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Minneapolis and St. Paul Climb the Ranks of America's Most Literate Cities

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.4.08

Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) released recently the results of its 2007 survey on America’s most literate cities, with Minneapolis earning the top spot over Seattle, which has placed first in the past two years. The survey was designed to measure "people’s use of their literacy," according to CCSU president Jack Miller’s letter on the survey Web site, and ranked cities within categories of library resources, Internet resources and use, number of booksellers, adult education level, newspaper circulation, and publication of magazines and journals.

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A Newspaper Expands Book Coverage While Yet Another One Cuts It Back

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.3.08

In an editorial published in last Sunday's edition of the Times-Picayune, a daily newspaper in New Orleans, the editors wrote, "In the past year, newspapers across the country have made dramatic cutbacks in their coverage of books," and went on to announce that on January 11 the newspaper will debut "The Reading Life," an expanded package of book reviews and coverage of the New Orleans literary scene in the Living section each Friday. More

Vermont Home of Robert Frost Ransacked

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.2.08

Homer Noble Farm, one of the residences of four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost, was vandalized last Friday by what authorities believe to be a group of up to fifty underage partygoers, the Associated Press reported. More

Borders and Sony Open E-book Store Online

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.21.07

Borders announced yesterday that it has partnered with Sony to launch a new online store offering over twenty-five thousand e-books available for download onto the Sony Reader. The site is accessible only to Borders customers who purchase the device from one of the bookseller’s brick-and-mortar stores.

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Edwidge Danticat and Tracy K. Smith Among Essence Literary Awards Finalists

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.20.07

On February 7, 2008, Essence magazine will hold its first literary awards ceremony in New York City. Yesterday the lifestyle magazine for African American women announced the finalists in nine categories, including inspiration, nonfiction, current affairs, and photography.

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Emory University to Acquire Alice Walker Archive

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.19.07

Emory University announced recently that after ten years of negotiations it has reached a deal with Alice Walker to acquire the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's papers. The archive includes journals and manuscripts dating to Walker’s teenage years in the 1950s and correspondence with eminent feminists such as Gloria Steinem and Tillie Olsen, among other artists and public figures. Walker said that Emory, located in the author’s native Georgia, is "a place where my archive can rest with joy in the company it keeps," the Associated Press reported. More

Current Issue

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Our Independent Publishing Issue features an in-depth interview with Graywolf Press editor Jeff Shotts; a look at the successful partnerships of eleven small-press authors and their editors; a profile of indie essayist Charles D'Ambrosio; Donald Hall recalls a golden age of American poetry; best-selling author Miranda Beverly-Whittemore on the rewards of self-promotion; advice for self-published authors; a conversation with Guernica publisher Lisa Lucas; and much more.

Finding Gems in Lost & Found

by Rebecca Bates

News and Trends

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

The Center for Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City is making the ephemeral more tangible through its Lost & Found chapbook series.

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Let's Just Do This: Eleven Small-Press Authors and their Publishing Partners

by Kevin Larimer

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Eleven small-press authors and their publishing partners discuss the independent approach—and all the passion, commitment, and love that comes with it—to bringing books into the world.

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Agents & Editors: Jeff Shotts

by Michael Szczerban

Special Section

Posted 10.15.14

November/December 2014

Graywolf Press executive editor Jeff Shotts discusses the power of patience in publishing, editing as an act of empathy, and why it’s an exciting time to be a poet.

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