TS Eliot

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Young Obama Gets Good Grades on TS Eliot

Scholars think his long-ago analysis was on the mark: Politico

(Newser) - The Vanity Fair excerpt of a Barack Obama biography includes a young Obama musing about TS Eliot. Politico collects reactions of the president as poetry critic, not pretentious boyfriend , and he gets pretty good grades:
  • Former poet laureate Donald Hall: “If we talked about The Waste Land together when
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Poet Ditches Famed Contest Over Hedge Fund Backing

Poetry should question, not endorse, such firms: Alice Oswald

(Newser) - A highly regarded British poet is dropping out of a prestigious poetry contest because a hedge fund management firm is a major sponsor. Alice Oswald was considered a prime contender for the $22,000 TS Eliot Prize for her new collection, Memorial, a retelling of the Iliad. She won the... More »

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