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Scriptnotes, Ep 272: The Secret Live Show in Austin — Transcript

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John August: Hey, this is John. So this is Episode 272 of Scriptnotes. Now usually we go to the Austin Film Festival and we have a big live Scriptnotes show but this year was different because I wasn’t going to be there. So Craig was going to do some little interviews with some individual writers […]

The Guardian Features UDP Anthology of Poetry in the Siege of Leningrad

As part of the Guardian’s Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, “Poems written during the Siege of Leningrad” excerpts from a “groundbreaking” anthology of Leningrad Siege poetry, Written in the Dark (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2016). Edited by Polina Barskova, the poems gathered therein, write the editors at Asymptote, “were written in 1942, during the most severe winter […]

New Law May Clear Oscar Wilde’s Criminal Record

Britain’s Ministry of Justice is considering a new law that would clear the records of deceased gay and bisexual men convicted of criminal offenses that are no longer illegal. While none of those pardoned will be named or singled out, there are many well-known convictions, such as Oscar Wilde’s, that would be considered as part […]

Jeramy Dodds Discovers & Re-Creates Ancient ‘Font Therapy’ From Northern Finland

Wow: At the Puritan’s Town Crier blog, Montreal-based poet and translator Jeramy Dodds exhibits his re-creation of an ancient Finnish font, a discovery that Dodds calls “font therapy” and “whisper writing,” made after a decade of research in Northern Finland. “Font therapy was used in ancient scriptoriums to treat severe malaise,” he writes. An excerpt […]

October 2016 Cover Artist: Marion Kadi

The French painter and illustrator Marion Kadi first wrote to Poetry in May 2014, with the salutation “Hello from a distant shore…” Kadi included an array of work that she thought we might like, which we did. And then we slept on it. For over 100 years we’ve relied on work that comes over the transom, and now more […]

Manga For Beginners: Horror!

6 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Manga For Beginners! A column dedicated to introducing readers to a range of fantastic Japanese comics. Column by Christopher Irvin Ghosts! Demons! Devils! Oh My! It's October and that means I'm back with a horror edition of Manga for...Show More Summary

Real American Places: Edward Weston Collaborates With Leaves of Grass

Hyperallergic’s Allison Meier previews the Huntington’s exhibition Real American Places: Edward Weston & Leaves of Grass, which opens this Saturday in San Marino, California. Although Edward Weston and Walt Whitman did not overlap during...Show More Summary

5 Spooky Non-Fiction Reads for Halloween

6 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Truly spooky non-fiction books. Do they exist? Join me as I go through five terrifying offerings from the non-fiction shelf. Column by George Cotronis It's that wonderful time of the year again. Halloween is upon us. And while old horror flicks and movie marathons are a staple of the holiday, nothing gets you in the right mood like a book. Show More Summary

What’s your genre?

Which genre do you write in? A poll follows. I haven’t totally settled down yet--here are mine: Fantasy (satire) The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles Mystery (coming of age) The Summer Boy Science Fiction Hiding Magic Science Fiction Gundown (free ebook editions)...

Coupon Cutter

You’ve been an extreme coupon cutter for years, to the point where you have gained national recognition for it. But you’ve developed a rival coupon-er named (fill in the blank). He/she has challenged you to an extreme coupon-off, with...Show More Summary

Friday Reads: Chart Your Course with Author in Progress

Let me set the scene: You’re sitting at home, perhaps in your office or at your kitchen table, maybe sipping some coffee or tea. You’d like to start writing your novel … but instead you’re staring at the cursor on your laptop screen as it blinks back at you. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Catherine Cho of Curtis Brown

She is Seeking:? Catherine is looking to represent debut novelists, particularly in literary and reading group fiction. She’s searching for stories that transport their readers—with a strong, moving narrative and distinctive voice. She...Show More Summary

Provoke, Mine and Activate Your Artistic DNA

9 hours agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Please welcome powerhouse author Bernice L. McFadden to Writer Unboxed today! Bernice is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New...Show More Summary

Clogyrnach: Poetic Form

With the November PAD Chapbook Challenge just around the corner, I’m trying to cover a few more poetic forms than usual, including today’s offering: Clogyrnach! Clogyrnach Poems Besides being another fun form to say (like rimas dissolutas), clogyrnach is also a fun poem to write. Show More Summary

Exciting Changes Afoot for Spork Press

Spork Press, a Tucson-based publisher (which started as a magazine) known for its unique bookbinding and focus on experimental poetry and prose, is undergoing a transformation. “As the brainchild of bookmaker-cum-writer Drew Burk and poet Richard Siken, Spork was run out of Drew’s home studio for the majority of its 16 year existence….Now Spork has […]

Verlaine’s Gun to Be Auctioned

Yes, THE gun that shot pauvre Rimbaud in 1873 and landed Verlaine in the clink. That gun. Christie’s will be auctioning the 7mm revolver on November 30th, the Guardian reports. In case you’re unfamiliar with the backstory, the Guardian provides a primer: Verlaine bought the 7mm six-shooter in Brussels on the morning of 10 July […]

5 Key Questions Writers Should Ask When Revising Writing

As a longtime nonfiction book and magazine editor, I’ve given notes on revising numerous manuscripts and articles. Here's what all writers should know. The post 5 Key Questions Writers Should Ask When Revising Writing appeared first on

Post-Mortem: Can 80s YA Horror Stand the Test of Time?

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Can the 1980s YA horror novels that helped shape one girl's writing career stand the test of time? Column by Leah Rhyne Image via Discard Treasures It's 1989. I'm ten-years-old and nerdy, with long blonde hair and massive blue glasses. Show More Summary

Reading List: October 2016

The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the October 2016 issue share some books that held their interest. Kaveh Akbar I have the great luxury at present of being at a place (a creative-friendly PhD program!) where I get to spend most days just reading poems, nearly to […]

T.S. Eliot Finalists Announced: Capildeo, Riley, O’Donoghue, & More

The T.S. Eliot Prize, one of the U.K.’s most abundant poetry honors, has been “on the scene” since 1993, given to such luminaries as Alice Oswald, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Carol Ann Duffy along the way. This year, the finalists hail from a variety of lived experiences and locales, they include: Rachael Boast, Vahni […]

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