Know Your Poe

January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849 Poe has become a mythical figure in American history. His work is constantly republished, adapted and performed. There are lunch boxes, toys and air fresheners with his likeness on them. There is a NFL team named after one of his poems. As with any popular figure, so many years…

ACCENT: AIMLESS LOVE by Billy Collins

I am hardly unbiased when it comes to this poet.  I’ve always admired Collins’s work, and became fully enamored of it when I heard him read some of his own poems on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.  Collins has a distinctive voice with a charming amount of sentiment, without being overly sentimental.  Old Man Eating…

REVIEW: THE QUICKENING MAZE by Adam Foulds

I always look forward to starting new books — ones to review or otherwise.  When I knew this one was on its way, I watched the mail everyday.  It is by a British author.  It’s about an asylum … and poets … and madness … and takes place in Victorian England. What more could I…

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