Salinger Trailer, Authors and Cheese, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.14.13

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:

For Father’s Day, the Poetry Foundation’s podcast Poetry Off the Shelf features contemporary poet Terrance Hayes response to the late Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays.”

NPR looks at what today’s children are reading in school.

A trailer has been released for Salinger—the upcoming Shane Salerno documentary.

Brooklyn’s venerable BookCourt bookstore intends to build a bar in the back of the store. (Shelf Awareness)

Meanwhile, bookstore sales dropped 5 percent in April. (Publishers Weekly)

Lauren Graham, actor and New York Times bestselling author, has sold the screen rights of her debut novel Someday, Someday, Maybe to Warner Brothers. (Huffington Post)

Flavorwire looks at the book paintings of Ekaterina Panikanova.

Explore showcases the first recording (1956) of poet Allen Ginsberg reading Howl.

The Airship has paired authors with artisan cheeses.

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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.