Helen Mort wins Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection prize 2014

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Helen Mort, a 29-year-old British poet, has won this year’s Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection prize, conferred at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, for her collection Division Street. Helen Mort is already a multiple prize winner, five times winner of the Foyle Young Poets Award, recipient of an [...]

Herrick backdates emoticons to 1648?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

While attending the WCF Davos Forum in March, I was lucky enough to attend a presentation by Scott E. Fahlman, widely hailed as “father of the first smiley emoticon in 1982.” As it happens, though, there have been other challengers to that claim – the New York Times once ran a [...]

Review: Poetic cover for Nook HD

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
May 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

I’m still loving my Nook HD, and it has become my go-to device. I only use my Nexus 7 for app testing that requires either Jelly Bean or working with widgets. Since the HD goes with me everywhere, I needed a case, and I found a really inexpensive one on Amazon. The Poetic Slimline Portfolio [...]

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