Gathered by Mandi Casolo

In the spirit of the 2012 lively, civilized and productive presidential election, The Poetry Foundation has matched former presidents with their poetic inspirations. Looking at these photographs, perhaps Roosevelt simply admired Robinson for his similar taste in spectacles and mustaches.

Canadian artist, Guy Laramee, sculpts mind-blowing landscapes from volumes of books. His work is on display in the Bakersfield Museum of Art “Out of Print: Altered Books” exhibit in California until November 25th.

In an interview with TriQuarterly, Managing Editor Lydia Pudzianowski, gives the inside-scoop for why a piece of creative writing is not accepted with the journal, the life cycle of a submission, and submission trends.

Literary magazines are breaking through traditional forms. Matchbook Stories is a series of creative work published in handmade matchbooks. Each story or collection of poems are printed in their own matchbook and reflect a theme of temporary moments and places. Carry these tiny works of literature in your pocket and whip them out the next time someone asks you for a light.

Substitute the word “plumber” for “writer” in “writer’s block” and what do you get? Phillip Pullman says a lack of excuses. He and twelve other professionals voice their opinions on the ever-threatening menace of writer’s block. Though, as Pullman says, “a professional writer is someone who writes just as well when they’re not inspired as when they are.”