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April 30, 2009

National Poetry Month: Kwame Dawes 1

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Kwame Dawes is the author of fourteen books of poetry and many books of fiction, non-fiction and drama. His collection, Hope’s Hospice, will appear with Peepal Tree Press in May of 2009. He is Distinguished Poet in Residence at the University of South Carolina where he directs the SC Poetry Initiative and the University of […]

April 29, 2009

An Updated Itinerary for The Millions’ NYC Indie Bookstore Tour 5

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The NYC Walking Tour is this Saturday, May 2nd, and we’ve got an update to the itinerary and a couple of other notes. First, the itinerary – we have swapped McNally Jackson and Housing Works because Housing Works opens at noon that day. The times listed here are our best guesses, so if you are […]

April 29, 2009

Correction 2

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In an item posted last weekend, we wrote, “Senator Arlen Specter realizes that there’s no way to endear yourself to Republican primary voters like writing for The New York Review of Books.” The item should have read: “Democratic primary voters.” We apologize for the error.

April 28, 2009

National Poetry Month: Rebecca Keith 1

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Rebecca Keith holds an MFA in poetry from Sarah Lawrence College. She has received honors from the Atlantic Monthly and BOMB Magazine and was a finalist for the 2008 Laurel Review/GreenTower Press Midwest Chapbook Series Award. Her work has appeared most recently in The Laurel Review and Storyscape Journal. She is a founder and curator […]

April 27, 2009

National Poetry Month: Kazim Ali 0

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Kazim Ali’s books of poetry include The Far Mosque and The Fortieth Day. He is also the author of two novels, Quinn’s Passage and The Disappearance of Seth, as well as a forthcoming book of lyric prose, Bright Felon: Autobiography and Cities. He teaches at Oberlin College and in the Stonecoast MFA program. A line […]

April 27, 2009

Musical Exercise: Creating Literary Soundtracks 5

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Some books just demand a soundtrack – they either are about music and musicians or music is threaded through the book like a character. Pandora, one of several sites where you can create your own radio stations, has long been a daily musical companion of mine, but recently I’ve been thinking of it as a […]

April 26, 2009

Curiosities: Friendship’s Offering 0

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The Millions Walking Tour of NYC Indie Bookstores is only a week away. Get all the details and RSVP. Little Dorrit is must-see-TV in the Packer household. For those considering undertaking Infinite Jest, we recommend Slate’s Audio Book Club discussion. Meanwhile, in the first installment of New York Magazine’s new “Reading Room” feature, participants get, […]

April 24, 2009

National Poetry Month: Dorothea Lasky 11

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Dorothea Lasky is the author of AWE and the forthcoming Black Life. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, American Poetry Review, The Laurel Review, Fou, Columbia Poetry Review, A Public Space, and Absent, among other places. Currently, she studies creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania. Videos of her reading her poems can […]

April 24, 2009

The Future of Book Coverage, Part III: The Kindle Land Grab 12

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This week at The Millions, we’re attempting to gather some of our thoughts about the transformation of book coverage in the digital age. On Wednesday, Garth looked at the death of the newspaper book review section. Yesterday, Max considered the revenue problems facing literary websites… and the vices and virtues of one of the solutions. […]

April 23, 2009

The Future of Book Coverage, Part II: Amazon.com and the Revenue Question 7

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This week at The Millions, we’re attempting to gather some of our thoughts about the transformation of book coverage in the digital age. Yesterday, Garth looked at the death of the newspaper book review section. Today, Max considers the revenue problems facing literary websites… and the vices and virtues of one of the solutions. On […]