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I Think That I Shall Never See / A Password As Secure As ... Poetry?

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 9:24am

It's a thoroughly modern problem: crafting a password that's both secure and memorable. But two computational linguists see a very old answer — one written in iambic pentameter and end rhyme.

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Eileen Myles Offers A Double Shot Of Punk Rock Poetry

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 9:03am

The veteran poet's beloved 1994 novel Chelsea Girls has been reissued alongside a new collection, I Must Be Living Twice. Myles' poems chronicle a life of art and sex in gritty 1970s New York City.

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This Weekend, Hoist A Pint With The 'Young Skins'

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 7:12am

Irish writer Colin Barrett's debut story collection Young Skins is our latest Weekend Reads pick. It's recommended by Tessa Hadley, who praises Barrett's "lovely, high-flown, playful" writing.

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Happy (?) Birthday, Gregor Samsa: 'The Metamorphosis' Turns 100

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 6:03am

Critic Juan Vidal says Kafka's classic tale of alienation — published 100 years ago this month — helped bring about a metamorphosis in his own life (though rather more positive than Gregor Samsa's).

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'After Alice' Gets Lost In Wonderland, Sensible Bestie Comes To Her Rescue

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 5:03am

Gregory Maguire, of Wicked fame, has written a kind of parallel narrative to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This story focuses on Ada, a friend who knows Alice needs help getting home.

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