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Robert Fisk in Defense of Hashem Shabaani and Poetry in Iran, at The Independent February 17, 2014: The other week, we posted about Iranian poet and activist, Hashem Shabaani's death by execution at the hands of Iranian authorities, after his life-long fight for civil rights in Iran. At The Independent, Robert Fisk reflects on Shaabani's spirit and fight. In Iran, there should be a Dead Poets Society. Or perhaps a Martyred Poets Society, [...] by

New Research: Opening Line of Beowulf Is Not What We’ve Eternally Thunk November 4, 2013: The Independent has some terrifying news: Apparently the opening line to Beowulf has been misinterpreted for 200 years? Hwæt: It is perhaps the most important word in one of the greatest and most famous sentences in the history of the English language. Yet for more than two centuries “hwæt” has been misrepresented as an [...] by

The Independent Honors Foyle Young Poets of the Year October 1, 2013: One of the largest literary competitions in the world, the Foyle Prize, funded by the Foyle Foundation (UK), is an honor bestowed on 100 young poets from 11-17 years of age, annually: a figure that includes 15 "overall winners" and 85 poets who receive commendations. The Independent posted these glimpses into the lives and lines of 15 young [...] by

Lorca’s Poet In New York Manuscript Goes on Display March 27, 2013: Lately, we've been reporting on old poems resurfacing, whether censored, tucked away, or seemingly lost for good. Federico García Lorca's manuscript of Poet in New York falls in the latter category, as The Independent reports: On 12 July 12, 1936, Spain’s most translated poet and playwright, Federico García Lorca, left the [...] by

Tom Raworth Remembers Anselm Hollo January 31, 2013: As promised (and expected) more remembrances and tributes to Anselm Hollo, who died this week, are pouring in. We wanted to draw your attention to this tribute by Tom Raworth in the Independent. Raworth reminds us of Hollo's place in the world of letters, a place that spanned national and linguistic borders: Anselm Hollo was a major [...] by

The Independent Discusses Sharon Olds and Confessional Poetry January 25, 2013: The Independent looks at Sharon Olds in light of her recent T. S. Eliot Prize win and the entire concept of Confessionalism. "'No one wants to be called a confessional poet,' [Professor of Poetry at the University of East Anglia Lavinia Greenlaw] told me. "It suggests all you do is blurt your feelings. To work explicitly with the self requires [...] by

The Lost Etchings of William Blake January 23, 2013: This is great news for all the William Blake fans out there, all the millions of you! Researchers at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library have stumbled upon a treasure trove of works by poet and artist William Blake. After two years work the students, overseen by Blake expert and Manchester university art historian [...] by