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Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott, Old Master

David Galenson | Posted 05.02.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Psychologists might take a lesson from the writer Teju Cole, whose review of a new edition of Walcott's poems presents a succinct description of Walcott as an experimental poet, interested above all in making art based on perception -- the way things look.

13 Bests of AWP 2013

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.12.2013 | Books
Ru Freeman

AWP can deliver on some of its promises. If you can keep calm and carry on, if you can acknowledge the hysteria without becoming hysterical yourself, if you can avoid eye-contact with the thousands, yet have conversations with the few, AWP can be magical.

How Celebs Turn Into Bookworms

Woman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

HARRY POTTER star Emma Watson was snapped this week clutching a copy of the best-selling self-help book A 3rd Helping Of Chicken Soup For The Soul. ...

Diana Athill's Response To The VS Naipaul Attack

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

Former publisher rubbished by Naipaul for writing 'feminine tosh' says she is not taking his criticism seriously. ...

What Makes Best Friends So Powerful?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

What is it about certain best friendships that connects us with the essential, enabling communication to traverse time and space?

Poetry Best Sellers of 2010

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Travis Nichols

Here, in descending order, are the best selling books of contemporary poetry published in 2010.

The Capeman

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

This Paul Simon musical was panned when it opened on Broadway, in 1998, but I love it and still listen to the soundtrack in my car nearly every day. T...

British Poets Fight It Out For Oxford Professor Of Poetry Position

The Independent | Cahal Milmo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Endgame of one of the most acrimonious literary spats in recent times began yesterday when one of the nation's most divisive poets revered for his...

Calabash Celebrates Ten Years of Words by the Sea

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Memorial Day is coming and one of the most exciting places to be for the Memorial Day weekend is at the Calabash International Literary Festival, now in its tenth year.

Ruth Padel Resigns From Oxford Chief Poet Post

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON _ A fight over who gets to be Oxford University's top poet has set Britain's pens racing _ and weakened the careers of two well-known wordsmith...

Oxford Top Poet Post Spurs Academic Infighting

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON _ A fight over who gets to be Oxford University's top poet has set Britain's pens racing _ and weakened the careers of two well-known wordsmith...