Thursday afternoon remainders

  • Sarah Waters’ The Night Watch is a departure from the author’s usual (self-described) frissony, lesbo-Victorian beat. Jenny Turner says the style “is that of a writer who has absorbed many, many novels of the 1930s and 1940s…. It has Elizabeth Bowen and Rosamund Lehmann in it, and Patrick Hamilton, and Denton Welch,” and promises “a bonus waiting for the reader who gets to the end and, as you have to really, immediately starts over.”
  • Podslam.org is “doing a month-long poetry slam for Black History Month. You can watch or download the slams, rate them, create your own blog on the site & start talking back.”

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