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Today (April 26) marks the birthday of former US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey…

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of video clips of Trethewey reading her poems…

*** Books by Natasha Trethewey

Benediction:

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Reader, Come Home:
The Reading Brain
in a Digital World

Maryanne Wolf

Hardback: Harper 2018
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This book is essential reading for anyone who has the privilege of introducing young people to the wonders of language, and especially those who work with children under the age of 10.
 

This public radio interview from Boston’s WBUR,
offers a superb peek at the central ideas in the book:

 
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1587433966″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books[/easyazon_link] 

Karen Swallow Prior

*** WATCH the trailer video for this book…
  

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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[easyazon_link identifier=”1947534025″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]The Art of Reading[/easyazon_link]

Damon Young

*** READ an article about this book from the Irish Times

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Sunday (April 22) is the birthday of poet Louise Gluck.

In honor of the occasion, we offer these videos of her reading her poems…

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An Adventure

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TODAY is the birthday of the poet
Anne Sexton, born 1928.

In remembrance of the poet, we offer three recordings of her reading poems…


Gods
Anne Sexton

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Turtles All the Way Down
John Green

Hardback: Dutton Books, 2017
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Listen to John Green reading the
first chapter from this new book… 

 
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Phases: Poems 
Mischa Willett

Paperback: Cascade Books, 2017.
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Listen to the poet reading “Ocean of Storms,” the first section of poems from this new collection:
 
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Today (Aug. 31) marks the birthday of poet Christian Wiman…

 *** Read our interview with the poet

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of video clips of Wiman reading his poems…

*** Books by Christian Wiman

Rust:

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Inspired by this great public radio interview with Bruce Handy, author of the new book, [easyazon_link identifier=”1451609957″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult[/easyazon_link], I asked my Facebook friends for their favorite kids books that they have re-read as adults.

“Images from children’s books — a great green room and a red balloon, the white witch’s Turkish Delight, a lean and wicked cat in a red top hat — act as madeleines (or portkeys, or time turners, or rabbit holes, or wardrobes) calling up sleepiness, childhood rooms, grilled cheeses, long parental legs coming in and out of rooms, and that particular, pleasant ache of nostalgia. [Bruce Handy] … puts extraordinary care into replicating and preserving those feelings.” – NPR

Here are twenty of the most frequently-named
children’s books that are enjoyed by adults.

(In alphabetical order by author’s last name)

 

*** What other kids books
have you enjoyed as an adult?

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