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- How to explain to a child when you can't (or don't want to) buy something
So whether it's Christmas, a birthday or shopping for an actual need (sneakers ... Magee is a Maine-based writer who specializes in nonfiction, poetry and picture books. Follow her on Twitter: @erinnemagee
- Poem of the week: But Those Unheard by Miles Burrows
Miles Burrowsâ€™s Waiting for the Nightingale is a charming and unusual volume of poetry, largely rhyme-free but elegantly constructed, and wildly funny. Burrowsâ€™s subject is often, ostensibly, himself, his procedure to raise self-ridicule to an artform.
- Good Vibrations: Prose Poetry as Stand-Up Comedy
transform everyday experiences into funny, fraught, absurd, and, occasionally, triumphant events. Resembling monologues more than stories, the lack of conventional narrative shades My Vibe more toward poetry than prose. Sigler repeatedly identifies his ...
- Cuba unveils US-made tribute to independence
HAVANA â€” Cuba presented to the public on Friday a statue of independence hero Jose Marti donated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in a gesture of international friendship that comes ... respected for his eloquent poetry and essays and his sacrifice ...
- First Coast Happenings
Speaker is Ann Browning-Masters with her book, â€œFloridanos, Menorcans, Cattle-Whip Crackers: Poetry of St. Augustine.â€ $5, members get in free. (904) 261-7378, ext. 102. Amelia Island Book Festival Murder Mystery Dinner to benefit Authors in Schools ...
- Athenaeum at 200: Spirit of Portsmouth's Penny Poet lives on at Athenaeum
Katherine Towler, who became a friend of Dunn's in 1991, wrote a book about him last year, "Penny Poet of Portsmouth, A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship." Dunn earned the nickname because he would print and stitch together "penny books" of his work.
- Muhammad Ali: Tribute to 'The Greatest' - Rolling Out
Rolling OutMuhammad Ali: Tribute to 'The Greatest'Rolling OutMuhammad Ali often wrote poetry. Inside the museum, several of Ali's poems and short essays were featured. ... Since her father's death, Laila Ali has been vocal about the pain she and her family endured as Ali grew older. â€œI personally have been sad ...and more »
- DANNY TYREE: Stop misrepresenting the Statue of Liberty!
It is a poem. It is an inspirational poem that has stood the test of time (although most people remember only about 13 words of it), but it is still just a poem. It is not a contract that leaves Joe legally and morally bound to suffer public shaming at the ...
- Head to The Walt Disney Family Museum this Spring & Summer | #DisneyFamilyMuseum #Disney
Last year, as part of a press trip, I was lucky enough to check out The Walt Disney Family Museum. It was so powerful for ... rare examples of his sculpture, companion poetry, and commercial illustrations. Tickets for youth summer classes went on sale ...
- Carol Ann Duffy: 'I've written more for kids than for adults as I was totally inspired by my own daughter' - Belfast Telegraph
Belfast TelegraphCarol Ann Duffy: 'I've written more for kids than for adults as I was totally inspired by my own daughter'Belfast TelegraphShe recalls how her father (Duffy was born in the Gorbals, Glasgow, the eldest of five children to Catholic socialist parents; the family moved to Stafford when she was four) initially had reservations when she first announced her hopes of writing ...and more »
- High Profile: Melvin Virgil White Jr. - Arkansas Online
Arkansas OnlineHigh Profile: Melvin Virgil White Jr.Arkansas OnlineAddison says White is that rare double threat â€” a writer who's accurate and also capable of spinning poetry into his prose. Not that he waxes poetic about it. â€œI'm a freelance writer ... At age 9, he had a poem published in the Arkansas Gazette â€” â€œa ...and more »
- Writers' Association Announces Contest Winners - Southern Maryland News Net
Southern Maryland News NetWriters' Association Announces Contest WinnersSouthern Maryland News NetThe Maryland Writers' Association, Charles County Chapter, selected five young writers as winners in their new contest for fiction and poetry. Two high school students: Alicia ... Three College of Southern Maryland students, all under the age of 24 ...
- Tribute to Kgositsile, SAâ€™s only poet laureate
He died on Wednesday. In his school days Bra Willie (78) managed to get access to African American poets Langston Hughesâ€™ and Richard Wrightâ€™s poems. This was no mean feat in apartheid South Africa when schools for African children either didnâ€™t have ...
- â€˜An Elderly Man Says Something To My Friend. He Wants To Know If I Taste Goodâ€™
She laughs at nearly everything, eats poetry at every meal. Her favourite colour is rainbow. She canâ€™t resist a good cover song. She has got two weasel-dogs, a demon-cat, and a wonderful family and friends. She is currently working a few different poetry ...
- New Book of Spirituality Shares Essays and Poems from a Drifter
Darlene McDowell-Crenshawâ€™s debut book â€œThe Drifter within My Soulâ€ (published by Lulu) shares essays and poems to encourage others to find ... passions and expertise through books, photography and art. Since introducing self-publishing in 2002 ...