Magazine Articles Tagged With literary organizations

Q&A: Benka Banks on Academy's Brand

by Cat Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.14

May/June 2014

The executive director of the Academy of American Poets discusses the forthcoming rebranding of its website, poets.org, in celebration of the organization’s eightieth anniversary.

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Opportunities in LA: Los Angeles 2014

Posted 3.14.14

Cheryl Klein, former director of Poets & Writers’ California Office and Readings/Workshops (West), leads a discussion about resources for writers who live in Los Angeles during the first Poets & Writers Live event this past January. Panelists include Lauren Humphrey of 826LA, Rick Lupert of Poetry Superhighway, workshop and reading series leader Tracy Kato-Kirayama, and Terry Wolverton of Writers at Work. 

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Q&A: Brenda Greene Celebrates Black Literature

by Charif Shanahan

News and Trends

Posted 2.12.14

March/April 2014

The executive director of the Center for Black Literature celebrates a decade of service and looks forward to this month’s National Black Writers Conference in New York City.

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Craig Morgan Teicher on Richard Howard, Commercial Poetry, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 1.28.14

The Poetry Off the Shelf podcast includes a discussion of Apple’s new iPad commercial, which features the poetry of Walt Whitman; Seattle’s city council voted yesterday in support of an UNESCO City of Literature; Peter Schjeldahl talks about the enigmatic William S. Burroughs; and other news.

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Pat Conroy Offering Free Film Rights, New Haruki Murakami Story, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.24.13

A new story by bestselling Japanese author Haruki Murakami is available free online; Hector Tobar reports that the Texas Book Festival has received bad press over a lack of diversity in this year’s roster; the current issue of Poetry includes four letters by Robert Creeley; and other news.

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Harper Lee Lawsuit, Nicholson Baker Nail Art, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 10.17.13

Harper Lee has filed a lawsuit against her Alabama hometown’s Monroe County Heritage Museum; Businessweek peers inside the corporate structure of Amazon; Joan Didion was advised by her doctor not to travel to California to receive a PEN lifetime achievement award; and other news.

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Joyce Maynard on J. D. Salinger, Poetry Helps Dementia Patients, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.16.13

Joyce Maynard discusses her relationship with J. D. Salinger; Natasha Trethewey showcases a poetry project that helps dementia patients; Joshua Ferris explores the iconic male hero; and other news.

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Alberto Rios Named Arizona’s First Poet Laureate, Literary Tennis, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.29.13

Amazon has launched its Kindle Store in Mexico; Jason Diamond considers David Foster Wallace’s contributions to tennis literature; Alberto Rios has been named Arizona’s first poet laureate; and other news.

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Tucson, Arizona

by Ander Monson

City Guides

Online Only, posted 1.31.12

Ander Monson, editor of DIAGRAM and author, most recently, of Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir, leads a literary tour of Tucson, Arizona, home of the renowned UA Poetry Center.

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Denver

by Jenny Shank

City Guides

Online Only, posted 12.16.11

In this tour of the Mile High City, novelist Jenny Shank visits the sites, writing groups, organizations, and presses that, despite a down economy, keep her hometown's literary spirit alive in the bootstrapping tradition of those “roaring drunken miners” who founded it.

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Current Issue

Cover Story 

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.

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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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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