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Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at the age of 86

May 28, 2014


3CHICSPOLITICO Maya Angelou, Lyrical Witness of the Jim Crow South, Dies at 86 By MARGALIT FOX MAY 28, 2014 Maya Angelou, the memoirist and poet whose landmark book of 1969, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” — which describes in lyrical, unsparing prose the author’s girlhood in the Jim Crow South — was among […]

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Maya Angelou’s Arkansas: Dignity and Poverty in the Depression

May 28, 2014


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Watch the World Thank Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014


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Elizabeth McCracken on Humor, Loss, and the Appeal of Broken Characters: “Life Is Full of Bad Jokes”

May 20, 2014


Originally posted on musing:
Heads-up, members of our First Editions Club. When you receive your autographed copy of Elizabeth McCracken’s Thunderstruck & Other Stories, you’ll be taking possession of something rare. Like a solar eclipse, the stories in this book align darkness and light so precisely that they overlap to create something magical — you can see the edges of…

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He Moves Me Chemically

May 8, 2014


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8 Great Literary, Book Nerd, and Storytelling Podcasts

April 29, 2014


Originally posted on Andrea Reads America:
I am a huge fan of the podcast medium. I listen while I clean, while I walk, while I cook, while I dress after my shower. I do not subscribe to print periodicals that run book reviews, I am not a librarian, and I no longer work in a…

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My Week on Twitter Was Better Than Yours #NotAHumbleBrag

April 26, 2014


This week was so kind to me in Twitter Land, that I had to share. Behold the fantastic that is my life on Twitter Favorited by Amy Ray and Alice Munro and retweeted by Armistead Maupin and Elizabeth Cook!. They used to show the RT’s and Favorites when you embed, but now you have to […]

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The Literary Tourist, Ctd

June 29, 2013


Originally posted on The Dish:
Placing Literature is a new interactive website that lets users map the whereabouts of scenes from fiction. Amanda Kooser explains the appeal: One of the first things I did when I visited London a few years ago was to go on a Sherlock Holmes walking tour. I’m not the only…

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Zore Neale Hurston’s Got Something To Say

April 30, 2013


Another great quote: “Those that don’t got it, can’t show it. Those that got it, can’t hide it.” PREACH

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David Tennant Read Shakespearian Sonnets

April 24, 2013



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