| Mar 28, 2012
| 5:59 PM
Adrienne Rich, one of the country's most honored and influential poets, whose finely tuned verse explored her identity as a feminist, a lesbian and an agent for political change, died Tuesday at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82.
She died of...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Baltimore-born poet Adrienne Rich, whose poetry and essays were the foundations of modern feminism, has died at age 82. Here are some tidbits from her life here, as reflected in stories from The Sun:
Rich's father, a physician and professor at Johns...
| Apr 7, 2012
Emily T. Taliaferro, an artist and former Friends School tennis coach, died of stroke complications April 2 at Roland Park Place. She was 82.
Born in Baltimore, she was the daughter of Raymond S. Tompkins, a Sun reporter and later an official of...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:15 PM
If the producers of the HBO series "Getting On" go to Costa Mesa to see Samuel D. Hunter's "Rest," the American theater might lose another talented playwright to television.
This prolific dramatist's latest play, which is having its world premiere at...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Ansel Elkins has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize. The competition is among the oldest literary awards in the U.S.
Elkins' manuscript "Blue Yodel" was selected by judge Carl Phillips, who praised her work in a release....
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:43 PM
In an effort to correct the missteps of literary history, Bookslut has launched the Daphne, a prize for the best book published 50 years ago. Sure, there was a National Book Award in 1963 -- but Bookslut thinks it went to the wrong title.
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Happy Poem in your Pocket Day!...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Nora Ephron made her mark as a film director and screenwriter, but writing books was a key part of her creative life....
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Rocker Lou Reed exposes his literary side in a piece in Poetry Magazine addressed to his onetime teacher, the ill-fated writer Delmore Schwartz....
| May 29, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The historian William Lee Miller, a onetime finalist for the LA Times book prize, has died....
| May 24, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, a beloved figure in the San Francisco literary scene, died Thursday. Goldmark, who wrote the novel "And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You," was a founding member of the author rock band the Rock Bottom Remainders....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Memoir, it is said, is the art of subjective truth. Books like Tobias Wolff’s “This Boy’s Life” and Mary Karr’s “The Liar’s Club” set the bar high, and sadly the memoir explosion that followed those titles...