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Professor Mervyn Morris Named First Poet Laureate In 60 Years

Professor Emeritus Mervyn Morris has been named Jamaica’s first Poet Laureate in 60 years, the Associated Press reports.Morris, an eminent poet was named by the Tourism Minister, Dr Wykeham McNeill this morning. 131 more words

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The Chairs That No One Sits In

We’ve had several beautiful days in a row now. Spring has FINALLY sprung in Indiana, after one of the longest winters we’ve had in awhile, so we are all very grateful for the sunshine. 278 more words

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Sonnet

Sonnet
Billy Collins

All we need is fourteen lines, well, thirteen now,
and after this one just a dozen
to launch a little ship on love’s storm-tossed seas, 102 more words

Poetry

National Poetry Writing Month Day 11

From social conscious and interpersonal to memoir in the form of former UK poet laureate Andrew Motion work. A prolific poet, novelist and biographer Sir Andrew Motion latest poetry offering In The Blood is memoir in poetic form of his childhood. 74 more words

How To Get Involved

a place for expression

The region and the world continue to be gripped by the terrible news of the Oso mudslide and the ongoing recovery efforts. Now, the new Washington state Poet Laureate, … 54 more words

Poetry

Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey visits the RCAH Center for Poetry

National Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (left) kicked off our Spring 2014 Poetry Festival with a reading on Wednesday, April 2. On the second day of her visit, Poetry Center Director Anita Skeen facilitated a Q&A session at the MSU Main Library. 16 more words

Writer's Workshop: Gurney Norman

March 1st was a first for us.  We hosted a writers workshop.  The author that ran the workshop was a famous Eastern Kentucky writer, Gurney Norman.  411 more words

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