Kurt Vonnegut Film Adaptation, Lorca in Brooklyn, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.8.13

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:

The New York Times reports that Amazon is cutting back discounts.

Meanwhile, in the wake of Amazon’s news, Melville House writes, “Monopoly achieved.

In the age of social media, Fast Company details how to master self-promotion.

A new study indicates that daily reading and writing will slow the ravages of dementia. (Smithsonian)

Open Culture features a cranky letter from the legendary Mark Twain.

Nic Brown takes his young daughter to visit Rowan Oak, novelist William Faulkner’s historic home in Oxford, Mississippi. The literary landmark is maintained by the University of Mississippi. (Garden & Gun)

Film critic Peter Rainer examines the conspicuous absence of screen adaptations of the work of Saul Bellow. (Los Angeles Review of Books)

In other Hollywood news, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman may adapt Kurt Vonnegut’s bestselling novel Slaughterhouse-Five for director Guillermo del Toro. (Flavorwire)

A mural of the poet Federico García Lorca has appeared in Brooklyn. (New York Times)

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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.


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

by Kevin Larimer

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Posted 10.15.14

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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.