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What the NEA really funds. + what happens when the big cat turns around.

Quick note: last week I put up a link to an article arguing for the abolishment of the NEA.   The author, George F. Will, had interesting arguments, including that the NEA primarily only helps the already-privileged.   327 more words

Rapid Poetry Review: The Road Not Taken

*Originally published 2016/01/24

THE ROAD NOT TAKEN: FINDING AMERICA IN THE POEM EVERYONE LOVES AND ALMOST EVERYONE GETS WRONG Written by David Orr

2015; 192 Pages… 106 more words

Book Review

You, Too, Could Write a Poem

I am closing in on the final page of New York Times poetry columnist (now THERE’S a job) David Orr’s You, Too, Could Write a Poem… 568 more words

Poetry

This is the time of year when students, vying to be their school’s commencement speaker, are furiously Googling “inspirational quotes for speeches.” Invariably, Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken” will pop up. 705 more words

American Writers

Next Round Of Early Voting Is Upon Cook County Residents

(CBS) — It may seem as if we just finished with the election season, but early is getting underway today for political primary races in some Chicago suburbs. 88 more words

News

Essay Collections by David Orr, Stanley Elkin, & Betty Fussell | New York Times Book Review

For the New York Times Book Review, I reviewed essays collections by poetry critic David Orr, novelist and essayist Stanley Elkin, and food writer Betty Fussell! Check it out here!

Charging housing associations for government regulation

The Homes and Communities Agency is consulting on a proposal to charge a fee to housing associations for its regulatory activities. The charges to be introduced from April 2017 are as follows: 269 more words

Housing