Daily News from Poets & Writers

California and Wisconsin Appoint New Poets Laureate

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.19.08

Two states last week announced the appointments of new poets laureate. Marilyn Taylor was named Wisconsin’s poet laureate by Governor Jim Doyle. In California, the honor was given to Carol Muske-Dukes by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Each will serve as poet laureate for a two-year term.

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Hudson Booksellers Names Top Books of 2008

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.18.08

Harry Ransom Center Acquires Pound Archive

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.17.08

Study Finds That Fiction Plays a Key Role in Illuminating World Issues

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.13.08

A recent study found that literature can be a useful tool in shaping the public's understanding of political and economic issues, perhaps having more of an impact than academic writing on the subjects.

 

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Burmese Poet Gets Two Years in Prison for Eight-Line Poem

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.12.08

The Burmese poet Saw Wai was sentenced on Monday to two years in prison for writing a love poem that contains a hidden criticism of the Burmese dictator General Than Shwe.

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