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APRIL has arrived. A festival of small press and independent publishing takes root in Seattle March 24, 2012

“Authors, Publishers and Readers of Independent Literature” March 22-31, 2012 The seeds of APRIL can be found in the 2010 Small Press Bookfest, an ambitious project of the late Pilot Books. APRIL aims to harness the spirit that made Pilot Books a community space and locus for daring and innovative writing. The goal of the festival is to connect readers with independent literature and the authors and publishers of this relevant and vitalizing work. The…

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Book App Review: The Waste Land June 13, 2011

Welcome to Book Patrol’s inaugural Book App Review. Here we will sample and review apps created exclusively for books or book-related themes. We kick off the series with a look at T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land for the iPad, a joint production of Faber & Faber and Touch Press. What is arguably the greatest poem of the 20th Century is now infused with the bells and whistles of what will or already has become one…

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Just in Case May 21, 2011

  With less than 3 hours left until the Rapture begins this book moves up the To Be Read (TBR) list to a Must Read Now! Harvey Gross’s Plans for an Orderly Apocalypse and other poems. Published by the University of Michigan Press, 1968

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Obama on Poetry May 13, 2011

Here are the President’s opening remarks for the celebration of poetry and prose hosted by the President, the first lady and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities that took place at the White House on Wednesday night. Clearly, the President understands the cultural importance and value of  poetry and it is a partisan shame that  it is all overshadowed by the ridiculous controversy stirred up by his opponents. Gerri Willis, a host on…

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Target brings haiku to the masses May 9, 2011

 Welcome to Haiku-pons, the latest direct mailing for the Target Corporation. The booklet features coupons from select departments; each adorned with a corresponding haiku. Now for the fun part. As you clip your way through the booklet new haikus are formed. Above is a complete page, below is the page with the middle coupon excised What a great idea though the timing could’ve been a bit better. Why are these showing up in peoples mailboxes…

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