Deadline Approaches for New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition

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Posted 3.27.15 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for Finishing Line Press’s 2015 New Women’s Voices Series Chapbook Competition. A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press will be given for a poetry chapbook written by woman who has not yet published a full-length collection. Leah Maines, poet and director of Finishing Line Press, will judge. Ten finalists will be offered publication in the New Women’s Voices chapbook series.

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti on San Francisco’s Tech Culture, Writers’ Work Spaces, and More

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The Tarot’s literary appeal; Ferguson Library director receives ALA prize; Clean Reader app will stop selling books; and other news.

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Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett

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Posted 3.27.15

Neil Gaiman shares his memories of Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away this month, in a conversation with Michael Chabon at the Jewish Community Center in San Francisco.

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Tania James Recommends...

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Posted 3.26.15

“If you were to glance over the chaos across my desk—inkless pens, paperbacks, an infant toothbrush—you might miss the object I count most valuable: a plastic rainbow-colored slinky. For years, whenever I found myself blocked, I’d pick up the slinky..."

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Henry James Reviews Walt Whitman, Martyn Goff Has Died, and More

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Poets write on Jacob Lawrence paintings; an interview with Raúl Zurita; mother-daughter artistic collaborations; and other news.

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Terrance Hayes

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Posted 3.26.15

"I'm pursuing a kind of language which is just as complicated, and also as transparent, as human experience." The MacArthur Genius Grant–recipient reads from his new poetry collection, How to Be Drawn (Penguin, 2015), and speaks about his musical influences and how he continues to develop his voice.

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Fanny Howe Among Finalists for Man Booker International Prize

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Posted 3.25.15 by Prize Reporter

American poet and fiction writer Fanny Howe has been named a finalist for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. The biennial prize is given to a fiction writer who writes in English or whose work is generally available in translation in English. The winner will receive £60,000 (approximately $89,290).

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New Town

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Posted 3.25.15 by Writing Prompter

Have you been writing about a character who seems stuck? Shake things up a bit and have him move to a new town. It could be the next town or the next state over. Make the new setting just different enough to make your character an outsider to the residents, but familiar enough that he feels he should fit right in.

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Terrance Hayes Profile, Broadside Press Goes Digital, and More

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The forgotten Handmaid’s Tale film; Charles Bukowski’s love of cats; critical essays on Adrienne Rich; and other news.

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Consider the Space

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Posted 3.25.15

"Consider the white space / between words on a page, not just / the margins around them." This short film by directors Aaron Kotz and Frida Regaza, narrated by Scott Gentle, features Linda Pastan's poem "Consider the Space Between Stars." Pastan's poetry collection Insomnia is forthcoming in October from Norton.

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