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The Reading Lists Hidden Inside 12 Great Books

Earlier this year, I read Rabih Alameddine’s <i>An Unnecessary Woman</i> for the first time, and was immediately delighted—I mean, if you want to seduce me …

Literature

7 Reasons to Keep Poetry Instruction Alive

For centuries, poets have turned to the written word to express emotions and symbolize important events. And likewise, for a very long time, the …

Teaching

A History of English Poetry in 8 Short Poems

<b>A survey of the key moments in English poetry, told through 8 short famous poems</b><p>English poetry is a broad field, so any attempt to tell its history …

Poetry Memorization: Write it on the Heart, Says Julia Kasdorf

In the fifteen years I have taught poetry-writing for a living, the only thing I’ve always done in every class is make students memorize poems. From</b> …

The Story Behind Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” and the Poet’s Own Stirring Reading of His Masterpiece

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”<p><i>“Poetry can break open locked chambers of possibility, restore numbed zones to feeling, recharge desire,”</i> Adrienne Rich wrote in contemplating what poetry does. <i>“Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock,”</i> …

Literature

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking -- Part 1: Why Students Need the Humanities Now More Than Ever

Students today grow up in such a distracted and meaningless world that, unless schools give them some idea of where we have come from as a cultural tradition, schools themselves run the risk of becoming part of that meaninglessness. Not that students need necessarily accept that tradition, but they …

Teaching is incredibly difficult to master. It is a craft; the classroom is the canvas and the outcome is the art

“Teach first, learn later” seems to be the new trend in teacher training. In recent years, the Schools Direct route into teaching has usurped its …

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100 Inspiring Sites for Poets & Poetry Lovers

Poetry Flash builds community through literature, providing literary writing, access to literary activities, information, and inspiration to writers …

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<i>Pisanki</i>, Zosia Kuczyńska<p>The Emma Press, 2017 £6.50<p>Choosing Sustenance<p>This inspiring pamphlet opens with ‘The train from Arkhangelsk to Bukhara’: a …

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Reading a Poem: 20 Strategies

A guide for the perplexed<p>At one time or another, when face-to-face with a poem, most everyone has been perplexed. The experience of reading a poem itself is as likely to turn us off, intellectually or emotionally, as it is to move us. Unless patronized by celebrities, set to music, accompanied by …

The Spirit of Sauntering: Thoreau on the Art of Walking and the Perils of a Sedentary Lifestyle

<i>“Go out and walk. That is the glory of life,”</i> Maira Kalman exhorted in her glorious visual memoir. A century and a half earlier, another remarkable mind made a beautiful and timeless case for that basic, infinitely rewarding, yet presently endangered human activity.<p><b>Henry David Thoreau</b> (July 12, …

36 Life Changing Poems Everyone Should Read

"Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it."<p><b>1. "MCMXIV" by Philip Larkin</b><p>"That poem by Larkin (and some others) taught me how direct and economical you can be with language, and about how modernity isn't so great."<p>—Ben Smith<p><b>2. "If" by Rudyard Kipling</b><p>"When I was growing up, my dad had a …

Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

The oft-neglected literary form can help students learn in ways that prose can't.<p>16 years after enjoying a high school literary education rich in poetry, I am a literature teacher who barely teaches it. So far this year, my 12th grade literature students have read nearly 200,000 words for my class. …

12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015

Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you’ve been meaning to read. In 2015, you’re going to want to make room in …

Teaching

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot

My complete 24-page comic-book adaptation of the poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot (Click on images to enlarge).<p>To those who …

The scandalous sex life of HG Wells

As well as a writer and a thinker, H G Wells, born 150 years ago this year, was also a tireless practitioner of 'free love'<p>'I have done what I pleased," H G Wells once wrote, "so that every bit of sexual impulse in me has expressed itself. I am a very immoral person. I have preyed on people who …

Literature

The lessons of history for Jeremy Corbyn

Corbyn has been compared to Michael Foot and Keir Hardie, but it is George Lansbury's brief tenure as leader that offers the best guide to what might happen now<p>Conventional wisdom has it that Labour’s newly-elected leader will be taking the party back to the past. The most commonly imagined point …

British spies reveal file on Nobel winner Doris Lessing

LONDON (Reuters) - Nobel Prize-winning writer Doris Lessing was under surveillance for more than 20 years during her youth by British spies who took a dim view of her Communist beliefs and anti-racist activism, declassified intelligence files have revealed.<p>Lessing first came to the attention of …

Literature

Just One All-Nighter Can Alter Your Genes, Possibly For Years To Come

So go to bed, now<p>There’s a new reason to go to bed on time: late nights, in addition to a multitude of health effects, may lead to obesity and diabetes.<p>Countless studies have shown the negative effects of sleep loss and sleep deprivation, but a new one from a Swedish team suggests that even one …

Your tea addiction may actually be strengthening your bones

People drink tea for many reasons. Sometimes you need a caffeine boost, an appetite suppressor, or a reminder of being British.<p>A new study offers yet another compelling reason: bone health.<p>Tea consumption correlates to higher bone mineral density (BMD) in women, and especially premenopausal women, …

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10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Literature

Andy Burnham pledges half-female shadow cabinet as Labour leader

Leadership front runner responds to MPs’ concerns over potential all-male top team by saying he would appoint a woman as shadow first secretary of state<p>Andy Burnham, the front runner in the Labour leadership contest, has announced that half his shadow cabinet will be female and that his effective …

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★★★★★<p>During his tenure at The AV Club, Dissolve editor Scott Tobias conceived of ‘The New Cult Canon’ – a list of modern classics from across the …

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10 Business Leaders on Creating a Productive Lifestyle

Productivity tips come in all shapes and sizes.<p>Just look at Warren Buffett, a man considered one of the best investors in the history of human …

Don't expect to retire until you're 100

With life expectancy increasing every year, experts warn we should prepare ourselves for retiring in our 100s<p>In 1909, when the idea of a retirement age was first introduced in the UK, the average life expectancy for both men and women was 48-years-old.<p>Nowadays we're expected to live till we're 83 …