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2013 Guggenheim Fellows Revealed

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has released its list of 2013 Fellows, and the list includes a number of literary winners.

Kiran Desai, Adam Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Ben Marcus, David Means, Terese Svoboda and Colson Whitehead were all named fiction fellows for 2013. The nonfiction fellows included: Joshua FoerJ. C. Hallman, Bill Hayes, Sylvia Nasar, Carlin Romano and David Rosenberg.

We’ve rounded up more literary winners below. Here’s more from the committee: “This year, after considering the recommendations of panels and juries consisting of hundreds of distinguished artists, scholars, and scientists, the Board of Trustees has granted Fellowships to 175 individuals.”

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Free Samples of PEN Center USA’s 2012 Literary Award Winners

The PEN Center USA celebrated its 2012 Literary Award winners at a ceremony in Los Angeles. We’ve collected free samples of all the award winning works, follow the links below to explore.

At the ceremony, Joyce Carol Oates received lifetime achievement award. Screenplay winners Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon both thanked Oates for inspiring them, sharing a story about how Oates introduced Gansa to The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow. We interviewed Gordon last year about his writing career–watch him in the video embedded above.

Here’s more about the awards: “Each year, PEN Center USA calls for submissions of work produced or published during one calendar year by writers living west of the Mississippi River. Entries in the eleven categories are reviewed and judged by panels of distinguished writers, critics and editors. Winners are announced the following September and each receives a $1,000 cash prize, a free year of membership with PEN Center USA and an invitation to the Annual Literary Awards Festival in Los Angeles.”

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Days of Poetry and Punk Rock

“In the 1970s, the connection between poetry and rock & roll was utter. They were the same people. People who wrote poems were in bands. That didn’t happen again, it seemed to me, until the 90s.” That’s a quote from poet and GalleyCat reader, Eileen Myles.

Since her first 1974 reading at the punk rock mecca CBGB, Myles published more than 20 volumes of poetry, fiction, articles, plays, and libretti. GalleyCat caught up with Myles, talking about the recession and her historic experiences in New York City’s East Village.

The interview came during a poetry reading celebrating the release of “Poems from the Women’s Movement” anthology. GalleyCat also interviewed Erica Jong about the lack of publishing parity, poet Honor Moore about “male approval desire”, and beat poet Anne Waldman about preserving chapbooks in this digital age.

Anne Waldman Saves the Chapbook

“We didn’t wait around to be discovered. We discovered ourselves,” poet Anne Waldman told Galleycat–reviving the singular art of the poetry chapbook.

In this video interview, the celebrated poet explains what she learned about self-publishing over the course of her career. In addition to writing, Waldman co-founded of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg–a fitting teacher to conclude National Poetry Month.

Last week Honor Moore, editor of “Poems from the Women’s Movement,” hosted a poetry reading at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan–bringing together generations of renowned poets to celebrate the release of the Library of America anthology. GalleyCat interviewed a number of these poets, including Erica Jong about the lack of publishing parity and Honor Moore about how “Male Approval Desire” hobbles women.

Erica Jong Knocks Publishing Parity

On Thursday evening, Honor Moore, editor of “Poems from the Women’s Movement,” hosted a poetry reading at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan–bringing together generations of renowned poets to celebrate the release of the Library of America anthology.

In this video interview, guest author Erica Jong shared her thoughts about women in publishing and her current project. Jong joined Susan Griffin, Toi Derricotte, Joan Larkin, Jean Valentine, Eileen Myles, Fran Winant, and Anne Waldman.

GalleyCat interviewed a number of these poets, getting their thoughts on publishing, feminism, and writing during the recession. More video will follow next week.