The Pulitzer Prize, Girl Rising in theaters, and Poetry Madness brackets

April 19, 2013

Lots of exciting literary news debuted in the past two weeks, including this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners announcement. We also have several more interesting pieces about poetry in our continuing celebration of National Poetry Month. 

News, Reviews, and Interviews

Arthur Sze is this year’s Jackson Poetry Prize winner.

The Best Translated Book Award for Fiction finalists have been announced! 

Malala Yousafzai is confirmed to be writing a memoirI am Malala, due from Little, Brown this October.

Henri Cole  has a reccuring series at the New Yorker site entitled “Street of the Iron Po(e)t.”

This year’s Pulitzer Prize winners were announced this week! 

Improvateur wonders if literary magazines have lost their edge.

A rare sight, some North Korean titles are quite the buzz at the London Book Fair this year. 

Could social media save some of Mexico’s unwritten and dying languages

For Your Calendar

Girl Rising, the film that we showed during last week’s Puterbaugh Festival, will have select showings in theaters across the U.S. April 19-25. 

There’s a new call for papers at Bangor University for a conference in September. 

If you live near NYC, the PEN American Center needs your help at the PEN World Voices Festival in May.

The University of London has issued a call for human rights poems for a new anthology to be published this Fall.

Fun Finds and Inspiration

Read the first poems of 10 very famous poets at Flavorwire.

Find poems inspired by past Pulitzer Prize novels at Pulitzer Remix.

How well do you think you’ll score in this Guardian quiz about resurrections in literature

Sign up to receive a new poem every day through the Poetry Foundation’s “Poem of the Day” program.

Think it might be time for a new book? Use this quick test to determine if it’s the right time.

Not a big basketball fan? Cast your brackets for Poetry Madness instead! 

A great way to celebrate National Poetry Month this month and every month is to download the Poetry Foundation’s free poetry app! (Also available for Android phones.)

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, the first two chapters are on the PEN American Center website.