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Gary Soto Literary Museum dedicated to the hard work of writing December 29, 2010: Fresno City College is expected to open the Gary Soto Literary Museum in February, the first ever such facility dedicated to a living writer according to the American Association of Museums. Soto [...] by

If poetry’s in your genes, put some genes in your poetry December 29, 2010: Have all of the 580,000 locations in your genome been itching to go to the Personalized World Medicine Conference? 23andme, the company that maps your DNA when you mail them a box of saliva, is [...] by

Reading and FEELING with Chuck McCarthy December 29, 2010: Since 2008, comedian Chuck McCarthy has been providing the world with ideas for inventions he will never make. He reveals his poetic side in this video, though he doesn’t get much further with [...] by

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More Christmas lights are not the answer December 22, 2010: Need something to keep yourself going through the long, dark winter? The Guardian is here to help you turn that seasonal affective disorder upside down. Accompanying a post on why so many writers [...] by

Navigating the Whale of Amherst December 22, 2010: Nick Montfort and Stephanie Strickland first began working on Sea and Spar Between a year ago, expecting that their poetry generator would take only a few days to complete. Now published on Dear [...] by

Getting What You Asked For December 22, 2010: What? You didn’t ask for a recording of Jean Baudrillard singing his poems with musical accompaniment? Sure you did! That’s how the market works. Supply and demand. From Ubu: Unbelievable [...] by

Train of Tears December 22, 2010: The New York Times blog continues its coverage of the end of Train of Thought, the subway placard series which prominently displayed literary quotations between ads for accident lawyers and laser [...] by

Poetry less dense than fruitcake, still just as bad December 22, 2010: Thanks to the ease of changing an article’s headline online, sometimes editors leave traces of their true feelings in the URL. Tampa Bay Online brings us a sublimely terrible collection of [...] by

Why writers won’t surrender to the electronic paper trail December 22, 2010: Besides reading James Somers’ essay in The Atlantic, you can play back and review the entire process of writing it here. Long before word processors overwrote each step on the way to a final [...] by