Literature

Poets have often turned their attention to college and school, and in this post we have selected ten of the very best poems about education of various kinds, from poets remembering their schooldays and university years to poets pondering the idea of ‘education’ in a more general, abstract sense. 1. Thomas Gray, ‘Ode on a
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October 19, 2020, 11:08am How does one browse in a dark bookstore? Picture row upon row of faced-out books lit like tiny billboards floating in an inky black room, small candle lit café tables as little islands of light between hundreds of glowing covers… That’s basically the scene at Wuguan Bookstore in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. The
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TODAY: In 1927, Nobel Prize Laureate Günter Grass is born. “You can feel Daniel Mendelsohn’s own delight in how this project gives him license to wander and roam.” James K.A. Smith on the radical interconnectedness of Three Rings. | Lit Hub Criticism Maybe the secret to writing is… not writing? Johanna Hedva takes an unconventional approach to putting
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TODAY: In 1892, David Edelstadt, anarchist poet and editor of the Yiddish anarchist newspaper Fraye Arbeter Shtime, dies at age 26 from tuberculosis. “Lorde’s view of poetry and the imagination clarified my own inclination to disappear, at times, into my own head.” Tracy K. Smith reads Audre Lorde’s Cancer Journals. | Lit Hub Biography “The
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October 16, 2020, 12:00pm “Why read a book when you can watch a movie adaptation of said book?”, that’s what I always say. Better yet, just watch the trailer. Trailers are so slickly produced these days, it’s no wonder they have their own awards show. More importantly, they condense 90 percent of the story into
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