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Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam, trans. Christian Wiman (Ecco Press)

W. S. Auden. If I Could Tell You -- Time will say nothing but I told you so,/ Time only knows the price we have to pay;/ If I could tell you I would let you know.// If we should weep when clowns put on their show,/ If we should stumble when musicians play,/ Time will say nothing but I told you so.// [...] click through to complete poem: http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/corporate/projectsandschemes/artmusicdesign/poems/poem.asp?ID=136 photo by Carl Van Vechten,1939.

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Gerald Stern: A Q&A with New Jersey's former poet laureate

Poet Gerald Stern

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11 Videos Of Seamus Heaney Reading His Poems Aloud

11 Videos Of Seamus Heaney Reading His Poems Aloud 13 April 1939 Co. Derry, Northern Ireland Died 30 August 2013 (aged 74) Dublin, Ireland Occupation Poet, playwright, translator Nationality

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This Reading Test Compares Your Speed With The US National Average

What speed to do you read at? Staples have developed a test that lets you compare your reading performance against that of the average reader. I was only 15% above average - shame on me!

Emily Bronte. The first page of her Gondal poems notebook. This notebook was discovered by Charlotte and was to prompt the sisters to first publish (not very successfully, either).

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24 Photos Of Famous Authors When They Were Coming Of Age

"The demand that I make of my reader is that he should devote his whole Life to reading my works." Interview with Max Eastman in Harper's Magazine, as quoted in James Joyce (1959) by Richard Ellmann. Eastman noted "He smiled as he said that — smiled, and then repeated it." James Joyce

Reading does more than stimulate our imagination: it has the power to improve our health and our morality and generally make the world a better place. via CBC Books & National Reading Campaign