Daily News from Poets & Writers

Olympic Poetry, Newly Digitized Hemingway Ephemera, and More

by Melissa Faliveno

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.13.14

Slam poet and cultural icon Maggie Estep has died; Kwame Dawes writes Olympics-inspired poetry; Apple loses recent appeal in e-book case; and other news.

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Negative Book Reviews, Kristen Stewart’s Poetry, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.12.14

Penguin Books India recalled and intends to pulp Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History; Grove Atlantic will publish a collection of stories by actor Jesse Eisenberg; Francine Prose and Zoë Heller discuss the need for negative book reviews; and other news.

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A Look Inside the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, George Packer on Amazon, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.11.14

Amazon’s editorial director offers a bevy of love stories for Valentine’s Day; Open Road will acquire digital publisher E-Reads; Eric Bennett details his time at the venerable Iowa Writers’ Workshop; and other news.

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Last Days of William Butler Yeats, Literary Love Affairs, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.10.14

Another executive of Barnes & Noble’s Nook division has reportedly left the company; Amazon is expanding its Kindle business in Brazil; the Irish Times examines the last days of William Butler Yeats; and other news.

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Sony Reader Ends North American Business, Laura Miller on Literary Elitism, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.7.14

Former U. S. poet laureate Maxine Kumin died yesterday at age eighty-eight; Penguin Random House will close two Penguin warehouses as it restructures; Alexander Chee examines the nature of pervasive Internet outrage; and other news.

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Execution of Poet Hashem Shaabani, Self-Publishing Degree, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.6.14

The University of Central Lancashire has created an MA program designed to teach students self-publishing; the Seattle Times investigates Amazon’s long-term strategy; Roxana Robinson shares her thoughts on the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman; and other news.

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