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October 15, 2019
Harold Bloom, author of 'Anxiety of Influence,' dies at 89
Harold Bloom, the eminent critic and Yale professor whose seminal "The Anxiety of Influence" and melancholy regard for ...
October 10, 2019
The Latest: Group want Handke award revoked
The Latest on the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prizes (all times local): 10:48 p.m. The Mothers of Srebrenica group that ...
September 20, 2019
Novels by Colson Whitehead, Marlon James on awards longlist
Colson Whitehead's brutal narrative of a boys' reform school, "The Nickel Boys," and Marlon James' fantasy epic "Black ...
September 18, 2019
Strategist for Sen. Warren on longlist for poetry award
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's reach has extended into the world of literary prizes. A communications strategist for the Democratic ...
September 05, 2019
Former US poet laureate Rita Dove wins $100,000 prize
Former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove has received a $100,000 prize for lifetime achievement. Dove, whose previous honors ...
September 04, 2019
Margaret Atwood returns us to Gilead in 'The Testaments'
From a park bench on the Victoria College campus, Margaret Atwood — class of 1961 — can trace her life of the mind. "It was ...
August 27, 2019
5 young poets each receive awards of $25,000
Five young poets, including a National Book Award winner, have each received prizes worth just over $25,000.
August 19, 2019
Tommy Orange among winners of American Book Award
Tommy Orange's novel "There There" and Jeffrey C. Stewart's biography of Harlem Renaissance thinker Alain Locke are among ...
July 24, 2019
Bella Thorne shares personal struggles in 1st poetry book
Bella Thorne says people are confused by her and she doesn't understand why, but maybe her new book will clear things up.
July 19, 2019
Verse averse: State poet laureate pick nixed after criticism
There are poetry slams, and then there are slammed poets. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu abandoned his pick for poet ...
July 11, 2019
Poet and former Youth Laureate Amanda Gorman has book deal
Former Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman is working on a picture book. Viking Children's Books announced Thursday that ...
June 19, 2019
Joy Harjo is first Native American named US poet laureate
Joy Harjo, the first Native American to be named U.S. poet laureate, has been ready for a long time. "I've been an unofficial ...
May 11, 2019
Simon Armitage is named the UK's new Poet Laureate
Simon Armitage has been named the U.K.'s new Poet Laureate, succeeding Carol Ann Duffy in the 10-year post. Queen Elizabeth ...
May 07, 2019
Marilyn Nelson given $100,000 award from Poetry Foundation
Marilyn Nelson is receiving a $100,000 lifetime achievement award from the Poetry Foundation, which also is honoring Naomi ...
May 03, 2019
Roxane Gay and Medium launch Gay Magazine
Author Roxane Gay and the online publishing platform Medium have launched Gay Magazine, dedicated to diverse, "intelligently ...
May 01, 2019
Philadelphia ex-poet laureate faces uproar for skinhead past
Philadelphia's second poet laureate, who focused on taking poetry to neighborhoods and the city's young people, has been ...
April 25, 2019
Poet Joy Harjo wins $65,000 Jackson Prize
Poet Joy Harjo has won a $65,000 prize for writers deemed worthy of greater recognition. Poets & Writers announced Thursday ...
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