Archives for January 2012

Exploring the Isle of Wight with Alfred Lord Tennyson

The western tip of England’s Isle of Wight was a setting beloved of the Victorian poet laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, for the last half of his life. Still beautiful, less populated than the rest of the island and soothingly calm, it is easy to understand his attachment.

Dystopias, Utopias, and Imagined Worlds

A perfect adjunct to the Key West Literary Seminar Destination Key West, Florida Dates January 8 – 13, 2012 (5 […]

Hiram Bingham and the Children of the Sun

Hiram Bingham, an American explorer, discovered the ancient Inca city Machu Picchu at the turn of the 20th Century. ‘, ‘Now almost delirious with altitude sickness, I found myself literally standing on top of the world.