Daily News from Poets & Writers

Derek Walcott Drops Out of Race for Oxford Professorship

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Online Only, posted 5.13.09

Poet Derek Walcott announced on Tuesday that he has withdrawn his bid to become the next professor of poetry at Oxford University.

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Copper Canyon Gets International Literary Exchange Award for Chinese Poetry Anthology

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Online Only, posted 5.12.09

Copper Canyon Press is the latest publisher to receive an International Literary Exchange Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The public agency announced last Thursday that the press, based in Port Townsend, Washington, will receive $117,000 to support the translation, publication, and promotion of a bilingual anthology of Chinese poetry.

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Searchers Say Craig Arnold, Missing Since April, Has Died

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Online Only, posted 5.11.09

A search team on the Japanese island of Kuchino-erabu announced on Friday afternoon that a trail they had recently discovered showed signs that Craig Arnold, the forty-one-year-old poet who had been missing since April 26, suffered a leg injury, then fell from a cliff and died shortly thereafter.

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NEA Literature Director Spared a Mockingbird Lunch

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Online Only, posted 5.8.09

Kelleys Island, Ohio, recently became the first community in the country to reach 100 percent participation in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, saving the NEA’s literature director from having to eat his words—or, rather, Harper Lee’s words.

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National Book Foundation Honors Innovations in Reading

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Online Only, posted 5.7.09

The National Book Foundation announced on Tuesday the recipients of its first Innovations in Reading Prize, given to individuals and organizations using innovative approaches to engage readers.

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Marin County Poet Laureate Creates Poetry Chair, Literally

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Online Only, posted 5.6.09

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Albert Flynn DeSilver, the inaugural poet laureate of Marin County, California, has created a public project that invites the community to sit down with poetry.

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