What’s Ambient Literature? …”The study of emergent forms of literature that make use of novel technologies and social practices in order to create robust and evocative experiences for readers.”
Tracy K. Smith is the New Poet Laureate of the United States…The poet and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her poetry collection, Life on Mars, and a finalist for the National Book Award for Nonfiction for her memoir, Ordinary Light, will begin her new post with the Library of Congress in September of this year. Congratulations Tracy K. Smith!
MacArthur Winners Announced! The 2016 MacArthur Fellows include a human rights lawyer, an art historian, a theoretical computer scientist, and many others including some incredible creative thinkers and activists. As President Julia Stasch says of the honorees, “While our communities, our nation, and our world face both historic and […]
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.”
A Poet-Tree Grows in Cape May: Sylvia Baer, an English literature professor at Rowan College at Gloucester, has created quite an impression on her community in Cape May, NJ.
Virginia Quarterly Review is Experimenting with Instagram Virginia Quarterly Review, the literary magazine published out of the University, is producing a new experimental series of nonfiction stories. The magazine will be running the series over the course of the year with writers’ weekly dispatches via its Instagram account […]
by Laurel Dowswell From prestigious awards to exciting new projects, the literary world brought readers and writers a number of compelling news stories in the beginning of December. Here is a wrap-up of recent global literary headlines. 2016 PEN Literary Awards Longlists Announced The PEN American Center will […]
by Laurel Dowswell Sara Jadid dreams of a peaceful world. One filled with flying doves instead of exploding bombs. A world of unity, where the strength of kindness prevails above all. On October 28, 2015, she received the prize for winning the 44th Universal Postal Union’s Letter Writing […]
by Emily Ramser November is here, and in the writing world, it has practically become synonymous with the phrase “National Novel Writing Month,” or as some call it “NaNoWriMo.” The movement of NaNoWriMo is exactly what it sounds like; it is a movement that is dedicated to writing […]