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Here's a list of some of the blogs and sites we like. It is, as you can see, a work in progress. What we mean is: it's kind of messy. We're working on it all the time, and we'd love to hear if there are blogs you think are essential that we don't have linked yet.

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About.com: Contemporary Literature *
Afterlights poetry, visuals
AlterNet Books *
American Fiction Notes *
The American Reader
Arts & Letters Daily *
ArtsBeat Books category from the New York Times *
ArtsJournal Publishing
The Bamboo Sea Writers who write about or live in China
Band of Thebes
The Bat Segundo Show *
Bat Terrier Literature and Life in Fierce, Tiny Bites. /
Beatrice books, reviews *
Bent on Books
berfrois "Intellectual Jousting in the Republic of Letters"
The Best American Poetry blog *
beyondwords "a blog for professional writers, editors, and designers"
Bibliobitch
Biblioklept
Bibliophilic Blather editing, grammar, flash fiction
Big Other "online forum of iconoclasts and upstarts focusing its lens on books, music, comics, film, video..." *
Blog Critics: Books *
boingboing *
Book a Week with Jen
The Book Bench "Loose leafs from the New Yorker Books Department" *
Book By Its Cover
The Book Lady's Blog *
Book Patrol "A haven for book culture" *
Book Riot "Always Books, Never Boring" *
Book Two
BookBitchBlog *
Bookdwarf books, bookselling, reviews
BookFox "focuses mainly on new literary titles." *
Bookrageous Podcast
Books on the Nightstand
books, inq. *
Bookselling This Week *
Bookslut Reviews, interviews, blog
Booksquare "Dissecting the publishing industry with love and skepticism." *
Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene poetry, reviews, interviews
Boston Globe - Off the Shelf *
Brain Pickings *
Buzz, Balls & Hype *
Chamber Four "TV sucks. Read a Book." *
Changing Lives, Changing Minds "An alternative to incarceration founded in the power of literature to transform lives." *
Chapter & Verse blog The Christian Science Monitor *
Chicago Center for Literature and Photography *
Chicago Poetry Calendar a community organized blog for all things poetry-wise in Chicago *
Chicago Poetry Review News About The Top Poets Of Chicagoland
Chicago Reader Lit Section
Chicago Tribune Printers Row - Readers, Writers and Books *
A Commonplace Blog
The Conversant "Interview projects, talk poetries, embodied inquiry." *
Conversational Reading literature, news, interviews, reviews *
Counterbalance *
Critical Mass blog of the National Book Critics Circle *
Daily Beast Book Beast *
Daily S-Press *
The Daily Vonnegut "Reviews, Interviews, Trivia, and all things Kurt Vonnegut"
dumbfoundry poetry links, magazines, blogs, journals, sites, news *
Eat, Sleep & Read!
Edward Champion's Reluctant Habits *
Electric Literature's Recommended Reading
The Elegant Variation literature, news, reviews
Emerging Writers Network writing, literary magazines, reviews *
Experimental Fiction / Poetry reviews, interviews, commentary
The Faster Times Books *
Fiction Advocate
Fictionaut "A literary community for adventurous readers & writers" *
FiveBooks
FiveChapters "publishes a short story in five parts each week"
Flavorwire
Follow the Reader for those who read & recommend books.
Full Stop reviews, interviews, marginalia *
GalleyCat books, bookselling, publishing *
Ghost Word "Ethereal thoughts on books and writing" *
Gloom Cupboard Literature for the Common People *
Golden Rule Jones literature, events, writers, opinion
GOOD Books
goodreports.net reviews, essays, book news
Granta *
Guardian U.K. Books *
Guide to Literary Agents Editor's Blog
harriet a blog from the poetry foundation *
HER KIND a blog powered by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts
HiLoBrow *
How a Poem Happens
HTMLGiant *
Huffington Post Books *
identity theory interviews, fiction, nonfiction, music, film, books, verse, blogs, visuals
if:book Institute for the Future of the Book
InDigest Magazine blog
Influency Salon Engaging Conversations with Contemporary Canadian Poetry
Inside Higher Ed *
Jacket Copy  Los Angeles Times *
Kevin Kelly's Lifestream
kottke.org *
La Bloga Chicana, Latina, Latino, & more
Lambda Literary leader in LGBT book reviews, author interviews, opinion, news
Largehearted Boy *
Like Fire  Commentary, criticism, recommendation, exploration, provocation, raillery, discovery.
Litagogo literary podcast guide, reviews, poetry *
Lit Park writing, community, interviews, questions *
Lit Scribbler The Long & Short of the Short Story
Literary Kicks "Opinions, Observations and Research" *
The Literary Saloon writing, literary news, opinion *
The Literary Platform "Dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology."
Litseen 
Los Angeles Review of Books *
Los Angeles Times Books
Luna Park literary magazines, reviews *
Madam Mayo *
Mark Athitakis’ American Fiction Notes *
Maud Newton Blog literature, reviews, events, news *
McSweeney's Internet Tendency *
MFA Blog *
MFA Day Job
Mike Snider's Formal Blog and Sonnetarium poetry, writing, opinion*
The Millions books, arts, and culture *
Minnesota Reads
Mistfit Blog poetry, MisFit journal
Mittenlit All about books and authors with a tie to Michigan
MobyLives books, writing, publishing, news *
Multiverse Poetry poetry, readings, news
The Mumpsimus "Displaced thoughts on misplaced literatures"
NPR Books *
Naked Girls Reading *
Nathan Bransford literary agent
The Nervous Breakdown "Word to your mother" *
NEWSgrist art, politics, censorship
New Statesman Books
New York Times Books *
The New Yorker Books *
The New Yorker Fiction
Notes in the Margin Weblog literary news, publishing
Novelr "is about reading, writing and publishing Internet fiction."
Of Books and Bicycles
Old Hag "Book Reviews, Sundries, Culture, Intelligentsia"
Other People with Brad Listi "in-depth, inappropriate interviews with authors." *
Outwide Writers Collective *
The Page "Poetry, essays, language, ideas"
Page-Turner "Criticism, contention, and conversation about books that matter." From the New Yorker *
Paper Trail Publishing news, literary chat from BookForum *
The Paris Review Daily *
PEN America blog *
Perpetual Folly literature, writing, lit mags, opinion, review *
Pete Lit writing, news, opinion *
Poetry Daily News poetry news
Poetry Foundation News *
Poetry International Web
PowellsBooks Blog
Powell's Books Review-a-Day *
Practicing Writing writing, news, submission calls, market info *
Press Press Press Poetry, Chapbooks, Journals, Things *
Publetariat People Who Publish *
Publishers Weekly reviews, bookselling, news *
Publishing Insider books, music, movies, publishing, news *
Publishing Perspectives *
The Quarterly Conversation "Good lit crit for good readers" *
Ragazine.cc art, information, entertainment
The Reading Experience reviews, opinion, books
Reading Under the Covers writing, publishing, news, commentary
readwritepoem (ceased May 2010)
ReadySteadyBook articles, book reviews, interviews
Reluctant Habits books, reviews, interviews, film *
Reprint books, publishing, news
Review 31
The Rondeau Roundup exploration, publication of the rondeau, rondel, roundel, rondeau redouble, rondolet, triolet, and ballade
The Roving Editor
The Rumpus *
Say Something Wonderful poetry, teaching
Scarriet
She is Too Fond of Books ... and it has addled her brain
Shelf Awareness
Silliman's Blog *
SlushPile.net "Writing about writing"
Small Press Blog
So Many Books books, reviews, reading lists, libraries
splinters books, reviews, opinion, news
Survival of the Book
Telegraph U.K. Books
The things they read. *
There Are No Rules Jane Friedman (Writer's Digest)
there is no gap a blog by Karl Pohrt
Thirteen Blackbirds Poetry poetry
This Space writing, books, opinion, reviews
Three Guys One Book
Three Percent A resource for international literature *
The Toronto Quarterly
Two Words blog for the Center for the Art of Translation
Utne Reader Great Writing *
The Valve books, education, reviews, news
Vol. 1 Brooklyn *
Walt at Random libraries, movies, music, books, news
Washington Independent Review of Books *
Washington Post book reviews, news
The Whistling Fire poetry, fiction, nonfiction
White Readers Meet Black Authors
wood s lot art, literature, articles *
The Wooden Spoon literature, culture, and life
WriteBlack It's about the books
Writer Beware A publishing industry watchdog group
The Writer's Almanac *
The Writers Circle "Process, practice, hope, and the business of writing"

Libraries

Abby the Librarian
American Libraries Magazine
Booklist
Catalogablog "Library cataloging, classification, metadata, subject access and related topics."
eclectic librarian "Links, commentary, and other musings by a serialist."
Free Range Librarian"Daily meditations on librarianship, by K. G. Schneider"
Internet Scout Project Weblog
Librarian In Black "Resources and discussions for the 'tech-librarians-by-default" among us...
librarian.net "a library weblog"
Library Grrrls! "arena for discussing library work issues, women's evolving roles in libraries, and general library bitching or exalting. "
Library Journal
Library Juice "On the intersection of libraries, politics, and culture" *
Library Stuff "The library weblog dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development."
LISNews "Librarian and Information Science News"
Peter Scott's Library Blog
ResearchBuzz "News about search engines, databases, and other information collections."
The Shifted Librarian "Shifting Libraries at the Speed of Byte"
The Travelin' Librarian

Media

Alt Weeklies "brings readers the best, most insightful, thought-provoking news and features published in the 131 papers that belong to the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies"
Alternative Media Conference "using participatory media as a strategy for social justice organizing."
AlterNet *
Eat the Press from The Huffington Post
FAIR  Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
Independent Media Center
Journalism.org - Daily Briefing "A Digest of Media News"
Media Matters for America "dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media"
MediaChannel.org "As the media watch the world we watch the media"
New Statesman Media/Magazines
On the Media from NPR 

Indie publisher blogs

Dzanc
Habenicht Press Primitive Information
Saxifrage Press
Soft Skull News *

MFA Blogs

Tygerburning New England College MFA Program in Poetry

News Sites We Like

Mich Ann Arbor News
Mich Bay City
CNN
The Daily Beast
The Huffington Post
The ITT List - In These Times
The Morning News
The New York Times
Newser
Newsweek
Salon.com
Slate Magazine *
TIME
TV Worth Watching
Wikipedia In the News

Politics & Media

American Indian Adoptees: Lost Children, Lost Ones, Lost Birds
Crooks and Liars
The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
Daily Kos: State of the Nation
POLITICO.com
Politics Daily

Blogs of Independent Bookstores


Atomic Books
 (Baltimore, MD)
BayShore Books (Oconto, WI)
Between the Covers, Tattered Cover (Denver, CO)
Book Culture (New York, NY)
Book People (Austin, TX)
Book Soup (West Hollywood, CA)
Book Trout, Old Saratoga Books (Schuylerville, NY)
Bookstore People Reviews of independent bookstores
Brookline Booksmith (Brookline, MA)
McNally Jackson Bookmongers, McNally Jackson (New York, NY)
Constellation Books (Reisterstown, MD)
The Front Table, Seminary Co-Op (Chicago, IL)
Greenlight Bookstore (Brooklyn, NY)
In Other Words (Portland, OR)
Indie Booksellers of NYC
The Inkblotter at The King's English (Salt Lake City, UT)
Inkwell Bookstore (Falmouth, MA)
The Inside Flap, Harry W. Schwartz (Milwaukee, WI)
Kash's Book Corner (Boulder, CO)
Lemuria Books (Jackson, MS)
Magers & Quinn (Minneapolis, MN)
Monkeyreadblog, Monkey See, Monkey Read (Northfield, MN)
Newtonville Books Community Blog (Newton, MA)
Porter Sq. Books (Cambridge, MA)
The Other Day at Portrait… (Portrait of a Bookstore, Studio City, CA)
Powell's (Portland, OR)
Pudd'n'head Books (Webster Grove, MO)
Quimby's (Chicago, IL)
The Regulator Bookshop (Durham, NC)
River City Books (Northfield, MN)
Riverrun (Portsmouth, NH)
Subterranean Books (St. Louis, MO)
Village Books (Bellingham, WA)
Vroman's (Pasadena, CA)
The Written Nerd (Brooklyn, NY)

Literary Magazine Blogs


32poems
Absinthe Minded
The American Literary Review
Brevity *
Cha An Asian Literary Journal
Columbia Poetry Review
Fence Writers Institute Blog
The Healing Muse The Healing Muse Cafe
Kenyon Review Blog *
Lantern Review Blog Asian American Poetry Unbound
Lilliput Review Issa's Untidy Hut
Michigan Quarterly Review
The New Quarterly the literary type *
One Story blog
Ploughshares
The Portland Review
Potomac Review
TriQuarterly Blog
Valparaiso Poetry Review One Poet's Notes
Virginia Quarterly Review
Willow Springs Bark


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