Daily News from Poets & Writers

Settlement Reached Between Google and Authors Guild, AAP

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.29.08

An out-of-court settlement was reached yesterday between Google, the Authors Guild, and the Association of American Publishers (AAP). In 2005 the Authors Guild and the AAP brought separate lawsuits against Google’s Library Search project, which provides online access to copyrighted material. The $125 million settlement provides compensation to authors and publishers for use of their works.

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Michigan Man Avoids Punishment With Poem

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.28.08

A Michigan man charmed a circuit court judge on Friday with a poetic defense, avoiding punishment for a probation violation.

 

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Yaddo Exhibit at New York Public Library Showcases Lives of Literary Luminaries

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.24.08

The New York Public Library unveils today an exhibit of the library's archives from Yaddo, an arts colony located in upstate New York.

 

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Marathon Reading of Paradise Lost Marks Milton's Four Hundredth Birthday

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.23.08

Cambridge University is celebrating the upcoming four hundredth birthday of John Milton today with a marathon reading of the poet's epic work Paradise Lost

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Poet Arrested in Jordan for Insulting Islam

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.22.08

Jordanian poet and journalist Islam Samhan was arrested on Tuesday and charged with insulting Islam for using verses from the Quran, the Muslim holy text, in love poems from his recently published collection Grace Like a Shadow, the Associated Press reported. Jordanian law prohibits any writing deemed offensive to Islam or the prophet Muhammad. 

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Calling All Canadian Carnivores: Burger King Sponsors Poetry Contest

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.21.08

Two weeks ago, global fast food chain Burger King launched a poetry contest. The Meat Haiku promotion, which is open only to Canadian residents, seeks original haikus that celebrate a culinary love of meat. 

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