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  1. For poet Tess Gallagher, creativity grows from collaboration

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    For many writers, poetry is a solitary craft. But for acclaimed poet Tess Gallagher, creativity is often a matter of collaboration.

    Tess Gallagher, who was married to acclaimed writer Raymond Carver, has collaborated with poet Lawrence Matsuda and Irish painter and storyteller Josie Gray.
  2. Review: Shakespeare's 450th birthday marked with books of satire and science

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    Huzzah and happy birthday, William Shakespeare!

  3. Notable: Boston Marathon bombing, a year later

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    Terror and triumph

    As Tuesday marks the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, books tell the stories.

  4. Events: Jonathan Rottenberg to sign book on origins of depression

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    Book Talk

    The University of South Florida English department presents award-winning poet Michael Hettich (The Measured Breathing) reading his work at 6 p.m. Monday in Cooper Hall Auditorium, Room 103, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

  5. Review: Updike biography reveals brilliant, complex, flawed man

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    Updike, the new biography of literary titan John Updike, really, really made me want to run over to my shelf full of his novels, short stories and criticism and start reading them all over again.

    John Updike at Harvard University. Updike joined the staff of the Harvard Lampoon as a freshman, a rare achievement, and excelled in his academic career.
  6. Review: 'Mad as Hell' tells story of 'Network' and the rant heard 'round the world

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    If you are a budding movie buff, there are certain essentials required for your education. Here are just a very, very few: Casablanca, Singin' in the Rain, Lawrence of Arabia, Citizen Kane, Annie Hall, The Best Years of Our Lives, The Wizard of Oz, Chinatown, …

    Peter Finch won a best actor Academy Award posthumously for his portrayal of TV newscaster Howard Beale in the 1976 movie Network.
  7. Bestselling books of 2013 were all about the letters E and D

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    You can sum up the bestselling books of 2013 with a quartet of D-words: Dan Brown, Duck Dynasty, Diary and Divergent.

  8. What's Richard Blanco reading?

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    Richard Blanco

    In honor of Poetry Month, we caught up with Blanco, who, when he served as inaugural poet at President Barack Obama's second inauguration in 2013, went down in history as the youngest, the first Latino, the first immigrant and the first openly gay writer to hold the …

  9. For writer Peter Matthiessen, Florida was an enduring subject

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    Writer Peter Matthiessen's books took him, and his readers, all over the globe. But he found the subject of his greatest work of fiction in Florida.

    Peter Matthiessen died on Saturday at age 86.
  10. Peter Matthiessen, author and naturalist, dies at 86

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    Peter Matthiessen, a roving author and naturalist whose impassioned nonfiction explored the remote endangered wilds of the world and whose prizewinning fiction often placed his mysterious protagonists in the heart of them, died Saturday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 86.