Poets in Translation

While you might already be celebrating Nonfiction November, as a few bloggers are, author and editor Molly Spencer has declared November Translated Poetry Month. As she explained on Twitter, the idea is simply to “Read & share the work of poets who’ve been translated into the language(s) you read. The goal is for all ofContinue reading “Poets in Translation”

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A Few Words about First Lines: Poetry Edition

As promised, here’s the companion to my post on opening lines, this time turning the focus to poetry. John Donne, “The Canonization” For God’s sake, hold your tongue and let me love, Come on, who (besides Samuel Johnson) doesn’t love a beginning like that? It’s short and snappy, it’s to-the-point, and it brings that immediacyContinue reading “A Few Words about First Lines: Poetry Edition”

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Bookish Links — May 2017

Some Sylvia Plath biographers just found two unpublished poems of hers. Apparently, J. R. R. Tolkien hated Walt Disney’s movies, and his reasons why have a lot to do with his approach to storytelling, fairy tales, and myth. I love this piece about a Jordanian bookseller who is fighting ignorance and prejudice one trade atContinue reading “Bookish Links — May 2017”

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