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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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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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Lisa Lucas Looks to Guernica’s Future

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The New York City–based art and politics magazine rings in its second decade with its first paid staff position and the launch of a print anthology.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Literary MagNet

by Travis Kurowski

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

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 American Reader, the Atlas ReviewApogeeSlice, and Parcel.

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The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect

by Steve Almond

The Literary Life

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

A writer and workshop instructor grapples with what he sees as an increasing resistance toward the work of established authors among writing students.

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Detroit's New "Writers Residency"

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

As part of a plan to revitalize Detroit’s literary community, the nonprofit Write a House will begin awarding writers with refurbished houses in the Motor City this fall.

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Poet Lore Still Going Strong at 125

by Joanna Scutts

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

The oldest continuously published poetry journal in the country celebrates a landmark anniversary in September.

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McCabe on the Rona Jaffe Awards

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

The director of the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Awards discusses the program’s twenty-year effort to support emerging women writers.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

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 Jess Row’s Your Face in Mine and Caitlin Doughty’s Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons From the Crematory, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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