What Does Out of Print Mean?

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Posted 5.28.15

What exactly does it mean for a book to be out of print? AbeBooks explains how technology and the prevalence of e-books and print-on-demand books have changed the rules for supply and demand.

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Maps

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 5.28.15 by Writing Prompter

This week, write a map leading to where you live. Start as close or far from your home as you wish and trace the paths, obstacles, and landmarks that lead you to your door. Think about who you're creating this map for and when they would have an occasion to use it. How would you describe the geography of your neighborhood to someone who's never been there? Consider the elements that are special to you and make where you live feel like home.

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Elizabeth Bishop Film Premieres, USPS Issues Flannery O’Connor Stamp, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.27.15

Paris Review launches video series, TLS retracts claim about Philip Larkin poem; the benefits of collaborating on a novel; and other news.

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An Interview With Nikki Giovanni

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Posted 5.27.15

"I write pretty good poetry most of the time, and that's what I want to do." Nikki Giovanni responds to the notion of being a living legend and shares stories of her experience in the Black Arts Movement.

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Picture a Story

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 5.27.15 by Writing Prompter

Take some time this week to discover the work of a well-known photographer. Whether you visit an exhibition at a museum or peruse the internet, look for photographs that capture your imagination. Examine a photograph closely and write the story you see in the frame. Rely heavily on descriptive language and offer details of the composition through your writing. What did the photographer keep in focus?

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Latino and Filipino Poets Explore Cultural Mythologies

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Posted 5.26.15 by RW Blogger

Robert Francis Flor, PhD, is a Seattle native and cochair of Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts. His poetry has been selected for Seattle King County's program “Poetry on Buses,” and has appeared in Soundings Review, Four Cornered Universe, and numerous other journals. He is currently completing a poetry chapbook, Alaskero Memories, and writes plays about the Filipino community in Seattle. Flor blogs about a P&W–supported reading he helped organize which took place at the Seattle Public Library this past April.

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Sci-Fi Writer Signs $3.4 Million Deal, Publishing Conventions Focus on Diversity, and More

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Penguin in possible dispute with Amazon; developing an audience for French-Canadian lit; avant-garde writers and conceptual art; and other news. 

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Making Connections

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 5.26.15 by Writing Prompter

Sometimes seemingly unrelated notions have surprising similarities. This week, take some strips of paper and write down the names of objects, places, and people. Throw them in a hat and draw out two at random. Then write a poem attempting to connect the two things you've selected. Perhaps you pick out "fireworks" and "lavender," or "honeybees" and "B. B. King"—stretch your imagination to its limits when considering their potential relationship. 

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Poems From the News

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Posted 5.26.15

"Engaged, open, curious, firm, prepared by all that’s come before, no surprises, but ready to be surprised again." PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown speaks about his experiences in his life and work that influenced his debut poetry collection, The News: Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2015).

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Authors Demand Justice for Bangladeshi Bloggers, Future Library Project, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.22.15

Wimpy Kid author to open bookstore; Anne Enright interviewed; books to read in less than an hour; and other news.

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