Bloomsday!

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Today is Bloomsday, the anniversary of Leopold Bloom's epic June 16, 1904 journey, documented in James Joyce's Ulysses. The novel, the bomb... Read more
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More Poetry

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Here's a poem by Diane Sahms-Guarnieri Poet by night; Procurement Analyst (Contractor), Department of Navy by day (It’s a living.) Faces... Read more
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More Poems for our city

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After reporting the lyrical news that Philadelphia is getting its first poet laureate, most likely in the fall, some readers have submitted... Read more
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A poet for our town

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New Jersey has been home to many great poets: Camden's Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, William Carlos Williams, Bruce Springsteen. Philadelphia... Read more

Even a Q & A Is Better Than Nothing

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Mykel Board, the punk elder and columnist for Maximum Rock 'N' Roll, wondered if he'd be happier in Outer Mongolia - mostly because it was... Read more

IMs Back In The Day

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To the feverish debate of L'affaire Foley, the blogger named By Nettie Jingo! adds some instructive lit-crit and historical context: It's... Read more

Every Day I Write The Book

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"I could write a book," is a phrase reporters often hear on the streets when interviewing people about the circumstances of their... Read more

T Is For Tolstoy, O For O Henry

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We'll lay off T.O. soon in this space, but he keeps doing such noteworthy things. First he records a rap about his cheddah payday with the... Read more