Jan 3, 2013 @ 12:01:00 am
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle
After being inspired by a trip across the U.S., Englishman Simon Goode is opening Britain’s very first centre for book arts.
This June, Christian Wiman will leave his post as editor of Poetry magazine to teach at Yale. Wiman has spent the past ten years at Poetry, and during that time, he tripled circulation, and oversaw a complete redesign of the magazine.
An especially ardent fan of the indie rock outfit The Mountain Goats has launched a campaign petitioning the government to name lead singer John Darnielle as the next U.S. Poet Laureate. "John Darnielle is an American institution," reads the petition. "An inspiration to poets, artists and sundry other human beings both in America and world-wide." The campaign needs 25,000 signatures by the end of the month to reach its goal; right now it has 3,345.
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