Happy Spring (to those of you in the Northern Hemisphere)! And happy World Poetry Day to us all. In celebration, check out the Best Poems Encyclopedia.  There’s something for everyone, young and old, connoisseurs and not so much; revisit a poem long forgotten, or find something new–just take some time to hear words sing and dance.

In other bookish news . . .

Matt Seidel discusses the two kinds of novelists (I’ve got to say, I love a good nibbler).

NoViolet Bulawayo has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for her novel We Need New Names.

Long Awaited Book Sequels that Completely Flopped.

Ninety-five year-old (at least close enough to it) Lawrence Ferlinghetti–co-founder of City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco–is set to publish his travel journals in 2015.

Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf to be published. Splendid! We only had to wait 90 years.

A discussion on underrated books . . .