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"Form is the Shape of the Content" -- Ben Shahn

“The Shape of Content”(Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 1956-57) by artist Ben Shahn was an important book in my life — if only because I took away just one little piece of wisdom, the answer to the question, What is form?   645 more words


Logos and the Summer Reading List   (2016Jul05)

Tuesday, July 05, 2016                                             1:03 PM

Kindle Purchases as of July 5, 2016:

Title    Author

Super Extra Grande                                                         Yoss

Infomocracy: A Novel                                                    Malka Older

Mechanical Failure (Epic Failure Book 1)                 Joe Zieja… 1,796 more words

Personal Observations

Book Review: Astrophil and Stella

Astrophil and Stella is the first sonnet sequence in English. Even Shakespeare drew inspiration from him. Shakespeare’s Sonnets have a number of references to Sidney according to the notes supplied by Katherine Duncan-Jones. 670 more words

Love Poetry


By Paul M. Lewis

I know of no better way of understanding a poem—I mean, of really getting it—than to memorize it. Yes, of course, just reading a piece of poetry is always good; and in rereading it several time one can certainly begin to comprehend at a deeper level what a particular piece, especially a complex and complicated one, is all about. 1,381 more words


400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Our popular literature tutor Judith Hedley is offering two workshops to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

Saturday April 23rd at Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood St NG1 4EZ… 205 more words

Latest News

The California Prose Poem

This Saturday, April 2nd, I participated in a panel on the prose poem that was hosted at the Associated Writer’s Program Conference in Los Angeles. Accompanying me were three other poets, each of whom also write prose poems. 405 more words

Reading Poems And Books Of Poetry

Interview with Sean Curran: "We should be living in a post-history months heritage world"

February is LGBT History Month in the UK, so to celebrate we at History Riot have been speaking to heritage practitioners and public history researchers about their work in LGBTQ-inclusive heritage. 1,138 more words