“In the distance, the city lights flickered in the bay…”

In September skulks, nudging out the summer with books, buses, and damp autumn air. In with it, too, drift interesting links.

Jake Seliger isn’t surprised that technology doesn’t always foster education.

The Book Haven admires Churchill in the 1930s.

“Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook”: Hugh MacLeod hopes to reclaim blogging.

Steve Donoghue hears country music in Erec and Enide.

Tarzan fans, meet Imaro, the star of Charles Saunders’ heroic fantasy set in Africa.

Jason Fisher’s new book is out: Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays.

Fiat Lingua! The Language Creation Society creates a journal.

Michael Lista hears his heartbreak echoed in a villanelle.

Frank Wilson pens an earthquake poem.

The Trousered Ape invents a new poetic form: the nescopeck.

Dylan writes his own nescopeck and composes a Christian triolet.

The George Hail Library notes hypothetical carpenters in Tim Hardin’s famous song.

Martin Amis remembers Philip Larkin, his father’s friend.

Bill Peschel announces a new book: an annotated Whose Body? by Dorothy Sayers.

Hats & Rabbits ponders summer’s slow goodbye.

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