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More Than a Fetish Object: The Open Book Project August 11, 2014: A good piece is up at The Atlantic on diminishing the binary between print and digital–it raises important poets for us book-lusters: What about the possible impulse to romanticize physical [...] by

Dead Poets Society’s Alarming Anti-Intellectualism & the Fate of the Humanities February 19, 2014: The Atlantic has an in-depth piece on the movie Dead Poets Society being anti-intellectual, or in fact, a “terrible defense of the humanities.” Writer Kevin J.H. Dettmar hates it, even [...] by

Moonlighting Poets November 4, 2013: As The Atlantic recently posted: Writers who have day jobs outside the literature industry aren’t a new thing. Oscar Wilde wrote, “The best work in literature is always done by those who [...] by

‘I’m in the reservation of my mind’: Sherman Alexie’s Early Inspiration October 17, 2013: Turns out, Sherman Alexie wasn’t always a committed poet and writer. In fact, his early aspirations were to teach high school and coach basketball. We’re all very glad that he encountered [...] by

Angst For Hire August 16, 2013: The Atlantic recently posted an article noting a Craigslist ad from an enterprising poet, Aaron Belz, that read: “Poet available to begin work immediately. Capable in rhyme and meter, fluent in [...] by

La Vie Bohème August 8, 2013: The Atlantic recently posted a brilliant critique (from Garance Franke-Ruta) of a recent n+1 article lamenting the perceived disappearance of income and prestige for artists in a modern, highly [...] by

Where Dickinson and Daredevil Meet? August 7, 2013: The Atlantic just posted an article comparing comics and poetry, due to both mediums’ dependence on precise spatial arrangement on the page. The article sites Hillary Chute’s Poetry [...] by

The Search for Sylvia Plath’s Obituary February 12, 2013: The Atlantic’s Ashley Fetters went looking for an obituary for Sylvia Plath, who committed suicide 50 years ago this week, but was surprised to find… none. Fetters writes: At the time of [...] by

“Skin” remixed in interactive, interpersonal literature March 9, 2011: Missed connection: 2,095 pieces of “Skin” have been seeking each other since 2003. Each has a single word tattooed on its body thanks to the writer Shelley Jackson who asked each [...] by

Why writers won’t surrender to the electronic paper trail December 22, 2010: Besides reading James Somers’ essay in The Atlantic, you can play back and review the entire process of writing it here. Long before word processors overwrote each step on the way to a final [...] by