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Around the Web: Indigenous Voices Awards, LGBTQ Short Stories, Procrastination and Science in Poetry

Hello, readers! This week’s Around the Web has award news, a reading list, some thoughts on procrastination, and a look at science in poetry. Enjoy!

Indigenous Voices Awards

June 21st was National Indigenous People Day and in celebration the winners of the Indigenous Voices Awards were announced. The awards are meant to encourage emerging Indigenous writers, and winners include Nathan Adler, Bevann Fox, and jaye simpson. Check out Quill & Quire for more Indigenous writers to watch!

New York Public Library’s List of LGBTQ Short Story Collections

In keeping with Pride month, I thought I’d share another LGBTQ reading list. This one comes from the New York Public Library and is focused on short fiction collections.

Procrastination: Part of the Writing Process

You set out to write something and found yourself taking notes, watching a video, or doing something else that isn’t quite writing. If this sounds like you, you might enjoy Amy Sackville’s discussion of writing and procrastination over on LitHub.

Twitter, Science, and Poets

There’s a phrase that’s been going around social media whenever there’s news about space, strange animals, or plants: “Don’t tell the poets.” Alex Manley looks at this phenomenon and the fun, strange, and popular use of science in poetry.


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