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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features City Lights Books, Verse Press, Wave Books, the Feminist Press, Ig Publishing, and Sarabande Books.

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 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 the Grove Review, the Sonora Review, Volt, Quick Fiction, and Barrelhouse. 

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Searching for Signs of Shakespeare

by Kevin Canfield

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

Most writers have heard the old saying about the Bard and the chimps: Gather 100 monkeys (or similarly hirsute primates) in a room, give them typewriters, and sooner or (more likely) later, they’ll deliver the complete works of Shakespeare. Nick Hoggard, a British computer programmer living in Sweden, has decided to put the theory—often attributed to Thomas Huxley, a 19th-century disciple of Charles Darwin—to the test. 

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Q&A: Inside Christopher McCabe's BEA

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

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Christopher McCabe, the new manager of BEA, speaks directly about its purpose and sets the stage for the United States publishing industry’s biggest event.

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Imported Imprint to Close Its Doors

by Christopher Arthur

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

HarperCollins recently announced that it will close its United States imprint Fourth Estate. 

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Filling the Best Seats in the House

by Anna Mantzaris

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

Thanks to a growing trend in grassroots marketing and publicity, writers in the San Francisco Bay area are reading to packed houses—literally. 

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In Memory of Hunter S. Thompson: Postcard From Louisville, Kentucky

by Nickole Brown

Postcard

Online Only, posted 4.15.05

When I stepped off the plane in Aspen, Colorado, in June 1997, I found a 60-year-old Hunter S. Thompson waiting for me in a convertible Cadillac blasting Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" at full volume. I was terrified; he was giddy. He was playing the song because it was a part of the soundtrack put together for the film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas that was scheduled to hit theaters the following summer, and he could not have been happier.

 

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Don Quixote at 400

by Joe Woodward

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 2005

I am in the middle of Don Quixote—where many writers are and, according to Cervantes scholars, where every writer should be. I’m reading it because this year marks the 400th anniversary of its publication. I would like to say that I’ve finished it, but I cannot. The Quixote, as it is affectionately referred to by die-hard fans, is not something you finish. It’s something you rattle around in.

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The Tale of the 10 Cruelest Months

by Daniel Nester

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 2005

The Academy gears up to celebrate the 10th annual National Poetry Month in April—an event seen, depending on one’s perspective, as either a marketing bonanza or a wonderful excuse to bring poems into the public sphere.

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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 2005

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Copper Canyon Press, Shambhala Publications, Other Press, Suspect Thoughts Press, and Vernacular Press

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