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  • Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in West Hartford
    Sunken Garden Poetry Festival Provides exciting lineup of poets and musicians
    Every year, The Hillstead Museum has an excellent lineup of poets and musician for their yearly festival called the The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival. It is held outdoor in the beautiful sunken gardens during the month of June, July and August....
  • Second Silo City Reading Series event sends chills through the audience
    Second Silo City Reading Series event sends chills through the audience
    This past Friday at 7pm on Childs Street, the Silo City Reading Series held its second multidisciplinary event.A table in the back held featured works for sale and free refreshments in the dim and dramatic lighting of the silo, setting the mood...
  • Fantastic site posts modern songs transformed into Shakespearean sonnets
    Pop Sonnets transforms modern pop songs into Shakespearean sonnets
    Here's a fantastic new way to get kids excited about poetry and Shakespeare. See how modern pop songs would sound as Shakespearean sonnets!Pop Sonnets does just that, with a new 1600s English take on a modern pop song posted every Thursday...
  • The Wisdom of Ja A. Jahannes
    5 Ways to be geniuses together: Celebrating Ja Jahannes (part 3 of 3: legacies)
    While his family held private services for Ja A. Jahannes in Savannah, Georgia, on July 7, public celebrations of the educator and creative artist’s towering achievements will kick off Saturday, July 18. On that date, a memorial will be held...
  • Keeper
    Keeper by Kasey Jueds
    Any poet who takes the craft seriously knows that one of the bestways to improve his or her writingskills is to readmore poetry. Findingnew and different poetsis not hard if looking in the rightplaces. Sometimes the big corporate bookstores carry...
  • 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 -...
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