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Richard Blanco: Writing the Past in the Present

I’ve been writing this since
the summer my grandfather

taught me how to hold a blade
of grass between my thumbs
and make it whistle, since… 690 more words


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

Books On Maine People

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