The blogging and online publication world seems to slow During Christmas week, and that’s a good thing, I think. I noticed an uptick in poetry, though, and that’s a good thing, too. And this week we have an array of poems and articles about poets, from a story about how poet Dana Gioia saved reading to a poem from the late 15thcentury from a manuscript of carols.
The growing volume of articles about higher education cracking up seems to indicate something of a growth industry. Joshua Herring writes about whether the liberal arts will survive in this century (a response to a bad defense of a good thing); while even evangelical Christian Wheaton College has discovered that an outside speaker has allegedly triggered students’ feelings about being “unsafe.”
Here’s a question: what do you think soldiers (on both sides) would have read during the American Civil War? Sarah Kay Bierle at Emerging Civil War has an answer (a bit of a surprise).
Happy New Year!
More Good Reads
I never said – Robert Rife at Rob’s Lit-Bits.
Life and Culture
Between – Paul Phillips at He’s Taken Leave.
Writing and Literature
Art and Photography
Matt Maher – Let There Be Peace
Top illustration: Old Man Reading, lithograph on wove paper by Thomas Hart Benton (1941).