Daily News from Poets & Writers

Márquez’s Hometown Truths, Naming Minor Characters, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.19.16

How reading fiction teaches empathy; a case for reading Proust on a cell phone; the need for more people of color in editorial positions; and other news. 

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Mapping Author Histories Through Faces, the Brontës’ Brilliance in Isolation, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.18.16

Amazon plans to open more stores; an interview with Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen; Nancy Drew “too female” for CBS; and other news.

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Astronomy Software Dates Sappho Poem, Lena Dunham Releases Surprise Book, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.17.16

Bookslut founder Jessa Crispin on the decline of online book culture; J. K. Rowling on freedom of expression; Han Kang wins Man Booker International Prize for fiction; and other news.

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The Emergency Poet, Mary Gaitskill on Endings, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.16.16

Allegory versus metaphor; the aphorism’s long history; Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo on the value of poetry; and other news.

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Emily Dickinson’s Gardens, Pablo Neruda Film, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.13.16

Geek Love author Katherine Dunn has died; Lydia Davis on translation; Greek poets on the future of the arts in their country; and other news.

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Against Neutral Translation, Claudia Rankine on Adrienne Rich, and More

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Online Only, posted 5.12.16

What writers can learn from visual artists’ use of contrast; HarperCollins starts new development program for indie bookstores; the power of poetry to speak out for human rights; and other news. 

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