Daily News from Poets & Writers

Vintage Takes Suddenly Topical McInerney Novel Back to Press

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Online Only, posted 8.13.08

Nineteen years after it was first published by Vintage Books, the paperback imprint of Random House has ordered twenty-five hundred additional copies of Jay McInerney's Story of My Life to be printed. The move comes not as a response to the sucess of McInerney's latest novel, but rather to last week's news that John Edwards had an affair with Rielle Hunter.

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Poetry as Prop Becomes Hot Topic

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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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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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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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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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