A well-rounded collection kicks of this first full week of May. Below, discover news about your favorite Neustadt laureates, several literary prizes, and even a literary destination you might not have thought about. Enjoy!
Neustadt in the News
If One Hundred Years of Solitude is Gabriel García Márquez’s most enduring work, why has it never made it to the silver screen? Film directors explain the story is unfilmable, just as Gabo intended.
This week, past Neustadt juror Lauren Camp was awarded not one but three honors at the 2014 New Mexico Press Women Contest.
Adam Zagajewski, renowned Polish poet and winner of the 2004 Neustadt Prize, is a hit in China, thanks to circulation of translations of his work via the Internet. His two newly published Chinese poetry collections were debuted to great acclaim.
The childhood home of Elizabeth Bishop will soon be for sale, a decision that the current 10 owners of the property did not take lightly.
The National Poetry Out Loud competition ended last week, and Tennessee highschooler Anita Norman was crowned the winner! A video of her recitation of “Let the Light Enter” by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper is now available to watch on YouTube.
For the first time in its history, the PEN American Center has released the longlists for each of the PEN Literary Awards.
The Paz Prize for Poetry is awarded to a Spanish-language poet every year, and applications for this year’s prize are now officially open until June 15.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Looking to break up your writing cycle a little? Here are five alternative poetry forms you can try to give your brain a challenge this week.
Looking for a literary city to visit this summer? Why not stop by Norman, Oklahoma, where our offices are located? (We promise to say “Hi” if you drop by!)
The Telegraph recently released its choices for the 15 best poetry books of all time, and we would love to hear what our readers and followers think!