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  1. Flavorwire :: Ten Feminist Poets You Should Know Flavorwire :: Ten Feminist Poets You Should Know
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  2. "I think that’s one of the jobs of poets, is they stare at their own death, and through it they still see the world - the world of ten thousand things. You know poetry is about time running out, to some extent. You can think of that purely formally - the line ends, the stanza ends, and the poem itself ends. And I think one of the things that’s so pleasurable about reading poetry, rather than hearing it, is that you immediately know where the poem’s going to end. You can see it just in glancing at it. And there’s something… that may be reassuring about that."

     - Dean Young
  3. proustitute:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lakes NotebookA map from one of Coleridge’s notebooks kept between July and September 1802, recording his solitary exploration of the mountainous landscape of the Lake District.
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lakes NotebookA map from one of Coleridge’s notebooks kept between July and September 1802, recording his solitary exploration of the mountainous landscape of the Lake District.
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    proustitute:

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lakes Notebook

    A map from one of Coleridge’s notebooks kept between July and September 1802, recording his solitary exploration of the mountainous landscape of the Lake District.

    (via donshare)

  4. vikingpenguinbooks:

11 Literary Friendships We Can Learn From
A friendship between two great creative minds can sometimes yield a bounty of great work, inspiration and mutual admiration for one other. Of course, it can just as easily spur on jealousy and hurt feelings. Both have been the case in real-life friendships between some of the biggest, most notable giants of the literary world. While we might hope these connections would always work out for the best, there are lessons to be learned from even the most tumultuous of relationships. Whether you’re a writer yourself, a college student or just love learning about literature, take a look at these great bookish bromances for some lessons on how to be a good friend to your nearest and dearest in life.

    vikingpenguinbooks:

    11 Literary Friendships We Can Learn From

    A friendship between two great creative minds can sometimes yield a bounty of great work, inspiration and mutual admiration for one other. Of course, it can just as easily spur on jealousy and hurt feelings. Both have been the case in real-life friendships between some of the biggest, most notable giants of the literary world. While we might hope these connections would always work out for the best, there are lessons to be learned from even the most tumultuous of relationships. Whether you’re a writer yourself, a college student or just love learning about literature, take a look at these great bookish bromances for some lessons on how to be a good friend to your nearest and dearest in life.

    (via libraryland)

  5. poetsorg:

Adrienne Rich, “Natural Resources,” 1977:
My heart is moved by all I cannot save:
so much has been destroyed
I have to cast my lot with those
who age after age, perversely,
with no extraordinary power,
reconstitute the world.

    poetsorg:

    Adrienne Rich, “Natural Resources,” 1977:

    My heart is moved by all I cannot save:

    so much has been destroyed

    I have to cast my lot with those

    who age after age, perversely,

    with no extraordinary power,

    reconstitute the world.

  6. poetsorg:

Academy of American Poets ad from the back cover of Poetry’s February 1938 issue.

    poetsorg:

    Academy of American Poets ad from the back cover of Poetry’s February 1938 issue.

  7. "I’ve always felt that poetry was particularly erotic, more than prose was. … I say that you read poems not with your eyes and not with your ears, but with your mouth. You taste it."

     - Former poet laureate Donald Hall on poetry. (via nprfreshair)

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  8. Gawker :: Nobel Prize-Winning Polish Poet Wislawa Szymborska Dead at 88 Gawker :: Nobel Prize-Winning Polish Poet Wislawa Szymborska Dead at 88
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  9. The Washington Post :: Wislawa Szymborska, a Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet, dies at 88
  10. Le Monde :: Where Words Fail: An Intimate Encounter With Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer

  11. "A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds; his auditors are as men entranced by the melody of an unseen musician, who feel that they are moved and softened, yet know not whence or why."

     - Percy Bysshe Shelley

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  13. yellowingedges:

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011 is awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer “because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality.”

    yellowingedges:

    The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2011 is awarded to the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality.”

  14. newsmatt:

    Poet Tomas Transtromer has won the 2011 Nobel Prize in literature. Watch Matt Small’s AP report.