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National Poetry Month, April 19, 2014

A year or so ago, I was given a signed copy of Reynolds Price’s 2002 novel, Noble Norfleet. Up to that point, I had read Price’s poems, a few of his essays, a handful of interviews with him, and I remain especially impressed with his long personal essay, “For Ernest Hemingway.” I’m not sure at all why I had never delved into the fiction until Noble Norfleet. 597 more words

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National Poetry Month, April 18, 2014

I want to briefly follow up on my visit to Warren County on April 16 and 17 and just mention the wonderful Warren County Library… 705 more words

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National Poetry Month, April 17, 2014

For the past two days, I’ve been in Warren County–in the town of Warrenton–teaching poetry to grades sixth through eighth at Warren County Middle School. 747 more words

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National Poetry Month, April 16, 2014

Two nights ago, in celebration of National Library Week and National Poetry Month, I was the MC for Appalachian State University’s Student Poetry Slam. It was held in the University’s Belk Library and sponsored by the Richard T. 715 more words

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National Poetry Month, April 15, 2014

My morning yesterday began happily and boisterously – at Mary’s Montessori School in Boone – in front of about twenty children, ranging in age from 2 to 5, tiered above me in rows, as if on bleachers, while I sat on the teeny mystery reader stool and read a sampling of poems by Jack Prelutsky and Shel Silverstein. 489 more words

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Panic

If I close my eyes, I can
Almost smell the fear.
It takes hold of my body,
Covering it in a glossy fog.
My skin feels like leather… 247 more words

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Let's Meet a Playwright

Happy Tuesday, everyone. I hope you’re enjoying Knoxville’s annual spring cold snap, rain and all. Today, we’re beginning the series of playwright profiles for our upcoming Night of Shorts. 279 more words