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To Thine Own Self Be True August 13, 2013: There are no foregone conclusions when it comes to William Shakespeare's work. While some argue that Shakespeare didn't write most, or all, of his attributed plays and scripts, others argue that he was a ghost writer for other Elizabethan-era playwrights. As a New York Times article points out: For nearly two centuries, scholars [...] by

To Be, or Not to Be … Notes on the Ongoing Shakespeare Authorship Debate July 25, 2013: STANDPOINT. recently posted an interesting article on the ongoing William Shakespeare attribution debate. Whether you're in the cynical Anonymous faction or the idyllic Shakespeare in Love camp, the conversation doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon. Regardless of your level of engagement in the discussion, the article raises an [...] by

Mark Rutkoski, Words of Love May 1, 2013: There is a sense in which every “pure” conceptual writing project feels like it has already been done before: the production of the text depends upon the prior existence of the text. This is necessary to the signature aura of travesty that fuels conceptualism. The reader must begin from an awareness of having been ripped off, or at least [...] by

This Lower World April 19, 2013: [caption id="attachment_65443" align="alignright" width="500"] Book XII of William Blake’s 1808 Paradise Lost.[/caption] This week I’ve been thinking about the moment in Book XI of Paradise Lost when Milton’s Eve laments to Adam, when the angel Michael has arrived to dispossess them of Paradise: How shall I part and wither wander [...] by

On Depression, Poets, & Candy April 10, 2013: In high school a friend of mine, who was suffering through the relentlessly miserable alienation of a suburban public education, was diagnosed with “Emotional Disorder.” Emotional Disorder! She is, no surprise, a poet and artist. Don’t all poets suffer from Emotional Disorder? Paisley Rekdal so wittily describes the difficulties of [...] by

The emotional hang-ups of Google’s poetry translation software January 17, 2011: Google researcher Dmitriy Genzel talks to NPR's All Things Considered about the advancements in training artificial intelligence to recognize, translate, and maintain the characteristics of poetry. Last week, IBM pitted its computer Watson-- programmed to understand human speech-- against Jeopardy! champions and carried the day (or at least the [...] by

The Best Thing Since Shakespeare March 3, 2010: [audio:http://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/The-Best-Thing-to-Happen-Since-Shakespeare.mp3] by