In an age where we overanalyze art (and those who created it) to death, poetry is a singular force. It is what it is and forever has value because of it.
Sometimes, the mud sticks. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas will be forever known as a man who expired with a bottle in hand, but his final act belies his genius.
As we watch Zimbabwe tear itself apart, our extended history indicates that the worse things get, the better the art we produce becomes.
July 1 is Canada Day and what better way to honor that wonderful place by highlighting some of their best writers. Plus, it’s handy information if you ever meet Trudeau.
In this week’s Know who you’re Googling, Loretta Barnard looks at the brilliant and viciously marginalised Simone de Beauvoir.