— The Guardian has an interview with Gary Snyder about environmental and social responsibility that is absolutely worth reading, especially if you love Gary Snyder like I love Gary Snyder (though I don’t think this is a requirement).
— Media conglomerate Gannett will use USA Today brand for book publishing. I talked to Caryn about this earlier and she made me wonder if this means that when I go on vacation and open my hotel room door, I’ll find a stack of books sitting outside in the morning.
— Michael Ondaatje on writing and Divisadero. Interesting. Plus, I really like typing “Ondaatje.” Ondaatje. Ondaatje. Okay, I’ll stop.
— There’s a review in the L.A. Times of Varieties of Disturbance by Lydia Davis and says that the collection “poses a series of word problems for the existentially challenged” which really sounds like my kind of book.
— “Good artists borrow, great artists steal.” (That’s Picasso or T.S. Eliot or maybe someone else… take your pick.) And here’s a review of a book about plagiarism.
— American Idol: Writer Version (New York Magazine style).
— For some light reading, here’s a little something about morality and Immanuel Kant and stuff like that.
— And finally, farewell, Miss Snark!