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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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