Remembering Jack Gilbert, Moby-Dick Marathon, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.14.12

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:

Poet Jack Gilbert has passed away at age eighty-seven. The Los Angeles Times touches on Gilbert's singular life and career.

In memory of Jack Gilbert, Tin House posted Gilbert's poem "Tear it Down" yesterday on its Tumblr.

"Amazon wriggles out of paying corporation tax in the UK and other European countries by channeling its European business through a Luxembourg-based parent company." Melville House looks at the recent scrutiny politicians in the United Kingdom have focused on Amazon.

"I keep copies of the novel in a knapsack under the waiter’s station just for moments like these." Balls author Julian Tepper recounts giving a copy of his first novel to one his regular restaurant customers—novelist Philip Roth. (Paris Review Daily)

Brain Pickings offers a few food recipes from famous authors, including Allen Ginsberg's borsch, and John Keats's porridge.

If you haven't seen the new James Bond film, Skyfall, it features a few lines from Tennyson’s "Ulysses." (Harriet)

In New York City, a massive Moby-Dick marathon-style reading begins in two days.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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