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    1. When Pound and Yeats Ate a Peacock

      The New YorkerApr 16 15:01 PM

      On January 18, 1914, Ezra Pound, helped by William Butler Yeats, and, behind the scenes, by Yeats’s patron and friend, Lady Gregory, held a luncheon for Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, a man whom Pound regarded as the “grandest of old men” and “the last of the great Victorians,” at Blunt’s manor house in West Sussex. The guest list should come as a reproach to anyone who overvalues his literary fame ...

    2. Poet's Idaho home is reborn

      Seattle TimesApr 02 22:56 PM

      Ezra Pound's birthplace is a two-story white clapboard house in the little Idaho mountain town of Hailey. Pound, the poet and frontman for...

    3. It’s Still a Scandal!

      New York Review of BooksApr 10 9:00 AM

      Adam Thirlwell The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses by Kevin Birmingham Something is missing in Ulysses —which could be called romanticism, or the ideal, or the metaphysical; and its absence is the deep reason why Joyce’s early readers were so alarmed, and why it can still disturb.

    4. Laura Marling on Why Writers Should Look Back for Inspiration

      The Atlantic via Yahoo! NewsApr 02 8:19 AM

      In our conversation for this series, the English folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling explained why she’s inspired by the ancient, the outdated, and the disappearing, citing how a Robertson Davies passage that suggests vanishing cultures and abandoned ideas may still have something urgent to teach us.

    5. T.S. Eliot’s American childhood

      Washington PostApr 15 18:28 PM

      Robert Crawford?s biography ?Young Eliot? captures the poet?s early years.

    6. Here we all were, then, debating the important things: marginal rates of income tax, the folly or otherwise of Lynton Crosby’s election strategy, the moral standing of Katie Hopkins, and something to do with Nicola Sturgeon and a Barbie doll three decades ago.

    7. Philadelphia composer Michael Hersch usually leaves you gasping - cognitively speaking - to keep up. Not that he wants to leave anybody behind. He provides explanations as detailed as any GPS for the long distances his pieces travel.

    8. Jonathan Franzen, in the New Yorker, claims a conflict between conservation and climate change activism. That says more about liberal America than environmentalism In its 6 April issue the most stylish American general magazine of politics and culture, the New Yorker, published an essay on climate change by perhaps the most celebrated American novelist, Jonathan Franzen. As Franzen is incapable...

    9. Jonathan Franzen, in the New Yorker, claims a conflict between conservation and climate change activism. That says more about liberal America than environmentalism In its 6 April issue the most stylish American general magazine of politics and culture, the New Yorker, published an essay on climate change by perhaps the most celebrated American novelist, Jonathan Franzen. As Franzen is incapable...

    10. COQUITLAM, British Columbia, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The author of 30 books and as many plays, Gary Botting is better known as an extradition lawyer and playwright than a poet. For the first time, all of his published poems have been brought together in this wonderful volume. This poetry anthology features thought-provoking haikus, sonnets, odes and ballads, and includes his full-fledged...

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