Daily News from Poets & Writers

Graham, Komunyakaa, Price, and Boyle Inducted Into Arts Academy

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Online Only, posted 4.14.09

Poets Jorie Graham and Yusef Komunyakaa and fiction writers T. C. Boyle and Richard Price will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in a ceremony next month.

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PEN American Center Partners With O. Henry Prize Stories

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Online Only, posted 4.13.09

Random House announced recently that it has partnered with the literary and human rights organization PEN American Center to publish the 2009 O. Henry Prize Stories collection.

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USPS Honors Richard Wright With Stamp

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Online Only, posted 4.10.09

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The United States Postal Service unveiled a first-class stamp yesterday honoring American author and former postal employee Richard Wright. The dedication took place in the lobby of the Chicago Main Post Office, just across the street from the building where the author of Native Son once worked as a letter sorter. 

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Time to Show the Agents How Easy Their Jobs Are

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Online Only, posted 4.9.09

In response to the familiar complaint that some literary agents don't even bother to respond to author queries, agent Nathan Bransford launched on Sunday the "Be an Agent for the Day" Contest. "Think you can spot the good queries from the bad? Wondering how the view looks from our side? Think it's easy to respond to everyone?" he challenged.

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Chairman of New York Center for Independent Publishing Resigns

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Online Only, posted 4.8.09

Lloyd Jassin, chairman of the executive committee and the advisory counsel of the New York Center for Independent Publishing (NYCIP), has resigned from his posts at the organization.

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On Big Screens and Small, Filmmakers Enhance National Poetry Month

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Online Only, posted 4.7.09

In addition to all the new books, public readings, and poem-a-day promotions that have so far marked National Poetry Month, a number of new films—from two-minute animated poems to feature-length documentaries—explore the work of poets and the impact it has on our lives. Here's a look at the poetry of John Ashbery, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, and Lorine Niedecker in film.

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