Google Launches Russian E-Bookstore, Literary Death Match TV, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.11.12

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:

Google has launched its e-bookstore in Russia. (Digital Reader)

The New York Daily News details provocateur Bret Easton Ellis's attempts to grab attention via social media.

Recently, a public discussion on nature and poetry was held between renowned biologist Edward O. Wilson and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Hass at the American Museum of Natural History. (Our Amazing Planet)

Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, the Guardian attended a writing workshop to help authors pen more compelling sex scenes.

Also in London, the Charles Dickens Museum has reopened after a complete period restoration. (Telegraph)

The Brooklyn Rail takes a close look at the low-residency MFA program at Bard College, now in its thirty-third year.

For the fifth-straight year, Largehearted Boy has compiled (and continually updates) every "Best Books of 2012" list (and there are many).

If you're near Los Angeles, famed reading series Literary Death Match is filming its television pilot tomorrow evening.

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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.


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

by Kevin Larimer

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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.