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Jan.30.2009 - 4:52 pm
Elizabeth Alexander
I got a chance today to talk with Elizabeth Alexander, whose poem "Praise Song for the Day" was part of the Obama inauguration ceremony. Almost as soon as her words died...
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Jan.26.2009 - 3:39 pm
Are you a monogamous reader?
On Read Street, we've been discussing this topic: Are you monogamous? Not that kind of monogamy — I mean reading habits. Do you read one book at a time? Or do you have two or more...
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Jan.20.2009 - 1:13 pm
Poe taught Pultizer winner Marilynne Robinson the value of words
What better way to begin the 200th anniversary celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's birth than the words of author Marilynne Robinson, who won the Pulitzer prize for Gilead. Her...
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Dec.08.2008 - 10:57 am
Padma Viswanathan, The Toss of a Lemon I met Padma Viswanathan at a reading at Johns Hopkins, where she got a master's in creative writing, and was captivated by her story. The...
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Comments from Dave

Jan.30.2009 - 4:46 pm
In response to: The Inaugural Speech,and then, the poem....
I got a chance today to interview Alexander, whose poem at the Obama inauguration has sparked lots of debate on The...
Jan.27.2009 - 9:15 am
In response to: The Inaugural Speech,and then, the poem....
I can't recall when a poem generated this much discussion among Americans. On The Baltimore Sun's book blog (www....
Sep.28.2008 - 1:44 pm
In response to: Twain House Benefit a Success!
Jon, I'm glad the event went well -- it's great that you could pull all that talent together for such a worthy cause. I...
Jun.23.2008 - 9:08 am
In response to: Cody's is Closed
Although many indies have fallen to competition from Barnes & Noble and Amazon, folks still have a lot of love for...
Jun.23.2008 - 8:32 am
In response to: Le Grand Canyon
Ericka, enjoyed the photos of your trip. No better place in the summer than Arizona's high country. Read Street, the...