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NPR Asks, ‘What’s the Deal with Book Blurbs?’ September 28, 2015: Yeah, yeah… your favorite authors all have ‘em, but why are they so important? Colin Dwyer considers the literary genre’s value at NPR: Whatever the old adage might warn, there is a [...] by

Author Incomes Have Declined 30% Since 2009 September 23, 2015: Holy Moley! In the midst of the announcements for the U.K. Man Booker Prize short list and the U.S. National Book Award long list, a survey from the Authors Guild reveals that author’s incomes [...] by

Poetry Is a Call to Action: Juan Felipe Herrera Visits NPR in Washington September 16, 2015: If you tuned in to NPR’s “Morning Edition” yesterday, you might have heard a sound bite from the next United States poet laureate: Juan Felipe Herrera. If you missed it, [...] by

Carl Phillips Discusses Risk and Restraint with NPR September 1, 2015: In an interview with NPR’s Arun Roth, Carl Phillips considers the value of restraint and the possible outcomes of risk while promoting his newest book: Reconaissance. Highlights from their [...] by

Richard Blanco Reads at U.S. Embassy in Cuba August 14, 2015: Richard Blanco is no stranger to poetry assignments, having already penned “One Today” for president Obama’s second inauguration. Now he’s back with a new assignment: to write [...] by

NPR Reads James Tate July 13, 2015: NPR’s “Book Reviews” revisits the prolific American poet, James Tate, who passed away just last week at the age of 71. Tate’s 17th full-length collection of poetry, Dome of [...] by

Lawrence Ferlinghetti to Have a Very Good Year June 12, 2015: At NPR: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, at age 96, “isn’t done yet.” “Today, he’s still co-owner of City Lights, one of the most celebrated independent book stores in America. [...] by

Roxane Gay Remarks on All-White NYT Summer Reading List May 29, 2015: At NPR, Roxane Gay remarks on the all-white summer reading list the New York Times just published: It’s one thing if a media brand deliberately targets segmented audiences. The Root publishes [...] by

Does T.S. Eliot’s Ghost Haunt New England? February 17, 2015: The Guardian warns readers that a recent phone-in to NPR might prove that the ghost of T.S. Eliot could actually be haunting Dana Hawkes’s house. But, as The Guardian infers, this might simply [...] by

NPR Reviews Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems 1961-2013 February 2, 2015: To mark Black History Month, Grove Press is publishing S O S: Poems 1961-2013 a collection of Amiri Baraka’s verse. It hits bookshelves on Tuesday. To prepare NPR listeners for the sound and [...] by