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When feeding my Lemony Snicket obsession again yesterday, I noticed that one of the torn letters closing The Grim Grotto mentioned a place called the Galway Kennel. The Galway Kennel. If I had not known, from an offhand mention of Franz Wright, that Daniel Handler likes his modern-day poetry both obscure and sublime, I might possibly have fainted when I caught the reference. Galway Kinnell's Book of Nightmares is the single volume of poetry I love above all others. Once I read it aloud with [livejournal.com profile] muchabstracted, one summer day in northern Pennsylvania, in a parking lot off of the Appalachian Trail, accompanied by an African drum and the guest appearance of church bells, somewhere far off. Even without the drum and bells, the book sings; you should all listen to it.

The full text of The Book of Nightmares is available on the Web here.

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Some links:

T is for Titus, whose victims were breaded.
[livejournal.com profile] angevin2 has Shakespeared (What? "Spear" is a verb) the Gashlycrumb Tinies.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] muchabstracted would probably be interested to know that [livejournal.com profile] ellen_kushner has an LJ, and [livejournal.com profile] prosewitch ought to see Neil Gaiman's review of Maria Tatar's new Brothers Grimm translation. [livejournal.com profile] genarti, look at how wonderful a community [livejournal.com profile] little_details is.

You people whose coolness I have promised to reveal to the world are all decidedly cool people, and I promise to tell everyone why in the next few days, but not tonight, as I want to get more work done at the moment.

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