Tolkien fans, rejoice! The Fall of Arthur, the author’s long-awaited unfinished, unpublished epic poem, is finally out, edited by his son Christopher.
Edna St. Vincent Millay on the love of music – a beautiful 1920 letter.
We know that Eleanor Roosevelt was a passionate nonconformist, little-known children’s book author, and writer of controversial love letters – and now, thanks to this short poem from a scrap of paper found in her wallet, we also know she was a foodie.
Celestial Homework – a reading list for Allen Ginsberg’s class “The History of the Beats.”
Maya Angelou reads her wonderful children’s poem Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, illustrated by Basquiat.
Life Doesn’t Frighten Me – Maya Angelou’s courageous children’s verses, illustrated by Basquiat, a priceless primer on poetry and contemporary art for little ones, and a timeless reminder of the power of courage in all of us.
NPR and illustrator Francesco Marciuliano highlight I Could Pee On This – a collection of cat-themed poetry culled from the annals of famous literature. Though delightful, the book pales in comparison to the soul-warming Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology.
Little project of sweet stained glass
To make it was a pain in the ass
On the left are Félicie and Marie
Who wash clothes and complain incessantly.
On the right Buninuls cannot open Legras powder
And Binchdinuls comes for alumsinum
Buninuls helps by knee and arms
Binchdinuls is divided by a gothic column
Everything here to show Binchdinuls what day it is
Not a day goes by without sending a little inscripartus.
Proust’s previously unknown poems, featuring his hand-drawn illustrations.