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  • Calls for release of cold war secrets grow, as the Foreign Office, MI6 and MI5 keep past mistakes under lock and key Another biography of Guy Burgess. Re...
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  • What makes something sacred is what I’m exploring in this body of work. ---Sean Riley
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  • Submissions are currently open for the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, an annual award given for a full-length manuscript by a poet living in t...
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  • Rosemary Sullivan has received yet another accolade for her 2015 biography, Stalin’s Daughter: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of… Read More »
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  • Finalists for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction are Mia Alvar, Angela Flournoy, Julie Iromuanya, Viet Thanh Nguyen and Jennifer Tseng.
    5 days ago
  • “Dying is easy, comedy is hard”, were allegedly the last words of the Shakespearean actor, Edmund Kean, and anyone who has tried to stand on a stage and ma...
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  • *ROAD ENDING * At the end of the road a hunter’s hut boarded all summer, the fraying bush backing against it, a ragged fringe of beggar’s ticks, rust tass...
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  • Gwenessa Lam - Table Shadow, Oil on canvas, 24"x24", 2010, photo by Blaine Campbell
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  • Like you, I awoke today to the news of the death of David Bowie, one of the greatest musicians and creative forces of the 20th century. Last week, in a car...
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  • The new 450-page issue of VERSE (Volume 32, Numbers 1-3) is out and features 14 portfolios by: Natalie Eilbert Sandra Simonds Timothy Liu Eric Pankey Karla...
    1 month ago
  • I already felt like I was to blame when my baby was born at 25 weeks. Then my husband's CEO called me a benefit hog
    6 months ago
  • American Life in Poetry: Column 496 BY TED KOOSER, U.S. POET LAUREATE One of Grant Wood’s earliest paintings is of a pair of old shoes, and it hangs in the ...
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