Thoreau the Magical Realist, Embracing Ambivalence, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.9.16

Iraq war veterans on writing fiction; college students prefer print books to digital; racy Tagore translation pulled from Chinese stores; and other news.

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Hot and Cold

Poetry Prompt

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Posted 2.9.16 by Writing Prompter

Scientists recently reported that 2015 was the hottest year on record, and yet certain areas of the North Atlantic Ocean experienced unusually low temperatures, and New York Cit

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What Poetry Pulls Out of You

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Posted 2.8.16 by RW Blogger

Since 2011, P&W has supported creative writing workshops for Los Angeles seniors through the sponsoring organization EngAGE, a nonprofit that fosters the arts, wellness, and lifelong learning for seniors in Southern California. It started with workshop leader Hannah R. Menkin, and since then P&W has supported workshops led by Morgan Gibson, Mike "the Poet" Sonksen, Michael C. Ford, and Oshea Luja.

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A Conversation With Poet Rita Dove, Vivian Gornick on Rereading, and More

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St. Marks Bookshop may shutter soon; literary love quiz; young writers of color share their favorite poems; and other news.

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Deadline Approaches for Milkweed Editions Poetry Prize

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Posted 2.5.16 by Prize Reporter

Submissions are currently open for the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, an annual award given for a full-length manuscript by a poet living in the Upper Midwest. The winner receives $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions.

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What Hollywood Owes Writers, Epistolary Novels, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.5.16

National Book Foundation launches program for LGBTQ teens; Tournament of Books brackets posted; Robert Lowell’s complicated relationships with women; and other news.

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Sunil Yapa Recommends...

Writers Recommend

Posted 2.4.16

"For a minor level stuck—a piece of dialogue too on the nose, a telling detail that just doesn't tell—I stay at the desk. I stare at the wall; I look out the window..."

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Unprintable Books, Hong Kong Bookstore Sells Banned Titles, and More

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Tim Parks on the state of translation; five ways Infinite Jest predicted the future; T. S. Eliot’s notes on detective fiction; and other news.

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State of the...

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 2.4.16 by Writing Prompter

The State of the Union is an annual address in which the President of the United States delivers a speech to Congress on the condition of the country and reports on plans, priorities, and recommendations for the future. Choose an arena or environment that you preside over in some way, such as a bedroom, office cubicle, spot in the backyard, or table at a café. Then, write a personal essay in the form of a speech addressing the state of things in your chosen entity—describe the current conditions and announce any plans you have for the future.

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Poet’s Death Sentence Revoked, Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary, and More

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Online Only, posted 2.3.16

Amazon to open more physical stores; self-loathing book trailers; on writer envy and the real purpose of writing; and other news.

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