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Exquisite Machines: (Re)constructing the Textual Sublime ...

Exquisite Machines: (Re)constructing the Textual Sublime ... | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The 19th century “discovered explanation,” Gertrude Stein said, and this “description of daily island life” was an “art” modernism sought to redeem, perhaps as a way of returning us, as readers, to writing modeled again on the human ...
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Canadian-born Pulitzer poetry winner Mark Strand dead at 80 - CBC.ca

Canadian-born Pulitzer poetry winner Mark Strand dead at 80 - CBC.ca | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Mark Strand, the Canadian-born Pulitzer Prize winning poet who died over the weekend, always identified as an Islander.
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P.D. James spun crime into literature - Christian Science Monitor

P.D. James spun crime into literature - Christian Science Monitor | Human Writes | Scoop.it
James was behind such novels as 'Death Comes to Pemberley' and 'An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.' Monitor fiction critic Yvonne Zipp noted in a review of one of James's books that 'there are few living mystery writers more widely respected than James.'...
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'Typed' Is The Best Minimalist Writing Software Out There - Business Insider

'Typed' Is The Best Minimalist Writing Software Out There - Business Insider | Human Writes | Scoop.it
If you're a writer, you need to try Typed.
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Letters | Poetry & Politics, Fearful Asymmetry - Commonweal

Letters | Poetry & Politics, Fearful Asymmetry - Commonweal | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Letters | Poetry & Politics, Fearful Asymmetry Commonweal Since Seamus Heaney's passing nearly a year ago, I've been revisiting his work and recalling his impact on me as a younger man, my sense of the necessary relationship between the aesthetic...
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A College Student on Actually Writing Letters - Huffington Post

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A College Student on Actually Writing Letters
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But we also did something else: We started writing letters to each other. With actual pens and paper and postage.
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Part and Parcel: Poet January Gill O'Neil

Part and Parcel: Poet January Gill O'Neil | Human Writes | Scoop.it
January Gill O'Neil's newest book of poetry, Misery Islands, shows us how easily our lives can become storm-tossed and tumultuous....
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"The image of an island carries a number of emotionally-charged, conflicting connotations: isolation and tranquility, limitations and freedom, the unfamiliar and the yet-to-be-explored. January Gill O'Neil's newest book of poetry, Misery Islands, shows us how easily our lives can become storm-tossed and tumultuous." ... Hannah Stephenson

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Why we need literature to remember the first world war - The Guardian

Why we need literature to remember the first world war - The Guardian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The Guardian Why we need literature to remember the first world war The Guardian But there is no better way of understanding it – the written word – which is why I believe that literature is vital if we want to continue appreciating the magnitude...
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Co-Author, 'Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature' - Huffington Post (blog)

Co-Author, 'Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature' - Huffington Post (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Co-Author, 'Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children's Literature'
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There's this perception out there that, when it comes to books for children, everything is sweetness and light and cute fluffy bunnies.
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Sidewalk fest will bring the arts alive in northwest Detroit - Detroit Free Press

Sidewalk fest will bring the arts alive in northwest Detroit - Detroit Free Press | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Sidewalk fest will bring the arts alive in northwest Detroit Detroit Free Press On Saturday, Lahser Road will transform into a living arts exhibition complete with theater troupes, a 30-foot fiber tunnel, an interactive dragon sculpture and every...
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Not My Job: We Quiz Novelist Amy Tan On Tanning Techniques - WUWM

Not My Job: We Quiz Novelist Amy Tan On Tanning Techniques - WUWM | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Not My Job: We Quiz Novelist Amy Tan On Tanning Techniques WUWM Amy Tan grew up all around the Bay Area where her Chinese American family was part of a group of friends they called "The Joy Luck Club." In 1989, Amy published a book of stories by...
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Looking for Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet! - New York Times

Looking for Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet! - New York Times | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Looking for Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet!
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FEAR not, fans of poetry: The app world has not left you behind. Some will even help you write your own poetry.
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The Poor Poetry of Death - First Things

The Poor Poetry of Death
First Things
We are planning another funeral, one of the small duties of which is selecting materials for inclusion in the folder that will be handed out to guests.
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President Obama Awards the 2013 National Medals of Arts and Humanities - The White House (blog)

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President Obama Awards the 2013 National Medals of Arts and Humanities
The White House (blog)
This afternoon, the President and the First Lady honored the 2013 National Medals of the Arts and Humanities recipients at the White House.
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City schools go for their very own literature fests - Times of India

City schools go for their very own literature fests - Times of India | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The school also themed all competitions around the same topic.
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Great Writing Is Humble - The Atlantic

Great Writing Is Humble - The Atlantic | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Peter Stamm, author of All Days Are Night, says his work became deeper once he shed some delusions of grandeur.
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Writers pick the best books of 2014: part 2 - The Guardian

Writers pick the best books of 2014: part 2 - The Guardian | Human Writes | Scoop.it
From Britain’s brilliantly inventive Ali Smith to America’s master storyteller Richard Ford, writers, our critics and others select their favourite reads of 2014
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The Secret Rules of Adjective Order

The Secret Rules of Adjective Order | Human Writes | Scoop.it
It is a lovely warm August day outside, and I am wearing a green loose top. Does the second part of that sentence sound strange to you?
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When life gets in the way of writing - ChicagoNow (blog)

When life gets in the way of writing - ChicagoNow (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
ChicagoNow (blog) When life gets in the way of writing ChicagoNow (blog) When life gets in the way of writing, I end up sitting in front of my computer at 11:59pm Monday night (nearly Tuesday morning) listening to the thunder, the much needed rain...
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Photography and Literature - The Daily Star

Photography and Literature - The Daily Star | Human Writes | Scoop.it
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Photography and Literature
The Daily Star
When the photography was invented in 1840, literature warmly greeted it. Why?
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In the canon of high literature - The News on Sunday

In the canon of high literature - The News on Sunday | Human Writes | Scoop.it
The News on Sunday In the canon of high literature The News on Sunday What constitutes 'literature' is a loaded concept in the context of Urdu, deeply entangled with the politics of collective identity which informs our lives in the most...
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Tunes of Numpties: Scottish novelists on independence - Spectator.co.uk (blog)

Tunes of Numpties: Scottish novelists on independence - Spectator.co.uk (blog) | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Spectator.co.uk (blog) Tunes of Numpties: Scottish novelists on independence Spectator.co.uk (blog) Nevertheless (as Miss Spark so often said) the general rule applies: asking writers for their views on politics is no more useful or sensible than...
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The Many Lives of a Political Poem: From Hebrew, to Arabic, to ...

The Many Lives of a Political Poem: From Hebrew, to Arabic, to ... | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Never mind that the poem intoned by Mr. Netanyahu wasn't Israeli: it was written long before the state was founded and very far from it. “On the Slaughter” was the thirty-year-old Odessan Hayim Nahman Bialik's immediate ...
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An intimate stranger

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Nadine Gordimer’s radical stance in her politics and writing was a direct response to South Africa’s political history and the apartheid era, says the writer in a tribute to the Nobel Laureate (RT @AfricasaCountry: "(Nadine Gordimer's) radical politics...
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"Nadine Gordimer’s radical stance in her politics and writing was a direct response to South Africa’s political history and the apartheid era, says the writer in a tribute to the Nobel Laureate"

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Street Corner Poetry event in Waukegan aims to address violence - Lake County News-Sun

Street Corner Poetry event in Waukegan aims to address violence - Lake County News-Sun | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Street Corner Poetry event in Waukegan aims to address violence Lake County News-Sun “We're going to have a microphone set up there at the corner of 8th and McAlister so people can come by, get on the mic and share their poetry, share their song,”...
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Common Core Embraces Broad Definition of the Arts - Huffington Post

Common Core Embraces Broad Definition of the Arts - Huffington Post | Human Writes | Scoop.it
Common Core Embraces Broad Definition of the Arts
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The recognition that the arts, now broadly defined, are seen as vital to providing the new thinking skills is in itself innovative.
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