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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.04

May/June 2004

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 can we have our ball back?, Portrait, Argosy, and DoubleTake.

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Jack Kerouac Goes Back On the Road

by Kevin Canfield

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.04

May/June 2004

Thirty-five years after the author's death, the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac's most popular novel and other Kerouac memorabilia are back on the road. Two traveling exhibits—one of which is already under way, the other about to begin—aim to bring the Beat generation's most indelible icon to the masses.

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Around the World in 1,000 Journals

by Dalia Sofer

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.04

May/June 2004

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Some of the best ideas originate in the most unlikely places. For years, Brian Singer, a graphic designer in San Francisco, was fascinated by bathroom graffiti. The cryptic messages and drawings made him wonder what would happen if complete strangers around the world—and not only those who happened to share a public bathroom—were able to exchange their private thoughts. So four years ago he created the 1000 Journals Project, an ongoing experiment in collective journaling.

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My Father's Garden: Tending a Literary Legacy

by Sebastian Matthews

The Literary Life

Posted 3.1.04

March/April 2004

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Only weeks before he turned 55, my father, the poet William Matthews, delivered a manuscript of poems to Peter Davison, his longtime friend and editor at Houghton Mifflin. It turned out to be the last book he wrote. He died of a heart attack on November 12, 1997, the day after his birthday.

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Professor Palahniuk? Not Quite

by Jeff Sartain

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.04

March/April 2004

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In January, Chuck Palahniuk began teaching a free yearlong writers workshop that doesn't appear in the course listings for any college, university, or community arts center. Forget about academic credits—Palahniuk's workshop exists entirely online.

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Before and After National Poetry Month

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.04

March/April 2004

Thanks to muscular marketing and persistent promoting—notable traits of the Academy of American Poets—April has been established as the month to appreciate poetry. But there are other designated days and months during which everyone can celebrate creative writing, both as an art form and as yet another way to turn an average day into a holiday. 

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Academy Rolls Out Red Carpet in April

by Mary Gannon

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.04

March/April 2004

How to herald National Poetry Month, year nine? Look to the stars. That's what the Academy of American Poets will do on April 6 in New York City. 

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Literary MagNet

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.04

March/April 2004

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 Tameme, Translation Review, Double Change, Circumference, Quick Fiction, the Paris Review, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Diagram, Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, Glut, and Bullfight: A Literary Review.

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Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

by Staff

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.04

March/April 2004

Page One features a sample of titles we think you'll want to explore. With this installment, we offer excerpts from Vanishing Point by David Markson and Sky Girl by Rosemary Griggs.

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Small Press Points

by Kevin Larimer

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.04

March/April 2004

Small Press Points highlights the happenings of the small press players. This issue features Story Line Press, Sarabande Books, Anon. Books, and Rain Taxi.

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