Teenage poetry revolutions, new Kipling poems, and bidding for Borders
This week was full of exciting discoveries throughout the lit world. Below, you’ll find links to new poems by Rudyard Kipling as well as events that celebrate undiscovered and previously untranslated writers. Happy clicking!
News, Reviews, and Interviews
Publishing Perspectives is reaching out to translation publishers and self-published authors who may have paid for their own translations.
English PEN’s newest Atlas piece discusses the poetry of Tadeusz Różewicz, a Polish poet often considered a contemporary of Szymborska and Miłosz.
The New Yorker reveals that there’s not much chance for slow journalism these days.
The Internet is fueling a poetry revolution for teenagers, says the Guardian.
How does one go about building a sci-fi publisher from scratch? Angry Robot knows.
Short story writers don’t always want to make the leap to novel writing. Why? The Reading the Short Story blog has the answer.
Fifty new, unpublished poems by Rudyard Kipling were discovered this week by scholar Thomas Pinney.
Have governments and corporations not done enough to protect human rights? The Mantle wonders.
For Your Calendar
Words Without Borders is co-hosting an event in NYC in March to celebrate Spain's best untranslated writers.
Next week, Robyn Creswell and Adam Shatz will host a discussion on translating Sonallah Ibrahim’s works.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Artist Jaime Poole makes larger-than-life portraits using scrapped pieces of poetry as his medium.
Looking for a creative way to add bookshelves in your space? Try these inspiring ideas from Vic Books.
Need some inspiration to keep chugging along on your current writing project? Brain Pickings has just the thing.
Do you miss your local Borders store? Now you can bid for a chance to win a piece of their lettered signs, all while helping fund authors in need.
You can send a message of hope to Mam Sonando, who is currently serving a twenty-year prison sentence in Cambodia for exercising his right to free speech.
BuzzFeed has rounded up a list of 30 cool book places, including public and personal libraries and bookstores.