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  • Poet Claude McKay's "If We Must Die" Revisited
    Poems Matter: Text and meaning in Claude McKay's "If We Must Die" (part 2 of 4)
    In the current era, a highly-publicized disproportionate threat to African Americans due to unnatural causes––specifically, violence inflicted upon unarmed African-American men and women by armed policemen–– has been...
  • Jane “The Rev” Wenninger
    Jane ‘The Rev’ Wenninger featured at Nokturne First Monday Reading Series on Jun
    On Monday, June 1, Jane ‘The Rev’ Wenninger will be the featured guest for the Nokturne First Monday Reading Series at 17062 Saturn Lane in Webster at 7:30 p.m. There will be an open mic after the reading.Wenninger has been published...
  • Verbal Tapestries - great date night
    Great date idea: Verbal Tapestries
    Dinner and a movie is a great classic for a night out with your sweet-honey-love-muffin, but if you want to try something different for a change, check out Verbal Tapestries. Verbal Tapestries is a poetry showcase that includes local artists -...
  • Top 5 Edward Lear books for Limerick Day
    Top 5 Edward Lear books for Limerick Day
    Edward Lear was born on May 12, 1812. He was a gifted artist, author and poet specializing in nonsense verse and limericks. May 12 is also Limerick Day, celebrating the short, humorous poetic form Lear popularized. While Lear’s limericks are...
  • Naima Shalhoub
    Naima Shalhoub explores music on the "Borderlands"
    Naima Shalhoub will perform Tuesday afternoon as part of Litquake series at the Yerba Buena Center Gardens Festival. She will share the stage with poets Tria Andrews, Rebecca Foust, Bill Mayer and Bruce Snider.That set stands in stark contrast to...
  • The light that shines
    Understand in wisdom and be wise in understanding
    Imagine more than you can. Then once you do imagine that it gets better all the time. This is the substance of living your life as an aware being; someone who understand the meaning of life and most important of all someone who takes...
  • Gulf Coast Poetry Meeting on May 9
    Gulf Coast Poetry Meeting on May 9
    The Poetry Society of Texas Gulf, Coast Poets Chapter, will host their monthly meeting on Saturday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Barnes and Noble in Webster. The meeting is open and free to the public.The featured guest at May’s meeting is...
  • Three local poets read at Off the Page Poetry on May 14
    Three local poets read at Off the Page Poetry on May 14
    The Friendswood Public Library will present ‘Off the Page Poetry’ on Thursday, May 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.The reading is free to the public and will have three featured poets:Glynn Monroe Irby, a member of the Poetry Society of Texas and...
  • Robert Browning books to add to your reading list
    Robert Browning books to add to your reading list
    May 7 is Robert Browning’s birthday. The English poet wrote some remarkable poems in his time though he is perhaps best known as Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s husband. Their love story was dramatized in the play “The Barretts of...
  • Trey Menconi Blakely
    Trey Menconi Blakely featured at Nokturne First Monday Reading Series on May 4
    On Monday, May 4, Trey Menconi Blakely will be the featured guest for the Nokturne First Monday Reading Series at 17062 Saturn Lane in Webster at 7:30 p.m. There will be an open mic after the Blakely’s reading.Trey Menconi Blakely has...
  • Poems for National Poem in Your Pocket Day
    Poems for National Poem in Your Pocket Day
    April 30 is National Poem in Your Pocket Day which encourages people to share their favorite poems. Poetry enthusiasts celebrating the day can recite poems by heart or print out poems in the public domain and share them. Modern technology makes it...
  • Parlor Poetry
    O Miami Poetry Festival Is Hosting A Scavenger Hunt At Your Favorite Salons
    Everyone loves a scavenger hunt, right? O Miami Poetry Festival is betting on it with Poetry Parlor.For the entire month of April, O Miami Poetry Festival has hidden poetry in different locations throughout Miami-Dade County in the most likely of...
  • Poetry slam activities, wabi-sabi poem starters, writing prompts for NaPoWriMo
    Poetry slam activities, wabi-sabi poem starters, writing prompts for NaPoWriMo
    April is National Poetry Month. Some writers celebrateNaPoWriMo, orNational Poetry Writer Month (an online poetry slam lollapalooza) . And what better month to celebrate poems than April with spring awakening, nature busting out all over and Earth...
  • 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...
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