Magazine Articles Tagged With literacy

Wallace Stevens’s Home for Sale, Shelf Awareness Turns Nine, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.30.14

Book Culture owners respond to uproar over firings; prolific polyglots; authors get caught up in the drama of the World Cup; and other news.

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Apple Settles E-book Suit, Jhumpa Lahiri Joins Princeton Faculty, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 6.17.14

South Carolina governor okays penalty for LGBT literature; Los Angeles seeks new poet laureate; the effects of the Internet on the novel; and other news.

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Gabriel García Márquez Released From Hospital, Oxford University Press Offers Free Access for National Library Week, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 4.9.14

Joan Didion reviews Maggie Shipstead’s Astonish Me; looking ahead to the Los Angeles Festival of Books; British libraries branch out to attract visitors; and other news.

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New App Takes Users on a Dylan Thomas Walking Tour, Ted Hughes Estate Clashes With Biographer, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 3.31.14

Barry Harbaugh argues for editors; the New York Times’s haiku contest; Verso Books begin selling e-books directly to customers; and other news.

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Q&A: Tree Swenson Leaves Academy

by Catherine Richardson

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.12

May/June 2012

As Tree Swenson prepares to step down after ten years at the helm of the Academy of American Poets in New York City, she speaks about her next role as the executive director of the Richard Hugo House and returning to the Pacific Northwest.

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Underground Book Exchange Comes to New York City

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.18.09

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Literature-craving commuters in New York City can now enjoy their own version of a program first launched in the London Underground six months ago—a free book exchange. Choose What You Read NY, a volunteer-run nonprofit, has begun setting up camp near major subway stations on the first Tuesday of each month to collect and redistribute donated books.

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NEA Literature Director Spared a Mockingbird Lunch

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.8.09

Kelleys Island, Ohio, recently became the first community in the country to reach 100 percent participation in the National Endowment for the Arts’ Big Read program, saving the NEA’s literature director from having to eat his words—or, rather, Harper Lee’s words.

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National Book Foundation Honors Innovations in Reading

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.7.09

The National Book Foundation announced on Tuesday the recipients of its first Innovations in Reading Prize, given to individuals and organizations using innovative approaches to engage readers.

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The Grim Reader

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 3.1.08

March/April 2008

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The National Endowment for the Arts releases To Read or Not to Read—a follow-up to the nonprofit's 2004 report, Reading at Risk—which further expounds on America's declining reading habits.

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The Poetic Appraisal

by Sarah Davis

News and Trends

Posted 7.1.06

July/August 2006

Poetry in America, the 2006 report released by the Poetry Foundation, has spurred efforts to revitalize an interest in poetry among the general population, and in doing so, has also sparked a debate among those in the literary community.

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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.

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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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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