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  • Nina Cassian dies at 89; Romanian poet granted asylum in U.S.

    Nina Cassian dies at 89; Romanian poet granted asylum in U.S.
    Romanian poet and translator Nina Cassian, who obtained political asylum in the United States after the Communist-era secret police found her critical poems scribbled in a friend's diary, has died. She was 89.
  • Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever

    Mary Cheever dies at 95; author and widow of writer John Cheever
    Mary Cheever, an accomplished author and poet best known as the enduring spouse and widow of John Cheever, has died, after surviving by decades a husband who used their lonely but lasting marriage as an inspiration for some of his most memorable stories....

    Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas

     Magic breaks the spell of 'The Tempest' in Vegas
    LAS VEGAS — Telling friends that you're heading to Las Vegas for some Shakespeare is a bit like claiming you read Playboy for the interviews. Well, I did indeed head to Vegas last weekend to see "The Tempest," and I can guarantee that I was the...

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'

    In Bell, a blossoming of the arts in a 'garage salon'
    Standing on two wooden pallets covered by a floral rug, author and Chicano activist Luis Rodriguez reads a poem to more than 100 people crammed into a chilly, concrete-floored performance space. "Here you have a way. Here you can sing victory. Here you'...

    Kate Gale on running an indie press and her Festival of Books favorites

    Kate Gale on running an indie press and her Festival of Books favorites
    Twenty years ago, Kate Gale co-founded Red Hen Press, an independent publisher based in Southern California. Under its wings, Red Hen has a few specialty imprints as well as an active program that puts writers in the classroom. Gale is herself a poet...