News by Dean Fetzer
The discovery of an original printing of ‘The Revolt of Islam’ - an epic at nearly 5,000 lines - suggests someone other than the poet amended it.
News by Dean Fetzer February 19, 2013
A rare poem by 19th-century Scottish poet William Topaz McGonagall – widely agreed to be “the worst poet in English literature” — goes on sale in London this May.
News by Dean Fetzer February 11, 2013
The body of the Noble Prize-winning poet is due to be exhumed for autopsy to determine the cause of his death in 1973.
Column by Cath Murphy January 15, 2013
To blag (v): to sound like you know what you’re talking about when you don’t The Blagger’s Guide to Literature (n): an invaluable resource for those who wish to blag about books without reading them.
News by Dan Shewan October 22, 2012
New poetry collection will feature QR codes to enable readers to access audio recordings of poems read by the author.
News by Dave Reuss October 11, 2012
Tolkien fans will have 200 more pages to enjoy next year.
Column by Jon Gingerich September 12, 2012
Love them or hate them, writers can learn a lot about sentence structure and wordplay by experimenting with the timeless artform of the aphorism.
News by Kimberly Turner August 7, 2012
Inspired by artist Nina Katchadourian's delightful 'Sorted Books' project, LitReactor wants to see your best book-spine poetry. Start sorting!
News by Kimberly Turner June 26, 2012
A Chilean arts collective will make it rain poetry over London tonight, dropping 100,000 bookmark-shaped poems over the city to celebrate the ‘biggest gathering of poets in world history.’
News by Kimberly Turner June 8, 2012
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Natasha Trethewey was named Poet Laureate of the U.S. yesterday, so we went to drink champagne with her.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen April 26, 2012
If anyone can understand the plight of the US Postal Service, who are being edged out by more efficient digital tools, it's people in publishing. Which is probably why they're pandering to lit nerds.
News by John Jarzemsky April 4, 2012
Nobel Prize winning author Guenter Grass has published a controversial poem in a German daily newspaper, in which he criticizes Israel for escalating conflict with Iran.
News by John Jarzemsky March 23, 2012
A Virginia high school student was instructed by his English teacher to read a Langston Hughes poem "blacker" in front of his class.
News by John Jarzemsky March 2, 2012
Chicago pays homage to the love affair writers have with booze in the upcoming 'Lost Chicago Drinking Poems' event.
Column by Taylor Houston
Give more than chocolate this V Day--try your hand at writing a love letter with a little help from the pros.
News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 6, 2011
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer wins 2011 Nobel Prize for literature, is more than meets the eye.