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Q&A: Curry, Gould Expand Emily Books

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

The founders of revivalist press Emily Books talk about their recent partnership with Coffee House Press, staying true to their ethics, and sustaining the future of “weird books by women.”

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

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 Tig Notaro’s memoir, I’m Just a Person, and Mangalesh Dabral’s sixth poetry collection, This Number Does Not Exist, translated from the Hindi by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra.

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Traveling Stanzas

by Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

With the goal of facilitating “global conversation through the intimate and inclusive voice of poetry,” the Kent, Ohio–based Wick Poetry Center is expanding its programming and bringing poetry to a wider audience. 

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Writer’s Center Celebrates 40 Years

by Maya C. Popa

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year, the Washington, D.C–based Writer’s Center remains committed to its original mission: the “creation, publication, presentation, and dissemination of literary work” both in the D.C. area and nationwide.

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The Written Image: Robert Montgomery

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Over the past decade, Scottish artist Robert Montgomery has created text and light installations across the world consisting of short poems made from neon, wood, and fire.

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Small Press Points: Negative Capability Press

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Mobile, Alabama–based Negative Capability Press, a nonprofit publisher seeking to publish new work that embodies the Keatsian formulation that “a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason….”

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Literary MagNet

by Dana Isokawa

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

The newly revamped Literary MagNet highlights an author alongside the journals that have published that author’s work. This issue’s MagNet features poet Alice Notley, who takes us through five journals that first published pieces appearing in her new collection, Certain Magical Acts (Penguin, June).

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James Patterson’s Innovative Instinct

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

In his latest publishing venture, blockbuster novelist James Patterson has launched his “lightening-paced” novel series, BookShots, part of his ongoing efforts to support literacy and reach new readers.

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Reviewers & Critics: Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

Los Angeles Times book editor Carolyn Kellogg talks MFAs, publishing optimism, and how she’s revolutionizing her new position in the shifting landscape of book reviews.

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Rock, Paper, Scissors: Agent, Writer, Editor (Reflections From Someone Who’s Been All Three)

by Betsy Lerner

Special Section

Posted 6.14.16

July/August 2016

A publishing-industry veteran who has worked as an agent, writer, and editor explores how her various experiences have helped her make decisions about both her own career and that of other writers.

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