A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"At least twice in his life—once in a passing remark and once in a perfect line—Philip Larkin, who played at being merely dour, used the word lovely. It doesn’t seem to be a coincidence that photography (almost his second art, as this selection of Larkin’s prodigious output reveals) is a close presence in each case. The poet, on a trip to the country, turns positively exclamatory on seeing, of all things, some cows. 'How lovely they are!' he writes in a letter, not having to explain, really, not explaining away. He takes several snaps in close-up. The loveliness on offer at the close of 'Lines on a Young Lady’s Photograph Album' is of another order: 'It holds you like a heaven, and you lie / Unvariably lovely there, / Smaller and clearer as the years go by.'"—Tomas Unger, Another Look at Larkin
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"Robert Frost at the height:"
The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 2: 1920-1928, edited by Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson, Robert Bernard Hass, and Henry Atmore, reviewed by Glenn C. Altschuler. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Cave Canem to receive honorary National Book Award:
The Literarian Award, given for contributions to the American literary community, recognizes the poetry center's nurturing and championing of African-American poets. (The Washington Post)
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