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What to Do When There's No Inaugural Poem?

There will be no poem at today’s inauguration. The tradition began at Kennedy’s inauguration with a poem by Robert Frost.

I know it’s not an unbroken tradition. 307 more words


Attention: Pierce County poets!

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced the seventh annual Tacoma Poet Laureate competition, the winner of which will be named Tacoma Poet Laureate for 2017-2019. Poets must live in Pierce County, be actively engaged in Tacoma’s creative community, be dedicated to producing poetry (in any form, genre, or style) on a regular basis, and be 18 years or older, among other qualifications. 13 more words


One injured in South Linden area shooting

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A 14-year-old boy was taken to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Monday evening after being shot twice.

It happened around 8:25pm on the 1000 block of East 21st Avenue in Columbus. 129 more words


Oregon Local News - Elizabeth Woody to read poetry at Marylhurst

Everyone is invited to attend an evening with poet Elizabeth Woody, hosted by the Marylhurst Writers Club on Jan. 20 at Marylhurst University.

Source: Oregon Local News – Elizabeth Woody to read poetry at Marylhurst

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Chris Christie Named Poet Laureate

As President-Elect Trump continued announcing administration positions, today we learned that Chris Christie will be named America’s next Poet Laureate.

The New Jersey Governor was rumored to have been seeking a cabinet position after first being a Vice Presidential contender and then leading President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team, but his talents were apparently more valuable inspiring Americans with his words. 114 more words


Kelly Cherry: Three Poems and an Interview



We scale a winding staircase
or swinging ladder like Jacob’s
in the Bible as if we might
ascend to eternity,

a state in which we’ll be… 3,531 more words


east of the Cascades

In addition to being the home of Washington State’s current poet laureate, Tod Marshall, eastern Washington has plenty of poetry going on, if this week’s special… 13 more words