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Literary Archives Rerecord History

by Nick Twemlow

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.03

January/February 2003

Naropa University has established the Naropa Audio Preservation and Access Project to archive the program's vast holdings of recorded readings, lectures, panel discussions, and workshops.

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.03

January/February 2003

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 Verse, Fence, McSweeney's, Open City, Orchid, Two Lines, and the Missouri Review.

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Of Love and Defamation in China

by Joy Jacobson

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.03

January/February 2003

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British novelist Hong Ying faces a "defamation of the dead" lawsuit in China for her book K: The Art of Love, a fictional portrayal of the love affair between Bloomsbury poet Julian Bell and the celebrated Chinese writer and painter Ling Shuhua.

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Everything Follows: An Interview With Helon Habila

by Frank Bures

Feature

Posted 1.1.03

January/February 2003

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Helon Habila read novels as a boy to shelter himself from the brutal reality of his country’s political instability. Now, the author of Waiting for an Angel believes his generation of Nigerian novelists should help change that reality.

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Poetry at the Crossroads of America

by Sam White

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.03

January/February 2003

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Last spring I embarked on a modest project. Having photocopied 10 of my favorite poems—by poets living and dead, from several different countries—I stapled them into an anthology and stood on a sidewalk in Times Square, where I read the poems aloud. I had no other gimmicks and no amplification. I did this on several occasions, always bringing a friend along for moral support and to assist in handing out free copies of the anthology, which I titled "Antidote."

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An Interview With Fiction Writer Tom Paine

by Eleanor Henderson

Direct Quote

Online Only, posted 12.6.02

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In March Harcourt Brace will publish The Pearl of Kuwait, Tom Paine's debut novel about Cody Carmichael and Tommy Trang, two U.S. marines in the 1991 Gulf War. Poets & Writers Magazine asked Paine about his new book, and, given its topical subject matter, how he expects it will be received. More

A Global Book Club's Traveling Titles

by Ethan Gilsdorf

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.02

November/December 2002

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After finishing About a Boy by Nick Hornby, a reader in New York City left it on a Starbucks magazine rack with hopes that someone would pick up the novel and read it. Two days later a reader from Delta, British Columbia, found the book, took it back to Canada, read it, and left it in the waiting room of a dentist's office, where it found its way into the hands of another local reader. The tracking of such a literary journey is made possible by a unique online book club called BookCrossing.com.

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Literary MagNet

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.02

November/December 2002

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 New Letters, Brick, The Ohio Review, 96 Inc, Poetry Review, Gloss, and Explorations.

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Resurrecting an Ancient Library

by Reza Aslan

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.02

November/December 2002

Two thousand years after it was destroyed by fire, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina—the mythic Egyptian library that at one time boasted a universal collection of everything ever written—as reopened to the public on October 16.

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Alice James Books Marks Thirty Years

by Joy Jacobson

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.02

November/December 2002

Alice James Books has published about 130 books by an eclectic list of poets including Jane Kenyon, Fanny Howe, B.H. Fairchild, Timothy Liu, and Rita Gabis, and it will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a yearlong schedule of events in 2003.

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