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  • What Type of Writer Should You Be?

    I first found this at Frank Wilson’s Books Inq., which led me to Amy Nelson-Mile’s Books, Words, and Writing, which led me to Blogthings: Cool Things to Put In Your Blog Here’s my results: You Should Be A Poet You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways.And you have a great talent for evoking […]


  • Down Under, Out Back, and Back When

    Below is a selection of seven 19th-century Australian poems, three by Richard Rowe (1828-1879), two by Marcus Clarke (1846-1881), and two by Agnes L. Storrie (1865-1936). These are all the poems I could find for the included poets on the web tonight, and I enjoyed reading each one, thus their inclusion. Most of them are […]

  • A Björnstjerne Björnson selection

    This is the opening paragraph in the Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson entry of Wikipedia: “Bjørnstjerne Martinus Bjørnson (Bearstar Martinus Bearson) (December 8, 1832–April 26, 1910). Norwegian writer and a 1903 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate. Bjørnson is generally considered as one of “The Great Four” Norwegian writers; the others being Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland. […]

  • Poetry of Peace in the Nobel Lectures at Oslo City Hall

    Oslo City Hall–where the Nobel Peace Prize lectures are delivered. _____ Below are excerpts from the Nobel lectures of 16 Peace prize winners. Each excerpt contains a thought of poetry in relation to peace. They are in chronological order, by Peace Prize winner. _____ Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1907) from his Nobel Lecture: Peace and Law […]

  • How many of these online poets here in the Arctic can you name?

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  • Trot Trot to Boston to Loft Off to Lofoten

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) night, my daughter drives me into Logan Airport in Boston. I’ll be catching a flight to Keflavik International Airport in Reykjavik, Iceland, for a layover while waiting for my flight to Oslo (Christiania to you old Ibsen contemporaries). Here are the blogs of the people I love, who I will be meeting there […]

  • Confucius on China’s Ancient Anthology of Poetry

    The below excerpts are Confucius’s references to the Shih Ching anthology, or the ancient Book of Poetry, in his Analects (here translated by James Legge). Confucius, or K’ung Fu-Tzu lived around the year 500 BC in China. The Shih Ching–like the I Ching or Book of Changes, Shu Ching or Book of History, and Li […]