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- Amesbury's poet laureate signing off
"It has been an extraordinary experience, I really have enjoyed it," Senechal said. "I have judged the poetry contests at the public library and at the Whittier Home, and I have read at various functions like the mayor's inaugural and the Veterans Day ...
- Why this Maine teacher received the world's first Global Teacher Prize
Through her 41 years of teaching, Nancie Atwell has learned that the best way to make children take charge of their educational futures is to make reading and writing assignments personal. "I always got a kick out of adolescents, especially the younger adolescents in the 11, 12, 13-year-old range because their minds are so wide open," Ms. Atwell says.
- Khin Aung Aye is the Ultimate Ambassador for Burmese Poetry
This inspired me to write more poems. Her name was Khin Ni Aye. I adopted the penname â€“ one that I use to this day â€“ Khin Aung Aye by inserting the word â€˜Aungâ€™ in the middle of her name. She was my first love and the love of my entire life.
- Osundare At 70: I Have Been Extremely Lucky With Life | Guardian
A new book of poems is in the press and almost out, and The Eye of the Earth may get a younger brother/sister by my next birthday. Poetry grips me like a delectable obsession: I cannot think of any day without reading, talking, or writing a poem.
- (8/2) Thy Paintbrush to Abstracting Images by @ShavondaRobins7 #Poetry
She also is the founder of â€œCreate Something for the Futureâ€, an online poetry magazine for upcoming poets and writers. She has won a few poetry awards for being most creative and poet of the year in a few poetry competitions. She is inspired by the ...
- Iris Cushing Walks Through Renee Gladman's Prose Architectures
Meanwhile, at Hyperallergic, Iris Cushing discusses Renee Gladman's new book, Prose Architectures. The book, comprised entirely of drawings, paints a vivid (urgent) portrait of the space in between, as Cushing puts it, "image and language." It is Gladman's ...
- Naked Mole Rats Defy Mortality Mathematics
The Romantic Period of the early 1800s was marked by a morbid fascination with mortality and death. Poets, novelists and other artists tackled the eternal void head on, rather than whisking such dark topics under the proverbial rug. With death in vogue ...
- No holds barred at first heat of Tasmanian Poetry Slam
Few topics were off limit, a comic rendition of child birth followed a poem about racism. If her parents could look past the colour of their skin, then she asked why canâ€™t you, the poet said to a room of clicking and clapping audience. If the poetry slam ...
- 'I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter' lays out a real and raw world
She writes poetry. She likens her motherâ€™s behavior to that in Federico ... Itâ€™s a combination of scared, happy, excited, and sad all at once, like a soft light that glows in my chest and stomach for a few seconds.â€¦ I had a similar feeling when ...
- KU lecturer publishes poetry book about father's experience with Alzheimer's
In his latest book of poetry, Brian Daldorph, a senior lecturer in the English ... Ray Pence, a lecturer in the American studies department, is one of the co-directors of the Disability Studies Seminar at the Hall Center for the Humanities.
- Museum Launches MLK50 Drop The Mic Poetry Slam & Symposium Nationwide Call For Submissions and Workshop Proposals
Poetry slam winners may be invited to perform before a national ... Each entrant must submit a YouTube or Vimeo video link in their online entry form. Videos should be no longer than 2.5 minutes. Only one entry per person will be considered.
- From Church Choirs To Performance Poetry: How Jamila Woods Found Her Voice
Poetry is a big part of this ... Now, let's kind of shed away and we'll use college maybe as a late teens phase. Let's talk a little bit more about that collective, the community, Louder Than A Bomb, all these things that started to come together for ...
- Are Your Hopes Too High For Valentine's Day?
Donâ€™t expect him to suddenly read you romantic poetry if heâ€™s not the poetic type. Donâ€™t expect him to â€œjust knowâ€ what you want. We cannot expect our husband to be like our dads, our old boyfriend, or our â€œmovie star fantasy manâ€.
- The poet who vanished
In Keesâ€™s sardonic satires of small-town life, an outbreak of premeditated bloodletting or Gothic horror is an ever-present threat. This was no literary stance: Kees believed that culture and civility were a thin veneer. A sequence of four poems about a ...
- The best family-friendly museums in the UK: readersâ€™ travel tips
This is our favourite museum in Norfolk, a county with its fair share of family-friendly museums ... Alamy â€œWhat nudity as beautiful as this â€¦â€ So begins Louis Untermeyerâ€™s poem Portrait of a Machine and it is with such a sense of â€œterrible ...