National Poetry Slam Takes Place in Denver Bringing together hundreds of poets and thousands of fans from across North America, the event included workshops, open mics, and competitions including the “Haiku Death Match.” Danielle Brooks, one of the host city co-chairs for the 2017 National Poetry Slam says, “It’s […]
The 2017 World’s Highest Earning Author is… JK Rowling! She tops the list at $95M, with author James Patterson coming in at $87M. Forbes released the list this week, which also included popular authors Stephen King, Dan Brown, and John Grisham. For the full list of ten, click […]
Two new publications are forthcoming from the world of Harry Potter on October 20th. No, they are not new novels by Rowling, but they do bring excitement to magic lovers and passionate fans of the series.
Dear Sugars Podcast & Column Debuts On Saturday, July 15, Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and short story and essay writer Steve Almond introduced their new podcast and column with The New York Times, Dear Sugars. The “radically empathic advice column” is borne […]
Open the nearest paperback, crack it open, and take a good, deep whiff. Nice, right? I’m not going to tell you how many dust mites and fruiting bodies you probably just hoovered into your sinus cavity. That would ruin whatever enjoyment you just got out of that dose […]
The biggest piece of literary news this week is, of course, Bob Dylan’s winning of the Nobel prize in literature. His winning of the award has everyone in a tizzy, except for Bob Dylan himself. Twenty-four hours after Dylan had been announced as the winner, the Swedish Academy […]
The Labor Day holiday marks an ending and a beginning— readying us for a changing of seasons that moves from summer frivolity to autumn responsibilities. But I agree with poet Jericho Brown when he says, “Labor Day is my favorite holiday.”
Fireside Fiction, a speculative fiction magazine, has commissioned and released a report on the lack of Black authors in speculative fiction magazines and online fiction sites.
“You Might Have Been My Brother…” by Tang Danhong in The Common Filled with visceral imagery, this poem could be a mural—painted with feathers, yet purpose driven to the end. Tang Danhong writes with a real romantic spirit, but is not naïve. Superb. ~ Laurel Dowswell, Features Editor […]