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What Poetry is Stored in the U.K.’s Memory? September 24, 2014: A new study, spearheaded by Andrew Motion and a team of researchers at Cambridge University, sets out to survey individuals across the U.K. to find out “what poetry is stored in our nation’s [...] by

Manhattanville College to Host a Nobel Prize Contender Ngugi wa Thiong’o September 15, 2014: Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, who The Guardian writes is “tipped” for the 2014 Nobel prize in literature, will read at Manhattanville College on September 26th. The MFA program at [...] by

Help William Blake Save His Cottage September 12, 2014: The cottage William Blake lived in while writing two of his most beloved works, “Milton” and “Jerusalem,” is currently on the market and the Blake Society has been offered a [...] by

A 50 Greatest Love Poems List by The Guardian July 9, 2014: Check it out, Don Juan! This list includes love poems by poets from thirty countries including Latvia, Iraq, and South Africa. Love is all you need! There’s no “How do I love thee? Let me [...] by

‘It is about life’: New Edition of Arthur Symons’s The Symbolist Movement in Literature July 2, 2014: The Symbolist Movement in Literature, by Arthur Symons, is a well-fond book of literary criticism (famously, T.S. Eliot called it a “revelation”), now republished and edited anew for the [...] by

Charles Baudelaire and Victor Hugo: Frenemies for LIFE June 19, 2014: Yep! Once upon a time in France, in classic frenemy-style (“friend” + “enemy”), Charles Baudelaire dedicated three poems in Les Fleurs du Mal to Victor Hugo AND THEN called [...] by

The Self-Obliteration of Rosemary Tonks, 1928-2014 June 2, 2014: “She later attributed her next life disaster to difficult Taoist eye exercises, which involved staring for hours at a blank wall, turning the eyes in and looking intensely at bright objects. In [...] by

My First Word Was Air? Simon Armitage Aims to Depollute the University of Sheffield May 15, 2014: The Guardian gives us an airful, writing that a Simon Armitage poem has been attached to a building at the University of Sheffield, where it will be on display for one year. Not simply a public [...] by

Larkin’s Whitsun Weddings Express May 13, 2014: The Guardian reminds us that 2014 marks the 50 year anniversary of the publication of Philip Larkin’s book The Whitsun Weddings, which of course includes the famed eponymous poem. To celebrate, [...] by

Why I Cry: The Guardian Reviews Epic Volume of Men’s Poetry Choices, ‘A Real Tear-Jerker’ March 24, 2014: For the super heroes and cry babies out there, Simon and Schuster presents Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: an anthology of heart-wrenchingly emotional poetry chosen by 100 “famous and [...] by