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.