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A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Poetry Week on VL

Welcome to our 6th Annual Poetry Week! Every Spring we celebrate this overlooked art form and we continue that tradition. This year we have very famous poets and some unfamiliar ones, with personalities stretching from the eighteenth century to the twentieth. Hopefully we will remind our readers of old favorites or introduce them to new works and writers. There may also be some surprises, so be sure to visit us every day.

Monday- Jackie looks at one of Robert Frost’s most popular poems, Nothing Gold Can Stay.

Tuesday- Kate enjoys the Victorian snarking of R H Mallock, author of Every Man His Own Poet, or, The Inspired Singer’s Recipe Book.

Thursday- Hilary finds out about the varied career of poet, translator and impresario to the Beat Poets, Kenneth Rexroth, via his Poems from the Greek Anthology.

Friday- KirstyD is reading The Blue Flower by Penelope Fitzgerald, a fictionalized account of the German poet Novalis and will tell us what she thinks of it.

Photo of quill and book from Stewardship of Life, an inspirational website.

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