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LA Lifts Bukowski Beyond the Low-Life Cliche March 13, 2014: Is it possible to expand the scope of Bukowski scholarship beyond the low-life cliche that so permeates readings of his work? John Penner at Jacket Copy thinks yes, and on the occasion of this year's Charles Bukowski Memorial Celebration, he writes about a few new ways to look at Bukowski's work. When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 [...] by

Fodor’s Invites Travelers to Visit the World’s Most Fabulous Libraries March 13, 2014: The Los Angeles Times's Jacket Copy reports that Fodor's now suggests that travelers include visits to the world's most beautiful libraries, into their trip itineraries: The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to [...] by

Congratulations to Ansel Elkins: Winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize! March 5, 2014: Woo-hoo! Great news coming your way from Jacket Copy Ansel Elkins has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize. The competition is among the oldest literary awards in the U.S. Elkins' manuscript "Blue Yodel" was selected by judge Carl Phillips, who praised her work in a release. “Through her arresting use of [...] by

It’s All Good: Jacket Copy Put Your Name on the List February 24, 2014: In her book review at the Los Angeles Times, Carolyn Kellogg considers a new book published by renegade literary outlet, N+1, ruminating on the difference between living in New York and attending an MFA Creative Writing program. Well, we might see you there—fashionably late, of course. From Jacket Copy-- You're invited to a party. It's [...] by

For Non-Subscribers: Jacket Copy Brings George Packer’s New Yorker Article to Surface February 17, 2014: Is Amazon bad for books? George Packer's glimpse into the inner workings of the voracious mega-retailer is featured in the most recent issue of The New Yorker. Want to stay in the loop? The folks at Jacket Copy covered this article and included a few highlights for your perusal. Their write-up is so good, we couldn't help but purchase a hard [...] by

‘His One Burning Desire was to Ditch the Life of a Bourgeois Midwesterner for the Glamour and Grime of Big Cities’: A Carl Van Vechten Omnibus Exposed, at Jacket Copy February 17, 2014: Seriously! Carl Van Vechten's photographs rule. And just in time for not-Valentine's Day, here's a nod to a new biography of Van Vechten that will knock your socks off, too-- at Jacket Copy. Although he would hardly cause a blip on cultural radar screens today, Carl Van Vechten was, at various stages of his long and storied life, a [...] by

The Antiquarians are Getting Younger February 10, 2014: Jacket Copy reports on a new generation of antiquarian book dealers going against the digital grain and finding solace in the printed page. Not only is this next generation of high-end booksellers finding a career in the trade—they are making a living! (And putting some of that literary know-how to good use, too!) In the dark economic [...] by

#Shelfies Are For Real! December 19, 2013: What! You like our shelfie? Oh come on! Yes, that's really us. Yes, really! Yes! Well anyway, we were reading Jacket Copy and stumbled upon this articles about shelfies: enjoy! (Hope you like our shelfie!) The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their [...] by

Nikki Giovanni’s Chasing Utopia Reviewed at Jacket Copy December 10, 2013: She's amazing! David L. Ulin reviews Nikki Giovanni's newest book, Chasing Utopia, at Jacket Copy. The book is a blend of poetry and prose. “A poem is not so much read as navigated,” Nikki Giovanni writes in “Chasing Utopia” (Morrow: 144 pp., $19.99). “We go from point to point discovering a new horizon, a shift of light or [...] by

Essay by Mary Ruefle Featured at Jacket Copy December 6, 2013: David Ulin discusses a recent essay by Mary Ruefle originally published on the website of Granta, at Jacket Copy. On the website of the journal Granta, Mary Ruefle writes a lovely meditation on the ground. Ruefle is a poet who teaches in the MFA program at Vermont College; her most recent book, “Madness, Rack, and Honey” — which [...] by