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Posts Tagged ‘William Butler Yeats’

Poetry-Only Bookstore Opens in Colorado

The Innisfree Poetry Bookstore has opened in Boulder, Colorado, a new bookstore-cafe specializing in poetry.

The Daily Camera has more details: “Brian Buckley has just opened up the new store with his wife and co-proprietor Kate Hunter. He claims his new bookstore is the third poetry bookstore in the country.”

Buckley and Hunter named their establishment after the William Butler Yeats poem, “Lake Isle of Innisfree.” The bookstore will host a grand opening gala on Saturday, January 15th. In addition, the owners intend to host readings every Thursday night. (Photo via)

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How Well Do You Know Your Celebrity Poets?

9780061073625.jpgCelebrity book deals have always stoked passionate opinions among GalleyCat readers and one magazine has taken a special look at a particular sub-genre of this polarizing literary trend: celebrity poetry.

Over at Details magazine, a short poetry quiz urges discerning readers to connect celebrities with their enigmatic verses. The wide-range of styles includes work by popular poets like Jewel (pictured, via), Michael Jackson, Suzanne Somers, and William Butler Yeats.

Here’s more from the site: “Celebrity Poetry [is] a much-maligned and misunderstood American literary genre that’s enjoying a bit of extra attention right now, thanks to the rediscovered cosmic versifications of Michael Jackson. (Alas, yes, ’twas the late King of Pop who composed sweetly sublime lines such as “Planet Earth, my home, my place/ A capricious anomaly in the sea of space.”) Lyrical musings have put MJ in the company of poetic luminaries like Leonard Cohen, Rosie O’Donnell, Billy Corgan, Jewel, Mr. Spock, and Suzanne Somers. But how well, dear scholar, do you really know their work?”