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Quote of the Day

“I’ve never done anything like that before. I don’t even give dinner parties.” ~JANE HIRSHFIELD, on agreeing to read a protest poem at a March for Science in Washington, part of a trend of poetry developing a political edge. Source: Quotation of the Day: American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, …

Bookstore on wheels turns heads in Baghdad

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqis guarding Baghdad’s many checkpoints, on the lookout for car bombs and convoys, don’t know what to make of Ali al-Moussawi when he pulls up in a truck displaying shelves of glossy books. The mobile bookstore is the latest in a series of efforts by the …

Searchers find 2nd ship from doomed British expedition

TORONTO (AP) — The second of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a storied expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage has been found. The Arctic Research Foundation said Monday that the HMS Terror has been located by a research ship. Last …

A poet too? Rare Churchill verse for sale

LONDON (AP) — Wartime leader, Nobel Prize-winning historian, amateur painter — and perhaps a poet, too. A rare piece of verse by Winston Churchill is set to be auctioned, offering a glimpse into his patriotic and militaristic frame of mind. The 40-line work is written by hand, signed but not …