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- Hennepin County libraries buy 700K books a year â€“ here are the most popular of 2017
Carr and Couillard-Smith are selectors (libraryspeak for book buyers) for the Hennepin County Library ... One Last Word: Wisdom From the Harlem Renaissance,â€ by Nikki Grimes, is a poetry collection that connects themes of racism, identity and pride ...
- Children's book about Lincoln going to first-grade classrooms
â€œWe were so interested and we thought this would be great for the children to have one of these in each school ... Why don't you write one?'â€ â€œIt's basically a poem that has been illustrated,â€ Mayernick said. â€œThis one was truly inspired, it ...
- Video art becomes poetry
a musician and composer specialising in dark ambient and Gothic music. Shinjuku Thief is just one of his many musical pseudonyms. The same videos will be shown on both days.
- Dale Wiley Answers Our Burning Questions about â€˜Southern Gothicâ€™ and Anderson Cooper!
Southern Gothic by Dale Wiley (Vesuvian Media ... When I was a kid I wrote magazines and comic books and Amish detective novels and horror stories and tons of bad poetry. I didnâ€™t write as much when I was first raising my kids, but I still wrote ...
- Mothersâ€™ Day: A Poem Dedicated To All Mothers
Awwww...happy mother's day to my mom, every mom, every woman that takes care of a child and every woman in anticipation of motherhood. # I remember how she would scold me and beat hell out of me whenever I misbehave, I used to think she wasn't my mum but ...
- Gulzar talks art: I love indulging in colours, says the poet-lyricist
Everything he touches turns into poetryâ€“ and this is evident in his brush strokes as well. Says Padma Bhushan poet and lyricist Gulzar modestly, â€œI do scribbling, itâ€™s just that much. Itâ€™s interesting to indulge in colours, soil your fingers ...
- Poem of the week: Words Were Changing by Miller Oberman
and this was not one. Concern with the integral art of naming often surfaces in the poems in The Unstill Ones, Miller Obermanâ€™s first collection. In fact, words may be among the possible categories suggested by that evocative adjective â€œunstillâ€.
- UT student finds voice for self and the Arab community through poetry
Hamze, an International relations and Middle Eastern studies senior, writes, performs and competes in slam poetry. Hamze has written poetry since high school and uses his poems to connect to his Arab heritage and defy stereotypes about his culture.
- Pakistan-born author targeted at Delhi Urdu festival
New Delhi: Pakistan-born writer Tarek Fatah, now a Canadian citizen, on Monday said he was heckled and attacked by a mob at an Urdu poetry festival in the heart of the capital. Fatah, 67, said even the police sided with the crowd of some 100 frenzied ...
- Naturi Naughton Dishes on â€˜Power,â€™ Omari Hardwick & 50 Cent
*Well look who has gone and gotten all grown up. Naturi Naughton has segued nicely from her roots as a teen singer in 3LW to an actress whose work on Broadway (â€œHairsprayâ€), film (â€œNotoriousâ€) and now TV (â€œPowerâ€) has not only kept her busy, but has garnered her respect in an industry that doesnâ€™t give [â€¦]
- Greek bookstore in Sydney closes down after 5 years
Eleni explained that the bookshop has provided a haven for the Greek community where people can get together with friends and meet new ones ... space will remain open where workshops for writers, poetry music events and modern Greek classes will continue.
- Paul McCartney Talks One on One Tour, Pre-Stage Rituals, Rap as Poetry
The average Paul McCartney concert in 2017 features about 37 songs that cover six decades of music he wrote and performed with the Quarrymen, the Beatles, Wings and his solo work, and it all lasts nearly three hours. But these are not facts that impress ...
- A poem from a Bates author for Thoreauâ€™s 200th birthday
To celebrate the 200th birthday of Henry David Thoreau on July 12, hereâ€™s a summertime poem by Professor Emeritus of Biology Robert Chute, a noted Maine poet. Chuteâ€™s â€œHeat Wave in Concordâ€ reimagines a sizzling summer day in 1852 when Thoreau and ...
- Spoken word Fest opens tonight, offers $5 tickets for some events
Simultaneously at Della Fattoria: a poet-trio, liars contest, solo artist Akwi Nji and The Write Spot author reading. Concurrently at The Big Easy: West Side Stories Petaluma slam, comedian Mickey Joseph, artist Leslie Scatchard and a Poetry Out Loud contest.
- Poetry Friday: â€œThe Fawnâ€
Narrative poetry has its special challenge: how does it differentiate itself from prose? David Masonâ€™s story of his familyâ€™s relation to a dying fawn does this in several ways. First thereâ€™s the iambic pentameter beat carrying us along. Then wordplay ...