Comedian Tig Notaro, who recently announced she has breast cancer, has sold her memoir, and fans can look for it on shelves in 2015. Until then, you’ll have to make do with her hysterical stand-up routines.
“There are dangers for an artist in any academic environment,” says former Poetry editor Christian Wiman, who now teaches at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. “Academia rewards people who know their own minds and have developed an ironclad confidence in speaking them. That kind of assurance is death for an artist.”