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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from The Jungle Law by Victoria Vinton and Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn.

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Considering the Value of a Book

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

During a recent trip to New York City, Joseph Bednarik, the marketing director of Copper Canyon Press, noticed something while riding the subway that got him thinking about the ways in which poetry is distributed. 

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The Written Image: Chip Kidd

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

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Images from a new collection of graphic art by Chip Kidd, an associate art director at Knopf, who has designed nearly eight hundred book jackets for the publishing house during the last twenty years.

 

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 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 Northwest, the Alaska Quarterly Review, Fence, Black Clock, Ninth Letter, and Eleven Eleven.

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The Contester: Series Editor Retires Amid Controversy

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

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Fueled by allegations of unfairness, Bin Ramke announces his retirement after twenty-two years as editor of the Contemporary Poetry Series.

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Amazon Starts Publishing Program

by Doug Diesenhaus

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

In August, Amazon.com launched a program that offers customers short stories and essays in a digital format for forty-nine cents each.

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That Glittering Possibility: Eighteen Debut Poets Who Made Their Mark in 2005

by Kevin Larimer

Feature

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

The eighteen poets featured here represent only a fraction of the debut books published in 2005, yet they are emblematic of the diverse community of poets who have recently forged their own paths to publication.

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The Literature of War

by Joe Woodward

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.05

November/December 2005

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As long as there has been war, there have been writers trying to understand it, turning battlefield horrors into narrative, trying to make something useful out of its debris, but in recent months an unusually high number of soldier memoirs have been released by American publishers.

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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.

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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. 

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