Industrial Designers, Russian Poetry, and Britney Spears?!?

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First off is "Emptying Space to Let Something In: What can poetry teach designers?," by Xanthe Matychak for CORE77, Industrial Design Supersite. The title pretty much says it all. I enjoyed reading this piece, and it makes me ponder the following question: If designers can learn from poets, and specifically Margaret Atwood, shouldn't poets be able to learn from designers?

The answer is, "Of course."

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"The 'raging bull' of Russian poetry," by Dalia Karpel for Haaretz.com is a very interesting profile of an early 20th century Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. To this day, there is speculation as to whether the poet's death in his 30's was a suicide or political assassination. This is a longer article, though well worth the read.

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And since I only cover the most serious of breaking poetry news, I just had to share "Britney Spears attacks mother in a poem," by Jeannette Walls for MSNBC. According to the piece, Britney wrote a bitter poem to her mother, Lynne Spears, titled "Dear Mama."

It's not yet known if this poem will lead to a full-fledged collection of bitter poetry (maybe even with an accompanying CD set to music).

(p.s. That was a joke.)

(p.p.s. I think.)

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