Jennifer Egan Discusses Gatsby With Colbert, Poets on Mother's Day, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.10.13

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:

In light of Baz Luhrmann's much-anticipated film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Reddit users have created a list of books they imagine will be remembered a century from now. (GalleyCat)

Moviefone listed five classic books that should be “Baz Luhrmann-ized.”

Speaking of Gatsby, novelist Jennifer Egan appeared last night on the Colbert Report to talk about the master novel.

Meanwhile, David Sedaris spoke to Jon Stewart on the Daily Show.

Ilia Blinderman recounts time stuck in a crowded elevator with Salman Rushdie. (New York Daily News)

Michael Kammen, who knew Jack Kerouac, looks at the Beat author's life and letters. (Los Angeles Review of Books)

Alexander Nazaryan discusses Henry Miller's passionate hatred of his native New York City. (New Yorker)

For the Poetry Foundation's Poetry Off the Shelf podcast, Joy Katz and Erika Meitner “de-Hallmark-ize” Mother's Day.

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Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

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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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by Kevin Larimer

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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.