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Friday, November 19, 2010

News Around the Net

An all-cat version of Hamlet. Did you see those lines for the midnight showing of Harry Potter? Well, this is an all-cat version of Hamlet! Double that line!

Other than cats staging Hamlet, another surprise Jaimy Gordon, a teacher at Western Michigan University, is the National Book Award winner for fiction.

A graphic novel version of Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is being released. Just in time for the holidays! As if 40 million copies weren't enough already.

Barack Obama is also a children's book writer.

MIT gets rid of their only poetry workshop, decides to keep course on Twitter theory. State of poetry in culture, anyone? Discuss.

Lorin Stein on short stories and poetry not making sense and the trouble finding a young audience for The Paris Review. The more I read about Stein, the more I like him.

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