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- Opinion: Black lives, liberty and justice all matter: Letâ€™s try truth-telling â€” and listening
Leon Beauchman is an American Leadership Forum Senior Fellow and president of the Santa Clara County Alliance of Black Educators. He recently completed a book of poetry entitled â€œBlue Prophesy: In Search of Meaning in the African American Experience.â€
- A Lifetime For You [#Poetry]
This poem, A Lifetime For You, is dedicated to all women who nourish their relationships and children with love, care and all they have. This poem is originally from Soul of a Woman, a poetry collection book.
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 402
Vent about it. Or just bust free verse. Write a birthday poem. The 2017 Poetâ€™s Market, edited by Robert Lee Brewer, includes hundreds of poetry markets, including listings for poetry publications, publishers, contests, and more! With names, contact ...
- Children's Poems
As everything turns digital nowadays, even AI can write poems. Yet real poems should emerge from real feelings, should have warmth and should be hard to replicate. For example, those works from the most innocent creatures in the human world: children.
- Altadena Library District Presents Poetry with Suzanne Lummis
Join Altadena Library for an engaging poetry workshop with poet Suzanne Lummis Saturday, February 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Library. As writer, poet and influential teacher with the UCLA Extension Writers program Suzanne Lummis is among the best-known ...
- New poetry collections invite readers inward
Lowell offered days rather than moments, she says, entanglements rather than the fantasy of a clean slate: â€œHe doesnâ€™t simply live â€” he lives throughâ€ all of lifeâ€™s complexities. That perspective makes one turn to the poems again, to see how ...
- Motion radio show wins poetry award
A radio programme by former poet laureate Andrew Motion exploring the impact of war wins the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.
- Helen Dunmore, Who Wrote About Legacy and Loss, Dies at 64
Helen Dunmore, a British poet and historical novelist whose widely praised books were known for their gothic plots about loss and legacy ... 12 collections of poetry, 3 books of short stories, 16 magical books for children and 8 for young adults.
- Victim of fatal house fire â€˜took care of her familyâ€™
A nurse known by her childrenâ€™s friends as â€œother mother,â€ Addy-Starino ... A fundraiser for the family Sunday included a lineup of music performances and poetry readings. Wendell Culbreath, 52, brought his guitar to play a few selections.
- Heid Erdrich, Brian Farrey among winners of McKnight Artist Fellowships
Four writers of creative prose and one children's author have won this year's McKnight Artist Fellowship.The annual prize goes to five writers, with categories alternating between poetry, creative prose, and writing for children. Recipients--who each ...
- Edison High students use gut-wrenching slam poetry as an antidote to adversity - Philly.com
Philly.comEdison High students use gut-wrenching slam poetry as an antidote to adversityPhilly.comSince February, when this citywide slam poetry competition started, the team from the North Philadelphia school has not once won. While the poets' desire is palpable, their verses are raw, their delivery sometimes halting. But every Friday they have ...
- National Poetry Month: â€œLuke Cage, Hip-Hop Superhero for Hireâ€ by Jonathan Moody
â€œEven the most abstract idea, the most abstract concept, a poem can give [it] â€œfeet,â€ it can give it â€œwings,â€ and you can create your own world. And thatâ€™s what poetry means to me.â€ â€“ Jonathan Moody In this sound portrait, Jonathan Moody ...
- I Am an American
Of reluctance to question or challenge â€œauthority.â€ Am I cured of this disease by finding proof on every page, every screen, on every American street at every hour that this man, this â€œofficial,â€ is crude, cruel, corrupt, and filled with contempt?
- Submissions Open for the Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize
Formally established in 2005 by Joanne V. Gabbin, the Furious Flower Poetry Center is the nationâ€™s oldest academic center devoted to African American poetry, and works to cultivate, honor, and promote the voices of African American poets. The center ...
- The Hill Cottage
I have been a teacher for about four decades ,but even more than that , a student and learner all along --literature being my favourite subject with special love for poetry , a trait I seem to have inherited from my father,who was a very good poet ,it was ...