David Shields's book Black Planet to be turned into a movie directed by James Franco!
Nikola Madzirov, Tracy K Smith, and Valzhyna Mort all featured on The Guardian's list of Fifty Greatest Modern Love Poems.
Rowan Ricardo Phillips recommends Walt Whitman on NPR's All Things Considered.
Roxana Robinson's The Right to Write in the Opinion section of The New York Times.
Vijay Seshadri profiled on PBS NewsHour!
The Telegraph review of Brian Turner's new memoir My Life as a Foreign Country.
Congratulations to Kwame Dawes who was shortlisted for the 2014 PEN Open Book Award for Duppy Conquerer!
Read the Vijay Seshadri interview with The Believer.
Congratulations to Brenda Hillman for winning the 2014 International Griffin Poetry Prize!
Congratulations to Roxana Robinson for winning the 2014 Maine Literary Award in Fiction!
Natasha Trethewey's tribute to the late Maya Angelou in the Washington Post.
Thomas Sayers Ellis, Natasha Trethewey, Major Jackson and many another member of the Dark Room Collective profiled in the New York Times.
Listen to W. S. Di Piero reading from Tombo on the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series!
Joshua Ferris' To Rise Again at a Decent Hour is released May 13th and selected as an Amazon Best Book of the Month!
Congratulations to Brenda Hillman for winning the Northern California Book Award for Poetry!
Natasha Trethewey will deliver her final lecture to conclude her second term as Poet Laureate on May 14 at the Library of Congress!
Congratulations to Forrest Gander & Kwame Dawes, longlisted for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation and the PEN Open Book Award, respectively.
Congratulations to Claudia Rankine for winning Poets & Writers' Jackson Poetry Prize!
Carolyn Forche on the Diane Rehm Show on NPR in a special on poetry for National Poetry Month!
Congratulations to Joy Harjo and Patricia Smith for being awarded 2014 Guggenheim Fellowships!
Congratulations to Brenda Hillman who was shortlisted for the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize for her new collection Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire!
Congratulations to Roxana Robinson for winning the Marine Corps' James Webb Award for Distinguished Fiction for Sparta!
Congratulations to Richard Blanco for For All of Us, One Today being named a finalist for The Latino Book Awards!
Congratulation to George Saunders for winning both the Story Prize for short fiction and Folio Prize for Tenth of December!
Congratulations to Charles Simic for winning the 2014 Zbigniew Herbert International Literary Award!
Percival Everett's Percival Everett by Virgil Russell a finalist for the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction!
Listen to Kevin Young talk about his new book Book of Hours on NPR's Fresh Air.
Dani Shapiro interview about writing by the Aspen Institute.
Jean Hanff Korelitz interview by Entertainment Weekly about her new novel You Should Have Known!
Marilyn Nelson interviewed by NPR about her new memoir How I Discovered Poetry!
Carolyn Forche on PBS Newshour about her new anthology Poetry of Witness.
Derrick C. Brown goes on tour with Eugene Mirman from Bob's Burgers!
Benjamin Percy's Red Moon to be adapted into a show for FOX TV!
Congratulations to Bob Hicok on being a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for his book Elegy Owed!
Jean Korelitz's You Should Have Known & Josh Ferris's To Rise Again at a Decent Hour on CNN's Books to Watch for in 2014!
Read the BookSlut Interview with Peter Cole on his new book The Invention of Influence!
One Today, One Year Later - Read the Richard Blanco interview in the LA Review of Books!
Read the Huffington Post's review of Brenda Hillman's Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire.
Congratulations to Roxana Robinson's Sparta for making Washington Post's list of Notable Fiction of 2013!
Read the Dani Shapiro article "On Vulnerability" shared in the Huffington Post!
James Franco to direct new film I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, with David Shields and Caleb Powell.
Read the Boston Review conversation with Stephen Burt!
Congratulations to George Saunders for making the shortlist for the National Book Award!
Congratulations to Dani Shapiro on the release of her new book Still Writing! Watch her this week on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday!
Congratulations to Amber Tamblyn for becoming a regular on her first sitcom Two and a Half Men!
Congratulations to Brenda Hillman, Roger Bonair-Agard, and George Saunders for making the longlist for the National Book Award!
Congratulations to Philip Levine for winning the 2013 Wallace Stevens Award for outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry!
Congratulations to Carolyn Forché for winning the 2013 Academy of American Poets Fellowship for distinguished poetic achievement!
Congratulation to Patricia Smith for winning the 2013 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for most outstanding book of poetry published in the US in the previous year!
Publishers Weekly announces Richard Blanco's new prose book, For All of Us, One Today!
Read the profile in Dartmouth Alumni Magazine on Daniyal Mueenuddin and his upcoming book I. Want. You. To.
Congratulation to Derrick C. Brown's Strange Light for winning the 2013 Writer's League of Texas' Book Award for Poetry!
Salinger, co-written by David Shields, published Sept 3 and reveals new material by Salinger!
Congratulation to Joy Harjo for winning the 2013 PEN Literary Award in Creative Nonfiction!
Congratulation to Josh Fox's Gasland 2 for being nominated for a Environmental Media Association Best Documentary Award!
Congratulations to Kevin Young for winning the 2013 PEN Open Book Award!
George Saunder's 2013 Syracuse graduation speech to be published as a book next year!
Read the Josh Fox interview by Salon about fracking.
Congratulations to Patricia Smith for winning the 2013 Phillis Wheatley Award in Poetry!
Josh Fox with Bill Maher about Gasland Part II.
Read about Stephen Burt at TEDGlobal 2013!
Watch the rebroadcast of Boston Strong featuring Richard Blanco on June 29!
Congratulations to Natasha Trethewey for being appointed to her second one-year term as US Poet Laureate!
Article/Review on The Rumpus for Gregory Orr's River Inside the River!
Interview with Tony Hoagland on PBS Art Beat!
Wonderful Marie Howe interview by Krista Tippett on On Being.
United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is featured in the September issue of Poets & Writers.
Jorie Graham's PLACE has been nominated for both the Forward Prize and the TS Eliot Prize.
Read Diane Ackerman's article about the solitude of scuba diving in the NY Times.
Congratulations to Marie Howe, newly named Poet Laureate of New York State.
Amber Tamblyn was interviewed in New York Magazine to hilarious effect.
Josh Fox released The Sky Is Pink, an emergency short film about hydraulic fracturing in NY State.
Congrataulations to Natasha Trethewey, newly appointed Poet Laureate of the United States.
United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey discusses her poem "Elegy" in The Atlantic.
Congratulations to Joy Harjo for the release of her memoir Crazy Brave. Listen to her on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
Congratulations to Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her excellent book Life on Mars.
Etgar Keret has been nominated for the world's biggest short story award, the Frank O'Connor.
Augusten Burrough's newest book, This Is How, is in stores now!
Forrest Gander and Diane Ackerman were Pulitzer Prize finalists in the Poetry and General Nonfiction categories, respectively.
"If you have room in your wallet for one book of short stories this year, make it Etgar Keret's Suddenly, a Knock on the Door," says the LA Times. We agree.
Jaimy Gordon's Lord of Misrule has been longlisted for the Orange Prize. Shortlist announcement April 17.
Forrest Gander's Spectacle & Pigsty is a finalist for the Best Translated Book Award.
Katja Esson's Ferry Tales will air on the Documentary Channel, March 31 at 10 PM, for Women's History Month.
Kevin Young's The Grey Album is the lead review in the NY Times.
Philip Levine's Q&A with Poets & Writers Magazine is online.
Congratulations Nick! Being Flynn, starring Robert DeNiro and Paul Dano, is in theaters.
Pam Houston's Contents May Have Shifted was recently reviewed in the SF Chronicle.
Dana Spiotta, Forrest Gander, and Diane Ackerman were nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Natasha Trethewey has been appointed Poet Laureate to the state of Mississippi.
Poetry of Resilience is nominated for prestigious Cinema and Peace Award for Most Valuable Documentary of the Year at the Berlin Film Festival.
Diane Ackerman on one of life's most interesting creatures in the New York Times.
Honor Moore's poem "Song" has been selected for the Best American Poetry 2012.
Dominique Browning has an interesting article in the New York Times.
British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy wins the prestigious Costa Award for Poetry, for her book The Bees.
Jill Bialosky's History of a Suicide is a Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 at Entertainment Weekly.
Patricia Smith's work was featured in both Best American Poetry and Best American Essays 2011.
Kwame Dawes has given a wonderful interview to Guernica Magazine.
Mat Johnson's novel Pym made the best of 2011 lists of Salon, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and the Houston Chronicle.
Pam Houston has been interviewed in anticipation of Contents May Have Shifted
Being Flynn, based on Nick Flynn's memoir, and starring Paul Dano and Robert DeNiro, is due for release March 2.
Bonnie Jo Campbell's book Once Upon a River has been chosen by NPR as one of five fiction pics for 2011.
Ben Percy has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts.
Philip Schultz speaks with WNYC about his struggles with dyslexia.
Diane Ackerman's article, "Your Begonia is Texting You," appears in the NYT.
Marie Howe was interviewed by NPR's Terry Gross, on Fresh Air
Check out Tony Hoagland's article about Robert Bly in the September American Poetry Review.
Katja Esson's Poetry of Resilience wins Best Documentary Short at the Woodstock Film Festival!
A new profile of Ben Percy and his sister posted on Salon.
Josh Fox wins an Emmy for Outstanding Direction for Nonfiction Programming for his film Gasland.
Noah Hutton's & Katja Esson's new films featured at the Woodstock Film Festival.
Congratulations to Mat Johnson for receiving the Dos Passos Prize for Literature.
Philip Schultz's op-ed piece about My Dyslexia featured in the New York Times.
C.D. Wright has been awarded the 2011 Lenore Marshall Award for the year's most outstanding book of poetry, One With Others.
Philip Levine has been named the eighteenth US Poet Laureate for 2011-2012!
Katja Esson's film Poetry of Resilience will premier at the Oscar-qualifying festival DocuWeeks in LA August 19. Read Village Voice article.
Brian Turner's interview with NPR about his recent return to Baghdad and his article in the July issue of National Geographic.
Phillip Schultz's My Dyslexia advanced review in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Congratulations to Sapphire on the release of The Kid and for the full feature article in USA Today.
Brian Turner's article "Baghdad After the Storm" is featured in the July edition of National Geographic.
Bonnie Jo Campbell is featured in the July/August 2011 edition of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Thomas Sayers Ellis' "Seeing Seen" photographs are featured in the July/August issue of Poetry Magazine.
Bonnie Jo Campbell's Once Upon a River has been named a Best Summer Read on NPR as well as one of the 10 Must-Read Summer Books by Newsweek.
Sapphire's The Kid has been named a Best Summer Read on NPR.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil's Lucky Fish won the Gold Independent Publisher Book Award for Poetry.
Dominique Browning was interviewed by Talking Writing.
Danzy Senna's You Are Free: Stories has been reviewed by the New York Times.
Bob Hicok's poem "Cultural Studies" appears in the May 2, 2011, edition of The New Yorker.
Adam Zagajewski's "In Valleys" appears in the May 2, 2011, edition of The New Yorker.
Francine Prose's book My New American Life has been released by HarperCollins.
Diane Ackerman's One Hundred Names for Love NYT Book Review.
Claudia Emerson has been awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.
Paul Guest has been awarded a 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry.
Mark Doty has been awarded an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature.
Charles Simic is the 2011 recipient of The Poetry Society of American's highest award, the Frost Medal, presented annually for "lifetime achievement in poetry."
Donald Hall has been awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Obama for his extensive contributions to American poetry.
Congratulations to C.D. Wright, winner of the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in poetry for her book One With Others.
Jorie Graham's poem "CAGNES-SUR-MER 1950" is featured in the March 14, 2011, edition of The New Yorker.
Charles Simic has won the 2011 Vilcek Prize in Literature.
Terrance Hayes' Lighthead and C.D. Wright's One With Others are finalists for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry.
Josh Fox's GASLAND was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Thomas Sayers Ellis' Skin, INC. was reviewed in the January 3 edition of The Nation.
Chase Twichell won the 2011 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award!
Jericho Brown received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.
Major Jackson's Holding Company was nominated for an NAACP award in Poetry.
Mark Doty was elected as a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
Galway Kinnell is featured on the cover of the Jan/Feb edition of APR.
C.D. Wright's One With Others was reviewed in the Jan. 3 edition of The New Yorker.
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris was named a Reviewer's favorite from 2010 in The New Yorker.
Charles Simic's Master of Disguises and C.K. Williams' Wait were named two of The Great Poetry Collections of 2010 by The New Yorker's poetry editor, Paul Muldoon.
Terrance Hayes' Lighthead has won the 2010 National Book Award in Poetry.
Debra Winger was featured in the November 5 issue of the New York Times.
Francine Prose received the Washington University International Humanities Medal.
Terrance Hayes' Lighthead and C.D. Wright's One With Others are finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards in Poetry.
Simon Armitage, Robin Robertson, and Brian Turner have been shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize for Poetry. Simon Armitage is also the Winner of the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize for "The Present."
Winner of the 2010 Rattle Poetry Prize for "Tavern. Tavern. Church. Shuttered Tavern."!
Winner of the LennonOno Peace Prize for his documentary film GASLAND!
Winner of the Laughilin Award for outstanding 2nd collection, for Flies (2011)!
Profiled in the current issue of Poets & Writers for Holding Company!
He has won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Literature!
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon and Brenda Hillman: finalists for the LA Times Book Award for Poetry!
Her poem "Motown Crown" has a double Pushcart nomination!
Featured on the cover of this month's Poets & Writers Magazine! Check out the great interview with her.
We mourn and honor the life of Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)
why should we wander bone yards
draped in linen
flesh is the coat we unfasten
and throw off
what need to linger among stones
we have risen away from all that
wrapped in understanding
-Lucille Clifton, from Mercy
His film THE MESSENGER has just been nominated for two major Academy Awards! Oren Moverman for Best Screenplay and Woody Harrelson for Best Supporting Actor!
for the official release of his extraordinary new book, The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment.
Recipient of a 2009 Lannan Literary Fellowship!
Brian Turner has been selected as one of 50 United States Artists Fellows for 2009!
Matthew Dickman: All-American Poem received the 2009 Oregon Book Award for Poetry from Portland Literary Arts!
Hillary Jordan: Mudbound has been long-listed for the Impac Dublin Award!
Peter Trachtenberg: Book of Calamities has won the 2009 Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award!