The National Endowment for the Arts has released the selections for the fiscal year 2017 grants and fellowships, including 37 poets, a number of presses, and several literary magazines too, including Copper Canyon Press and Electric Literature.
On December 6th, National Public Radio released its annual guide from staff and critics. This app gives you a wide range of filters to help you move through more than 300 titles, and includes detailed recommendations, links on where to buy the books — including indie bookstore and library links.
Novelist and grand inspiration/motivation Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie gave the world a cultural commentary that we so desperately need right now in this article published by The New Yorker on December 2nd.
Young female poets are using the internet — specifically Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram, in new ways to spread poetry. These poets utilize social media to reach new readers in an unprecedented manner.
Congratulations to all the authors! Watch civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis accept the award in a very moving speech here:
A popular poetry website, poetry.org, released an online collection of poems they feel are necessary following the presidential election.