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Posts Tagged ‘Joshua Mehigan’

Free Samples of Favorite Reads From 15 New York Times Columnists

nytlogoFifteen writers have been working as contributors for the “Bookends” column at The New York Times. All of them have revealed the titles that gave them “their favorite reading experience of 2014.” Below, we’ve collected free samples of most of the books on the list for your reading pleasure.
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Joshua Mehigan & Samuel Johnson Annotate on Rap Genius

Award winning poet Joshua Mehigan recently annotated his poem “Joshua Mehigan – Sad Stories” on Rap Genius, illustrating how poets can use the new tool.

Here is an excerpt from Mehigan’s annotation: “this poem was written in 2006, while Michael Jackson was still alive. Its title comes from Richard II: “let us sit upon the ground / And tell sad stories of the deaths of kings.” But I wasn’t thinking of death in a literal sense”

The 18th century writer Samuel Johnson has also joined Rap Genius from beyond the grave, his writings explaining William Shakespeare‘s work.

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