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  • Salon Q&A: William Deresiewicz on millennials, the meritocracy, student loans and what's wrong with the Ivy League
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  • Thanks to Rattle, "poetry is back in the news" with their online feature Poets Respond. While the editors of Rattle believe that "real poetry is timeless," t...
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  • The author says only a few 'earn their length' and he reads them itching to edit. But I can think of plenty of terrific giant stories can't you? Ian McEwan...
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  • “The Strange Library” will arrive just three and a half months after Mr. Murakami’s latest novel, “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage."
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  • *The Rusty Toque* is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Fiction Chapbook Contest chosen by our judge Lee Henderson. *1st Place * *You Cannot Gi...
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  • *JUDGEMENT DAY * Earth abides. And the sun also rises. But nothing could prepare me for the shock, Vanity of vanities, the crisis Of Arnold beamed down ...
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  • An American academic has teamed up with the Internet Archive and Flickr to create a massive, searchable trove of copyright-free… Read More » The post Int...
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  • Staff D.C. Public Library works with the homeless; Bruce Springsteen pens a children's book, Sherman Alexie and Jess Walter launch a podcast; and oth...
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  • Over our 44 year history, Descant has sometimes produced themed issues about particular places, like Boznia and Herzegovina (2012), Sicily (2011) and Cuba ...
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  • Photo: Luke Macgregor / Reuters Over at BuzzFeed Books, I talked to 18 story writers about their decisions to shift focus and write novels. Some of the fol...
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  • Doug Ramspeck *Two poems* MUD GHOSTS And if there are no names for the land before us, there are still the cataract clouds, the shapes we watch for, ...
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  • I’d only read one poem by Tom Duddy but its simple grace stayed with me. There was a mysteriousness and sweetness to it, a gut feeling that this was a real...
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