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a role poetry can play during our national debate re: gun control

What role can poetry play in our discussion of gun violence? – Adriana E Ramirez – Los Angeles Times – 5/6/18

“This is a role poetry can play during our national debate — to invoke the beauty and value of each life lost.

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What's the difference between personal narrative and memoir?

Personal narrative vs memoir

This goes out to my writing students who scratch their head over my presumptuous ass throwing “personal narrative” and “memoir” around like they should automatically know the differences. 547 more words


Poetry Friday: "One Today"

For many bloggers, Friday is for poetry. I was so pleased this week to attend a reading by poet Richard Blanco. In his presentation, the poet, civil engineer, and city planner spoke about the importance of place addressing the questions:  Where am I from? 422 more words


Making vs. Breaking Democratic Institutions

It’s easy to be discouraged with so much in our current government — from the all too quick passage of the current tax bill to the lack of movement on a Dreamers’ Act, the dismantling of the EPA web site and recent… 539 more words


Week 43 UK Chapbook Chart 2017 – Prince Unsworth

A Chapbook of Poems is a new collection of 25 compositions by Prince Unsworth,  charting a voyage through the genres of Narrative, Horror, Love and Beauty. 318 more words

On 'For All of Us, One Today'

For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey by Richard Blanco

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A good friend of mine (and poet himself) attended a reading by Richard Blanco and had him sign a copy of this little gem of a story for my husband (a Cuban) and I. 224 more words

Random Musings

Poem of the Week

One Today

Richard Blanco read his poem “One Today” for President Obama’s second inauguaration. He pictured one day across America. These are the final two stanzas. 177 more words

Keeping Faith Today