The Diets of Poets, Six Egyptian Writers You Should Know, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.24.11

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:

Today's Guardian Books podcast examines gay writers, the gay and lesbian literary canon, how books can change the world, and reading as an expression of sexuality.

Andrew McConnell Stott plumbs the diets of poets and describes one of the greatest dinner parties in the history of literature. (Lapham's Quarterly)

The summer book club Tell Me More, a radio show hosted by Michel Martin, will discuss books that delve into the mixed-race experience in America. Today Michel speaks to Danzy Senna, author of the short-story collection, You Are Free. (National Public Radio)

Bookseller.com reports physical bookstores are frustrated with J. K. Rowling's Pottermore, a website through which the author will directly sell Harry Potter e-books.

Jane Ciabattari speaks with Kate Christensen's about her latest novel, The Astral. (The Daily Beast)

Broke-Ass Stuart, a travel writer who started out publishing zines and landed a book deal with the help of Craigslist, has a television show. (Wired)

Many authors, scientists and avid readers make notes in the margins of favorite books in their collection. Charles Darwin was no exception. Over three hundred books from his personal library have been scanned and made available online, marginalia included. (Open Culture)

Pauls Toutonghi offers the names of six Egyptian writers you should know but probably don't. (The Millions)

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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.

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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.

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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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