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The Written Image: Last Night's Reading

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

In her new book, illustrator Kate Gavino—author of the popular Last Night’s Reading blog—brings hundreds of literary readings to life by pairing illustrations of authors with selected quotes from each event.

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Scouting Out New Books of Poetry

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Frustrated by a reviewing culture that they found to be increasingly insular—and as such, less honest—two poets decided to create a safe new space for reviewers to write candidly—and anonymously—about new collections of poetry.

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Saving the University of Akron Press

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

When universities face budget cuts, their presses are often the first to meet the chopping block, causing waves of unemployment for writers and editors alike. In the wake of their own shutdown, however, the University of Akron community fought to get theirs back.

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Agents & Editors: Michael Wiegers of Copper Canyon Press

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Michael Wiegers, the editor in chief of Copper Canyon Press, talks about how he decides which books to publish (from the two thousand manuscripts the press receives each year) and what it’s like to edit the likes of Pablo Neruda, W. S. Merwin, and C. D. Wright.

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Proctor's Literary Arts Prospers

by Kevin Sampsell

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Literary Arts executive director Andrew Proctor discusses the rebirth of Wordstock, and how the overhauled book festival will continue to highlight Portland, Oregon’s thriving literary scene.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 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 John Irving’s Avenue of Mysteries and a translation of Liu Xia’s Empty Chairs, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Instinct, Energy, and Luck: An Indie-Publisher Roundtable on Literature in Translation

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

Special Section

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 2015

Five editors of independent presses specializing in translation discuss how they find new work from around the world, the challenges they face as publishers, and the future of literary translation.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 10.14.15

November/December 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 Black Warrior Review, Granta, the Asia Literary Review, the Burnside Review, and the Dark Horse.

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The Poet’s Job: How I Make a Living in Poetry

by Ken Waldman

The Practical Writer

Posted 9.1.15

September/October 2015

Alaska’s Fiddling Poet, who over the past twenty years has been playing his fiddle and reading poems for audiences across the country, talks about how he has built a career—and a life—out of touring and sharing his music and poetry with others.

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The Written Image: The End of the Tour

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Iconic author David Foster Wallace is the subject of the recently released film The End of the Tour, in which actor Jason Segel stars as Wallace. The film is an adaptation of David Lipsky’s Of Course You End up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace, which chronicles Lipsky and Wallace’s 1996 road trip during Wallace’s promotional tour for Infinite Jest.

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