The Presidential Inaugural Committee has announced that Richard Blanco has been chosen to read a poem at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony on Jan. 21. The choice marks a couple firsts: Blanco will become the first Hispanic and the first gay poet to read at a presidential inauguration. He will also, at 44, be the youngest poet to do so. . . . Read More »
Claremont Graduate University is handing out a couple of huge poetry prizes here in Claremont, California.
Frost sent the cards out annually from 1934 to 1962. The last year they were mailed, the print run was over 17,000. Some of the cards ran up to 20 pages and included such well-known Frost poems as “The Gift Outright” and “The Wood-Pile.” . . . Read More »
At least one publisher will soon be accepting unsolicited manuscripts over the transom. Harper Voyager, HarperCollins’ science fiction and fantasy imprint, has announced that it will accept unagented manuscripts for a two-week period in October.
From October 1 until October 14, Harper Voyager is opening the transom to unsolicited manuscripts. The decision as to which manuscripts to publish will be made jointly by editors in the US, UK, and Australia. . . . Read More »