Apple CEO Testifies, Salinger at Cannes, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.21.13

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:

Apple CEO Tim Cook testified today in front of a Senate committee, which is investigating Apple's use of Irish subsidiaries to avoid billions of dollars in United States taxes. (Gawker)

David L. Ulin looks at the challenges tackled by the new book from McSweeney’s, Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry. (Los Angeles Times)

Open Culture showcases Allen Ginsberg’s suggested reading list for his class “Literary History of the Beats.”

Audiences at Cannes were given a taste of Shane Salerno's long-awaited Salinger documentary. (Shelf Awareness)

Although not encouraging the often-sloppy practice of drinking while writing, Andrew Sullivan features a cocktail chart inspired by famous books and movies. (Dish)

Meanwhile, Choire Sicha looks as Blake Bailey's new biography, Farther & Wilder: The Lost Weekends and Literary Dreams of Charles Jackson. (Book Forum)

If your bedside table is on the dark side, Book Riot gathered some great bookish reading lamps.

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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.

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

by Kevin Larimer

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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.

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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.

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