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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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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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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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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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Poets House and PSA Branch Out

by Daniel Nester

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

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Aided by a $260,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Poets House and the Poetry Society of America, two nonprofit literary organizations based in New York City, recently partnered to establish Branching Out: Poetry in the Twentieth Century.

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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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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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The Written Image: Voices in Wartime

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

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Voices in Wartime, a documentary about the experience of war as seen by soldiers, journalists, historians, and poets, featuring contemporary poets Chris Abani, Sam Hamill, Marie Howe, and Todd Swift, opened in select theaters nationwide last month.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.05

May/June 2005

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk, Bitter Milk by John McManus, and The Lake, The River & the Other Lake by Steve Amick.

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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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