Constellations

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Posted 7.25.14

Todd Boss reads his poem "Constellations," set to animation by filmmaker Angella Kassube. The team cofounded the poetry and film collaborative Motionpoems in 2008. An article on Motionpoems by Christie Taylor was featured in our January/February 2014 issue.

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Lacy M. Johnson Recommends...

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Posted 7.24.14

“The very worst times in my life have been marked by silence: times when I wasn’t allowed to write, or couldn’t write, or when language completely failed me. I didn’t write a word, beyond e-mails or Facebook status updates, for nearly two years after I finished graduate school.

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Germany Digitizes WWI Documents, North Carolina Writers React to “Poet Gate,” and More

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Online Only, posted 7.24.14

San Francisco bookstores struggle with high rents; writers discussing money; one-star reviews of classic literature; and other news.

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Ways to Make Money

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Posted 7.24.14

"I used to sit around and think about ways to make money. None of these ways were very promising." Poet Suzanne Lummis reminisces before reading "Ways to Make Money #1," published in the December 2013 issue of Spillway magazine. Lummis is the cofounder and director of the Los Angeles Poetry Festival.

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Confidence

Creative Nonfiction Prompt

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Posted 7.24.14 by Writing Prompter

Deep within us, we have desires or goals we might be nervous about bringing out into the open for whatever reason. Maybe we feel embarrassed or that we can't compete with those who have already mastered the skill we seek to learn. You might have felt this way when showing your writing to someone for the first time—or maybe you still haven't shown your writing to anyone yet. This week, think about whether there are any factors that make it difficult for you to share your work. If you've taken the leap and put yourself out there, write about what that felt like.

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Ferris, Fowler Make Man Booker Longlist

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Posted 7.23.14 by Prize Reporter

The Man Booker Prize Foundation announced the longlist today for the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. This year marks the first time in the prize's history that any author, irrespective of nationality, with work written originally in English and published in the United Kingdom, is eligible to win.

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Jack White Launches Third Man Press, Some Consumers Avoiding Amazon, and More

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Online Only, posted 7.23.14

Amazon shushes authors; Sweetness #9 receives the “Colbert Bump”; the Baffler opens archives online; and other news.

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Twice Upon a Time

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Posted 7.23.14

Hari Kunzru's digital memoir, Twice Upon a Time: Listening to New York (Atavist Books, 2014), incorporates music, recordings, movable text, and photographs for an interactive experience. Read more about Atavist Books in the July/August issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Seniors

Fiction Prompt

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Posted 7.23.14 by Writing Prompter

Some people slow down in their golden years, taking it easy and enjoying the family and friends they've gathered around them in the comfort of their community, while others try to continue to live like their younger selves. This week, write a story about an older person who still has the mindset and physical stamina of a twenty-something. How does this affect her interactions with her peers? What are her secrets? Is she one of those people who wishes to live forever, or does she simply make a habit of staying healthy?

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Authors Debate Poetry’s Relevance, Publishing Mergers in 2014, and More

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Online Only, posted 7.22.14

BitLit partners with HarperCollins; Julia Turner named editor in chief of Slate; the burdens placed upon writers of color in academia; and other news.

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