Posted on 01/13/2022 at 01:59 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day in 1941, writer James Joyce passed away. Not everyone has read him, but most of us would...

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Posted on 01/11/2022 at 12:52 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Congratulations are in order for Joelle Taylor, whose C+nto & Othered Poems won the 2021 T.S. Eliot Prize. Britain’s most...

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Posted on 01/09/2022 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Remember how, a few years ago, an archive of T.S. Eliot’s letters stored at Princeton University were finally unsealed? That...

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Posted on 01/06/2022 at 11:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Swedish Academy, as is tradition, has unveiled the archives from the 1971 Nobel Prize for Literature deliberations, now that...

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Posted on 12/30/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Who better than poet Amanda Gorman to share an uplifting message for 2022? Gorman unveiled a new poem, “New Day's...

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Posted on 12/15/2021 at 01:34 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Author, educator, and activist bell hooks has died. Her family confirmed her death today at age sixty-nine in a statement,...

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Posted on 12/15/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A doubly famous photograph is up for auction today. Lewis Carroll took the 1863 image — which he printed himself...

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Posted on 12/10/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Emily Dickinson, one of the greatest American poets, was born on this day in 1830. She's best (but not exclusively)...

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Posted on 11/29/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A first-of-its-kind poetry reading is taking place this Friday in Oxford, England. Ai-Da the robot will read the poetry she...

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Posted on 11/24/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Robert Bly, whose influence was felt in his chosen art form of poetry and beyond, has died. His friend and...

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