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In 1536, when King Henry VIII of England gave the order to execute his wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, he sought to erase her not only from memory, but from history. Nevertheless, today – almost 500 years later – she continues to be one of the most famous women in European history.
Centuries after her death, the image of Anne Boleyn continues to stand the test of time, though not without some discrepancy on what that image actually looks like.… read more.
FF2 Guest Post by Pascale Potvin
Vehicles for individual expression continue to multiply. New technologies make additional options available — from blogs and vlogs to Instagram and TikTok– but the feel of actual paper-in-hand continues to hold its own in an increasingly disembodied universe of publications.… read more.
On this day in 2014, Etel Adnan released her book of poetry, Premonition. It explores the central idea that the intersection of life and art is the only sure thing in a world propelled by human unpredictability.
Premonition is a short, 64 page novel. During her career, which spanned over 50 years, Etel wrote in English, Arabic and French.… read more.
FF2 Guest Post by Joycelyn Ghansah
Books have always been my comfort zone, but I’ve noticed that poetry was one area of literature that I rejected in the past. In my experience, the poetry we were required to read in high school was great, but it wasn’t made for me. So, I spent most of my time avoiding poetry until relatively recently.… read more.
Today is Judy Blume’s birthday!
The beloved author of children’s and young adult novels has written over 30 books — which also include non-fiction and works for older adults — and earned over 90 literary awards throughout her prolific career.
Judy wrote her first book, The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, in 1969 when she was 31 years old.… read more.
I love this book so much it hurts.
I read a poem. I’m overwhelmed. It is so good. There is so much goodness in it. It is exquisitely, painfully, good to read.… read more.