Ginsberg Photography Exhibit at National Gallery, the Rise of Erotic Literature, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.3.10

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:

Saturday's attempted car bombing in Times Square in New York City bears remarkable similarities to events in a new novel about terrorism in America. The Wall Street Journal discusses the phenomenon with the novel's author.

After a federal judge blocked publication of the book in the U.S. last July, Coming Through the Rye, a Swedish novel promoted as a sequel to Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, will have another chance at publication after the case was sent to an appeals court on Friday. (BBC)

Applications to the Oxford Professor of Poetry post close this week and a few prominent candidates have made decisions on whether or not to submit. Clive James, calling this year's competition "a sad little contest," is out. (Telegraph) Michael Horovitz, Beat poet and musician, is in. (Guardian)

MSNBC reports on the surprising boost erotic literature is giving the publishing industry. 

An exhibit of Allen Ginsberg's photographs of fellow Beat writers, including Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, is on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. 

A best-selling debut author turned down a substantial offer from a Hollywood studio for the film rights to her novel in favor of "a much smaller fee from a Greek television network." (Independent)

The Guardian takes a look at the role of talking animals in literature.

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