Decorated Poet Maxine Kumin Dies

One for Life, One for Death”- Maxine Kumin It is with much regret that we relay the Associated Press’s report that Maxine Kumin, Pulitzer Prize winner and onetime poetry consultant to the Library of Congress has died at the age…

Seamus Heaney Death Mourned Across the World

Let us take a break from Miley and the Twerking and remember that life has more to offer than endless garbage. The beloved poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died yesterday at the age of 74, in Dublin. The literary…

New Breaking Bad Trailer Channels Famous Ozymandias Sonnet and the Inevitable Fall of Kings

AMC has just put out a new trailer for the upcoming season 5B of Breaking Bad, and it’s likely to give you chills. No new scenes, no hints at what’s to come – just Walter White calmly reciting Percy Bysshe…

Federico García Lorca Gets Google Homepage Doodle

Google’s homepage in Spain is currently showing a doodle honoring Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s 115th birthday. García Lorca, executed by Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War, was known as a member of the Genration of ’27. In addition…

Technology vs Humanity [Video]

Poet Marshall Soulful Jones explores the difficulties we have introduced into our society by injecting technology into our relationships. People can claim sometimes thousands of “friends” on Facebook. But, how many of those people listed do you ever interact with…

Twitter and Texting, the Poetry of a Generation

Carol Ann Duffy is an acclaimed Scottish poet responsible for dozens of well-respected collections. In 2009, she was appointed Britain’s poet laureate, making her the first woman to ever hold the position. And she thinks that Twitter and text messaging…