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- Clean lines, Bowie tunes and bigger hearts: Pulitzer-winning poet shares hopes for the future
Whether sheâ€™s writing about what it was like for her parents growing up in the Jim Crow South or watching the launch of the Hubble telescope â€” which her own father helped build â€” Smith has gotten really good at using poems to build empathy.
- NBA Crowns Brooklyn Youths As 2016 Champions - Kings County Politics (registration)
Kings County Politics (registration)NBA Crowns Brooklyn Youths As 2016 ChampionsKings County Politics (registration)That after a team of writers bested a team made up of publishing industry people, 37-31, at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights this week in the National Book Foundation's second annual charity basketball game for their BookUp after-school reading ...and more »
- Pickin' On Poetry Is At The Camp House Sept. 14
Pickin' On Poetry: Discussing Intersections and Influences of Poetry in American Songwriting will be held at the Camp House on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. It will be a thought-provoking conversation about contemporary poetry and ...
- Photos: Chicago Vigil Honors Victims Of The Orlando Shooting Massacre - Chicagoist
ChicagoistPhotos: Chicago Vigil Honors Victims Of The Orlando Shooting MassacreChicagoistAttendees held rainbow flags, flowers, candles and photos of victims of gun violence. Some read original pieces of poetry and sang songs. The phrases "Love wins,"â€”a common LGBTQ slogan since the landmark Supreme Court ruling on gay marriageâ€”and ...and more »
- Statewide Poetry Out Loud registration begins
practice communications and finally present out loud poetry. Starting at the classroom level, teachers are provided with free multimedia curriculum materials â€“ a Learning Recitation audio guide, a teacherâ€™s guide, posters and comprehensive website ...
- 'Time defies movementâ€¦': Eerie photographs reveal the overgrown, graffiti-covered remains of an abandoned school seemingly used as a canvas for an unknown poetry student
Eerie photographs show the crumbling remains of an abandoned high school which is now overgrown and covered in graffiti. Classrooms at the former school in Whitakers, North Carolina, are now exposed to the elements where the ceiling has caved in.
- Second Brownstone Poets 2016 Anthology Event
SUBWAYS: 2, 3 to Clark St. A, C to High St. 4, 5 to Borough Hall Brownstone Poets has been inspiring poetry in Brooklyn since 2005. We strive to be unique and diverse, and we welcome a multitude of styles and forms. We would like to thank this year's fifty ...
- The Reno Memo: But is it art? - Reno Gazette Journal
The Reno Memo: But is it art?Reno Gazette Journal... no need to keep running until November. This week's RGJ candidate forums gave voters a better idea of where each candidate stands on the sales tax increase, transgender bathroom usage and whether pizza day or wiener wrap day is the best day of the ...
- â€œLexicon for a Simpler Childhoodâ€ by Hillery Stone
Thatâ€™s always on my mind: how to let my children learn the world as it really is, but gently, at the right speed, to keep their hearts intact. That sentiment has come into many of my poems.â€
- The poetry of Youngstown
Her motherâ€™s side owned a laundry in Niles. Her fatherâ€™s family operated a motel at the Turnpike exit in North Lima. Etched in her mind, those stories became the fuel for her acclaimed new book of poetry, â€œLine Study of a Motel Clerkâ€ (Baobab Press).
- POET, PLAYWRIGHT AND AUTHOR, Joyce Carol Thomas died
She died last month on the 16th in Berkeley, California. Ms. Thomas started out writing poetry and plays and then moved on to young adult fiction. Her first young adult novel, Marked by Fire, was published in 1982 and won the National Book Award in 1983.
- A Herring Famine by Adam Oâ€™Riordan review â€“ poems of craft and guile
Where A Herring Famine excels is in poems that, alongside their craft and guile, wear their heart on their sleeve. â€œSix Scenes from a Marriageâ€ is the bookâ€™s triumph. Oâ€™Riordanâ€™s delicate, attentive music is especially suited to capturing the ...
- WATCH: Small Palestinian Boy Learns to be a Terrorist
Twice this month, Palestinian Authority TVâ€™s childrenâ€™s program, The Best Home, had young children recite poems encouraging violence. One poem, for example, urges Palestinians to seek death, emphasizing that if you are a member of Fatah, PA leader ...
- The Prayers of the Queer - Patheos (blog)
Patheos (blog)The Prayers of the QueerPatheos (blog)If you are not willing, know that somewhere out there, there is probably a Queer Christian praying for you. Hannah Adair Bonner is the curator of The Shout: a spoken-word poetry focused artivism movement seeking to nurture a community of multi-ethnic, ...
- Piedmont Laureate Mimi Herman: Youâ€™re a poet and you donâ€™t know it
Lots of people are completely convinced that they canâ€™t write poetry. But poet Mimi Herman, the incoming Piedmont Laureate for 2017, begs to differ. â€œIf you say you canâ€™t write poetry,â€ Herman said, â€œthat only means you havenâ€™t worked with me ...