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Apr 7, 2011 @ 9:00:00 am

Joshua Cohen, photo by Ilan Jacobsohn for the  New York Observer.

Yesterday Borders executives tried to persuade publishers that the company was on track for growth again after filing for bankruptcy; the plan was deemed “unrealistic.”

How much did it cost the New York Times to build its pay-wall?

National Poetry Month in in full swing, with events and activities across America, and—of course—an iPhone app and a poets’ tweet-a-thon.

Andrew Hultkrans reports on a reading for the Review of Contemporary Fiction’s “Failure Issue,” edited by novelist Joshua Cohen, and featuring authors such as Triple Canopy’s Sam Frank, n+1’s Keith Gessen, and poet Eileen Myles, recently held at MoMA’s PS 1: “The gold standard of literary failure is lack of response. . . . This event, while diverting, failed only at that.”

Twenty years after originally asking, UK songwriter Kate Bush has finally received permission to use lyrics taken from James Joyce’s Ulysses on her forthcoming album. The Guardian has neatly assembled all the talking points in the latest edition of its droll “Pass Notes” series.