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How Many Words Must a Man Write Down?

Lit critics may see something strange in/ A Nobel award so wide-rangin’/ The panel bestow it/ On Dylan the poet/ But the times they are a-changin’./// https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/13/bob-dylan-wins-2016-nobel-prize-in-literature Lit critics may see something strange inA Nobel award so wide-ranginThe panel bestow … Continue reading

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Book ‘er – Quick

There is a young writer named Eleanor/With many more stories to teleanor/She won a big prize/& so I surmise/That every shop’ll be seleanor. ///http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/uk-books-booker-winner-idUKBRE99E12G20131015 There is a young writer named EleanorWith many more stories to teleanorShe won a big prize& … Continue reading

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Famous Seamus

Farewell to a poet named Seamus/ Whose body of work made him famous/ Reciter, exciter/ And prizewinning writer/ His poems inspire & inflame us. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23898891 https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/373732788299505664

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Get Shorter (RIP Elmore Leonard)

An old US author named Elmore/ Believed simple writing can tell more/ His westerns & crime/ Revealed over time/ It may also help you to sell more. ///http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23765850 An old US author named Elmore Believed simple writing can tell more His westerns … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Achebe

Farewell to a man from Nigeria/ Whose writing was pretty superior/ Things Fall Apart/ Showed Africa’s heart/ Without all the darkness hysteria. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/mar/22/novelist-chinua-achebe-dies Farewell to a man from Nigeria Whose writing was pretty superior Things Fall Apart Showed Africa's heart Without all the darkness … Continue reading

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Barnes Storming Win

The 2011 #Booker Prize/Was not an enormous surprise/That spinner of yarns/Mr Julian Barnes/Won at last after numerous tries. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/18/booker-prize-julian-barnes-wins

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