I was incredibly sad to read this morning of the death of Maurice Sendak at 83. It’s hard to imagine that anyone here hasn’t encountered Where The Wild Things Are, whether as the object of a reading of Sendak’s most enduring classic, a reader of it to a child in your life, or even only through the strange, wonderful in its own right, movie adaptation of the book. But Where The Wild Things Are was only part of Sendak’s legacy: as both a writer of his own work and an illustrator for others, he brought new worlds to life and made our own seem a marvelous, even miraculous place.
A Portrait of Barack Obama as a Literary Young Man...
Vanity Fair has published a long excerpt from David Maraniss‘ upcoming biography, Barack Obama: The Story. The article features excerpts from letters Barack Obama wrote to an old girlfriend and passages from another girlfriend’s diary.
Marcel Khalife: The Bob Dylan Of The Arab WorldNPRKhalife is famous for translating poetry into music. For years, he collaborated with the nationalist Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. "It began when I graduated from the music conservatory in Beirut.
EUGENE, Ore. – Next to Ken Kesey, the late poet Richard Brautigan – who was the same age as Kesey and grew-up near Ken outside Eugene – is viewed as one of the most celebrated “Hippie poets” in this region now as National Poetry Month nears its end.
Matthew Arnolds (1822-88) major contribution to English literature was as a prose writer, but in his early years he wrote a considerable quantity ..., John Welford (Poetry analysis: Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold http://t.co/Ihzm717y...
"Language may be the most obvious barrier to cultural exchange, but it is also the easiest to hurdle: a good translator can capture much if not all of the character of a great novel. The real barrier to sharing between cultures is culture itself."
Poetry Fun! We have started poetry and I must say - WOW! We start each day in writer's workshop with a poem. My cuties are loving Jack Prelutsky right now. They are begging for another poem by him each day.
Our 5Q Poet Interview series for National Poetry Month concludes with this interview with Jane Yolen about her new book, Bug Off Creepy, Crawly Poems. Graduate student Lisa Cockrell offers this interview (plus) with Jane.
100,000 bookmarks printed with the text of poems will be dropped by helicopter onto Jubilee Gardens on the South Bank this summer to launch the world's largest ever gathering of poets. (RT @southbanklondon: Wow!
The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese is the most comprehensive anthology of Japanese literature since the mid-nineteenth century; but, with two enormous (and expensive) volumes, it's a bit daunting for all but the ...
New arts, music festival coming to FremontFremont News MessengerFREMONT -- The first three-day Sandusky County Arts & Music Festival will showcase the county's young artists and musicians during a week-long series of events in May.
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