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David Lehman Invites Readers to Craft Poetic ‘Non-Apologies’ at American Scholar

Like William Carlos Williams’s “Post-it-note poem,” “This Is Just to Say,” David Lehman’s American Scholar column “Next Line, Please” hosts a few readers’s poetic apologies of their own.
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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 39, Jorge Luis Borges

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 39, Jorge Luis Borges | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it

The Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.

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Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities

Coursera - Free Online Courses From Top Universities | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it

Take free online classes from 120+ top universities and educational organizations. We partner with schools like Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and others to offer courses in dozens of topics, from computer science to teaching and beyond.

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Announcing the 2014 Frost Medalist, Gerald Stern

Announcing the 2014 Frost Medalist, Gerald Stern | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce thatÂGerald SternÂis the 2014 recipient of the organization's highest award, the Frost Medal, presented annually for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry.
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Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Shop at the New York Times

Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Shop at the New York Times | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
What better way to segue into the weekend than with an insightful convo between two great writers and public figures, former president Jimmy Carter and current Young People’s Poet Laureate Jacqueline Woodson.
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Depression

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“That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to...
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Oh No, What Would Sylvia Beach Say?: Shakespeare & Co. to Close Its Doors???

Oh No, What Would Sylvia Beach Say?: Shakespeare & Co. to Close Its Doors??? | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
We don’t think that she’d be very happy about this Publishers Weekly item. Pictured here is the facade of Shakespeare & Co.’s now extinct Upper West Side store, which left Manhattan in 1996.
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Make Mine Mead

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Mead is an ancient alcoholic beverage made from honey. The June or July full moon was sometimes called the Honey or Mead Moon because it was the time when hives were heavy with honey, and so a time to make mead.
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RONKVILLE (a small online community)

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The Thief
A Zen monk returns to his room to find that the place has been robbed. Almost everything in the sparsely furnished place is gone. (The ThiefA Zen monk returns to his room to find that the place...
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Prompt: The Erotics of Gossip

Prompt: The Erotics of Gossip | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
Gossip is that casual conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.
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The Extreme Emotional Territory of Kevin Young’s Book of Hours

The Extreme Emotional Territory of Kevin Young’s Book of Hours | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
Craig Morgan Teicher reviews Kevin Young’s new book, Book of Hours (Random House 2014), for NPR. (Disclaim!
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Poetry Pairing | 'American Income' - New York Times (blog)

Poetry Pairing | 'American Income' - New York Times (blog) | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
New York Times (blog) Poetry Pairing | 'American Income' New York Times (blog) Afaa Michael Weaver worked in a steel factory, wrote for Baltimore newspapers and established a literary press before publishing his first book of poetry in 1985: “Water...
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Writing Their Way Out of War: Poets Bejan Matur & Maram al-Masri

Writing Their Way Out of War: Poets Bejan Matur & Maram al-Masri | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
Maram al-Masri The Guardian's Ed Vulliamy wrote about the literary force coming out of a troubled region. "It comes in defiant journalism, like the story
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Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe?

Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe? | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it

Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed writing systems, our ancestors scrawled geometric signs across the walls of the caves they sheltered in.

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Announcing the 2013 Shelley Memorial Award, Martín Espada and Lucia Perillo

Announcing the 2013 Shelley Memorial Award, Martín Espada and Lucia Perillo | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
The Poetry Society of America is honored to announce thatÂMartín EspadaÂandÂLucia PerilloÂare the 2013 recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award, presented annually to a living American poet selected with reference to his or her genius and need by a...
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The Letters of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti and a 40-year Friendship

The Letters of Ginsberg and Ferlinghetti and a 40-year Friendship | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
The letters of Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti chart a 40-year friendship and two storied careers."The story now feels nearly inevitable.
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Fall & Spring Poetry Workshops for Adults Over 50

Fall & Spring Poetry Workshops for Adults Over 50 | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College is offering poetry workshops for adults 50 and over for this fall and spring 2015.
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Typewriter

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Clicking manual keys one at a time, thoughts slow down, words appear more solidly. The reward of a chime at the end of a line. Love lines in one black font folded into the mailbox slot to be hand-d...
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Academy of American Poets Makes Education a Priority With New Honorary Position

Academy of American Poets Makes Education a Priority With New Honorary Position | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
Just announced: A new honorary position has been established at The Academy of American Poets! Dr. Madeleine Fuchs Holzer has joined the organization as its first Educator in Residence.
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Brave New Words: Reading at the Book Hive

Reading at the Book Hive: If you’re in Norwich, come hear a reading of literary translations at the Book Hive ... http://t.co/9kLcu3miEt
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Maria Mazziotti Gillan at the Italian American Museum for 'All That Lies Between Us' Screening

Maria Mazziotti Gillan at the Italian American Museum for 'All That Lies Between Us' Screening | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
The Italian American Museum PresentsALL THAT LIES BETWEEN US A Documentary Film by Kevin Carey and Mark Hillringhouse Thursday, May 22, 6:30PM You are cordially invited to attend a screening of this documentary film about the life and work of...
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Writers Say ‘Not So Fast, Amtrak Residency’

Writers Say ‘Not So Fast, Amtrak Residency’ | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
It seems like the honeymoon is already over with the Amtrak Residency, which we posted about yesterday here. Writers are now getting down to the brass tacks, nitty-gritty world of the legalese.
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LA Lifts Bukowski Beyond the Low-Life Cliche

LA Lifts Bukowski Beyond the Low-Life Cliche | PoetsOnline | Scoop.it
Is it possible to expand the scope of Bukowski scholarship beyond the low-life cliche that so permeates readings of his work?
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RIP Maxine Kumin

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Today the Academy of American Poets has confirmed the sad news of the death of Maxine Kumin. She was 88.
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