If you want to see Philip Roth’s toothbrush, get in line. The Pulitzer prize-winning author’s $3.2m New York apartment hit the market a couple of weeks ago, less than a year after his death. The Wall Journal
Absorbing the endless, 24-hour cycle of politics in 2019 can feel a lot like being smashed over the head by never-ending waves. Over the last few years, the empathic potential of art has felt more important
Late last month, the author Kosoko Jackson withdrew the publication of his début young-adult novel, “A Place for Wolves,” which had been slated for a March 26th release. The book, which follows two American
English speakers from around the world have flocked to help the Oxford English Dictionary expand its coverage of regional vocabulary, with a new update including suggestions such as jibbons, chuddies sitooterie.
I am going to give voice to something that is common knowledge among people in the business of writing and publishing, but rarely stated publicly, for obvious political reasons. There is a lot of private,
For Lawrence Ferlinghetti, living to be 100 is no fun. Speaking from his home in San Francisco recently, Ferlinghetti said he's practically blind now — he can't read, and he's skipping his big birthday
Peter Balakian joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Theodore Roethke’s poem “In a Dark Time” and his own poem “Eggplant.” Balakian’s latest book is “Ozone Journal,” which won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize Poetry.
Henry Graham, who has died aged 88, was a successful artist in the 1950s until he renounced painting for poetry a decade later. He subsequently had 10 books of his poems published and his work appeared
Have you heard of Emilia Bassano? I hadn’t until this week, when her name was lent to a report on media coverage of male versus female writers. Bassano was England’s first published female poet, in 1611,
lithub.com - W.S. MerwinW.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and was United States Poet Laureate in 2010. He graduated from Princeton University in 1948, where he studied with John Berryman and R.P. Blackmur. His first book of poetry, A Mask for Janus (1952) was selected by W.H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Prize. Since then, Merwin has authored dozens of books of poetry and prose. His work embodies a bold commitment to experimentation and transformation rooted in the moral necessity of bearing witness, and is influenced by his profoundly environmentalist, pacifist, and anti–imperialist beliefs. He won many awards, as well as fellowships from the Rockefeller and the Guggenheim Foundations and the National Endowment for the Arts. W.S. Merwin died on March 15, 2019 at his home near Haiku-Pauwela, HI. He was 91.
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Tommy Orange keeps winning awards. PEN America announced Tuesday that the author of “There There,” the most honored literary debut of 2018, has received the PEN/Hemingway award
While out reporting Say Nothing, Patrick Radden Keefe felt a lot like Truman Capote. As played by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the 2005 film, Capote embodied an approach Keefe describes as “I am an alien,
I got lost when I went looking for W.S. Merwin. The Peahi Valley is not easy to find. I drove the Hana Highway at dawn, back and forth along the windward coast of Maui. On one side was the electric-blue