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- Danez Smith: My Grandparents Were the First Poets I Knew
the stories my play-uncles told over and over are the first epic poems that come to my mind. I think of all the language invented in those earlier years on black tops and in basements and Iâ€™m amazed that everyone I know isnâ€™t a published author ...
- July death of woman at Houston-area forest ruled accidental
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - The death of a woman last summer after she went missing ... The U.S. poet laureate has embarked on the first of several trips to bring her poetry to pockets of the country where she says book festivals rarely take her.
- A trio of talents bring music, poetry to Lusby church
Ganz is one of the leading pianists of his generation, Glaser is former Poet Laureate of Maryland (2004-2009) and professor emeritus at St. Mary's College of Maryland and Nikaido is a writer and author of two books of poetry. The event was titled "Dancing ...
- The Greatest Poetry Reading Iâ€™ve Ever Seen
â€œI show you poem,â€ he said to me. â€œYou read? Yes?â€ He opened a paperback of his poemsâ€”English on the left-hand page, Russian on the rightâ€”and turned to a verse called Metamorphosis: life in four stages through the names of Russian ...
- More than a soap: the true poetry of Eastenders
Poet Ross Sutherland has adapted an old episode of EastEnders ... That was the same night my best friend crashed his car into a sign, with me in the passenger seat. Miraculously no one was injured, though the car itself was obliterated.
- Poet and Publisher Gian Lombardo to Speak at Summer Writer's Retreat
Lombardo has published six collections of prose poetry and teaches book and magazine publishing at Emerson College where he is Senior Publisher-in-Residence. He also directs Quale Press. Chaffee has been presenting these programs based on her own ...
- 2017 National Book Award Finalists Announced
The fiction list is rounded out by Eliot Ackermanâ€™s Dark at the Crossing (Knopf), while poetry also embraces multi-award-winning Frank Bidartâ€™s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965â€“2016 (Farrar) and second-book author Leslie Harrisonâ€™s The Book of ...
- Poetry in motion with Frost Placeâ€™s 40th anniversary weekend
FRANCONIA â€” The Frost Place will celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend with poetry readings and a play. This summer also marks the centennial of the time poet Robert Frost lived with his family in the 19th-century farmhouse, 158 Ridge Road.
- The Audio Book Club Gets Tangled Up in Blue
Join us! Advertisement This spring, the Audio Book Club will also try something slightly new. While Americans dust off their college copies of The Origins of Totalitarianism and 1984, we are going to read Sun Tzuâ€™s 514 B.C. treatise The Art of War.
- Write Stuff: Chris Knopf Plans Talk, Hartford Student Contest Announced
The Third Annual Hartford Student Contest for Essays, Poems and Art ... Hartford Public Library and Connecticut Poetry Society will continue their free monthly talk and group discussion of a famous poetâ€™s work at the library, 500 Main St., Hartford ...
- Rich Brown: One-minute prayer to showcase Christian unity
A banquet to celebrate the 25th anniversary of POEM and show appreciation to friends and supporters will be held May 5 at Ozark Christian College. Then, nearly a month later, POEM will hold an event to emphasize the importance of unity even more.
- Emily Dickinson Quotes: 20 Famous Sayings By Reclusive American Poet On Her 131st Death Anniversary
Fewer than a dozen of Dickinsonâ€™s poems were published during her lifetime. After her death May 15, 1886 due to Brightâ€™s disease, her younger sister Lavinia discovered Dickinson's nearly 1,800 poems. The first volume was published four years after her ...
- It was a poetry showdown, Christmas-style, as MPPs head off for their winter break
It was a slam poetry throwdown, Christmas-style ... to return after the February family day holiday ready for the election campaign. â€œWeâ€™re in here day in and day out asking the serious questions facing Ontarians. I think everyone this time of year ...
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- View From Afar
Sadly Qasmi has rarely received the acclaim he deserves for his literary accomplishments. During the fifties I started reading Urdu poetry as well as Urdu novels. The number of excellent Urdu writers from Lahore that were active during the fifties and the ...