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- Inaugural poet Richard Blanco visits Montgomery County Community College, speaks at presidential symposium
Whitpain Poetry should take us someplace we have never been, acclaimed poet Richard Blanco said to a group of poetry students during a special luncheon at Montgomery County Community College March 26.
- Patton Oswalt Pens Heart Wrenching Message One Year After His Wife's Death: ''It's Awful But It's Not Fatal''
He continued, "Last night I took off my wedding ring. I couldn't bear removing it since April 21st, 2016. But now it felt obscene. That anonymous poem about the man mourning his dead lover for a year and a day, for craving a kiss from her 'clay cold lips.'
- In My Library: Eve Ensler
Her work is always about visibility, and how women, particularly black women, can have their voices heard. Her poetryâ€™s erotic at the same time itâ€™s fierce. Naomi wrote â€œNo Logo,â€ which looked at branding and consumers. This book is critical to ...
- 2,500 students hear from award-winning children's poet
On Wednesday, Alexander and illustrator Ekua Holmes spoke with students about their newest children's book, Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets. "It comes from a quote from Lucille Clifton who said poems come out of wonder not out of knowing," said ...
- Latest This Girl Can Campaign Is a Punchy Poetic Ode to Phenomenal Women
â€˜Phenomenal Womenâ€™ including 15-year-old trampolinist, Cerys McIntosh, and 69-year-old outdoor swimmer Sue Bairstow showcase their ways of keeping active to the words of the 1978 poem, published in Angelouâ€™s third volume â€˜And Still I Rise
- As by Flare or Reflection
Lorene Delany-Ullmanâ€™s book of prose poems, Camouflage for the Neighborhood, was the winner of the 2011 Sentence Award, and published by Firewheel Editions (December 2012). Delany-Ullman teaches composition at the University of California, Irvine.
- Cristin Milioti Journeys To Fargo
She's joining season two Following the success of the first season, the next instalment of the linked anthology crime series based on Fargo will turn the hands of time back to 1979 for a story that features characters we met at an older age in the original run. Cristin Milioti is the latest actor to join the cast . Patrick Wilson is starring as Lou Solverson, a clean-cut Minnesota state ...
- Author William Wright, Jr: Runaway Composure
I am a college student from San Diego California and I hold a deep passion for reading and writing poetry. I was sixteen years old when I first fell in love with poetry and I have been faithful to the craft ever since.
- Book Club: Poet Myesha Jenkins speaks to Ayanda Allie-Paine about her book, Part 1 of 2
Myesha Jenkins is a poet and spoken-word performer, known for her feminist outlook and a writing style that is open, descriptive, revealing and sometimes challenging. Her book â€˜To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African Anthology of Jazz Poetry.
- What NEA has meant to African American poets
Yesterday on Facebook, poet Tyehimba Jess mentioned that he received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant in 2005, during a time in his career when he was â€œbarely afloat in a sea of aspirations.â€ Jess offered a succinct, powerful note about ...
- Denis Johnson dies; author of â€˜Jesusâ€™ Sonâ€™ had ardent following
â€œAlready Dead: A California Gothicâ€ (1997) took place on the Mendocino Coast, and â€œNobody Moveâ€ (2009) along the Feather River. His other works include the novel â€œLaughing Monstersâ€ and â€œAngels,â€ the poetry collection â€œThe Veilâ€ and the ...
- Times Criticsâ€™ Top Books of 2016
â€˜COLLECTED POEMS 1974-2004â€™ By Rita Dove (Norton ... â€˜IN THE DARKROOMâ€™ By Susan Faludi (Metropolitan Books). An absolute stunner of a memoir from Ms. Faludi, whose father, a Hungarian-Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, decided at 76 to have ...
- Poetry & Prose Round-up: New beginnings
Welcome to the Poetry & Prose round-up for May ... She writes, mostly in rhyme, about the general silliness & hilarity of family life, with the odd soppy moment thrown in just for the feels. Her blog is Rhyming with Wine: "Because whine rhymes with ...
- Write Out Loud Announces Regional Winner of POETRY OUT LOUD
In addition to coordinating Poetry Out Loud for high school students, WRITE OUT LOUD provides the community five other core programs serving over 16,000 people annually. Additional programs include Story Concerts, TwainFest - a free literary celebration in ...
- â€œWrite the Things That Burnâ€: The Poems of Alejandra Pizarnik
Masterfully evocative portraits in miniature, these poems summon the pregnant stillness of late evening, as well as an alluring darkness. Loneliness permeates these dark visions, but there are moments of sensual languor in this void: â€œSpace. Blazing ...