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Graduate Student Rediscovers Robert Frost Poem From 1918

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Online Only, posted 10.13.06

On October 2 the Virginia Quarterly Review published a previously unknown poem by Robert Frost. 

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Kiran Desai Becomes Youngest Woman to Win the Booker Prize

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Online Only, posted 10.11.06

Thirty-five-year-old novelist Kiran Desai yesterday won the 2006 Booker Prize for The Inheritance of Loss (Hamish Hamilton).

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Salman Rushdie Joins Faculty of Emory University in Atlanta

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Online Only, posted 10.10.06

Emory University in Atlanta announced on October 6 that Salman Rushdie, the former president of PEN American Center and the author of Midnight's Children (Jonathan Cape, 1980), The Satanic Verses (Viking, 1988), and most recently, Shalimar the Clown (Random House, 2005), has accepted a five-year teaching position in the university's English department.

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Bush to Nominate NEA's Gioia for Second Term as Chairman

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Online Only, posted 10.6.06

The Associate Press reported on September 28 that President Bush plans to renominate Dana Gioia for a second term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Gioia took office in 2003, succeeding Michael P. Hammond, who died seven days after assuming his duties in 2002.

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Brown Universty Hosts Three-day Festival to Celebrate Conjunctions Anniversary

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Online Only, posted 10.5.06

John Ashbery, Robert Coover, Ann Lauterbach, Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, and John Edgar Wideman are just a few of the poets and fiction writers who will give readings and participate in roundtable discussions during a three-day festival hosted by Brown University...

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Creative Writing Program Receives $15 Million Bequest

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Online Only, posted 10.4.06

The University of Washington in Seattle announced on September 28 that its creative writing program had received a bequest of $15 million from the S. Wilson and Grace M. Pollock Foundation.

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