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Poetic Prescriptions, Banished Words

October 4, 2012 | by

  • Get a prescription form from the Poetry Pharmacy.
  • A poem written by Sylvia Plath as a college student has surfaced.
  • This year’s “List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness.”
  • Orson Welles and Hemingway had a relationship. It was “very strange.”
  • Mark Twain: “Apparently, the Concord library has condemned Huck as ‘trash and only suitable for the slums.’ This will sell us another twenty-five thousand copies for sure!” Writers respond to having books banned.

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    5 Comments

    1. Joe Carlson | October 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

      Odd that something called “Book Patrol” would spell his name “Orson Wells” in both the post’s headline and caption.

    2. John Orosco | October 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Both great artiest, both tragic figures, all in the name of art, that insatiable lover.

    3. John Orosco | October 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      Great tragic artiestes, who fell prey to that whore art.

    4. Sylva-MD-Poetry | October 5, 2012 at 4:53 am

      Many poems can treat your tension…
      Can let you live in dreams of tomorrow…
      So you need prescription…
      Read the poetry collection
      Delete Depression -Type Inspiration…
      by Sylva Portoian,MD
      ISBN:978-1-4257-8891-9

    5. Sydni Budelier | October 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      I found the poetry prescriptions fun and I loved watching Orsen Welles speak about Hemingway in the video. I thought the comment he made about Hemingway having a great sense of humor intriguing as it is easy to make assumptions about what Hemingway was like in person based off of his writing style.

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