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  • Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70

    Soul poet Bobby Womack dead at 70
    Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70. Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
  • Former Virginia newspaper editor pens first volume of poetry

    Former Virginia newspaper editor pens first volume of poetry
    Glenn Proctor, the former executive editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has published his first volume of poetry. "Kicking Bottles, News & Dust" represents "how I write and understand poetry," Proctor said in a news release. "It represents many...
  • Acclaimed Poet's Hartford Home On The Market

    Acclaimed Poet's Hartford Home On The Market
    HARTFORD — For years, acclaimed poet Wallace Stevens walked from his home in Hartford's West End to his job at a local insurance company, composing poems in his head on the way. Now, the 1920s Colonial where Stevens' daily journeys began is on...
  • PEN condemns slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee

    PEN International has condemned the slaying of Thai poet Mainueng K. Kunthee, the pen name of activist Kamol Duangphasuk. The 45-year-old writer was in a car in a parking lot when he was shot by an assailant who fled on a motorcycle; the poet and activist...
  • Street-poet documentary has many Baltimore connections

    Street-poet documentary has many Baltimore connections
    In a scene from the documentary "A Place of Truth," opening Thursday at the Creative Alliance, Abi Mott sits behind a small desk on a city street corner with a sign that reads: "Name a price. Pick a subject. Get a poem." She is greeted by a customer and...
  • Own A Piece Of Literary History

    Own A Piece Of Literary History
    I read poetry. I've been into poetry ever since I read "The Concord Hymn" as a kid and later  impressed my newlywed wife by reciting it, with my back turned, at the monument in Concord, Mass.    By the rude bridge that arched the flood,     Their...
  • Star-spangled anniversary

    Star-spangled anniversary
    As about 50 eighth-graders from New Jersey gathered around, Elizabeth White unzipped a large duffel bag. "It's coiled like a big snake in there," said White, a park ranger. The students helped remove the object. It was indeed moving but not in a scary...
  • BBC America to Premiere 'A Poet in New York' This Fall

    BBC America has acquired the film "A Poet in New York," starring Tom Hollander. Hollander plays Dylan Thomas, the famous poet known for his wild, hard-drinking lifestyle. Written by screenwriter Andrew Davies ("House of Cards"), the drama explores how...
  • Gordon Lightfoot tells why he changed lyric to his signature song

    Gordon Lightfoot exercised some lyrical license when he wrote "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," but the Canadian balladeer paid painstaking attention to the facts when he wrote the line that would haunt him for decades. New evidence, uncovered a...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Like a Rolling Stone' lyrics top $2 million at auction

    How does it feel? Like a new record for the sale of rock lyrics at auction, as a handwritten manuscript for Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” sold Tuesday for just over $2 million at Sotheby’s auction house in New York. The...
  • Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside

     Seite Books comes of age on the Eastside
    When Adam Bernales and Denice Diaz started Seite Books in a little storefront in East Los Angeles, a lot of people thought their taste in books was too highbrow. The offerings on the store's first, sparsely stocked shelf when it opened in 2010...