Book News: Week of March 28, 2011

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April = poetry. The Academy of American Poets shares 30 ways to celebrate National Poetry Month. You can also subscribe to Poem-a-Day.

April Fool’s! Huffpost Books compiled a list of the best literary hoaxes of all time.

Shelf Awareness released its annual April 1 issue of Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade. April Fool’s! (We hope.)

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In a Newsweek piece called “Please Stop Writing!” Susan Cheever asks “Why do even the best novelists lose their literary magic after a few books?”

Publishers Weekly talks with Taylor Stevens, author of the Informationist, about her childhood in the Children of God cult.

This week’s New York Times bestsellers. Get the inside scoop: Inside the List.

About Kira Walton

Kira Walton

KIRA WALTON has been stalking books all her life as a college English teacher, bookseller, book club consultant, author, and editor.