My imagination makes me human
and makes me a fool;
it gives me all the world
and exiles me from it.
--Ursula K. Le Guin
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Jove Decadent, 1899, by Ramon Casas i Carbó, 1866-1932.

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Free daily or weekly poetry e-newsletters or e-verse, and more:

American Life in Poetry. Ted Kooser, US Poet Laureate 2004-06, selects a poem for this weekly newspaper and e-column.

Milkweed Editions. Milkweed Editions is an award-winning, nonprofit literary publisher of high-quality books that places an emphasis on cultural diversity, environmental stewardship, exceptionally crafted poetry, and insightful literature for adults and children in the middle grades. Their E-Verse is one of the finest e-newsletters I've found.

Poetry Previews. This site also offers monthly book discussion groups, journal reviews, and listings of grants/awards/calls for submissions.

Poetry Daily. One of the best poetry sites with an expansive archive of well- and lesser-known poets selected daily from current books and journals. A great way to keep abreast of the poetry journal scene.

Writers' Almanac. Garrison Keillor picks some fine poems for this daily.

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Academy of American Poets
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Literary News, Local and National:

Richard Bausch, acclaimed novelist and short story writer and the current Visiting Writer in Residence in the University of Tennessee's Creative Writing Program, has a new collection of short stories, Something is Out There.


The Knoxville Writers' Guild's eighth anthology, Outscape: Writings on Fences and Frontiers, a collection of short stories, essays, memoirs, poems and photographs in some way related to, using Blake's metaphor, expansion and contraction, will debut at a launch party on October 2 at the Laural Theater in Knoxville.

Jack Neely, Knoxville's local historian, has a new book on the colorful history of Market Square.



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Check out The American Booksellers Association Indie Next list of the "next best reads." Visit the IndieBound ABA website for this and indie bestsellers plus a form for nominating your own favorites.

Subscribe to the free Washington Post Book Review newsletter.

For lovely woman-reading products such as journals, calendars, post-, note- and greeting cards, visit Pomegranate Press', an online stationery store.

Visit the Poetry Society of America to send free poetry e-postcards.

For beautiful 19th and 20th Century art images (specializing in Pre-Raphaelite, Symbolism, and Art Nouveau) and free e-cards, visit ArtMagick , "your source for visual intoxification."

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Last Updated: June 19, 2010