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Old English Has a Serious Image Problem

Although studying the language known as “Anglo-Saxon” helped women advance in the academy, the subject is fraught with racist associations.
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Friend or Faux? The Linguistic Trickery of False Friends

"False friends" appear or sound like words in their own language, but have different meanings in others. They give us insight into how language changes.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Elizabeth Strout

How Elizabeth Strout went from writing in car during her baby's naptime to becoming the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author she is today.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Marie Howe

Marie Howe has a new collection of poetry out. Get to know the beloved poet with these 7 poems, available for free PDF download.
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Ten Breathtaking Nature Poems

In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve gathered some of the best nature poems from JSTOR. Including Mary Oliver, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, and others.
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Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Tyehimba Jess

Tyehimba Jess has won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. We found 4 of his early poems in their original publications and made them open access here.
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How WWI Sparked an Artistic Movement That Transformed Black America

African-American literary works born out of the ashes of World War I went on to spur the bold spirit of resistance of the African-American protest movement.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Louise Erdrich

Friday Reads: An exclusive short story by Louise Erdrich (author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), originally published in The Georgia Review in 1985.
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Ten Favorite Love Poems

Love poems by Pablo Neruda, Joyce Carol Oates, Kenneth Koch, Willie Perdomo, Robert Penn Warren, Edith Wharton, and more.
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Lessons in Resistance from The Handmaid’s Tale

The seminal Margaret Atwood novel The Handmaid's Tale feels all too relevant in a time of dystopic “debate” over the worth of women.