Lit Briefs

  • The October 24 issue of The New Yorker included three pieces by Syrian poet Adonis. The poems were translated by none other than Khaled Mattawa.
  • Richard Nash, Soft Skull Press publisher and frequent blog commentator, has entered the blogosphere. I think we can expect at least a few posts about the various Google Print lawsuits.
  • Issue #3 of Land-Grant College Review is now available.
  • Sam Lipsyte and Gary Shteyngart talk craft over at the Loggernaut website.
  • Micheline Aharonian Marcom and Ursula K. LeGuin are among the recipients of the PEN literary awards, which will be handed out at a ceremony in Los Angeles on November 9th.
  • Poet Suheir Hammad will be reading from her new collection, ZaatarDiva, at Elliott Bay Books in Seattle on November 5th. Details here.