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Book Beat November newsletter 2020

Dear Book Friends, The great statesman and civil rights leader John R. Lewis, said in his 2017 memoir: Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America: “Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finall...

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I arrogantly recommend… by Tom Bowden

Women in Concrete Poetry: 1959-1979 Edited by Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre Primary Information Using the shapes of type itself to enhance or otherwise shape textual (non)meaning and effect, instances of “concrete poetry” have occurred in art and literature over several centuri...

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Ed Sanders, Dig! (essay by M.L. Liebler)

A Terrible Beauty Is Born: Edward Sanders, the Techniques of Investigative Writing, and 1968 by M. L. Liebler Being certain that they and I But lived where motley is worn: All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. –W. B. Yeats, “Easter 1916” My intention is to offer ...

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paw prints underfoot, wingtips overhead by M.M. Serpento

Sometimes chasing one’s tail is more fun than staring at one’s neighbors though a glass darkly. Animals have inner lives too, you know. Tailchaser’s Song comes to mind, along with Watership Down. Just remembering where/when I’ve read something unspools a lot of things. Most W...

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