“Personal Helicon” by Seamus Heaney

Today, on the fourth anniversary of Seamus Heaney’s death, I thought I’d share this recording of a reading he gave in New York in 1971, and in particular his reading of one of my favorite poems of his, “Personal Helicon.” “Personal Helicon” by Seamus Heaney for Michael Longley As a child, they could not keepContinue reading ““Personal Helicon” by Seamus Heaney”

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An Anniversary I Had to Mark

I’m not going to lie: I was never a big fan of Edgar Allan Poe. It’s not that I read his stories and didn’t like them, or read his poems and found them wanting, I simply didn’t like his reputation, and for this reason, never tried him. Dead girls who aren’t really dead? Brothers whoContinue reading “An Anniversary I Had to Mark”

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In Which I Shamelessly Geek Out Over All Things “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Today is a very special day for book geeks everywhere: it’sΒ To Kill a Mockingbird‘s 54th birthday! As you might have gathered already, TKM is one of my most favorite books in the world, so in honor of the anniversary of its publication, allow me to indulge in some useless knowledge concerning the book. πŸ™‚ IContinue reading “In Which I Shamelessly Geek Out Over All Things “To Kill a Mockingbird””

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