Today’s “Go look over there!” links, both from the Guardian online:
First, we have the plagiarism scandal du jour: The poet David R. Morgan got caught lifting other poets’ poetry and publishing it as his own: American poet Charles O Hartman realised Morgan’s poem “Dead Wife Singing” was almost identical to his own, three-decades-old “A Little Song”.
Keep an eye on this one, folks; there’s no telling who else he may have stolen from.
Then, on a less dispiriting note, a column on overdone or imprecise metaphors: “A catalyst is something that speeds up a chemical reaction but is itself unchanged at the end of the reaction. Someone who sparks a revolution by setting themselves on fire shouldn’t be described as a catalyst.”