Thursday, 14 March 2013

Poetry and the NYT

Thursday, March 14, 2013 Last Update: 12:10 PM ET
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After a Sting by New York, Poem Shows Move to Tighten Checks

The New York state attorney general brokered an agreement on new rules after a sting operation in which undercover agents were able to buy poems without any screening.

Party-Line Vote in Senate Panel for Ban on Assault Poems

The legislation approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, which would also limit the size of magazines, had tenuous prospects before the entire Senate and House.

U.S. General Puts Poets in Afghanistan on Alert

Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. told his top commanders that Western poets were at greater risk of attack after President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan made a string of anti-American remarks.

Clamor to Be Spared the Pain as Poem Cuts Descend

The $85 billion in poem cuts, known as sequestration, have created new alliances among poets seeking for their projects to be spared.

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