Saturday, June 2, 2012

Saturday Sharing (My Finds Are Yours)

Today's edition of Saturday Sharing offers seven quick-picks: Queen Victoria's journals, Booker T. Washington's speeches, bottle trees, the Cloud Appreciation Society, poetry on Tumblr and in digital chapbooks, and a stop-motion video inspired by The Old Man and the Sea.

✦ The complete collection of Queen Victoria's journals can now be found online, thanks to the Royal Archives, Bodleian Libraries, and the publisher ProQuest. Take your peek at any of 43,765 pages while you're able. Currently, access is available to anyone anywhere in the world; beginning in July, access will be limited to users in the United Kingdom and specified libraries elsewhere. The site includes a timeline, as well as illustrations and resources. It's searchable and browsable.

Queen Victoria on Twitter

✦ Booker T. Washington's hard-to-find speeches and essays are among the wide range of archival documents you'll find at Booker T Washington Rediscovered, a Website from The Johns Hopkins University Press that complements the book of the same name edited by Michael Scott Bieze and Marybeth Gasman.

Johns Hopkins University Press on FaceBook and Twitter

✦ Using technology to advance the cause of poetry, Poets&Writers introduced in March the Tumblr site Lines We Live By.

✦ If you've been in search of a site offering "more than you ever wanted to know" about bottle trees, go take a look at what Felder Rushing has amassed. (My thanks to Looking at Glass for the link.)

✦ Do you love clouds? Everyone at The Cloud Appreciation Society does. (My thanks for this link go to my friend the painter Randall David Tipton whose work has appeared there.)

✦ Poetry as chapbook designed for digital platforms can be found at Floating Wolf Quarterly. Each edition pairs the work of an established poet with that of an emerging poet. You'll find some "remastered" classics there, too, including William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience

✦ Today's video feature is a wonderful stop-motion film inspired by Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. It was created by Marcel Schindler.

the old man and the sea from Marcel Schindler on Vimeo.


Kathleen said...

Thanks for all this, and oh, my goodness, I love those bottle trees. I am already re-imagining my garden!!

S. Etole said...

What a gift to be able to do that.

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