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Typograms & Ptydepe: Remembering Vaclav Havel December 19, 2011: As you’ve heard by now, playwright, poet, dissident, and former Czech president Vaclav Havel died this weekend at the age of 75. The New Yorker’s David Remnick recommends some of [...] by

The Best Poetry Best Of Lists of 2011 December 19, 2011: Nothing says the end of the year like the scent of pine sap in one’s hair, gaining a few pounds, free floating anxiety, weird dreams about toy soldiers, and lists. And boy do poets love lists. [...] by

Poetry Apps! December 19, 2011: The fine folks at App Advice have compiled this list of a great number of poetry-related apps. Happy List Season! by

The Christmas Cards of Robert Frost December 19, 2011: See this article from The Academy of American Poets, which details Robert Frost’s letterpressed Christmas cards: “I can’t help wishing I could send you one, In wishing you herewith [...] by

Whiting winner Don Mee Choi profiled in The Seattle Times December 19, 2011: Don Mee Choi was profiled in The Seattle Times this weekend, in an article that explores how she balances her work as a GED instructor, a translator, and a poet. She spends her weeks helping students [...] by

The Poetry Foundation’s most-read articles of 2011 December 19, 2011: 10. “Haiku Economics” by Stephen T. Ziliak I’m an economist. Yet poetry is my first stop on the way to invention—discovery of metaphors. No matter the audience, a model is a metaphor. [...] by

Maya Angelou + Common = Beef December 19, 2011: Maya Angelou, who collaborated with Common on the track “The Dreamer”, is upset that Common’s lyrics dropped N-bombs, which she won’t stand for. From this New York Post [...] by

Crooked Crooked Broadside December 19, 2011: Chris Hosea, over at the ol’ chrishosea.com , has made a (quite purple) broadside with the rearranged lyrics of the Grace Kelly of indie-rock’s classic Crooked Crooked Rain. Check it out. [...] by

Mush-hearted detectives imagined by mush-hearted poets December 19, 2011: Bill Ott, the editor and publisher of the American Library Association’s Booklist, recently wrote a quirky little piece about two of his favorite mystery novels — both written by poets. [...] by

The Week We Reported and Observed December 16, 2011: A few quick aphorisms for the holiday run-up. Every language has its poetry. Including advertising copy. Something always gets lost in translation. Not everyone will agree what or why. He never got [...] by