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Hurston/Wright Foundation Turns 25

by Stacia Brown

News and Trends

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

Amidst questions of racial diversity in the publishing industry, the Hurston/Wright foundation continues its outstanding support of African American writers, promising a brighter outlook for the state of writing in America.

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Answer Songs: Music as Muse

by Ben Arthur

Special Section

Posted 12.16.14

January/February 2015

A songwriter responds to literature—such as stories by Jonathan Lethem and George Saunders—with music, carrying the creative conversation across art forms.

 

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Internal Tapestries: A Q&A With Louise Glück

by William Giraldi

Feature

Posted 11.20.14

September/October 2014

Louise Glück says a poet must be surprised by what the mind is capable of unveiling, which may explain why her twelfth book of poems, Faithful and Virtuous Night, published in September by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, feels so startlingly alive with the wonder of discovery.

 

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The Written Image: Windows on the World

by Staff

News and Trends

Online Only, posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Artist and architect Matteo Pericoli pairs drawings of views from the desks of writers around the world with essays by those writers about where they write, what they see, and how their view informs their work

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

“I wasn’t going to begin again, having stopped, apparently, and started up again, foolishly, too many times already, attempting to write about my family and Spring Hope and myself there with them and later there without them.” It Will End With Us (Coffee House Press, November 2014) by Sam Savage. Fifth book, novel. Agent: None. Editor: Chris Fischbach. Publicist: Amelia Foster. More

Small Press Points: Tavern Books

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features the Portland, Oregon–based Tavern Books, which publishes original, translated, and reprinted poetry, as well as the Honest Pint, a unique take on the literary journal.

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An Old Press Renews Its Mission

by Melissa Faliveno

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Recent restructuring at Alice James Books has allowed the forty-year-old press to strengthen its commitment to supporting the work of women poets.

 

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Libraries Navigate Digital Lending

by Mira Ptacin

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Despite struggles, libraries are learning to navigate the ever-changing, and often cost-prohibitive, landscape of digital lending.

 

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All About Skin Resists Singular Story

by Syreeta McFadden

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

A new anthology of short fiction from the University of Wisconsin Press explores the breadth of stories that women of color have to tell.

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