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The Poetry of Illustration, the Illustration of Poetry: Frog and Toad Together in San Francisco

Dean Rader | Posted 02.19.2014 | San Francisco
Dean Rader

For readers unfamiliar with these characters, I often describe Frog and Toad as amphibian versions of Bert and Ernie. Frog is like Ernie -- affable, good-natured, and a bit of a trickster. Toad is Bert: a little crankier, a tad more reluctant, occasionally grumpy.

Richard Blanco: The High, Low and... the Middlebrow!

Khanh Ho | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Khanh Ho

Everybody turns their nose at an inaugural poem. Everybody makes sure to come back for Beyonce... and this lead me to wondering if there was a place for the middlebrow. If so, what is the middlebrow? Let me explain.