Daily News from Poets & Writers

Graywolf to Publish Inaugural Poem in February

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Online Only, posted 1.23.09

Graywolf Press recently announced that it will release on February 6 a chapbook of Elizabeth Alexander’s poem “Praise Song for the Day,” which the poet read at the inauguration of president Barack Obama.

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Portland's Literary Arts Names New Director

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Online Only, posted 1.22.09

Andrew Proctor was recently named executive director of Literary Arts, the twenty-five-year-old nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon. He will succeed Elizabeth Burnett, who resigned from the post in September 2008.

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USPS Issues Stamp to Celebrate Bicentennial of Poe's Birth

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Online Only, posted 1.21.09

The United States Postal Service released last week a postage stamp commemorating the bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe's birth.

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Dodge Suspends Biennial Poetry Festival

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Online Only, posted 1.16.09

Faced with budget cuts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation announced on Thursday that it will suspend its biennial poetry festival.

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Self-Publisher Partners With Popular iPhone Reader

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Online Only, posted 1.15.09

Smashwords, the self-publishing company founded by Mark Coker last year in Los Gatos, California, recently announced an agreement with Lexcycle, the company that makes the popular Stanza e-book reader for iPhone and iPod Touch devices.

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Pause the Podcast and Dial-a-Poem

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Online Only, posted 1.14.09

As poets and publishers have taken advantage of technological advances to present poetry in a variety of new media, from podcasts to video poetry produced for the small screen, one writers organization is looking back to the telephone to spread the word.

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