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Today in history

  • 1591

    St John of the Cross: On December the 14th, 1591 St John of the Cross dies at the age of 49 in Úbeda, Jaén, Spain [Úbeda, Jaén, Spain]

  • 1895

    Paul Éluard: On the 14th of December 1895 Paul Eluard is born in Saint-Denis, France [Saint-Denis, France]

  • 1955

    Richard Brautigan: In December 1955, Brautigan was arrested after throwing a brick through the local police station window - apparently because he wanted a place to stay and some food. [Eugene, Oregon, United States]

  • 1979

    Vasko Popa: On December the 14th, 1979 Popa is one of the founders of Vojvodina Academy of Sciences and Arts in Novi Sad [Novi Sad, Serbia]

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Cultural Appropriation/Turkish Grand Awards/Lifetime Achievement – Poetry News Roundup December 14th


Our final news round up of the week takes a look at an article about cultural appropriation, the Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awards in Turkey and finally, the winner of the Porter Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award. NHL-Themed Totem Poles Called Out by Aboriginal Poet [caption id="attachment_13343" align="alignleft" width="225"] A[/caption] The former poet laureate of Halifax, Rebecca Thomas, who is Mi’kmaw, has been receiving huge amounts of abuse online since she asked Lawton’s drug store to ...

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