Vernon Lee 1881 by John Singer Sargent 1856-1925

The Forgotten Master of the Ghost Story

Vernon Lee was a widely-read writer of 19th-century ghost stories, called the "cleverest woman in Europe." Her life story was pretty fascinating, too.
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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.
JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Roxane Gay

An interview with award-winning author Roxane Gay, plus one of her short stories.
Night Before Christmas

10 Classic Christmas Stories

We've gathered up some of our favorite literary takes on Christmas.
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood

We asked JSTOR Daily readers what books and authors they remembered most from childhood. Here is one of ...
Mystery airship The Saint Paul Globe (Minn) April 13 1897

The History of UFOs

UFOs are much older than the Cold War's flying saucers. These 1897 and 1909 sightings of flying machines were the talk of the town. 
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The Poetry Up There: An Interview With Skyfaring Author and Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker

Mark Vanhoenacker, pilot and onetime PhD candidate in East African history speaks about Skyfaring, his debut book about aviation.
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Two Poems for B.B. King

Two poems about the legendary blues artist B.B. King.

Sculptor Elyse Graham and The Artistic Fascination with Geodes

Artist Elyse Graham makes wonderfully bright, geode sculptures using latex and urethane, while poets pay tribute to this natural form with their words.

Poet Claudia Emerson dies at 57

Poet Claudia Emerson has died of cancer at age 57.