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Poets & Writers
"The mind's pain is the last inconsolable and extra gene." #Poetry by Cynthia Atkins @verylikeawhale #ClipOfTheDay
In #DailyNews, the secret life of Elena Ferrante; on writing and fishing; and more: via @nytimes & @The_Millions
“A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves.” First line of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by @TheGoodDeath.
#DailyNews: Diversity in bookselling, the letters of Ernest Hemingway, and more: via @nprbooks & @nybooks
#PWLive in DC, Oct 25! We’ll look at independent (self- and small press-) publishing. Early Bird tkts $95!
#ClipoftheDay: A light-artist collective installs 100,000 LED-lit library books in a public space in Melbourne:
My writing advice at @poetswritersinc: Don’t force the writing. Protect your brain. Don’t gut yourself.…
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"I write when I feel that the work has begun to make itself inside of me.” -- Elissa Washuta in #WritersRecommend:
Read @JuliaFierro “How I Built My Own Literary Scene and Saved Myself” at
The Sept/Oct issue of P&W Magazine includes info about 135 MFA programs AND our online database is updated!
In #DailyNews, Ferguson library acts as refuge amid protests; writing as the "other" in MFA programs: via @ABC & @NPR
#PWLive: Indie Publishing in DC Oct 25. Lineup: D’Ambrosio, @JeffShotts1, @AmyRowland718, @BlackBalloonPub, & others!
#ClipoftheDay: AbeBooks on the pre-first editions of books that the public rarely sees:
The Sept/Oct issue of P&W Magazine is out! Select content at
In #DailyNews: Laura Ingalls Wilder memoir coming this fall, @tejucole on racism in America: via @nprbooks @NewYorker
#ClipoftheDay: Trailer for the film Winter in the Blood, based on the James Welch novel & produced by @Sherman_Alexie
In #DailyNews, @danijshapiro on memoir in the social media age; the need for indie bookstores; & more: via @NewYorker
#ClipoftheDay: River-Born, a film featuring graphic illustrations & poetry from Carl Jung, Li Po, and Ted Hughes:
In #DailyNews, German authors join Amazon protest, the neuroscience of distraction, and more: via @nytimes & @Salon
#ClipoftheDay: Garrison Keillor talks with @PBS NewsHour about how his love of poetry has changed over the years:
VIDEO: literary agents & editors discuss working together on behalf of authors at this summer's #PWLive event in NYC:
In #DailyNews, the influence of Internet reading, a taxi-turned-library in Tehran, and more: via @ElectricLit, @WSJ
In this week's #WritersRecommend, nonfiction author Justin Hocking talks about negotiating the time we spend online:
In #DailyNews, the @latimes looks at Lauren Bacall's life in letters:
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives.-James Joyce
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Clip of the Day: Roger Reeves reads a poem from King Me (@CopperCanyonPrs) at the Brooklyn Poets Reading Series:
.@poetswritersinc, @Writers_Write, @NaNoWriMo, and more (10 more, specifically) Great Facebook Pages for Writers:
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P&W tops the list of best FB pages for writers! Thanks, @BookRiot!
Thanks, @BookRiot! And thanks to everyone else on this list for the work you do to serve writers:
In #DailyNews, a recent study shows that reading print versus digital increases comprehension: via @GalleyCat
#ClipOfTheDay: A peek at the Spier Poetry Festival in Cape Town, gathering #poets to write & dance. @SpierWineFarm
In #DailyNews, the review that caused Hemingway to slap critic Max Eastman across the face with a book: via @tnr
In #DailyNews, Amazon/Hachette battle gets Orwellian, Ursula K. Le Guin talks genre with Michael Cunningham, & more:
#ClipOfTheDay: Scottish poet Rab Wilson on how writing #poetry is a never-ending journey. @ByLeavesWeLive
"I think of writing when I’m doing mindless yard imagination takes over." @jerveytervalon #WritersRecommend
“To be a poet is to be a maker." A reading and conversation with poet Frank Bidart at #PWLive NYC:
In #DailyNews, more than 900 writers sign letter to Amazon, Hachette and Perseus deal falls through, and more:
P&W poetry workshops for Detroit high school students show the power of #poetry:
In #DailyNews, Google and Barnes & Noble team up for same-day book deliveries, "My Parents Open Carry," and more:
"What can you make out of this silence?" --Ian McEwan on finding the confidence to write. #ClipOfTheDay @AstralRoad1
In #DailyNews, @mhbertino, whose debut novel came out yesterday, writes about failure and perseverance in @Tin_House:
#ClipOfTheDay: Whitman's Song of Myself illustrated before your eyes with @VAllenCrawford @Tin_House
The Academy expands Whitman Award to include pub w/ @GraywolfPress & a six-week residency in Italy: @POETSorg
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