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Arrests made in Crown Heights stabbing death of 17-year-old

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A man and a woman have been arrested in the June stabbing death of a teen who was killed during an especially violent few hours in Crown Heights that saw another young man killed just a block away from where the stabbing victim was slain. 264 more words


Catchy self-help poem

Skipping around in The Poet’s Tongue.

Here’s number 126:


On Monsieur Coué 

Charles Cuthbert Inge (1873-1922)


This very remarkable man

Commends a most practical plan; 61 more words


NYPD: 2 Teens Fatally Stabbed A Block Apart In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The NYPD says two teens were stabbed to death about a block apart in Brooklyn.

The first stabbing happened Wednesday just before 7 p.m. 227 more words


"Even the horrific is preferable to loneliness." (More on "The Strange Visitor")

1. After posting the poem “The Strange Visitor” yesterday, I did some research on the word “muckle.”  I originally thought that it meant “small,” but (as I found out after another library worker /friend told me via Facebook) it actually means “big.”  The word “mickle” also often means big, … 314 more words


"A universal art can only be the product of a community united in sympathy...." (quickie quote 2)

“Artistic creations may be produced by individuals, and because their work is only appreciated by a few it does not necessarily follow that it is not good; but a universal art can only be the product of a community united in sympathy, sense of worth, and aspiration; and it is improbable that the artist can can do his best except in such society.”

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W.H. Auden

Things to keep in mind when "compiling an anthology"

W.H. Auden and John Garrett on making selections for The Poet’s Tongue, the out-of-print anthology that I’m going to excerpt as much as possible ( 328 more words