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Entries by John Lundberg from 07/2012

Poetry Holds Its Own Olympic Celebration

| Posted 07.01.2012 | Huffington Post

I don't know that anyone would argue that the Games should trot out a few poets for a reading between the 400m and the high jump final, but it's nice to see that London is using this summer as an opportunity to bring the world together for more than just athletics.

Picking Up the Pieces of William Gibson's Self-Destructing Poem

| Posted 07.15.2012 | Huffington Post

You don't have to be a computer geek to appreciate Gibson's "mechanical" and artistic statement. Of course, you do have to be one to reverse it.

England Has Poetry Police?

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Huffington Post

How scathing are Swift's poems? Not so scathing, really. In one example, he took Bolton's manager to task in rhyming couplets of something like iambic heptameter, also known as "fourteeners."

London's Mayor Gets to the Greek

| Posted 07.29.2012 | Arts

How good was London Mayor Boris Johnson's recitation of a poem at the Olympic Gala this past Monday? And he did it speaking ancient Greek, no less.