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- Is a wedding the greatest gift a parent could ask for?
When you hit a day like the wedding day we just had, when their joy becomes the ... And all within the course of two months. It is the most beautiful poetry ever written.
- Shoe Trees
Soon, teens are gathering up their old Adidas and Sauconys, families are driving out after church with Dad's Reeboks and grandma's Keds. Many inscribe messages on the sneakers in permanent marker -- greetings, love poems and life accomplishments.
- Free poetry reading by Michael Sheffield at Sonoma Valley library
â€œMuch of my poetry reflects nature and my relationship with natural world,â€ says poet Michael Sheffield, â€œThe deep connection with nature influences both my free verse and haiku. Buddhism, Taoism and Animism practices offers me guidance, as well.â€
- Students interpret freedom at engaging poetry evening
Freedom was chosen as the theme for the â€œ2017 Poetry Eveningâ€, and the performances did not disappoint, with power, passion, pageantry and prose. Students aged 11 to 18 mesmerised the guests with 30 poems including some in Arabic, French, Spanish ...
- Indie 500 flash fiction contest opens for submissions May 1
The final judge will be announced soon. â€¢ This contest is for works of fiction only. Poetry and essays are not accepted. â€¢ Works must not exceed 500 words (title not included). â€¢ Works must include at least a mention of a recognizable and well-known ...
- What happened to Urdu?
She reiterated that Urdu readers connect more with poetry associated with Punjabi folk heroine Heer, not the Persian Sheerin. â€œThere are some who deliberately want to get stuck in the past, others who aspire to take an unnecessary jump to their perceived ...
- The Must-Read Books of Spring 2017
Now, nearly ten years after her death, her wayward husbands, back-talking daughters, and kvetching neighbors have been collected in A Grace Paley Reader: Stories, Essays, and Poetry (FSG), the ... an awkward teen on a debauched summer night: gleaming ...
- After the Exile: Poetry and the Death of Culture
We are a people now illiterate in a way that is unprecedented for the human race. We can decipher linguistic signs on a page, but we have no songs and immemorial stories in our hearts. In February 1893, shortly after the death of Lord Alfred Tennyson ...
- Childrenâ€™s literature festival starts in Doon
While Viky Arya took the kids on a journey to rediscover their self through poetry, Shaguna Gahilote spoke of ancient kingdoms and pre-Independence days through stories. Viky Arya, a noted poet, writer, illustrator, painter and sculptor, read poems written ...
- Senator mixes politics with poetry
The poems are the product of something like catharsis for Oâ€™Neill ... But he adds: â€œItâ€™s creative death if you start thinking how someone is going to react.â€ Politics, however, may be a different matter.
- Poetry Reading Saturday Features Native Poets
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- Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham on Phil Lynott's Legacy, New Black Star Riders LP
In one sense, Gorham's current band Black Star Riders grew out of his long-running quest ... who still thrives on the music, poetry and politics of his Irish upbringing. "I never got to meet him, but Phil was the soundtrack to my youth," he says.
- Weâ€™ll Always Fall The Hardest For The People We Didnâ€™t Plan To Love At All
He says funny things sometimes and seems genuinely interested in ... This â€” is for you. â€œWhen Janne has a new poem written, I shut my life down to do nothing but read it, and then when I turn my life back on, everything is better.â€
- â€˜Putnam County Spelling Beeâ€™ is part musical, part participation and all theatrics
Shaeffer, in addition to teaching at West Valley High School, is a veteran director, writer and author, having written for and competed in several slam poetry contests in the ... smelly, emotional teen wasnâ€™t that hard a leap. â€œI was chatting with ...
- Writing workshop planned at museum
Workshop participants will write poetry and prose inspired by items in the museum's collection. Participants should bring paper and a writing utensil. Jeanetta Calhoun Mish is a scholar, poet and prose writer who is the 2017â€”2018 Oklahoma state poet ...