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Lewis Carroll’s Snark as Pursuer of Happiness January 15, 2013: Over at The American Reader, a letter's been published from Lewis Carroll to a young girl named May Barber, in which Carroll explains his poem “The Hunting of the Snark.” Apparently, Carroll had befriended Barber "when he taught at her mother’s boarding school in 1894." They write: "Over the years, the meaning of Carroll’s 'Snark' has [...] by

Successful Poets Who Kept Their ‘Other’ Jobs August 14, 2012: While many of us dream of becoming full-time writers, the fact is, several of the most successful poets in recent history have remained at their day jobs. Here are some examples from Publisher's Weekly. Wallace Stevens Day Job: Insurance Executive In perhaps the most direct refusal to trade in a 9-to-5 for a laurel-resting [...] by

It’s William Butler Yeats, stupid November 19, 2010: As economists continue to tend toward sunny optimism in the face of collapse, the Wall Street Journal notes that finding appropriate doom-laden references within the field are few and far between. When confronted with losing their economic independence, the Irish Parliament looked to poetry for the answers instead: To illustrate their point, they [...] by

lost poets and found poetry in washington, d.c. November 24, 2009: [caption id="attachment_6519" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="                                         "][/caption] (Photo Credit: Thomas Sayers Ellis) I’m good at getting lost. A few years ago, living in a French town so small even its residents had barely heard of it, I lost my way at least once a week. I was [...] by