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Q&A: Brenda Greene Celebrates Black Literature

by Charif Shanahan

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

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Agents & Editors: Amy Einhorn

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

The publisher of her eponymous imprint at Penguin Random House, Amy Einhorn discusses her early days as an assistant at FSG, the importance of titles, and how she pushes her authors to make their books the best they can be.

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The Exiles: Report From Literary Syria

by Stephen Morison Jr.

The Literary Life

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

In a continuing series examining the state of literature abroad, poets Amjad Etry and Hala Mohammad and filmmaker Muhammad Bayazid discuss the challenges that writers and artists face amidst ongoing political turmoil in Syria.

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Students Serve as Poet Ambassadors

by Amanda Calderon

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

This April, during National Poetry Month, and through September, five high school students will work to promote poetry across the country.

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Motionpoems Gets Moving

by Christie Taylor

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

A Minneapolis-based collaborative brings poetry to life through a series of animated films.

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Late December's New Beginning

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

After nearly three decades defunct, December magazine, a journal founded in 1958 that published early work by some of the country's literary greats, makes its revival.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 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 Chang-Rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea and Olga Grjasnowa's All Russians Love Birch Trees, as the starting point for a closer look at these new and noteworthy titles.

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Scribd, Oyster Crack Open E-Reading

by Rachel Lieff Axelbank

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Two new e-book services, the New York City–based Oyster and San Francisco–based Scribd, introduce a Netflix-like service for the literary set, offering unlimited access to digital libraries by subscription.

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features YesYes Books, a new poetry press that is paving the way for new forms of multimedia publishing.

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How to Make a Life, Maybe Even a Living

by Jeremiah Chamberlin

The Practical Writer

Posted 1.1.14

January/February 2014

Contributing editor Jeremiah Chamberlin looks at how Michael Gustafson and Hilary Lowe are building a literary life—and a bookstore—in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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