Curiosities

September 6, 2011

Shenandoah Online 0

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After publishing print editions for 60 years, Shenandoah has entered the digital game.

September 6, 2011

A Library Themed Wedding 2

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Know anyone getting married soon? Perhaps they’d like to integrate some books and bookshelves. (via @ShelfAwareness)

September 6, 2011

Magic: The Gathering as Literature 0

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A D Jameson has been writing daily updates about Magic: The Gathering as literature. Here’s part one of his HTMLGiant series. (And here’s part two, and here’s part three.)

September 6, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Harbach, Hitchens, Tuck, Farah, Solomon, Barry, Krauss 0

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A big haul of new books this week. At the top of the list is Chad Harbach’s much anticipated debut, The Art of Fielding. Also new this week: the new Christopher Hitchens collection Arguably, Lily Tuck’s I Married You for Happiness, Nuruddin Farah’s Crossbones, and Anna Solomon’s debut The Little Bride. Sebastian Barry’s Booker long-listed […]

September 5, 2011

Foetry Chronicles 0

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Brett Ortler, a blogger at Bark, chronicles his effort to figure out why indie publisher, BlazeVOX, wants to charge him $250 to publish his book of poems. Follow-up posts reveal, first, that BlazeVOX has rescinded the pay-to-play scheme, and, second, that it now plans to go out of business by the end of the year.

September 4, 2011

Poets by Post 0

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The United States Post Office is going to debut ten postage stamps in 2012. The theme? Famous poets, of course. In anticipation, they’re encouraging people to share their favorite poems on their Facebook page.

September 4, 2011

Master Palindromist 1

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Today’s long read begins like this: “In March 2010, Barry Duncan, master palindromist, was locked in an epic struggle with the alphabet.”

September 3, 2011

Hybrid Essays, DIAGRAM Essays 0

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The deadline for DIAGRAM‘s essay contest is October 31, but mostly I just wanted an excuse to link to previous winner Cheyenne Nimes‘ “SECTION 404 OF THE CLEAN WATER ACT AND THE SANTA CRUZ RIVER SAND SHARK, SUBTITLED ‘THIS TROUBLESOME REGULATORY CONSTRAINT’.“

September 3, 2011

F. Scott Fitzgerald on YouTube 0

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F. Scott Fitzgerald reads from Othello (via The Missouri Review), John Keats, and John Masefield.

September 2, 2011

Literary Pets and Pet Names 0

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If you read one article on literary pets and pet names today, make it this one.