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  • First Silo City Reading Series event kicks off without a hitch
    First Silo City Reading Series event kicks off without a hitch
    Only a single sign reading, “POEMS” indicated the entrance to the first Silo City Reading Series event on an otherwise marked restricted access gate on June 20 at 7pm. Driving down the graveled path, one entered the seemingly abandoned...
  • Obsession
    What Is Your Obsession
    Poetry, unlike fiction or non- fiction, is that poetry uses rhythm, rhyme, word choice,structure,and other toolsto help convey the mythic, the beautiful, or the ideal. These toolscarry an impact for the reader, invokingthe senses and clutching the...
  • 30 Days of fun poetry assignments for all ages!
    30 Days of fun poetry assignments for all ages!
    Here's a fun way to get the kids writing and encourage creativity at the same time.This month's worth of creative writing exercises will help kids of all ages and abilities to create their own poems. New poets can use the ideas to get a...
  • Top 5 books to celebrate W. B. Yeats on his 150th birthday
    Top 5 books to celebrate W. B. Yeats on his 150th birthday
    June 13 marks the 150th birthday of Irish poet W. B. Yeats. One of the most influential poets of the 20th century, Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923, the first Irish writer to...
  • Top 5 books for Ben Jonson's birthday
    Top 5 books for Ben Jonson's birthday
    June 11 marks the 443rd birthday of poet Ben Jonson. Perhaps best remembered as a playwright and contemporary of his friend William Shakespeare, Jonson wrote beautiful lyrical poems as well as the comedies Volpone, The Alchemist and Bartholomew...
  • Luminous, Collected Poetry
    Why Poetry?
    Poetry has existed for centuries and there has long been a great tradition of spiritual poetry in the world of Islam. From the time of the Prophet David (AS) to that of the Blessed Prophet Muhammad (SAW), when his companions used to recite poetry...
  • First Hispanic Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, appointed by Library of Congress June 10
    Library of Congress names Juan Felipe Herrera first Hispanic U.S. Poet Laureate
    The Library of CongressJune 10 appointed the first-ever Latino poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of Mexican migrant farm workers.Herrera, a Mexican-American who grew up in tents and trailers while his parents worked in fields across...
  • 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...
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