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If you don’t know Quarter Life Poetry yet, then this video will make you want to watch and read all of it.

Lena Dunham is starting her own publishing imprint.

Learn more about women in the beat generation.

Some classic and contemporary Latin American female authors you could check out.

Ian McKellen is no longer writing a memoir and returned the very large advance he got for it.

Flavorwire made a list of 50 books every modern teenager should read.

Poet Tips will help you find new poets.

Basing your YA novel on their gown designs.

The cover for the illustrated Chamber of Secrets looks so good again.

Lithub started a tournament of literary sex-writing.

News about a new Maureen Johnson trilogy.

More casting news for the Annihilation movie.

Audiobook narrators narrate the encyclopedia and make it sound good as hell.


Bored to Death book club is set up by two sisters who love to read and have nothing better to do than to start a book club.

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