Paul Muldoon’s Dublin Eulogy for Seamus Heaney, Joey Ramone Sings James Joyce, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.3.13

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 Yorker posted poet Paul Muldoon’s eulogy for the late Seamus Heaney, delivered in Dublin yesterday.

Rosanna Warren remembers John Hollander. (Kenyon Review)

This weekend the New York Times Magazine visited with Elsa and Norman Rush at their home. A National Book Award-winning author, Norman Rush’s new novel Subtle Bodies will be published next week.

Meanwhile, in Bookforum, editor and author Ed Park looks at Thomas Pynchon’s latest, Bleeding Edge.

Amazon’s Kindle offers a new feature called MatchBook that allows users to buy less expensive digital editions of print books they own. (paidContent)

“The editor is tired and busy.” The Review Review provides tips on submitting manuscripts and interacting with magazine editors.

The lead actors in the film adaptation of E. L. James’s Fifty Shades series have been cast—Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam. (Word and Film)

Open Culture found an audio clip of Joey Ramone singing a selection of John Cage’s adaptation of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake; and also showcases a section of poet Charles Bukowski’s 1968 FBI surveillance file.

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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.