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MJ writes a ZIP Ode

Throughout April, WLRN and O, Miami asked locals to write odes to their ZIP codes. A ZIP Ode is five lines, with the number of words in each line determined by the poet’s particular ZIP code. 70 more words


Richard Blanco- America's 5th Poet Laureate Proclaims: Diversity is Relative

“Diversity of opportunity is important in fulfilling life,” is just one of the many thoughts that Richard Blanco left the room of librarians (at the Diversity Summit of the Texas Library Association’s 2015 conference) to ponder. 306 more words

Books + Comic Books

The Queer South nominated for a Lambda Book Award

THE QUEER SOUTH anthology keeps getting accolades. Today it garnered a Lambda Book Award nomination, and earlier this year it made the American Library Association’s top ten LGBT Over the Rainbow titles. 59 more words


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