The Pulitzer Prize winners for 2010 are in. In poetry, Rae Armantrout won for her book Versed. On the fiction side, Paul Harding won for Tinkers.
Here's the story of Paul Harding's Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It was the first winner published by a small press in three decades and might be as good a story as the novel itself.
The 2010 Guggenheim Fellows have been announced. I am not among them, unfortunately. However, among those who are is recent visiting writer to ASU and the Piper House, poet Kimiko Hahn. Congrats to all.
In more award winning news, Eleanor Ross Taylor won the 2010 Ruth Lilly Prize, a yearly lifetime achievement award given to an American poet. With it, she gets $100,000. So there's that.
Natalie Merchant is singing poetry. But does that make it better? She seems to think so. She says she's bringing poetry "off the dead, flat pages" by putting it to music. Yikes.
Salon has announced a content partnership with McSweeney's, as the long and dangerous talons of Dave Eggers force their way deeper into American culture. When is enough enough, Eggers?