Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Virginia Honors Its Own

Voting is open until June 30, 2008, for the Library of Virginia's book awards. The "People's Choice" awards are given for one fiction and one nonfiction book by a Virginia author. The "Cardozo Award" is for children's literature by a Virginia author. VOTE HERE! Or, obtain a paper ballot at a Virginia public library.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Basho (1644 - 94)

"The temple bell stops --
but the sound keeps coming
out of the flowers."

Translation by Robert Bly.
Found in A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver.

Your LitLinx Librarian will be away for a week. Postings will resume on or about June 10, 2008.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Time It Was: RFK

A Time It Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties by photojournalist Bill Eppridge is out in time for the June 5, 2008, fortieth anniversary of Bobby's death. In 1968 Eppridge was covering Kennedy's presidential campaign for Life magazine, and was outside the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles when he heard and counted eight gunshots. Of his now-famous photograph from that night Bill says, "It went through my mind not to take the picture, but this was history." Bill talks about the experience in an article, with photographs, on NikonNet.