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A conversation with Geoff Goodfellow

Thursday, July 29, 2010
"...I’ve always believed there should be a social usefulness with poetry."

Handmade Books

Or, My Answer to an Increasingly Digital and Mass-Manufactured World:
Katy Henriksen: "The making of Cannibal would serve to act out my reaction against the commodification of the book I’d witnessed firsthand working at the Strand and a literary publishing house."

Howl trailer

Friday, July 23, 2010
The trailer for the forthcoming Allen Ginsberg biopic, Howl.


Thursday, July 22, 2010
...is fresh.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010
...is fresh.

Behind the scenes at The Great Paris Review Poetry Purge of 2010

"In my 20 years of small press involvement – journals, books, websites – I have never heard of a literary journal, let alone one of a world-class reputation as The Paris Review‘s, rescind publication after at first accepting it."

[via Avoiding the Muse]

Poll: As more and more literary magazines move to electronic submissions, some are starting to charge to take submissions

Saturday, July 17, 2010
...how much would you be willing to pay to submit electronically? [US]

Buying and selling Auden

In the first of a new series detailing his adventures in bookworld, [an] author and book dealer recalls an exciting discovery at the Hay festival

Philip Gross wins Wales Book of the Year 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010
Philip Gross has won the £10,000 Wales Book of the Year 2010 prize

First Books Poets in Conversation

Suzanne Frischkorn & Brent Goodman

Call for Poems: anthology [due 15 July 2010]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Like a Fat Gold Watch:
Christine Hamm: I am collecting an anthology of poems and more that celebrate Sylvia Plath’s life and work, but do not fetishize her suicide and death. Please submit your poems about Sylvia Plath for an anthology to come out in Fall of 2011. All poems must be either a response to her work, or her life, with one caveat — they cannot be about death or suicide. Work will be looked at more favorably if it responds to, for example, The Bee Poems, rather than “Daddy” or “Lady Lazarus”. The book will be published through Fat Gold Watch Press. Authors will get reduced price copies.

First Book Interviews: Steven D. Schroeder

Tuesday, July 13, 2010
What advice do you wish someone had given you before your first book came out?
I have no good answer, flippant or otherwise, for this question. Probably "Slow down." Which people tell me from time to time anyway. Sometimes they add "motherfucker."