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The Book as the Starting Point December 20, 2012

Why not just turn publishing on its head and try to change the world right off the bat? Welcome to Sharp Stuff a new publisher born from the confines of one of the great ad agencies on the planet, Wieden+Kennedy. Their mission: to explore “the boundaries of story building” by being a “rapid release content shop that hacks current formats to create new forms.” “The book as the starting point, not the end game” is our approach…

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Among His Books by Edith Nesbit October 1, 2012

Though best known for her series The Railway Children  E. Nesbit also wrote 21 collections of poetry as well as numerous adult novels and story collections. She was also a founding member of the Fabian Society. The poem ‘Among His Books’ appeared in the collection  Leaves of Life which was published  in 1888. It is the Poem of the Week at the Guardian where it is read closely by Carol Rumens who calls it “a wry, novelistic tale…

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Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you weep? July 3, 2012

The Bookseller Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you weep?Because I must sell my books far too cheap. Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you grin?Because an old lady is just coming in. Bookseller, Bookseller, why all this joy?Because she requires a nice book for a boy. Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you cough?Ahem! Well, the discount forgot to come off. Bookseller, Bookseller, why are you gay?Beause it’s my best of business to-day. Bookseller, Bookseller, why are you mad?Because the…

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A Trip Across America with the Dickman’s May 23, 2012

With Memorial Day around the corner and summer ahead this is the time of year when many of us start thinking road trip. Regardless of our mode; car, bike, plane, train or …, the goal is to get out there and have some fun. One item you might want to consider bringing along with you is the latest book from poetry’s rising dynamic duo, Matthew & Michael Dickman. 50 American Plays (Poems) is a 52…

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30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month April 2, 2012

The 2012 National Poetry Month poster, designed by Chin-Yee Lai The 16th installment of National Poetry Month is upon us and it’s the time for all of us to “celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.” Here are 30 ways courtesy of Poets.org for you and your loved ones to participate, engage and honor language and the magic of words. There is something here for everyone, regardless of your background and poetic experience.…

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