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Top five places for a bookish fix – The Telegraph

In Literature Reviews, Newspaper Contributions on December 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Too busy to read a novel from cover to cover? Try these places instead.

Literature on the move

Literature on the move

Poems on the Underground

Even rush-hour can be a time for literary enlightenment. Poems on the Underground, the programme that aims to bring poetry to a wider audience by displays on advertising boards on the London Tube, recently released its latest anthology. To celebrate, they unveiled three thousand posters of six new poems, which will remain on the Tube for the next few weeks.

The new anthology arranges its poems according to central themes used since the programme was launched in 1986: love, seasons, war, exile and loss, music and the natural world.

Its founder Judith Chernaik says: “since the poems tend to come as a surprise, people on the Tube don’t get bored with them. Even if they are few and far between, a huge number of people get to see them”.

Espresso stories

For fans of Twitter, Espresso Stories offers its readers and writers a shot of very short stories: each one must consist of 25 words or fewer.

In Brief Oddities (Espresso Stories’ most popular choice of categories), an example of such a literary hit is The Worst Imaginable Pain In the World by Mick Theebs: “The natural predator of the pinky toe is the leg of a coffee table.”

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