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- The Artist at Seventeen, poem by Jackie Chou (ME, AT 17 Poetry and Prose Series)
So here it isâ€¦ ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jackie Chou studied Creative Writing at USC. She writes poetry in an attempt to construct meaning out of everyday experiences, to defy ordinary perceptions, and as an alternative to â€œrantingâ€ to friends on Facebook.
- Brother's Youth
and pancake mornings. Because my brother shaved his youth away, and grew up strong. This piece has been published in Teen Inkâ€™s monthly print magazine.
- Free Audio: The Dream Keeper and Other Poems of Langston Hughes (Read by Langston Hughes)
From Smithsonian Folkways comes the 1955 album, The Dream Keeper and Other Poems of Langston Hughes. The collection features 10 tracks of Langston Hughes, the great Harlem Renaissance poet, reading his poems, starting with â€œThe Dream Keeper.â€
- CCB Reinstates Connecticut Book Awards
The 2017 Connecticut Book Award will honor fiction, non fiction, and poetry with a deadline for submissions on April 21. From The CCB: The Connecticut Center for the Book (CCB) at Connecticut Humanities has reinstated the Connecticut Book Awards ...
- National Poetry Month Day 10: Francesca Bell
The sound is a pulled trigger, spraying milk everywhere. The duvet will sour. My shirt, stain. In this circuit, Iâ€™m neither detonator nor what absorbs the charge. Iâ€™m the casing left behind, the part blown empty.
- Emeralds Are The Gemstone Of Choice In Van Cleef & Arpels' New Fine Jewelry Collection
This first order was followed by a second one requesting for several complete jewelry parures comprising necklaces, diadems and earrings â€“ also set with emeralds and diamonds â€“ for the princesses of the imperial family. A third commission was received ...
- A Maggie Sottero Gown for a Stone Circle Wedding
â€œHaving our wedding ceremony amidst the mountains was always a gamble ... to help them identify their wine glasses and a small anthology of our favourite passages from books and poetry which we called the Castlerigg Anthology.â€
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 372
That is, write a poem that might be tacked onto a bulletin board or scribbled on an eraser board or even magnetized to a refrigerator. Probably something short, something personal, maybe even timely. Re-create Your Poetry! Revision doesnâ€™t have to be a ...
- Event of week: Lexington poetry event to remember Whitman
A transcendentalist and humanist, he served as a nurse during the American Civil War and is considered one of Americaâ€™s most influential poets. Previous Munroe Saturday Nights poetry events celebrated the works of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and ...
- Angela Chen on the Japanese â€˜Death Poemsâ€™ Tradition
At Paris Review, journalist Angela Chen weighs end-of-life verse traditions in Eastern and Western culture. Born in China, Chenâ€™s parents didnâ€™t give her a name until they immigrated to the United States when she was five. Ever since, Chen writes, â€œI ...
- Is this a new golden age of poetry? The 2017 TS Eliot Prize shortlist reviewed
Youâ€™re never safe with J O Morgan: read his poems aloud, and youâ€™ll feel the â€œmineral tangâ€ of blood on your tongue. The reclusive rural Scottish poetâ€™s fifth book is the most compelling on this yearâ€™s list, a sequence of untitled poems ...
- Poet Campbell McGrath to present 40th annual Silverman Reading
â€œIn his [recent] book (â€˜XX: Poems for the Twentieth Centuryâ€™) his ambition becomes historical as he tries to present his own version of the 20th century by writing a poem every year. â€œItâ€™s an inspiring book that challenges each of us to do the same.
- With Humanizing Poetry, Kim Garcia Questions Drone Warfare
In addition to Drone, Garcia is the author of The Brighter House, recipient of the 2015 White Pine Press Poetry Prize; Tales of the Sisters, winner of the 2015 Sowâ€™s Ear Chapbook Contest; and Madonna Magdalene, released by Turning Point Books in 2006.
- Sunday Submissions: Etel Adnan Poetry Series Seeking Manuscripts
... Hayan Charara are still seeking entrants for this yearâ€™s Etel Adnan Poetry Prize: The prize, co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas Press and the Radius of Arab-American Writers, is for â€œa first or second book of poetry, in English, by a ...
- Songs, poems, speeches and sewing honor 100 years of L.A. garment work
LOS ANGELES â€” To mark International Working Womenâ€™s Day/DÃa international de la mujer trabajadora, the UCLA Labor Center, pairing with the UCLA Center for Jewish Studies, sponsored an uplifting afternoon at the Labor Centerâ€™s building across from ...