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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

For the Birds

Francis Levy | Posted 06.10.2013 | Arts
Francis Levy

Everyone remembers the haunting image of the albatross from Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." In the poem, the gigantic bird saves the sh...

The Rime Of The Modern Mariner

Nick Hayes | Posted 01.29.2013 | Books
Nick Hayes

I first had the idea for the Modern Mariner as I sat in an office block eating lunch at my computer, rifling through ecological blogs. I came across a certain picture, a penny dropped, and I ran round the corner to the park with a pen and paper to write the first few verses.

A Re-imagined Ancient Mariner Calls for Change

John Lundberg | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

Michael Bloor, a professor at Cardiff University's Seafarers International Research Centre, has spent twelve years uncovering the harsh and unjust working conditions faced by an often overlooked group: the roughly one million mariners around the world.

Poetry and the Bottom Line

John Lundberg | Posted 08.12.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

Does poetry have something to teach the business world? Simon Bainbridge, a literature professor at Lancaster University, believes it does.

Coleridge Varies His "Inscription on a Time-piece"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 11.20.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

In the late 1890s, an unknown dealer or collector assembled letters that were titled Sir Walter Scott: Letters of his Friends and Contemporaries. One of my favorite items in this is a poem in the hand of a very aged Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Kate Moss Moves In With Samuel Taylor Coleridge | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

Good news that the beautiful Kate Moss is joining the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge at No 3, The Grove, Highgate, London. Coleridge first came to live ...

Writing Under The Influence: Best Drug Induced Writing In Books (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

We've all heard the cliche "Write what you know." Well, the following writers were addicted to drugs and, boy, did they write about it. Writing und...

Stockholm Water Confab Rings Alarms, Offers Hope

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to freelance journalist Rose George, a child dies from diarrhea -- usually brought on by fecal-contaminated food or water -- every 15 seconds. But human waste can be used to good purpose.

The Willing Suspension of Disbelief

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Clothier

Call me naïve. Okay. An idealist. I'd rather be an idealist than an ideologue. But I'm constitutionally and temperamentally averse to succumbing to inaction and despair.

Fear Versus Hope in the Fight Against Terror

Scott Atran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Atran

Fear may be the oldest and strongest emotion in our species. The politics of hope plays to a less primitive emotion.

The Real Appeal of Amy Winehouse

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

You need only look at the way the media covers Winehouse to see that we glamorize her drug use. And this is nothing new.