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Nashville's First Youth Poet Laureate, Lagnajita Mukhopdhyay Said Community Feels Like Home

Nashville Youth Poet Laureate, Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay, 17, said communication is everything.

Originally from Kolkata, India, Lagnajita started school at the age of two, then moved to Nashville when she was six years old. 2,015 more words


How to Write like Billy Collins

by Phil James

Billy Collins has achieved what so many others have failed to accomplish: to write about ordinary life in an extraordinary and often hilarious fashion. 1,218 more words


Meet Bucks County's newest, youngest poet laureate

Tyler Kline seems like the type to look at the sky and notice what’s there.

That may seem like an odd description, but the 22-year-old Chalfont native belongs to perhaps the most forward-focused demographic there is — he’s in college. 545 more words

Bucks County

Senegal Taxi (Herrera)

Since I had never heard of Herrera when he was name US Poet Laureate, I was curious to pick up the first collection I found. This one, for the most part, eluded me. 61 more words


The hills had new places and the wind wielded

Its strange how knowledge of one thing can lead you to interests and knowledge of another. About a month or so ago I went out with my camera determined to grab the last few summer shots before the year and conditions turned all wet and mushy. 997 more words

Life & Times

Know Your History - 26th October - Sir Andrew Motion born

On this day… 26th October 1952 – Sir Andrew Motion born.

Sir Andrew Motion, FRSL (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009. 300 more words

Know Your History

Review: Les Blues des oubliées, an homage to bilingual roots

You can actually see the prairie wind blow in Les Blues des Oubliées, by Edmonton’s poet laureate Pierrette Requier. In Brian Dooley’s inventively poetic production, it ripples across empty golden fields projected onto the laundry that gets pegged to clotheslines crossing the stage. 498 more words