No, it isn’t a rumor that the book review sections of newspapers in LA, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, and more are being axed or shrunk. The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) are beating their keyboards into swords and have launched a campaign to save book reviews. Their efforts are gaining momentum on the Web this week:
The New Book Burning, Art Winslow in Huffington Post
Dramatic Changes in Newspaper Book Reviews, Craig Teicher in Publishers Weekly
NBCC's campaign series, featuring book review editors and writers on its blog Critical Mass.

Originally Published: April 27th, 2007

Emily Warn was born in San Francisco and grew up in California and Detroit. She earned degrees from Kalamazoo College and the University of Washington. Her full-length collections of poetry include The Leaf Path (1982), The Novice Insomniac (1996), and Shadow Architect (2008). She has published two chapbooks: The Book...