Daily News from Poets & Writers

Calling All Canadian Carnivores: Burger King Sponsors Poetry Contest

by Staff

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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One Story Editor Among Judges of the Story Prize

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.20.08

The judges of the 2008 Story Prize were announced on Sunday night, representing an array of realms that support the short story.

 

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British Library Acquires Expansive Ted Hughes Archive

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.17.08

A major collection of the papers of poet Ted Hughes was acquired on Tuesday for roughly one million dollars by the British Library in London.

 

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Dan Chiasson Named Paris Review Poetry Editor

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.16.08

The Fall 2008 issue of the Paris Review recently hit stands with a new addition to its masthead. Dan Chiasson has joined Megan O'Rourke as one of the journal's poetry editors, taking over for Charles Simic, who recently stepped down from that position as well as his U.S. poet laureate post in order to write full-time.

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Debut Novelist Wins Booker, NBA Finalists Announced

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.15.08

Debut novelist Aravind Adiga was named the winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize for his book The White Tiger (Atlantic) and the National Book Foundation announced the finalists for the 59th annual National Book Awards.

 

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Milan Kundera Accused of Being an Informant in the 1950s

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.14.08

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, a Czech research group, published a report yesterday that accuses Milan Kundera of telling the police about a supposed spy nearly sixty years ago, according to the Associated Press. Kundera is said to have informed on Miroslav Dvoracek in 1950, when the Czech writer was twenty-one. 

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