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When Books Are a Lifestyle Choice: C&R Press

Books are dead–long live books! So runs the credo (more or less) of C&R Press. Founded in 2006, this indie publisher is “committed to publishing books from new and emerging poets whose work might otherwise be ignored by commercial publishers.” To those ends, C&R Press publishes fiction, short stories, poetry, essays, memoir, and mixed genre. […]

Tracy K. Smith Named U.S. Poet Laureate

The U.S. Library of Congress has named Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Smith, 45, won the Pulitzer-Prize for her poetry collection Life on Mars and was a National Book Award finalist for nonfiction three years later for her memoir, Ordinary Light. She will serve a one-year term. According to Newsday: The […]

KWLS Offers Podcasts of Beloved Authors

Imagine running on a treadmill listening to a laugh-out loud lecture by Allan Gurganus. Or imagine your morning commute: wouldn’t you look forward to it more if you could listen to a keynote address by Lee Smith? And wouldn’t the winter be just a little more tolerable if you could listen to Silas House read […]