A special event for Hart Crane fans and poets of all stripes

To serious scholars, students, and aficionados of American poetry, Hart Crane needs no introduction. A controversial and troubled figure, Crane was born in 1899 to the inventor of Life Savers candy and killed himself in 1933 by jumping off a steamship into the Gulf of Mexico. His tragic and beautiful work profoundly influenced and inspired poets such as…

Open access, social media, and book-selling libraries; it’s the Scholarly BIN

Here's the latest installment of our irregular roundup of recent publishing news of note. Bill limiting open-access publication of federal research dies Late last month, Representatives Darryl Issa (R-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), the cosponsors of the 2011 Research Works Act, which would have restricted the open-access publication of federally funded research and, according to some,…