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Weekly Round-up: Poetry Edition
The Oxonian Review is pleased to present our Weekly Round-up, featuring websites and articles the editorial staff have recently found interesting, illuminating, or otherwise noteworthy.
1. “Poetry Fights Back“, Boston Review: “Where my beloved lives, that is my Ka’aba.”
2. “The Poems In Verse By Stéphane Mallarmé, Translated By Peter Manson“, The Guardian: “A Mallarmé poem is typically a soufflé of synaesthetic delights, served up to all five senses with the icy skill of a Paris head waiter, crying out for orchestration by Debussy and illustrations by Manet.”
3. “An Unquenchable Gaiety Of Mind“, The American Scholar: “Dante’s Inferno I prefer to the Purgatorio and the Paradiso. That is because people talk about their own lives. They speak out.”
4. “Games Promise To Be Poetry In Motion“, The Telegraph: “While the pageantry of the Games is all too easy to romanticise, the emotional message of some shrewdly chosen verse can resonate for a lifetime.”
5. ”Poetry Prize Culture And The Aberdeen Angus“, The Fortnightly Review: “If in writing poetry you are involved in ‘the society of the poem’, what do you want that society to be?”