Posted on 10/25/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We share bookish birthdays every week, and today we’re adding an extra dose of timely literary factoids. On this day...

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Posted on 10/15/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The 2021 T.S. Eliot Prize shortlist has been released, and judges have seen a distinct thread beyond the main criterion...

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Posted on 10/15/2021 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

NASA’s Lucy mission is set to launch early tomorrow morning, and several esteemed authors will be on board … figuratively....

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Tagged As: Poetry, Quotes

Posted on 10/12/2021 at 03:16 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On this day almost sixty years ago, Sylvia Plath wrote her well-known poem “Daddy.” While it wasn’t published until after...

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Posted on 10/09/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first man elected as president of Senegal after its independence, was born on this day in...

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Posted on 10/07/2021 at 02:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Edgar Allan Poe died on this day in 1849, days after being found incoherent and semi-consciousness. Though his ending was...

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Posted on 10/04/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

In just a few weeks, the first Maya Angelou Book Award for poetry will be handed out. The award will...

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Posted on 10/03/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

A lock of hair purportedly from poet Emily Dickinson is for sale on eBay, with an asking price of nearly...

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Posted on 09/29/2021 at 01:52 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The next owner of 75½ Bedford St. in New York City will have many reasons to boast about their house....

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Posted on 09/25/2021 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Today is the birthday of two late greats: novelist William Faulkner (September 25, 1897) and poet Shel Silverstein (September 25,...

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