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Crow: The Life and Songs (and Found Photos) of the Crow December 17, 2010: Mark Asch of The L Magazine talks with artist Simon Lee and musician Algis Kizys about their new film project, an interpretation of Ted Hughes’s poetry collection Crow: From the Life and Songs [...] by

David Pogue finally gets with the Tuscan Milk literary phenomenon December 17, 2010: Yesterday’s Pogue’s Posts proves that sometimes you have to forgo the latest in technology for a proven, if years old, winner. The comments section on Amazon.com’s Tuscan Milk has [...] by

Notes on a Correspondence December 16, 2010: I recently paid a visit to Thom Donovan’s blog Others Letters, which intends to reproduce correspondence between writers or between writers and artists. I immediately began to consider which of [...] by

If your book’s weird, you’re weird. December 16, 2010: Edward Desautels, over at the Maximum Fiction blog, argues that a recent BBC report about the new William Burroughs documentary, completely misses the point of Burroughs’ writing: The report was [...] by

File Under: Perhaps there are certain books which wouldn’t necessarily make good films at all December 16, 2010: Hollywood rumors! Apparently, Paul Thomas Anderson may direct an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel Inherent Vice, starring Robert Downey, Jr. Wait, wait—we know what you’re thinking. [...] by

Pamela Anderson Publishes a Poem December 16, 2010: Really there’s nothing much to say about this. Any clever commentary seems superfluous. The Hollywood Gossip reports on Pamela in Playboy: The former Baywatch star graces the front of her 13th [...] by

Inside Whitman’s notebook December 16, 2010: The New York Times offers a look inside the notebook of Walt Whitman with an interactive feature that’s well worth browsing: The entries, scribbled hastily in pencil, are a jumble of the [...] by

Does poetry have a role in politics? December 16, 2010: Or vice versa? The Guardian wonders: At times of upheaval and unrest, is poetry’s role to fan the flames or cool tempers? Down the centuries it has proved remarkably effective at both. Against [...] by

Choose your tool: The physical experience of writing December 16, 2010: On the DMLCentral blog, John Jones takes issue with a recent Telegraph article that claims Twitter has made handwriting cool. Besides having nothing to back up the claim (“Twitter” being [...] by

Poetry best sellers, December 5-12, 2010 December 15, 2010: Walking Papers, the most recent collection from poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch, jumped up the contemporary best seller list this week to number 3, just behind Human Chain by Seamus Heaney and Swan [...] by