Articles

Articles from Poet & Writers Magazine include material from the print edition plus exclusive online-only material.

Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Water’s Leaves and Other Poems by Geoffrey Nutter and Pieces of Air in the Epic by Brenda Hillman.

More

Q&A: The Real Life of Philip Gourevitch

by Timothy Schaffert

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

0509_newsschaffertthumb.jpg

From the Paris Review’s new offices in lower Manhattan, Philip Gourevitch spoke about the past and future of what Time called “the biggest ‘little magazine’ in history.”

More

The Status of a Classic

by Daniel Nester

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

This month the Library of America, the nonprofit publisher founded in 1979 to “preserve our nation’s literary heritage,” will release the first two installments of a planned eight-volume edition of Philip Roth’s collected fiction.

More

Echoes of Allen Ginsberg's "Howl"

by Arlene McKanic

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

Fifty years later, a number of organizations are planning special events on October 7 to commemorate the anniversary of Ginsberg's legendary reading.

More

Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

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 Verb, the Relay Project, From the Fishouse, Sonora Review, Bridge, Columbia, Failbetter, and Versal. 

More

The Contester: One Editor's Take on Clean Competition

by Martin Lammon

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

0509_newslammonthumb.jpg

Much has been written about some judges rewarding friends and former students, and I worry that a few questionable practices have detracted from the hundreds of contests that bring recognition to so many well-deserving writers. Nevertheless, there are steps that all of us—editors, judges, and writers—can take to help keep contests clean.

More

Waywiser Press: The Small British Press That Publishes Big American Poets

by Steve Kronen

Special Section

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

During the last three years, some of America’s most respected poets—Richard Wilbur, Mark Strand, and the late Anthony Hecht, among others—have published British editions of their books with Waywiser Press, a virtually unknown publisher based in London. 

More

Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 9.1.05

September/October 2005

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Borealis Books, Passager Books, and Gorsky Press. 

More

Q&A: C. Michael Curtis's Fiction Issues

by Timothy Schaffert

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

0507_newsschaffertthumb.jpg

C. Michael Curtis, a senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly, who is known not only for selecting award-winning short stories but also for his considerate and sensible letters of rejection to the thousands of submissions he’s read over the years, spoke about the magazine’s new approach to publishing fiction.

More

Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.05

July/August 2005

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 Poetry, the Southern Review, Swivel: The Nexus of Women and Wit, 6x6, Ninth Letter, and Black Clock

More