Juan Felipe Herrera's Anti-Bullying Campaign, New Plagiarism Scandal, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.23.13

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:

British poet David R. Morgan has been exposed as a plagiarist. (Guardian)

If you're one of seventeen million owners of unredeemed Borders gift cards, a Manhattan federal judge ruled yesterday that the gift cards are worthless. (NPR)

Meanwhile, Amazon has proposed biosphere-like domes for new Seattle offices. (Shelf Awareness)

Bethanne Patrick explains why literary criticism is important to readers, authors, and the business of publishing. (Virginia Quarterly Review)

Ian Crouch discusses the vagaries of memory and rereading. (New Yorker)

Juan Felipe Herrera, the state Poet Laureate of California, is spearheading an anti-bullying campaign. (UCR Today)

Novelist Jennifer Gilmore discussed her new book The Mothers yesterday on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. (NPR)

“So when Yahoo! News approached me in 2012 about writing an alternative inaugural poem, my first impulse was to delete the email. My second impulse was to read the part about the $300 fee again.” Michael Robbins details the origins of “A Poem for President Drone.” (Los Angeles Review of Books)

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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

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.