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(1) Stop the presses! This week New Directions released a new collection of Stevie Smith poems. If you're unfamiliar with her casual greatness, familiarize yourself. 


 (2) Readers of this space will know that this blogger is a fan of (okay, maybe a little obsessed with) Orson Welles. He also adores Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner." Put the two together . . . well, then it's a holiday miracle, is what it is!




(3) Last but not least, three years ago today the world lost one of its geniuses. Sing along with the Captain, "I may be hungry but I sure ain't weird."