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A poet’s testimony on society

A poet’s testimony on society

Dec 30, 2017-There are some literary works that define a historical crossroad, and there are perhaps no other words that resonate with the Second People’s Movement of 2006 than Bise Nagarchiko Bayan (Bise Nagarchi’s Testimony). Its verses perfectly encapsulate the...

It’s time for the 2018 Squad Goals reading challenge

It’s time for the 2018 Squad Goals reading challenge

In 2017, the Lawrence Public Library's Book Squad introduced the Squad Goals Reading Challenge, a collection of 13 prompts designed to get you reading more widely. In 2018, by popular demand, we’re back with 13 new prompts that we hope will intrigue, delight and, yes,...

Four Famous Self-Published Debuts

Four Famous Self-Published Debuts

rtttgggv cxxzxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcSelf-publishing has its detractors, and not without reason. For every success story like Andy Weir’s The Martian ( 2011) (now a major motion picture starring Matt Damon) or Sergio De La Pava’s PEN Debut Fiction-winning debut, A Naked...

Sam Shepard’s dual-voiced farewell

Sam Shepard’s dual-voiced farewell

Sam Shepard, Sept. 29, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) The difficulty of reckoning with Sam Shepard ’s artistic legacy is primarily a problem of cartography. Indeed, negotiating the terrain of such an uncommonly broad, richly contoured oeuvre is no easy feat for the...

A trip into other worlds

A trip into other worlds

Andre Bagoo Vahni Capildeo Readers of Andre Bagoo’s third book, Pitch Lake, will find themselves enjoying an easy trip into the other worlds that good literature can offer. The settings appear recognisable: a coastline, a beach house, a bar, gaol, the movies, bed....

London scientists feel the noise

London scientists feel the noise

Scientists at the Crick Institute in London have complained about noise. In 1797, an unexpected visitor to the English cottage of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge became a literary metaphor for unwanted distraction that disturbs creativity. The arrival of the...

Sapphic etymology

Sapphic etymology

Etymology[edit]. Eventually, the text was translated from German into English Origin of the Term Lesbian. An early Greek female poet Sappho is known to have written love poems to women as well as men, thus making her an early example of bisexuality. In case you're...

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