Leonard Riggio Wants to Buy Barnes & Noble, Wang Ping Files Discrimination Suit, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.26.13

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:

Leonard Riggio, the founder and chairman of Barnes & Noble disclosed he wants to purchase Barnes & Noble's retail stores and website. (Huffington Post)

Poet Wang Ping has filed a discrimination lawsuit against Macalester, the Minnesota college where she has taught creative writing since 1999. (Minneapolis City Pages)

Searching archives, family papers, and even a New York City home renovation, scholar Thomas Pinney discovered fifty unpublished poems by Rudyard Kipling. (Guardian)

This Friday, top German publishing leaders will make a major e-book announcement. (Publishing Perspectives)

Ellen Meister recently spoke with NPR about her new novel, Farewell, Dorothy Parker, in which Dorothy Parker's ghost emerges from an Algonquin Hotel guestbook.

On her blog, author Dani Shapiro discusses the uncomfortable feeling that arrives between writing projects.

Flavorwire rounded up ten of the most divisive authors in recent memory.

Tomorrow, in celebration of Black History Month, Google is hosting a hangout with Toni Morrison.

Maria Popova showcases a syllabus from a 1994 literary analysis class taught by David Foster Wallace. (Explore)

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

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.