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John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose

John Lennon's drawings, poems and prose | Books |

The Online Emily Dickinson Archive Makes Thousands of the Poet’s Manuscripts Freely Available

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Fady Joudah: On poetry, translation and power

"The groom arrives late / To his wedding / Wearing only one shoe." The Tea and Sage Poem by Fady Joudah from The Earth in the Attic (2008 Yale University Press)

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The Fascinating, Handwritten Poems of Famous Authors

Mary Shelley’s handwritten poem, Absence, on the death of her husband, Percy Shelley. Published 1822

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The Fascinating, Handwritten Poems of Famous Authors

A minuscule handwritten poem by Charlotte Brontë, composed when the author was just 13, has been sold for almost £100,000. Signed C Brontë, and dated by her on 14 December 1829, "I've been wandering in the greenwoods" is written on a piece of paper measuring just three inches square.

Dennis Hopper reads a poem on The Johnny Cash Show

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Sylvia Plath Reads Her Moving Poem “Tulips”: A Rare 1961 BBC Recording

Tyrants Fear Poets | Sylvia Plath Info: Signal to Noise: Reading Ted Hughes papers at the British Library

from Mail Online

Secrets of Beowulf revealed: Relics discovered at Danish feasting hall which featured in Britain's oldest epic poem

First page of Beowulf in Cotton Vitellius A. xv....The main protagonist, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose great hall, Heorot, is plagued by the monster Grendel. Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands and Grendel's mother with a sword of a giant that he found in her lair.