Amazon in New York City, Bukowski Drawings Discovered, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.1.13

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today’s stories:

Seattle-based Amazon is reportedly looking to rent almost half-a-million square feet of office space in New York City. (Wall Street Journal)

GalleyCat has the skinny on the state of self-publishing for February 2013.

"Kerouac was susceptible to film—a sucker for its promise of riches as well as its flickering poetry—and he imagined an iconic adaptation of On the Road." Andrew O’Hagan looks at the life and influences of Jack Kerouac. (New York Review of Books)

Nineteen Charles Bukowski drawings were rediscovered last week at a California book fair. (Harriet)

"A great cultural critic is a bit like a philosopher king." Jillian Goodman considers Michelle Orange’s book of essays, This is Running for Your Life. (Slate)

The Millions surveys the fiction of Pakistan.

A poem written by the teenage Charlotte Bronte is up for auction, and will likely fetch around sixty thousand dollars. (New York Daily News)

Today is Ralph Ellison's birthday—the celebrated author of Invisible Man was born on this day in 1914. (Book Riot)

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.


Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.


Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.