Classical Lit Goes Digital, Jericho Brown’s New Collection, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.20.14

The British Library hosts a Gothic literature exhibit; Roger Moore publishes a Hollywood memoir; Heyday Books turns forty; and other news

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Charles D'Ambrosio

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Posted 10.20.14

"As writers, it's very hard to get over the habit of being civilized." The author of Loitering, published this month by Tin House Books, shares a valuable lesson learned from a class with novelist James Salter. Read Kevin Nance's profile of D'Ambrosio in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Douglas Kearney Raps, Scats, and Grows Beautiful, Thorny Horns

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Posted 10.17.14 by RW Blogger

Poet, performer, and librettist Douglas Kearney’s third poetry collection, Patter (Red Hen Press, 2014), examines miscarriage, infertility, and parenthood. His second book, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was a National Poetry Series selection. He has received residencies and fellowships from Cave Canem, The Rauschenberg Foundation, and others.

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In Defense of Clichés, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Revisited, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.17.14

Famous writers compose an Exquisite Corpse; a tourist is accidentally locked inside a London bookstore; an essay on taboos and creativity; and other news.

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The Things

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Posted 10.17.14

Donald Hall reads a poem, from his book The Back Chamber (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011), about his home in New Hampshire. Hall discusses his new book, Essays After Eighty, in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Caitlin Doughty Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 10.16.14

"I had to stop myself from reading 'Writing Habits of Famous Authors' articles. Such glamorized routines create unrealistic expectations the same way beauty magazines do for young women. The practice I'd recommend is refusing to compare yourself..."

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Elmore Leonard’s Archives Go South, McSweeney’s to Become a Nonprofit, and More

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Online Only, posted 10.16.14

John Grisham’s controversial comments on child pornography; a new film based on the story that inspired Moby-Dick; “Yoga for Writers”; and other news.

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To Autumn

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Posted 10.16.14

"The russet hue of fields left bare, and all / The tints of leaves and blossoms ere they fall." Actor Patrick Stewart reads John Clare's poem at the poet's historic cottage, located in the village of Helpston.

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Blood Moon

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 10.16.14 by Writing Prompter

Last Wednesday, a full lunar eclipse occurred in the early hours of the morning. Its red hue has earned the lunar event the title of a “blood moon.” It is part of a rare series of eclipses known as a “tetrad,” when the moon is completely covered by the earth’s shadow for four eclipses in a row. Some people believe it to be a sign of things to come, while others see it as simply a unique, astronomical event. This week, write about what eclipses, blood moons, and other unusual celestial events make you think about.

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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