Monthly Archives: July 2011

QOTD: Crushed by Books

Everything fell, and Miss Sasaki lost consciousness. The ceiling dropped suddenly and the wooden floor above collapsed in splinters and the people up there came down and the roof above them gave way; but principally and first of all, the … Continue reading

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Broetry: Poetry for the 21st Century?

Here’s the bit (4 1/2 minutes, just listen to it) on NPR. Yo, Bro! Belly Up To The Bar And Recite 'Broetry' http://n.pr/ocQiCd — NPR Books (@nprbooks) July 24, 2011 In a word: No. A book subtitled “Poems for Bros” … Continue reading

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Murderers Playing Murderers: Hamlet in Prison

Did you guys hear last week’s This American Life? It was a rerun from 2002, but still, so good! It tells the story of Hamlet, Act V, performed by convicted felons in a maximum security prison in Missouri. Prison rules … Continue reading

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Literary World Tour – Japan

My friend Brian approached me about putting together, with him, a solid reading regimen. Something less haphazard than the usual strategy we share. We cycled through various ideas, but finally settled on embarking on a literary world tour. We’re starting … Continue reading

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