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Syria’s ‘New Poetry,’ Rejuvenated by the Revolution September 9, 2013: A great article on the new poetry coming out of the Syrian civil war is at Al Jazeera. "Rather than relying on metaphors and allegorical images, these new poems rely on literal, visceral descriptions, with a newfound emphasis on a united Syrian identity instead of religious symbols," writes reporter Leigh Cuen. Its distribution is also [...] by

Nobel Prize for Literature Odds in Murakami’s Favor, Poets Ko Un & Adonis in Running September 5, 2013: The Guardian has got the odds on the Nobel Prize for Literature, which should be announced in about 29 days; it looks like Haruki Murakami is the favorite, with 3-1 odds. Syrian poet Adonis is also in the running again (14-1), as is South Korean poet Ko Un (10-1). More: Murakami has been considered a frontrunner for the past 10 years. [...] by