The Politics of Literature, a Call for Inclusiveness in Book Culture, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.29.14

D.C. Public Library works with the homeless; Bruce Springsteen pens a children's book, Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter launch a podcast; and other news.

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What Makes a Word "Real?"

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Posted 8.29.14

Anne Curzan, an English professor at the University of Michigan, continues to be fascinated with language. In this TED talk, she offers insight on how words make it into dictionaries and who decides whether "YOLO" is, in fact, a word.

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Write a House Residency Finalists Announced

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Posted 8.28.14 by Prize Reporter

The finalists have been announced for the inaugural Write a House residency, a new program through which a formerly vacant home in Detroit is renovated and given permanently to a creative writer.

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An Evening of Poetry and Music

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Posted 8.28.14 by RW Blogger

P&W supported poet Aliki Barnstone blogs about her reading for Saint Julian Press in Houston, Texas. Barnstone is also a translator, critic, and editor. Her books of poems are Bright Body (White Pine, 2011), Dear God, Dear Dr.

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Mira Jacob Recommends...

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Posted 8.28.14

“I’m a doodler. This has never gone over well. In high school, it convinced teachers I wasn’t really listening, and in my various jobs over the years, it has convinced bosses that some part of me is still in high school. Which is true, obviously, but that’s hardly the point. The point is knowing what works for you.

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Ben Lerner on Writing Fiction, Tim Howard Inks Memoir Deal, and More

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Robert Hass wins Wallace Stevens Award; two new typewriter apps for the iPad; against "against"; and other news.

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American Poets Abroad

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Edward Hirsch speaks about American poets and poetry abroad at the Academy of American Poets' 2013 Poets Forum. Hirsch discusses his two new books, Gabriel and A Poet's Glossary, in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. For more Hirsch, watch him on the Why We Write panel at the Poets & Writers Live event in New York City this past June.

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Discovery

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 8.28.14 by Writing Prompter

Before online shopping became a convenient and popular method of purchasing things, one would have to go to a specialty store to find uncommon and rare items. Many of these specialty stores are closing their doors due to rising rent prices and dwindling customers. Is there a specialty store you used to frequent that has since closed up shop? Or do you wish there was a good video store stocked with foreign films, or a record shop with an incredibly knowledgeable staff in your town?

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Captive Writer Released From Syria, the Poet's Journey, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.27.14

Kobo launches first waterproof e-reader; Robin Williams biography in the works; how where you live affects your writing; and other news.

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Writers Helping Writers

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Posted 8.27.14

"We teach people that good writing is about empathy." GrubStreet is an independent writing center in Boston with thirty regular instructors and twenty-five hundred students. GrubStreet is featured in "The MFA Alternatives: Independent Writing Workshops" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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