Daily News from Poets & Writers

Burmese Poet Saw Wei Released From Prison, London's Literary Book Thieves, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.27.10

The Poetry Foundation releases an iPhone app; Burmese poet Saw Wei is released from prison; Joe McGinniss moves in next door to Sarah Palin; children as young as seven are more likely to own a mobile phone than a book; and other news.

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Remnick Honored at Author's Guild Gala, ABA Announces Partnership With Google, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.26.10

New software can detect sarcasm in writing; Barbara Streisand kicks off BEA with Gayle King; ABA announces a partnership with Google; David Remnick is honored at the Author's Guild's annual gala; and other news.

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To Kill a Mockingbird Turns Fifty, BEA Kicks Off in New York City, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.25.10

Book sales increased over 16 percent in March; BEA kicks off today in New York City; To Kill a Mockingbird turns fifty; Poetry wins Best Screenplay at Cannes; and other news.

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Poets for Living Waters, Junot Díaz Elected to Pulitzer Board, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.24.10

Poets for Living Waters announces a call for poems in response to the oil spill; Borders gets a new chairman; Apple is selling more iPads than Macs; Junot Díaz is elected to the Pulitzer board; and other news.

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Maya Angelou's Garden Birthday Party, Melville House's Gold Whales, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.21.10

Melville House celebrates the best and worst book trailers; Ian McEwan responds to the chilly reception his new novel received from American readers; Open Road announces its first original e-book release; Maya Angelou celebrates her eighty-second birthday; and other news.

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Kay Ryan Bids Farewell to Laureateship, Steve Martin to Publish Another Novel, and More

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.20.10

Steve Martin will publish a new novel this fall; Kay Ryan completes her two-year term as poet laureate; Barnes & Noble enters the self-publishing business; a retired theater professor memorizes all ten thousand lines of Paradise Lost; and other news.

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