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- Award-winning Mountain poet began writing as a youth
Franco De Santis has been collecting the awards since 1990, when he won a poetry contest in Italy and published Sotto Vento (Under the Wind), a 32-page book of 50 of his poems. â€œI started writing when I was 14 or 15,â€ said De Santis. Born in Murlo ...
- National Book Award finalist Ada LimÃ³n reads powerful poetry at Creative Writing Series
National Book Award finalist Ada LimÃ³n visited CSU and is the final author for the English Departmentâ€™s visiting creative writersâ€™ series. Photo courtesy of wikipedia.com On April 6, students and faculty gathered to hear LimÃ³n read her poetry.
- CSUCI Choirâ€™s winter concert celebrates poetry and songs of the British Isles
Performances are free, but donations are appreciated. The performance will interweave poetry readings and musical selections from the Medieval era to the 20th Century. â€œWords alone are expressive, but combined with music goes to a much deeper level ...
- JosÃ© RubÃ©n De LeÃ³n Reprises His Federico GarcÃa Lorca Tribute at the Classic Theatre
With his 1932 play Blood Wedding and collection of poems Poet in New York (published in 1940), Federico GarcÃa Lorca became one of Spainâ€™s most revered poets and dramatists during the 20th century. But his influence far exceeds the world of literature.
- Siebert teacher wins tropical vacations in online contest
Burks was nominated by colleague Megan Storm, who found the contest online and wrote the required poem. Storm chose a limerick format; the entries had to be either a limerick, sonnet or haiku. "She had a really challenging last year, but she handled it ...
- Jacob Lawrence's Migration paintings of African-American life at NYC's Museum of Modern Art
NEW YORK â€” One hundred years ago, African-Americans began a mass exodus from the rural South, heading north in search of economic opportunity and social equality.
- Reminder to a Friend: There's Magic in your Heart
I wanted to remind you of this, to remind you of the magic you have inside you. I hope you enjoy this charming poem and presentation as my gift to you today.
- Renae Pickarsky Shares A SONGBIRD
Published by Christian Faith Publishing ... with the glorious imagery of the world the Lord created for his people, this simple and delightful poem is sure to enchant and uplift the weary soul. View a synopsis of "A Songbird" on YouTube.
- Willies, ghillies and horny Highlanders: Scottish Gaelic writing has a filthy past
Poems in praise of penises were part of a vibrant if often anonymous body of erotic verse that burgeoned between the 16th and 18th centuries. It perhaps peaked with 18th-century poet Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair (Alexander MacDonald). The greatest ...
- Kevin Young to read from his new book, 'Bunk'
He also recently became the poetry editor of The New Yorker. Young is the author of 12 books of poetry and prose, most recently â€œBlue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015â€ (2016), longlisted for the National Book Award; â€œBook of Hours ...
- Modern Poetry: A Free Course from Yale
Taught by Yale professor Langdon Hammer, this course offers an introduction to Modern Poetry. Covering everyone from Yeats, Eliot, and Pound, to Stevens, Moore, Bishop, and Frost, to the poetry of World War One, Imagism, to the Harlem Renaissance, the ...
- Poetry - Ulick O'Connor - America's Oscar Wilde
American poet Dorothy Parker, the 50th anniversary of whose death occurs this year, was the female equivalent of Oscar Wilde. She was a founding member of the American Round Table, which used to meet in the famous Algonquin Hotel in New York. As the queen ...
- Ted Kooser's 'American Life in Poetry' (April 9)
Once the carpenter put the sash-weights into the wall next to the window, they were never seen again. Eventually they fell off the ropes and with just one loud outcry fell deeper into the dark. But we propped the windows open with this and that, and forgot ...
- Goody Goody Diner's Sly Bell Writes an Impromptu Poem for Every Customer (VIDEO)
Because I hope you understand that you're my friend. Youâ€™re a woman of character, a lady with integrity. And when I look at you, you look like a celebrity." It's an impromptu, on-the-spot little piece of poetry intended to brighten the woman's day.
- Poetry collections
Parker, whose first book won the Gatewood Prize, is as self-assured as the women who appear in these pages, including Queen Latifah, Nikki Giovanni and Michelle Obama. Cultural references, old songs and classic poems spark observations about feminism ...