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Poetry for Patients and Their Families

by Beth Cranwell Aplin

News and Trends

Posted 2.28.13

March/April 2013

The New Jersey-based publisher CavanKerry Press is helping patients and families awaiting medical attention with The Waiting Room Reader, an anthology of poetry and prose distributed for free to hospitals in select states across the country. 

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.28.13

March/April 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Prairie Lights Books, a new publishing collaborative between the Iowa City-based Prairie Lights bookstore and the University of Iowa Press. 

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The Written Image: The Word Dress

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 2.28.13

March/April 2013

British bridal-gown designer Jennifer Pritchard Couchman created a dress made entirely out of book pages, which premiered at a literary festival in Lancaster, England, this past October. 

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Q&A: Levin Expands Idea of Writing Space

by Melissa Faliveno

News and Trends

Posted 2.28.13

March/April 2013

Melissa Levin of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council discusses how the nonprofit organization, which was displaced both by the September 11 attacks and more recently Hurricane Sandy, continues to provide office and studio space to writers and artists in lower Manhattan. 

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The Secret Lives of Stories: Rewriting Our Personal Narratives

by Frank Bures

Feature

Posted 1.1.13

January/February 2013

Contributing editor Frank Bures recalls a meeting with the late poet Paul Gruchow during his formative years, a memory that sparks a personal investigation to better understand the stories we tell ourselves in an unconcious attempt to make sense of our lives.

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The Written Image: Cozy Classics

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.13

January/February 2013

Jack and Holman Wang’s Cozy Classics introduces great novels to the youngest readers using keywords, handmade figurines, and carefully constructed settings and backdrops.

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Small Press Points

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.13

January/February 2013

Small Press Points highlights the innovation and can-do spirit of independent presses. This issue features Argos Books, the Brooklyn, New York–based publisher that sees bookmaking as a community endeavor.

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Digital Digest: How Much Should an E-Book Cost?

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.13

January/February 2013

The recently approved settlement in a federal antitrust suit against Hachette, HarperCollins, and Simon & Schuster has become a flash point for debate over the economics of e-books.

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The Anatomy of Awards

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.13

January/February 2013

The 844 poets, writers, and translators listed in the Grants & Awards section of the magazine in 2012 won a total of $9,595,066. In this feature we take a closer look at the winners.

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Google, AAP Settle Copyright Lawsuit

by Kevin Canfield

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.13

January/February 2013

Ending a seven-year legal stand-off, Google and the Association of American Publishers have settled their differences over Google's digitization of copyrighted books and journals.

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