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An Inspired Archive of African Poetry

by Stacia L. Brown

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Since its founding in 2008, Badilisha Poetry X-Change has built the largest online archive of contemporary African poetry, including work by nearly four hundred poets from more than thirty countries across Africa and the diaspora. Now, with the launch of a new mobile site, Badilisha is making African poetry more accessible and interactive to millions of Africans.

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Rethinking Poetic Citizenship

by Momo Chang

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

In an effort to open writing contests and grants to undocumented immigrants, a group called the “Undocupoets” successfully petitions some of the most prominent presses and literary organizations in America.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Literary MagNet chronicles the start-ups and closures, successes and failures, anniversaries and accolades, changes of editorship and special issues—in short, the news and trends—of literary magazines in America. This issue’s MagNet features the Southern Review, the Pinch, Zyzzyva, Hanging Loose, and Copper Nickel.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

With so many good books being published every month, some literary titles worth exploring can get lost in the stacks. Page One offers the first lines of a dozen recently released books, including Nick Flynn’s My Feelings and Rebecca Makkai’s Music for Wartime, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Detroit's InsideOut Turns Twenty

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

InsideOut, a program that has been bringing poets to Detroit schools for twenty-five years, says goodbye to founder and executive director Terry Blackhawk this year, and will publish an anthology of essays by its educators in August.

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Small Press Points: Queen's Ferry Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Plano, Texas–based Queen’s Ferry Press. Initially devoted to short story collections, the press is now expanding to publish novels, novellas, and an anthology series.

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The Written Image: Swann's Way

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

French artist Stéphane Heuet’s Herculean efforts to democratize the work of Marcel Proust come to fruition as Norton releases his graphic-novel adaptation of Swann’s Way.

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Reviewers & Critics: Jennifer Day of the Chicago Tribune

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Jennifer Day, the editor of the Chicago Tribune’s Sunday books section, Printer’s Row Journal, discusses her commitment to assembling the best literary criticism on both the local and national level.

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Agents & Editors: A Conversation With Four Literary Agents

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 6.17.15

July/August 2015

Four young literary agents meet for an evening of food, drink, and conversation about how they find new authors, what they need to see in a query letter, and the common mistakes writers should avoid.

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The Loft Still Flying High at Forty

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 4.15.15

May/June 2015

Grove Atlantic and Electric Literature join forces to launch Literary Hub, a new site with an editorial team dedicated to curating the best literature-related writing on the Web.

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