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Paul Muldoon: New Yorker Poetry Editor

The New York Times reports that the New Yorker magazine has appointed Irish poet Paul Muldoon as its poetry editor.…

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Cold Pastoral: The Security of Nouns

An item on the radio this morning was discussing the security situation in Iraq and describing the ferocity and ruthlessness…

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Reader Editor Guest Blogging

In the run-up to the publication of his book on Bernard Malamud Reader editor Philip Davis has been blogging for…

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Sylvia Plath Reads ‘Daddy’

This astonishing short film in which Sylvia Plath reads her poem 'Daddy' comes as quite a surprise. Not only does…

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The Literary Feedback Loop

There's a lot of discussion in American book circles these days about the declining coverage of books in major newspapers,…

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On The Road: Kerouac Roundup

September marks the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, notorious for being written on a single roll…

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Managing The Library of Babel

Jorge Luis Borges' story 'The Library of Babel' proposes a library so vast it contains all possible books, but is…

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The Fabric of Quotations: Literature and Interactivity

Back in the 1980s, when the Sinclair Spectrum seemed the pinnacle of personal computing, English departments were arguing over the…

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Booker 2007 Shortlist

The shortlist for this year's Man Booker prize was announced today with most newspapers, including The Guardian focussing on Ian…

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Language That Moves

Tyler Meier has posted an interesting piece on the Kenyon Review blog about figurative language and its role in making…

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Offset Your Reading

Carbon offsetting is all the rage at the moment. Take a short flight somewhere warm for some well-earned beach time…

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Voices from the past

by Angela Macmillan One of the great things about the Internet is the wealth of material that would never see…

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