Daily News from Poets & Writers

Poetry as Prop Becomes Hot Topic

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.12.08

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Sad as it may be, when poetry shows up on television it's big news. The blogosphere has been in a twitter over the recent appearance of Frank O'Hara's Meditations in an Emergency on Mad Men, the Golden Globe-winning drama series on AMC.

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Property Woes May Persist for Beyond Baroque

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.11.08

Beyond Baroque, a Los Angeles-based literary nonprofit, is having a rather hectic fortieth anniversary year. The organization, which celebrated in February when the L.A. City Council voted unanimously to approve a twenty-five-year extension of its lease just days before it was due to expire and be auctioned to other nonprofits, recently encountered another round of property complications, according to a press release distributed by Friends of Beyond Baroque. Citing an inside source at L.A. More

Lulu Teams with weRead to Promote Self-Published Titles

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.8.08

Self-published authors looking to get the word out about their books are being offered a new online forum for promotion. Lulu, the self-publishing Web site and marketplace, has joined with social networking site weRead, which will allow the over six hundred thousand books published through Lulu to be featured in weRead's comprehensive library of all books in print.

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Imprisoned Writers Speak on Eve of Beijing Olympics

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.7.08

Tonight, just hours before the Olympic Games open in Beijing on Friday, PEN American Center will host “Bringing Down the Great Firewall of China: Silenced Writers Speak on the Eve of the Olympics,” an event to honor the work—and call once again for the release—of more than forty writers and journalists imprisoned by the Chinese government for expressing dissenting views.

 

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Fifty-Eight-Year-Old Lit Mag Wins Virginia Governor's Award

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Online Only, posted 8.7.08

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The Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Virginians for the Arts Foundation recently announced that Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has won a prestigous Governor's Award for the Arts. 

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Rushdie Threatens Legal Action Over Former Bodyguard's Book

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.6.08

Salman Rushdie, no stranger to controversy, has found himself in the midst of a battle over words once again, this time concerning a memoir by Ron Evans, one of the author's former bodyguards, the Guardian reported. Evans, an officer of Scotland Yard's Special Branch, a London police division focused on matters of national security, was assigned to protect Rushdie after the fatwa was issued against him in 1989. More