Minnesota Laureates

Remember Minnesota, the state that doesn"t have an official poet laureate because the governor vetoed it? The story first made the news in May of last year when Governor Tim Pawlenty decided that establishing an official poet laureate for the state might open the floodgates and next thing you know every distaff art and its cousin would be demanding equal ...

Poet Displays 1 Km Poem in France

On Thursday, French poet Patrick Huet unrolled nearly a kilometer of specially crafted material on which he had scribed his latest poem - Pieces of Hope to the Echo of the World. It was the first official measurement of Huet"s poem, an incident he describes in his blog. Huet"s intent was to write the world"s longest poem - and make it into the ...

Google The Bard

Think you know everything there is to know about Shakespeare? Find yourself looking for that perfect Bard quote? Ever have a need to settle a barroom argument about who said what in which Shakespeare play? If so, then Google has just made it easier for you. Google"s infamous Books project has completed scanning in the complete works of Shakespeare. You can now ...

New Frost Exhibit Highlights Poet’s Personal Life

Robert Frost may be one of the most well-loved American poets of any era. A new exhibit at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Vermont takes a look at a different side of the poet. Assembled by Frost scholar, Donald Sheehy, the exhibit features 11 key women in Robert Frost"s life. Those women include his mother, his wife Elinor, his sister, his daughters, writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher, and ...

Missing Shelley Poem Redefines What Poetry Has Always Been

A radical journalist reports on the horrors of war in the national press, and finds himself imprisoned for his words. A young, impressionable writer is moved by the incident to write a stirring poem that criticizes the nation"s national policies and calls for total reform in the licentiousness, luxury, depravity, prejudice, which involve society The ...