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  • Rupert Brooke 100 years after his death
    Rupert Brooke 100 years after his death
    April is National Poetry Month. This year also marks the centennial of poet Rupert Brooke’s death on April 23, 1915. He was twenty-seven years old and became a symbol of Lost Youth in the Great War. In his short life, he wrote some of the...
  • Leapfrog Press (Fredonia, NY) intern Leo Frank peruses the other vendors
    Buffalo Small Press Book Fair hosts over 100 vendors this year
    This past weekend the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair once again occupied Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum on Porter Avenue to unite publishing presses, graphic designers, artists, poets, book lovers, and more. Vendors and visitors alike grouped...
  • Poet Robert Frost on his 85th birthday. His 1959 interview will be streamed online by Library of Congress
    Famous poets and writers reading their work now online at Library of Congress
    Happy Poetry Month from the Library of Congress!It's celebrating by launching online streaming recordings of renowned poets including Robert Frost, Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Lowell, and major prose writers like Kurt Vonnegut.The Library of...
  • Top 6 books for your April reading list
    Top 6 books for your April reading list
    Though April may be “the cruellest month,” according to “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot, there is no shortage of great books to read while April showers keep us indoors. New releases this month include a biography of the...
  • Nikki Grimes announces kids' poetry contest for April
    Nikki Grimes announces kids' poetry contest for April
    Poet and author Nikki Grimes is sponsoring a kids' poetry contest for the month of April, and awarding an autographed copy of her new children's poetry book to the winner.The contest, which is for kids in grades 3-6, asks them to write a...
  • Interview with picture book author, Laura Sassi
    Interview with picture book author, Laura Sassi
    Laura Sassi has a passion for telling humorous stories in prose and rhyme. Her poems, stories, articles, and crafts have appeared in Highlights for Children, Cricket, Ladybug, Spider and Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. and...
  • 50 fun household materials to use for poetry, spelling and more
    50 fun household materials to use for poetry, spelling and more
    Looking for some fun ways to play with spelling, poetry and writing in your homeschool? Make some language arts manipulatives! You can find wonderful materials all around the house, absolutely free, and pick up others at dollar stores or thrift...
  • Teacher placed on leave after reading graphic gay sex poem to students
    Teacher placed on leave after reading graphic gay sex poem to students
    A South Windsor, Connecticut teacher has been placed on leave after reading a “highly inappropriate” poem out loud in front of his English Class. The nature of the poem, which contained language describing gay sexual acts, outraged...
  • 'Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places' by Gary Snyder and Julia Martin
    Poet Gary Snyder to speak at Trinity University on Wednesday
    On Wednesday March 4, 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning poet, activist, Buddhist and iconic member of the Beat Generation Gary Snyder will be speaking at Trinity University. Joining him will be South African writer and scholar Julia Martin. This event...
  • This week: Bueno Aires literature on display at the LIC Sculpture Center
    This week: Buenos Aires literature on display at the LIC Sculpture Center
    This week families in Western Queens can visit the Sculpture Center to view literature from Buenos Aires in Argentina, join the ProjectArt workshop being held at Steinway library, observe a diorama and presentation about the Civil War-era NY 26th...
  • Poetry Foundation
    The Poetry Foundation launches a national poetry competition
    The Poetry Foundation is launching the national competition for Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowships. Five fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age. Submissions...
  • The Poetry Ccusir
    The Poetry Circus is coming to the People's Park this weekend.
    Griffith Jenkins Griffith was a journalism graduate. He was an eccentric and extremely wealthy man who was self-made and very human, which attributed to his many flaws. A writer who made his millions in California mining, he spent 2 years in...
  • Book launch of Goodbye, Mexico at River Oaks Bookstore on February 28
    Book launch of Goodbye, Mexico at River Oaks Bookstore on February 28
    River Oaks Bookstore will be hosting a launch for ‘Goodbye, Mexico: Poems of Remembrance’ on Saturday, February 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. The launch will include readings as well signing by a number of authors in the book, including Carolyn...
  • Laura Madeline Wiseman
    Poets read at "anti-love" event tonight at the Apollon in Omaha
    An impressive list of writers --- including Lisa Kovanda, author of the new book, "Walk Me Home" --- for a poetry reading at 7 tonight is part of the month-long "Lowered Expections" show at the Apollon.The Anti-Love Poetry...
  • Wynton Marsalis
    Duke Ellington inspires Broadway hit
    "Duke Ellington: The Original Recordings that Inspired the Broadway Hit After Midnight" (Legacy Recordings) is one of the best CD versions of Ellington's most popular compositions. Included are such beloved classics as "It Don&...
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