Nov 14, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
Award-winning poet Jack Gilbert, whose Collected Poems was published in March of this year, has died at the age of 87.
With a list of guests that includes not just publishers but also Molly Ringwald and DJ Rabbi Darkside, the organizers of this year's National Book Awards dinner—which will be held tonight at Cipriani Wall Street—hope "to add more sex appeal to an industry that’s not exactly known for it."
While the merger between Penguin and Random House has mostly been met with cynicism and dismay, the consolidation of big publishing might actually be good news for smaller presses, which are becoming far better equipped to publish poetry, books in translation, and literary fiction. But even so, how will indie presses ever compete against the large advances that big houses offer? One solution, Salon argues, is
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