Jul 30, 2010 @ 9:00:00 am
Salman Rushdie, Noam Chomsky, Jennifer Egan, and other writers have signed a letter pledging to boycott Arizona until it revokes its new SB1070 immigration law.
Last May, David Biespiel wrote an article for the Poetry Foundation arguing that poets should assume a stronger role in the "the life of American Democracy"—maybe even run for office. Now, Stephen Burt (the author of the excellent Close Calls with Nonsense) offers a rousing reply, explaining why this would be "bad for our poetry," and "bad for our politics."
"I quit being a Christian," says a Facebook post by bestselling author Anne Rice, who became famous as a writer of vampire novels and has more recently been writing about Jesus. "In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist."
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