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One Million Images Released by British Library in Collective Effort to Improve Data & Depiction July 23, 2015: Our medium of choice might be language, for the most part, but we can’t deny the power of a million+ images now in the public domain. Open Culture points us to the British Library announce that [...] by

Poetry for Robots Puts a Borges Theory to the Test June 5, 2015: Open Culture points us toward a site called Poetry for Robots, “a joint effort between Neologic, Webvisions, and The Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University,” [...] by

Charles Bukowski Cartoons Surface February 10, 2015: Hey Bukowski fans (we know you’re out there)! Open Culture recovers some lost cartoons from the 1960s and 1970s: “Less comics per se than drawn windows into Bukowski’s worldview, these [...] by

Ginsberg Teaching the Beats September 26, 2014: Thanks, Open Culture, for posting a few great lectures by our favorite Beat guru Allen Ginsberg. To give a sense of what the lectures are about, the editors write: Thanks to the archives at Naropa, [...] by

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