Daily News from Poets & Writers

Harryette Mullen and Barry Hannah Among This Year's USA Fellows

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Online Only, posted 11.10.08

United States Artists (USA) today announced the recipients of the third annual USA Fellowship grants. The nine literature fellows for 2008 are poets Forrest Gander, Laura Kasischke, Lê Thi Diem Thúy, Joy Harjo, A. Van Jordan, and Harryette Mullen, novelists Barry Hannah and Tayari Jones, and nonfiction writer Jeff Chang.

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Penn State Celebrates Roethke's One Hundredth Birthday

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Online Only, posted 11.7.08

Penn State celebrates this week the one hundredth anniversary of Theodore Roethke's birth.

 

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Will a Poet Read at Obama's Inauguration?

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Online Only, posted 11.6.08

A president is not obligated to have a poet read at his inauguration, but Barack Obama's soaring rhetoric and eloquent speaking style that captivated millions during his long campaign has some wondering if he will invite a poet to read a little something next January.

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Now That Obama's Elected, What Can Writers Expect?

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Online Only, posted 11.5.08

Now that Barack Obama has been elected the 44th president of the United States, he will begin to put his ambitious plan for the country in motion. Of special importance to poets and writers is his stated agenda for the arts. According to the president elect’s Web site, “[T]he arts should be a central part of effective teaching and learning.”
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Eleven Authors Rally in Defense of Milan Kundera

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Online Only, posted 11.4.08

Eleven prominent authors came together recently in signing a statement defending Milan Kundera against recent allegations that the Czech novelist was a police informant for the Communist regime in his youth.

 

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Obama, McCain Share Their Favorite Reads

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Online Only, posted 11.3.08

During the long presidential campaign season that finally ends tomorrow, Americans have read extensively about Barack Obama and John McCain. But what do the candidates themselves read? Last week, they shared their favorite books with CBS News anchor Katie Couric.

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