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Glenn Goldman

So sorry to hear this.  From Book Soup, an announcement of the death of the store’s founder, Glenn Goldman: We are proud to honor his memory by doing the thing he loved most: selling good books to good people. LA … Continue reading

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Inaugural Poet

It’s not news anymore that the wonderful Elizabeth Alexander will read a poem at Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20.  But today the New York Times has the scoop on what the inaugural poet will wear: an ensemble by a … Continue reading

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The Big Save Endangered Literature Challenge

Tupelo Press is running The Big Save Endangered Literature Challenge, a push to encourage readers to buy at least one book of poetry directly from Tupelo’s website: Because: if you order just one book from our website at list price (plus … Continue reading

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Felicia Brewer

Felicia Brewer–wife, mother, lawyer, raconteuse and kindhearted woman–died yesterday of a sudden illness at age 38, leaving her husband, John, and their two young daughters.  They are in my prayers and also very much in my thoughts.    After great … Continue reading

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TV at 30,000 feet

Flying back from AWP on JetBlue during the Super Bowl meant that I kept being startled out of my copy of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (a giveaway item at the Houghton Mifflin booth!) as groans or cheers rippled through … Continue reading

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Recommended reading

From Mark Sarvas of the L.A. litblog The Elegant Variation: If you are around this Tuesday evening, I will be hosting a panel at Skylight Books that I am VERY excited about, and I hope you’ll stop by and take … Continue reading

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Marvin Bell at the Ruskin: workshop & reading with Lynne Thompson

Saturday, February 9: Marvin Bell will be giving a workshop at the Ruskin Art Club from 12-5:30, then reading with Lynne Thompson at 7:30.  “What makes for a strong poetic voice? A personal voice? A distinctive voice? Doth it matter? … Continue reading

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