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"Write Prose, Live Longer"

Might be time to cut back on the poetry. According to a recent study, poets die younger than any other type of writer. Poets die, on average, four years before novelists, and nonfiction writers live the longest. Frankly, I can't say I'm surprised, with this guy considered the classic role model.

Warning: Librarian Moment: I hate to say it, but the article's got the name of the journal wrong. It's not "Journal of Death Studies," it's just plain old "Death Studies." They might be thinking of "Journal of Near-Death Studies," but ironically enough, they stopped publishing last year.

Recently Read: the concluding issue of Gaiman's 1602. I also thought the President For Life was supposed to be George Bush. Guess not.