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Poetry by Gwendolyn Brooks and New Memorial Park in Macomb

Today at 3:00 p.m., Gwendolyn Brooks Memorial Park, located at the corner of Adams and Normal streets, will be inaugurated. (Due to Covid-19 restrictions, participation is limited and by invitation only.) The famous Chicago-based Pulitzer Prize-winning poet has visited Macomb frequently to read his poems and speak at WIU and Macomb High School. Because the […]

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how poetry helps us express our feelings

Poetry has made a comeback in popular culture, thanks to American Amanda Gorman, who read her performance poems during a presidential inauguration and this year’s Super Bowl. Gorman has been described as bring poetry to the masses. However, when it comes to the general public, poetry has long been hidden from view. Gorman’s oral performances, […]

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The influence of Jewish poetry spans centuries | Brazos life

The poetic spirit within the Jewish people is so strong that often even their prose seems poetic. Some scholars have proposed that we read the entire Bible as if it were a poem relating God to the Jewish people and the Jewish people to God. It was through poetry that the Jews expressed the depths […]

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A guide from A to Z on poetry and poetic terminology

One of my favorite magazines is the one based on creativity Uppercase. This quarterly publication offers an overview of various artists, art forms and design across the world, and is packed with colors and shapes that make it not only fabulous to read, but inspiring to simply flip through. Each issue contains an A to […]

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City schools celebrate National Poetry Month

December 25, 2021 The Foothills 2A conference recently released their All-Conference selections for the 2021-22 football season. The East Surry Cardinals won the FH2A conference with a perfect 6-0 record. East Surry averaged 53.5 points in conference games, allowed just 8.3 points and has won each of their conference games by at least 26 points. […]

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Norman E. Rosenthal’s Poetry Rx Book Is In Verse During COVID-19 Era

After psychiatrist and author Norman E. Rosenthal moved from his hometown of Johannesburg to New York City to start a residency in 1976, he was shocked by the literal night and day differences between the two cities. In the fall, the rapid loss of light in Gotham, 1,000 miles further from the equator than his […]

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Poetry and Literary Education in the Words of Linda Varsell Smith

“Poetry is paying attention, sharing discoveries with puns”Linda Varsell Black-smith True to her poetic heritage – family members in the United States and Sweden wrote poetry – Linda Varsell Smith spoke in rhyme at three, dictated rhymed quatrains to his mother at six, and finally illustrated his poetry libretto. With a degree in elementary education […]

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On this last Sunday of National Poetry Month, I want to leave you with inspiration.

Lauren Daley | Normal hours The columns share the personal point of view of an author and are often based on facts reported by the newspaper. On this last Sunday of National Poetry Month, I want to leave you with inspiration. Not just to read poems, but to write them. I wrote last week about […]

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Mary Oliver can help you see the poetry around SouthCoast

Columns share an author’s personal perspective and are often fact-based in newspaper reports. The ospreys returned this month. They were circling, screaming and staring high into the sky, searching for the nests they had left last year on the banks of the Westport River. I got up and watched with my dad. Day after day, […]

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Show your creativity with book spine poetry at the Shreve Memorial Library

Did you know that April is National Poetry Month? The celebration was created by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 with the goal of increasing awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States. This month, the Shreve Memorial Library invites everyone to join us in celebrating poets and poetry of all types. Whether […]

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Why poetry is awakening | At the Smithsonian

On January 20, 2021, poet Amanda Gorman read her poem “The Hill We Climb” to her at the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC Patrick Semansky / Pool / AFP via Getty Images Dressed in vibrant shades of red and gold, Amanda Gorman’s lightweight figure stepped onto the catwalk during […]

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Typology: Lisa Martin’s personality poetry, an exercise in understanding

Breadcrumb Links Local arts Books Author of the article: Griwkowsky Fish Lisa Martin’s new Typology chapbook came out on Friday: one sonnet each for the 16 Myers-Briggs-type personalities. Photo of Griwkowsky fish. — Begin Additional Info — Lisa Martin Typology’s new chapbook came out on Friday: one sonnet each for the 16 Myers-Briggs-type personalities. Photo […]

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Poem of the week: Because by Grace Schulman | Poetry

Because Because, in a wounded universe, the tuftsof grass still shines, the first daffodilgushes through melting ice, and a red-tailed hawk perched on a cathedral spire; and becausechildren throw a fire red ball in the yardwhere the facade of a school has been scarred by vandals, and joggers still circle a dry reservoir;because a rainbow […]

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Kunwar Narain and the world in his poetry: The Tribune India

Sandep Sinha The evolution of Hindi saw a rich literary tapestry that not only enriched the language but also sought to expand its reach. Hindi continues to thrive as an acceptable medium of communication, aided in large part by the efforts of the men and women whose works have embellished it over the years. Even […]