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The Sept/Oct 2015 issue features profiles of award-winning author Ann Beattie and poet Dean Young; in-depth interviews with 37 INK publisher Dawn Davis and BuzzFeed Books editor Isaac Fitzgerald; our ninth annual special section on MFA programs, including essays on the culture of graduate programs in creative writing and a discussion of diversity and the MFA; and much more.

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Listen to a preview of the new issue of the magazine; a conversation with Anne Beattie and Joshua Bodwell in Maine; a full-throttle fiddle performance by Ken Waldman; Parneshia Jones at Poets & Writers Live; and more.

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Agents & Editors: Dawn Davis

by Michael Szczerban

Feature

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Dawn Davis—vice president and publisher of 37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group—talks about editing Edward P. Jones, the lack of diversity in publishing, and what some of the most successful authors have in common.

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Reviewers & Critics: Isaac Fitzgerald of BuzzFeed Books

by Michael Taeckens

The Practical Writer

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Isaac Fitzgerald, editor of BuzzFeed Books, talks about the growth of the site’s book review section, what a typical day in the BuzzFeed office looks like, and how the Internet has changed the discourse around books.

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Degrees of Diversity: Talking Race and the MFA

by Sonya Larson

Special Section

Posted 8.19.15

September/October 2015

Warren Wilson College’s low-residency MFA program—the first low-residency program in the country—is taking strides to address questions of diversity, having started a conversation among faculty and students about the intersection of race, culture, and craft in the MFA landscape. 

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