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‘It’s O.K. to be pleased when an audience loves you, or treat you as deathless, but you must not believe them’: Donald Hall on Poetry Readings October 29, 2012: Donald Hall wrote this New Yorker piece on poetry readings, culling from his long history of reading his work, but also as an attendee. Here's a snippet: April is Poetry Month, the Academy of American Poets tells us. In 2012, there were seven thousand four hundred and twenty-seven poetry readings in April, many on a Thursday. For anyone born [...] by

Your epithalamium is showing November 20, 2010: Adam O'Riordan takes Guardian readers on a tour through epithalamia (no x-rays or invasive surgery required.) Though it sounds more like an obscure piece of anatomy you never knew existed until you embarrassingly managed to strain it while mowing the lawn, the epithalamium is "a handsome but disconcertingly formal word meaning simply a poem for a [...] by