Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Poetry On The News Hour

Throughout this year, The PBS News Hour is carrying an occasional series on poetry. The series profiles American poets and discusses the role of poetry in America today.

Click the title to go to the "About" page for the series, from which you can access the entire sub-site.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz In Unstable Condition

Egypt's Nobel Prize-winning writer Naguib Mahfouz is in intensive care at hospital in the capital, Cairo.

Mahfouz, in his mid-90s, has been in hospital since a fall last month. He is said to be in an "unstable" condition.

His vibrant, colourful portrayal of capital in his Cairo Trilogy won the 1988 Nobel Prize for literature.

Click the title to go to the BBC article. Our prayers are with Mr. Mahfouz and his family.