Neustadt in the News
Patti Smith describes the anticipation, elation, and deep satisfaction of reading the latest Haruki Murakami novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
Where does NSK nominee Benjamin Alire Sáenz find his inspiration? He reveals insights about his poetry in this recent interview with his nominating juror, J. L. Powers.
Past Neustadt juror Deji Olukotun talks to blogger Jason Q. Ng on digital censorship and why “hairy bacon” is considered a dangerous phrase in China.
Writing for the World Literature Today blog, NSK laureate Naomi Shihab Nye published a poem called “Right Now” to draw attention to the situation in Gaza.
The Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award is now considered the most valuable poetry prize for a first book of poetry. (Submissions for the 2015 award will open on September 1, 2014.)
What contains 15 books and spans 11 languages? The American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Awards longlist, which was announced just this week.
Know a talented young adult who loves to write poetry? Encourage them to enter the first annual Timothy Corsellis Prize, awarded in memory of a young WWII pilot and poet.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
The New York Public Library is encouraging people to read everywhere—even celebrities—with their new #ireadeverywhere photo campaign.
Looking for a last-minute summer getaway? Consider visiting the poetry capital of Canada: Fredericton, New Brunswick.