Monthly Archives: November 2008

3rd annual Best American Poetry Challenge

Best American Poetry has issued its 3rd Annual Poetry challenge. This year’s challenge is to write an inaugural ode of 16 lines, in quatrains (rhyming optional) which features one line lifted verbatim from the The Best American Poetry 2008 (forewords and introductions included) and at least three of the six following words: honor, integrity, faith, […]

Michael Crichton dies at 66

Michael Crichton, best-selilng author of such novels as Jurassic Park, The Andromeda Strain and the TV show ER, died unexpectedly this morning at his home in Los Angeles. Crichton started on he path a career as a medical doctor, but turned to writing his science-fiction novels while he was in medical school in 1969. He […]