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Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Now in Opera Form September 2, 2014: Poets! Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus has been adapted into an avant-garde opera by Finnish composer and musician M.A. Numminen! This odd character, who caused a stir in [...] by

Leonard Cohen Reads Early Poems, Considers the Poetic Mind June 27, 2014: Open Culture gives us a taste of our own Leonard Cohen, reading poems in 1966, “(Before His Days as a Musician Began).” Content they’ve got: Cohen reading several poems in [...] by

The Poems of a (Very) Young David Foster Wallace February 6, 2014: Open Culture has unearthed two poems written by David Foster Wallace when he was in elementary school! …[T]hough he produced too few of them to appear collected between covers, Wallace once [...] by

UC Press Delivers E-Books Galore! January 14, 2014: One of our favorite poetry publishers, the University of California Press, is doing us all a solid by making 700 e-books available for FREE! Open Culture reports on this massively nice gesture. The [...] by

Joseph Brodsky’s Reading List November 19, 2013: Would you like to have an intelligent conversation? If your convo is to live up Joseph Brodsky’s standards, you better get reading. To get you started, here’s Brodsky’s list [...] by

Allen Ginsberg and Patti Smith, Holy! August 9, 2013: Open Culture just posted two mesmerizing videos of Patti Smith reciting Allen Ginsberg’s “Footnote to Howl.” In one rendition, Smith is backed by Philip Glass and Tibetan monks, and in the [...] by

Allen Ginsberg’s Celestial Homework May 22, 2013: We have our friends at the Paris Review blog to thank for pointing us to Open Culture where they’ve posted the celestial syllabus to Allen Ginsberg’s 1977 course at the Jack Kerouac [...] by

A Rare Recording of Beckett Reading from Watt March 28, 2013: Thanks to Open Culture, you can enjoy the voice of Samuel Beckett reading two poems from Watt, the last novel he wrote in English. If you can get past the “distracting Dutch subtitles,” [...] by