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The path to traditional publishing today may be non-traditional.

The path to traditional publishing today may be non-traditional. | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Porter Anderson this week looks at Penguin's DoJ settlement, a controversy among women writers, and the odd, new path to traditional publishing for some.
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The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers - The New Yorker

The Middle of Things: Advice for Young Writers - The New Yorker | Human Writes | Scoop.it
As you age, you’ll notice that time is the weirdest thing in the world, that surprises are relentless, and that getting older is not a stroll but an ambush.
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US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: 'Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways of participating'

US poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera: 'Poetry is one of the most beautiful ways of participating' | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The newly appointed poet laureate of the US talks about his upbringing as a campesinos in California, the role of poetry in political life, and Allen Ginsberg
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Juan Felipe Herrera to become United States’ first Latino poet laureate

Juan Felipe Herrera to become United States’ first Latino poet laureate | Human Writes | Scoop.it
‘I’m here for everyone and from everyone. My voice is made by everyone’s voices,’ says Herrera, who was born in California to parents from Mexico
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Five Pieces Of Runic Poetry Translated From The Islandic Language 1763 First - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now

Five Pieces Of Runic Poetry Translated From The Islandic Language 1763 First - gekoo.co - Search, Find, Compare and Buy it Now | Human Writes | Scoop.it
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Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir? - New York Times

Should There Be a Minimum Age for Writing a Memoir? - New York Times | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Leslie Jamison and Benjamin Moser debate whether someone should reach a certain age before writing a memoir.
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Novelist funds scholarships for 11 Pacific students - Stockton Record

Novelist funds scholarships for 11 Pacific students - Stockton Record | Human Writes | Scoop.it
STOCKTON — Celebrated novelist James Patterson has helped fund new scholarships for 11 selected students at the University of the Pacific who
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Writing in Portuguese in London

Writing in Portuguese in London | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Now in its third year, the Festival brings together staff, students and members of the public to experience, explore, debate and be inspired by the arts and humanities at UCL.
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Willa Cather festival returns to tiny Red Cloud, Neb.

Willa Cather festival returns to tiny Red Cloud, Neb. | Human Writes | Scoop.it
In her books, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Willa Cather celebrated the American prairie. Although she ultimately moved to New York, the town of Red Cloud, Neb., where she grew up, was the inspiration for much of her fiction.

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Atlantic Book Awards winners announced!

Atlantic Book Awards winners announced! | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Last night, as a wrap up to the Atlantic Book Festival, the winners of the 2015 Atlantic Book Awards were announced. Hosted by CBC's Stephanie...

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Franz Wright, celebrated and tormented poet and poet's son, dies at 62 - NewsOK.com

Franz Wright, celebrated and tormented poet and poet's son, dies at 62 - NewsOK.com | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Franz Wright was 15 and living in California when he sent some of his first poems to a tough critic — his father. “I’ll be damned,” the acclaimed poet James Wright wrote back. “You’re a poet.
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Book review of First Infinitie: Poetry is the only thing that matters

Book review of First Infinitie: Poetry is the only thing that matters | Human Writes | Scoop.it
"Poetry is the only thing that matters," says Vijay Nambisan, whose first collection in 22 years is evidence of the frail hardiness of the poet who knows that his way of seeing cannot be ignored

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Generocity.org - Telling the Story of the PA’s Disability Movement Through Theater

Generocity.org - Telling the Story of the PA’s Disability Movement Through Theater | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Greater Philadelphia's source for local nonprofit news, giving and networking.
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Write All the Words! – National Poetry Month: Guest Post from Megan Fernandes: Persona Poetry and Feminist Poetics

Write All the Words! – National Poetry Month: Guest Post from Megan Fernandes: Persona Poetry and Feminist Poetics | Human Writes | Scoop.it
New from EKA! National Poetry Month: Guest Post from Megan Fernandes: Persona Poetry and Feminist Poetics: http://t.co/FmOk3rgjqc

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The essence of literature - The Nation (blog)

The essence of literature - The Nation (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
“Why do we study Literature?”
Whenever I put forth this question to the young minds of our upcoming generation, I am likely to get a response from them in the form of ‘drawing a blank’.
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Top 10 art holidays and creative writing retreats in the UK - The Guardian

Top 10 art holidays and creative writing retreats in the UK - The Guardian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Getting away from it all on a writing retreat or art break offers an opportunity to combine a hobby with a holiday where it’s possible to learn new skills at beautiful and inspiring locations
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51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature

51 Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Literature | Human Writes | Scoop.it
"At the still point, there the dance is." —T. S. Eliot

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Missoula novelist wins independent publisher's award - The Missoulian

Missoula novelist wins independent publisher's award - The Missoulian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Missoula author David Allan Cates, author of five highly-acclaimed novels, has won a gold medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for his most recent effort, "Tom Connor’s Gift."
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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 39, Jorge Luis Borges

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 39, Jorge Luis Borges | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.
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Poetry Changes Lives - A Different Kind of Therapy - Huffington Post UK

Poetry Changes Lives - A Different Kind of Therapy - Huffington Post UK | Human Writes | Scoop.it
One big downside of trauma and depression is that you come out of it feeling like roadkill.
To give up a long standing depression is to have a significant part of your life abruptly removed.
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Who Inspired America's Greatest Writers? - Daily Beast

Who Inspired America's Greatest Writers? - Daily Beast | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Harold Bloom, “the indispensable critic,” has found the men and women who provided the daemonic spark for America’s literary giants. And he’s even nice to T.S. Eliot.
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'Ashley's War' shares the untold stories of women in combat

'Ashley's War' shares the untold stories of women in combat | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon follows the Cultural Support Team – a group of women supporting America's special operation forces in Afghanistan – through both the heaven and hell of battle.

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Why the Liberal Arts Belong in Elementary School - U.S. News & World Report

Why the Liberal Arts Belong in Elementary School - U.S. News & World Report | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Why restoring the liberal arts to elementary school can help us raise better readers.
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Herman Wouk at 100: One of the Greatest American War Novelists

Herman Wouk at 100: One of the Greatest American War Novelists | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The writer deserves more critical acclaim than he’s enjoyed.

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When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1

When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1 | Human Writes | Scoop.it
As the textbooks tell it, 1922 was the annus mirabilis—the “wonderful year” of modernist literature in English. James Joyce’s Ulysses, the novel that changed everything but the Ireland it dissected, was published in Paris; T.S. Eliot revealed in The Waste Land that April, despite appearances, is the “cruelest month”;...
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‘The Turner House,’ by Angela Flournoy

‘The Turner House,’ by Angela Flournoy | Human Writes | Scoop.it
An African-American family story is also a story of Detroit.

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