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How to Get Successfully Published TODAY: Big 5, Indy, or Self-Publish?

David Henry Sterry | Posted 09.02.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

It's the greatest time in history to be a writer. There are more ways to get published than ever before. While it's great to have so many options, it's also confusing. But when you break these many different ways down, they sort themselves out into just three primary paths.

T.S. Eliot, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan: Masters of Allusion, or Plagiarists?

David Galenson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

All art is allusive, connected more or less visibly with earlier works of art. But in the modern era a number of artists have gone beyond earlier uses of allusion, in not only referring to other works, but quoting them precisely, and doing so with a frequency that exceeds earlier practice.

The Gift

Terence Clarke | Posted 07.29.2013 | Books
Terence Clarke

It is a curse upon every artist to have to deal with being ignored by the public, and most artists are indeed so disdained. I whine about it every day, at least to myself.

Easy Reader: Ernest Hemingway Writes Good Letters Home and Elsewhere, 1907-22

David Finkle | Posted 03.06.2012 | Books
David Finkle

A large segment of the letters -- the first written when he was not quite 8 -- are juvenilia and could be the sentiments of any young whippersnapper. Yet there are occasional hints at what would become the acclaimed Hemingway mode of between-hard-covers expression.

The Heroes Of Self-Publishing: Authors Who Made History Without A Publisher (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Self-publishing hero Amanda Hocking's extreme success earning her $2 million turns out not to be the only case. The world's literature is filled with ...

What Would D. H. Lawrence Make Of Blogging And Tweeting?

Telegraph | Michael Deacon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A biography of the poet Edith Sitwell, published this week, shows what a roaring snob she could be. It seems that she looked down her (startlingly lar...

The Real Thing: Saul Bellow Off the Record

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Bellow's recently published Letters give us a generous sampling of the literary judgments of a great writer, with private assessments of his own work -- as well as that of others.

WATCH: Virtual Book Tour

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We introduce three brilliant emerging poets, all with poetry books out in early 2011. They give us an intimate look at what these books mean for thei...

The 17 Most Important Poetry Books Of Fall 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There's much to be excited about, and these selections give a fair indication of the presses putting out the most important poetry of the day and the degree of vitality of various poetic styles.

Poetry: Can You Write A Poem In Sapphic Form?

The Guardian | Billy Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There aren't many verse forms that are named after their originators; poetry doesn't seem to work much like biology in that respect. There's the Cleri...

Poems For The Start Of Winter

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Monday marks the first day of winter and I've put together some poems for the occasion. I've overlooked the classics hoping for a few that might be new to you.

Fighting or Whitewashing Nazism: Will the Real Norway Please Stand up?

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

A review of official Norwegian websites shows a virtual whitewashing of Knut Hamsun's Nazi connection, while glorifying his literary career.

Why Don't Poems Rhyme Anymore?

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

The Queen's English Society may sound like the name of a Monty Python sketch, but I assure you it's very real. The group aims to protect "the beauty ...