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The Story I Want to Tell by Telling Room wrtiers

by Ramona du Houx

The Story I Want to Tell is a celebration of The Telling Room’s first ten years and its enduring belief in the power of storytelling. 186 more words

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Poetry: Really, it's not that hard!

Tomorrow marks two years since “our” local celebrity poet, Richard Blanco, read his poem, “One Today” at President Obama’s second inauguration. Around that time, I wrote this essay about my relationship with poetry. 1,201 more words

Hula hoops and pumpkin pies

When I was in fourth grade, I asked my parents to buy me a hula hoop.  We had moved to an affluent part of Houston, one where I was one of maybe five brown kids in the class.   533 more words


Richard Blanco - 'The Prince of Los Cocuyos'

Cuban American poet Richard Blanco talks with Steve Bertrand on Books about convincing his abuela to make a turkey for Thanksgiving, about feeling fully American when he delivered the Obama Inaugural poem, and about his memoir, … 14 more words

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