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- Last chance to get involved with Reading Festival of the Dark
Two collaborative Japanese style poems created by the community in the festival's Dark Renga workshops earlier this year will also be performed, as well as a series of short films celebrating the year's highlights. This event is a celebration of the Winter ...
- Salem orchestra offers opera and more in free winter concert series
This is the 114th year that the 45-piece Salem Philharmonic Orchestra has given free concerts on successive Sundays beginning ... is â€œcivic in theme and form.â€ â€œBy civic poetry, I mean poems written for the public on shared topics,â€ Ronan said.
- WHAT BOOK would writer and poetry anthologist Allie Esiri take to a desert island?
. . . would you take to a desert island? Middlemarch, by George Eliot. Iâ€™ve read it only once and my memory is so atrocious that I think I could take it to an island and love it as new all over again. . . . first gave you the reading bug? Tales From ...
- Transcending Language with Poetry: Fernando Valverde
In addition to writing poetry, Valverde has also dabbled in writing flamenco musicâ€”and not without success. In 2014, he was nominated for a Latin Grammy for a collaboration with famous flamenco singer and friend Juan Pinilla. While Pinilla performed the ...
- Shenandoah announces Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia poets
Jess Quinlan, from Staunton, Virginia, won the 2016 contest with her poem â€œWahunsenacawh ... The Graybeal-Gowen Prize is dedicated to Howerton Gowen (W&L â€™30), a lifelong lover of poetry. The prize is donated by Priscilla Gowen-Graybeal and her ...
- Geo-Poetic Spaces: The Wind of Poetry
Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes was born and raised in San Diego, California. He attended Herbert Hoover High School and went on to study Religion and Theology at the University of San Diego. His book Intimate Geography, published by Ragged Sky Press, won the ...
- Legendary Western combo, in its 83rd year, plays Cochise Gathering
The five-man lineup, with an arrangement thatâ€™s blissfully unchanged after decades, will headline the Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering with a 1 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Feb. 4, at the Buena Performing Arts Center. A younger generation ...
- Honduras orphan girls use poetry to heal their past
A group of girls living in a Honduran orphanage has turned to writing poems to overcome the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect.
- Busboys and Poets Books Presents: Not a Crime to Be Poor
Busboys and Poets Books is scheduled to host author Peter Edelman of ... that, when they proved too expensive for Fergusonâ€™s largely poor, Black population, resulted in jail sentences for thousands of people. As former staffer to Robert F.
- Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 and Under (Seven Free)
The Colorado Classic and Velorama are rolling into town, and the National Poetry Slam is wrapping up its annual competition ... And seven of them are completely free. Colorado abounds with free comedy shows, but without proper curation from savvy producers ...
- Poet Vijay Nambisan passes away
"Very sorry to hear the passing of the poet Vijay Nambisan. He was a wonderful writer, and human being, with a gentle, dry, wit," Ramachandra Guha wrote on Twitter. Like his friend Dom Moraes, Vijay Nambisan was a fine prose stylist as well. His book ...
- â€œReader, Have You Not Heard?â€: On â€œWritings from the Golden Age of Russian Poetryâ€
These letters [from 1811] to friends are real works of art, frequently prefiguring the new kind of poetry that Batyushkov was writing. They are written from the heart, with frequent complaints about illness, boredom, poverty, and other woes, as we have seen.
- I'm trying to locate the origin of this poem
Hey, I've recently completed a Hebrew translation of an American show which contains this poem: "'Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch. A fearful thing to love, to hope, to dream, to be. To be, and, oh, to lose. A thing for fools, this.
- Dark Matters
â€˜Dark Mattersâ€™ is one of my latest science fiction book ... Also of note is Johnâ€™s book of poetry â€œMurmurings Of A Mad Manâ€ which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words ...
- The best poetry for April
Mark Doty, Marge Piercy and Charles Simic offer notable new collections.