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  • Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism

    Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism
    Poetry makes nothing happen. So saidW.H. Auden. Who never lived in Chicago. Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
  • National Poetry Series: five new winners

     
    The National Poetry Series has announced the five winners of its 2009 manuscript competition; each winner's work will be published in 2010. Erica Meitner, who teaches at Virginia Tech, will see her work "Ideal Cities" published by HarperCollins. Penguin...
  • Mr. Spock as well as Joshua Bell: Carpenter Performing Arts Center offers an eclectic 2010-2011 lineup

     
    The musings of Leonard Nimoy, the music of Pink Floyd, a Broadway cabaret act and Chinese "thunder drums" are among the eclectic offerings of the 2010-2011 season announced by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. The center will......
  • Weekly books roundup

     
    - Rollins College has more arts powwows than I can keep up with these days, but their Winter Park Institute has an especially lively free symposium in store tomorrow. Former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins moderates “The Arts and Social...
  • UCF hosts inaugural book festival — Hiaasen, Collins to appear

     
    Attention, book fans: UCF is hosting its inaugural book festival this week with dozens of events that are free and open to the public on Saturday. A ribbon-cutting ceremony kicks things off at 8:45 a.m. at the main festival site, UCF Arena. Book...
  • Billy Collins, Terry Teachout kick of Winter Park Institute’s season

     
    The Winter Park Institute (WPI) kicks off its third season of seminars, lectures, readings, master classes, performances, open discussions and exhibits (whew!) on Sunday, Sept. 19. As usual, the event is  free and open to the public.  It takes plac...
  • Geraldine R. Dodge poetry festival begins Thursday

     
    When the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival kicks off Thursday night, some in the crowd will remember that it almost didn't happen. The nation's largest all-poetry festival -- lasting four days, with almost 20,000 attendees -- was nearly a victim......
  • 10/10/10: The 10 best 'Best of' books of 2010

     
    At the end of the calendar year, bookstores are swamped with anthologies proclaiming the "best of" writing of the year. There is, apparently, a lot of really good writing: above is just a sample of the galleys and paperbacks that......
  • 2011 NEA Literature Fellowships are announced

     
    Three Southern California poets are among those who will receive 2011 literature fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, it was announced Tuesday. Out of more than 1,000 applicants, 42 poets were selected; each will receive $25,000. Maggie...
  • Garrison Keillor envisions radio (but not bookish) retirement

     
    Garrison Keillor plans retirement from radio, but not books....
  • Billy Collins featured on The Writer’s Almanac

     
    By Joseph Freeman, Orlando Sentinel Narrated by the calming vocal chords of Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac is National Public Radio's daily, five-minute run down of notable moments in literary history. Mostly, we get the birthdays and brief...