Links

  • Stephen Dodson’s  Language Hat–a fab site about language and relevant everything else

  • Mel Kenne and friends living in Turkey, who meet yearly at Cunda, just off the Aegean coast, and work together on translations of Turkish literature, have taken over the editing of Turkish Poetry Today, under the protective wings of Red Hand Books. They do this, and I quote, “with hopes of building on the strong foundation that’s already been laid and continuing to provide contemporary Turkish poetry with the venue it so richly deserves.”

  • In keeping with our interest in international work, for those who teeter on the monoglot coninuum: se llama Onmiglot

  • En Español, a fascinating, sometimey blog from Puerto Rican novelist, Maria Aponte Alsina, Angélica Furiosa

  • For those of you who enjoyed Denise Milstein‘s “Little World’s Fair,” see Milstein at Hobart, Between the Lines

  • Now, for those of you who are seeking ebooks without having to do battle with the Great River, below are options for online borrowing and more economy:

    • Project Gutenberg — bless them! But do read their notes on TPP, another wretched trade agreement which may impinge on all our freedom to use these services

    • Open Library  a little cumbersome with Adobe Digital Editions, but you can also read from your browser

    • Internet Archive (pairs with Open Library, but is a little easier to use and house other media)

    • The Almighty Google Play It is at least, good for older books, books that are of historical/hysterical interest. Not always free, alas.

    • Kobo (not free, but sometimes more reasonable and also, some better options when other stores charge more) Like most online bookstores, the front page usually offers pop-dreck, but you can get past that easily. Highlighting can be a challenge, but persist and let them know how you feel.

    • My dear friend, Katie, says that one can borrow ebooks from the blessed New York Public Library system, if you have a library card…

    • Okay, not free, but should you be looking for new books on the more academic side, we’ve just received this link (but you are on your own!): New Books Network