October 23, 2012

Poets and Writers


Poets & Writers
October 23, 2012  
In This Issue
Writing, Teaching, Possibility
The Architecture of Building Stories
Ferlinghetti Takes a Stand
27 Small Presses to Follow on Twitter
Alaska Writers Exchange Award
9th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival (Ad)
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WRITING, TEACHING, POSSIBILITY 

Dorothy Randall Gray
Credit: Craig Johnson Photography
"I create a safe, non-judgmental space in which writing is validated, not judged. I never ask people how long they've been writing or how much they've published," says Dorothy Randall Gray.

Gray has led creative writing workshops around the world, including a number funded by Poets & Writers' Readings/Workshops program. Read our interview with her and learn how she uses writing as a tool for empowerment, healing, and personal discovery.

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF BUILDING STORIES  

Building Stories
Credit: David Hamsley
The work of graphic novelist Chris Ware is drawing attention to a highly emotive, visual form of writing. His new book, Building Stories, is in reality fourteen discreet books, booklets, newspapers, and magazines, all contained in a printed box.

Learn about Ware's unique style of storytelling in an article in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, and take a look at how Building Stories plays upon the non-linear quality of memory in an accompanying slideshow.

Read "The Color and the Shape of Memory"

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FERLINGHETTI TAKES A STAND

Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti was recently named the inaugural recipient of the Pannonius Prize--and declined to accept the 50,000 euro award.

Ferlinghetti, who published Allen Ginsberg's Howl in 1956, and founded the legendary City Lights Books in San Francisco, declined to accept the prize on the grounds that it received funding from the Hungarian government, which has been accused of violating free speech and civil liberties.

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27 SMALL PRESSES TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER

Twitter Twitter can be a helpful source for keeping up with literary news. As a companion to Poets & Writers Magazine's independent publishing issue, we've compiled a list of twenty-seven small presses with a Twitter presence worth checking out.

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ALASKA WRITERS EXCHANGE AWARD

Alaska: P&W wants to introduce two of your writers to the New York City literary community. Submit your poetry or fiction to the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award by December 1 for a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with literary agents, editors, publishers, and give a public reading.

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9TH ANNUAL PALM BEACH POETRY FESTIVAL (SPONSORED ARTICLE) 

9th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival January 21-26, 2013, Delray Beach, Florida. Faculty: B. H. Fairchild, Terrance Hayes, Jane Hirshfield, Tony Hoagland, Laura Kasischke, Thomas Lux, Tracy K. Smith, Lisa Russ Spaar. Special guest, Billy Collins. A week of powerful poetry in Delray Beach. Workshops, readings, craft talks, annual gala celebration, late night coffee house, and more. Deadline: November 9, 2012.

Apply online: palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.


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