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Robert Pinsky

A Book Itself Is a Little Machine: Emily Short's Interactive Fiction

Illya Szilak | Posted 12.30.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

When I was first approached to write a piece about interactive fiction (IF), my first thought was of a bunch of geeky teenage boys playing text versions of Dungeons and Dragons on their computers in a moldy rec-room.

Singing School: A Chorus

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 07.19.2013 | Books
Carol Muske-Dukes

Anthologies are intriguing in what they reveal of the editor's passions. Robert Pinsky opens his new poetry anthology (with its long title): SINGING SCHOOL: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters -- with an anecdote about the great saxophonist, Dexter Gordon.

First Kisses of Rock + Lit

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

Radio Silence is full of great writers chronicling musically-induced epiphanies and musicians recounting ecstasies bred by verse and prose. Fans of both will feel giddy at this blurring of the lines between artist and audience.

Your Summer Reading List

latimes.com | Posted 07.23.2011 | Books

What novels and biographies are coming? What's quirky? What should the kids be reading? Let our special reading guide of new and forthcoming titles he...

Literature Leaps into the 22nd Century, Lands Awkwardly

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

As scientists improve their ability to manipulate the genome, will a market might emerge for people who want to imprint quotes into their own DNA, or even their children's, as a sort of genetic tattoo?

Labor Day Poems

poetryfoundation.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation By Becca Klaver For the United States' 129th Labor Day, we bring you a variety of poems, podcasts, and articles--some meditate ...

Abraham Lincoln: Poet?

Slate Magazine | Robert Pinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The United States has had a head of state who was also a great writer. Only Marcus Aurelius can compete with Abraham Lincoln. Like many prose masters,...

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.