You realize, don’t you, that April is National Poetry Month. Knopf Doubleday intends to celebrate with the best of them–and surely, you do not want to miss out. You can sign-up for their Poem-a-Day via their website; or you can take part in their Portray your love of poetry contest and submit a photo or piece of artworkĀ  (via their Facebook page) that represents a poem that inspires you.

Here are a few other bookish bits that caught our eye this week . . .

Finnegans Wake in Pictures.

10 famous writers who hated writing.

How can bookstores stay alive? That is the question.

The New Republic’s original 1934 review of Malcolm Cowley’s Breakdown.

Ian Fleming’s sadomasochistic love letters to his mistress are on sale.

The Royal Canadian mint has honored Alice Munroe by placing her on a silver collector coin designed by Canadian artist Laurie McGawis. You can own the $5 coin for a mere $69.95–which does not seem like the best of deals . . .

Amy Poehler is set to host World Book Night 2014 (April 23rd–it will be here before we know it).