News and Trends

Posted 2.10.16

March/April 2016

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Maylis de Kerangal’s latest novel, The Heart, translated from the French by Sam Taylor, and A. Igoni Barrett’s debut novel, Blackass, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Grin City Collective Shifts Focus

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 2.10.16

March/April 2016

A nonprofit in Iowa closes its residency program after ten years to focus more on public arts programming. Founder and former codirector Joe Lacina explains why.

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Small Press Points: Brain Mill Press

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News and Trends

Posted 2.10.16

March/April 2016

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Green Bay, Wisconsin–based Brain Mill Press, a new house committed to publishing writers of color, LGBTQ writers, and women.

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