Daily News from Poets & Writers

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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Literary Twitter, Author Selfies, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.5.14

The Millions rounds up the best literary tweets on Twitter; Flavorwire showcases twelve author selfies; Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss how a story’s classic marriage plot holds up; and other news.

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Natasha Trethewey on the State of Poetry, New Jane Austen Fragment, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.4.14

Philip Roth restated that he is finished with the writing of novels; a new fragment of Jane Austen’s handwriting has been found; Wired reports the cost of the Amazon Prime program will increase significantly; and other news.

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Martin Scorsese’s NYRB Documentary, Literary Heirs of James Joyce, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 2.3.14

Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about the New York Review of Books will be shown as a work-in-progress at Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale; Rivka Galchen and Pankaj Mishra discuss the contemporary heirs of the innovative modernist James Joyce; Apple could face $840 million in antitrust claims as a result of the e-book price-fixing trial; and other news.

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