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  1. A Hot Winter's Night celebrates many talentsTue, 11 Dec 2018 04:41:09 GMT
    The hip hop dance group included Makayla Bush, Ashley Huffman, Mia Jimenez, Zandria Mondo, Sarah Silva, Emily Williams and instructor Kathy Tilton. Photo by Aura Whittaker The Willits High School auditorium was packed with friends and family members waiting to see visual and performing arts students do their thing Friday, Dec. 7. The annual variety show featured musical acts, dance routines, poetry readings and choir performances by students in every grades. More...
  2. The Best Poetry of 2018Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:25:59 GMT
    One of the problems with picking the best poetry books in a given year is that poems - unlike, say, chapters in a novel - are often judged apart from the works in which they appear. For example, "Directive" is one of Robert Frost's two or three greatest poems, but it was first published in his 1947 collection "Steeple Bush," which is otherwise generously laden with cornpone. More...
  3. CASC hosts 19th annual senior poetry festivalMon, 10 Dec 2018 20:08:20 GMT
    The Community Agency for Senior Citizens recently hosted its 19th annual Poetry Contest/Festival in the Old Bermuda Inn, Rossville. This year, 102 seniors submitted poems for the festival. More...
  4. Poetry is like second natureMon, 10 Dec 2018 17:58:25 GMT
    THE LOWEST VISIBILITIES WILL BE FOUND ON THE RIDGES AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA AND NORTHEAST IOWA. WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING, UNTREATED ROADS AND SIDEWALKS WILL BE SLIPPERY IN SPOTS. More...
  5. Google honors Nelly Sachs, Jewish poet who escaped Nazi GermanyMon, 10 Dec 2018 13:31:51 GMT
    Google is using its logo Monday to pay tribute to Nelly Sachs, a Jewish poet who escaped Nazi Germany and later wrote about the aftermath of World War II. Sachs was born on December 10, 1891, according to Google . More...
  6. Essay: Suddenly, Poets Are More Willing to Address Public Concerns....Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:09:58 GMT
    In the mid-1990s, when I was a student of creative writing, there prevailed a quiet but firm admonition to avoid composing political poems. It was too dangerous an undertaking, one likely to result in didacticism and slackened craft. More...
  7. Noted Qatari poets to take part in poetry night at QNLMon, 10 Dec 2018 06:43:08 GMT
    Doha: Celebrated Qatari poets will take part in a poetry night at Qatar National Library on December 15, and recite verses in two common traditions, Faseeh and Nabati. Mohamad Yasin, Zainab Almahmood, Nasser Al-Wobair and Hamad Al-Braidi will take part in the recital, which will be moderated by the creative presenter, Saoud Al-Maadeed. More...
  8. Ikeogu Oke: The poet who penned his own epitaphMon, 10 Dec 2018 02:23:40 GMT
    When news about the passing away of Nigeria's celebrated poet, Ikeogu Oke, broke last week, not many people believed it was true considering that he was consistent in the public sphere as a celebrity since winning the 2017 Nigeria Prize for Literature for his poetry collection, "The Heresiad". The late Ikeogu Oke was 51 years of age before his sudden death on the 24th of November 2018. More...
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