1) A student brought this up in class today and it reminded me that I had a bookmark about it: A new portrait of Shakespeare?
2) Lots of folks are discussing the sad news about Nicholas Hughes, son of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. This certainly demonstrates the lingering power of mental illness and depression on a family.
3) On a lighter note, be sure to check out this awesome blog that recently came to my attention: How a Poem Happens. And I might as well give another shout-out to my former grad-school colleague, Dan Albergotti, who has an entry there.