“I can see the path you’re cutting…”

From Jefferson’s fascination with Old English to the indefatigability of Cajun ring-jousters, American medievalism has long enjoyed a reputation as (in the words of one prominent scholar) “a tough little sister just looking for Mister Right on the wrong side of town.” While the “Quid Plura?” kobolds and I track down traces of medievalism far afield from the D.C. area, please partake of these medieval-ish and literary links from the cleverest of souls.

Steve Donoghue reads Froissart’s Chronicles and St. Augustine’s Confessions.

Nancy Marie Brown’s A Good Horse Has No Color: Searching Iceland for the Perfect Horse enjoys new life as an e-book.

Dame Nora ekes out a medieval flower.

Ephemeral New York spies grotesques on 181st Street.

Makers of the Middle Ages is now available in print.

Steve Muhlberger alerts us to a book about a Tudor minstrel.

Julie K. Rose is reading from her novel Oleanna at Norway Day in San Francisco.

Is Edward Bulwer-Lytton mocked for all the wrong reasons?

Bill Peschel uses poet Rupert Brooke to rewrite Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

Dylan pens “Ode 2.0,” a charmingly honest poem about social media.

Anna Tambour, connoisseuse of strange fruit, cultivates French crabs.

Benjamin Buchholz quaffs a cup of Khan.

Hats & Rabbits wonders what a science fiction author sees that others don’t.

Steven Hart want to give you the Kindle edition of his well-reviewed New Jersey crime novel.

Writer Beware warily eyes the restored “Poetry.com.”

Kevin at Interpolations is glad he’s no Middlemarch scholar.

First Known When Lost questions poems about poems.

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