Best of the Web 4/18/16
Twice a month, we feature our favorite literary links. As ever, we promise: You’ll laugh. You'll ponder. You won’t get any writing done.
Poet Rosmarie Waldrop has condensed the poetry of her twenty-year career into a single compilation, Gap Gardening. Within its pages, she explores the spaces between, where human imagination becomes the most fruitful.
"Mind the Gap: The Poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop."
Reboots are hard to write. Jane Austen reboots are even harder to write. And Pride and Prejudice reboots are the hardest of all. Despite criticism of her forthcoming adaptation of Austen’s most famous work, author Curtis Sittenfeld is confident that no one will deny her fondness for one of English literature’s most iconic authors.
"Curtis Sittenfeld Is No Jane Austen, but She’s O.K. With That."
While we can’t buy tickets to the awe-inspiring locales featured in the Kepler Project’s breathtaking ad campaign, we can explore brave new worlds in other ways: through fiction.
"Space Tourism in Modern Storytelling."
In honor of National Poetry Month, here are ten more poetry slam videos you should watch. Tackling everything from body image to feminism, there’s something here that will resonate with everyone.
"10 More Poetry Slam Videos You Must Watch."
How do LGBTQIA children’s authors navigate their own identity? According to author Alexander London, the answer is simple: he doesn’t think his existence is controversial, and the accepting nature of children is one we should admire.