Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Roundup with PW

Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate
The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of 'Life on Mars' has been named to the highest public office reserved for an American poet.
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CBC Launches Reading Beyond Book List
The Children’s Book Council has announced the first-ever Reading Beyond book list, an annotated bibliography for parents, caregivers, teachers, librarians, and others seeking book recommendations for children who read above their grade level.
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James Galton Dies at 92: The former president and CEO of Marvel Entertainment Group has been credited with saving the company from bankruptcy in the 1970s.

It's Mallory Ortberg's Internet: The cofounder of bygone literary feminist site 'The Toast' is instrumental to making the internet a better place.

The Trite Poet of Instagram: Pushcart Prize–nominated poet Thom Young, having noticed the successes of vapid poetry on the platform, has started a social experiment.

Hidden Treasures in Italian Libraries: In Florence, Rome and beyond, these buildings are a feast not only for book lovers, but for art and architecture enthusiasts as well.

21 Maori and Pasifika Authors: Not enough diversity in your reading diet? Here are 21 reasons to read books by indigenous New Zealand writers.


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