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The Written Image: Walt Whitman

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 2005

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To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Leaves of Grass, the Washington Friends of Walt Whitman is cosponsoring a citywide festival from March 26 (the day of Whitman’s death) to May 31 (his birthday). 

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 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 Diner, the Massachusetts Review, Night Train, the Women’s Review of Books, DoubleTake, the Oxford American, and Cranky Literary Journal.

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Q&A: Kooser's American Life in Poetry

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 2005

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Ted Kooser, appointed the 13th poet laureate of the United States last August, launches American Life in Poetry, a weekly newspaper column featuring a poem and a brief introduction, which is distributed free to any paper wishing to publish it.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 2005

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Pinkerton’s Sister by Peter Rushforth and Cooling Time: An American Poetry Vigil by C.D. Wright.

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The Contester: Is There More to Contests Than Cash?

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.05

March/April 2005

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The standard recompense for winning a literary contest is typically one of the following: money, publication in a literary magazine or a book, and a certain amount of recognition, but some rather unusual awards are handed out each year that don’t fall within the usual “money plus publication” category.

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Google Ogles Print

by Kevin Canfield

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.05

January/February 2005

The widely used online search engine Google recently launched a new feature that allows Web users to search within pages of published books. 

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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.05

January/February 2005

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Calyx Books, Graywolf Press, and nthposition press.  

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.05

January/February 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 Softblow, the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Poetry Billboard, the 2nd Rule, No Tell Motel, Boulevard, American Letters & Commentary, FIELD, Boston Review, Pleiades, Witness, and Gulf Stream

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Kirkus Reviewed

by Kevin Canfield

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.05

January/February 2005

The biweekly magazine Kirkus Reviews publishes pre-publication book reviews, offering professional opinions of approximately 5,000 titles per year. But the tables have turned on the 72-year-old publication as writers and publishers offer their own appraisals of its recent decision to charge money for some book reviews. 

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.05

January/February 2005

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Home Land by Sam Lipsyte and The Celestial Jukebox by Cynthia Shearer.

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