Gimbling in the Wabe – Our Shakespeare

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Saturday is the 452nd anniversary of what we believe was the birth date of William Shakespeare, and the 400th anniversary of what we know was the date of his death.  The assumption is that he was born on April 23, 1564, not because there is a definitive record of his birth, but because we do [….]

Beautiful, Devastating Spoken Word Poem

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From Gawker. God, is this perfect or what? When a poem is powerful enough to get the Internet to stop and take notice, you know it must be something truly special. And Neil Hilborn’s love poem “OCD” absolutely is. Performed during the Individual Finals of this year’s Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam, Hilborn’s ode to love [….]