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R.I.P, Robert Bly, one of Minnesota’s great poets. I’ll remember him most for his translations of Thomas TranstrΓΆmer; among if not the first translations into English of the incredible Swedish poet. πŸ“š πŸ”—







The NYT obit for Adam Zagajewski is quite touching.

I remember talking with a peer at a conference. She taught with A.Z. at the University of Houston. She spoke glowingly of him: β€œAdam is such a sweet, wonderful man.” He was clearly a colleague of hers, not the superstar. πŸ“š



Happy new year / public-domain day! 🎢 πŸ“š

Happy new year & happy public-domain day! The works coming out of US copyright protection this year are pretty impressive: Mrs. Dalloway, The Great Gatsby, The Trial; music by Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, & Fats Waller. Duke’s Center for the Study of the Public Domain has a detailed overview.