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StAnza Turns 18, Contemplates Mortality

“We’re all going to die, so we might as well enjoy this week of poetry, art and music while we can!” So said Clive Russell (AKA The Blackfish in Game of Thrones) as he cut the metaphorical red ribbon on #StAnza15—the eighteenth yearly StAnza festival, no less! 387 more words

Show Your Work!



A fan of Austin Kleon work (Show Your Work & Steal Like an Artist) because they always appear at the right time, with pertinent advice, I am daring myself to go one step further and share some poetry in this space that I have already chosen to use mostly for writing about fiction. 287 more words


McCallum to help people fight ‘fear of poetry’ with Brown Bag

Poet Shara McCallum thinks there’s a wave of fear sweeping through society.

“I think people are afraid of poetry,” McCallum said. “They think that they can’t get it.” 618 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Inspiring heroes: Eig and McCallum lead workshops on compelling characters

The Chautauqua Writers’ Center workshops for Week Two will focus on creating compelling heroes and breaking the chains of form in poetry.

Prose writer-in-residence Jonathan Eig will lead a workshop called “It Takes a Hero,” and poet-in-residence Shara McCallum will lead an advanced, two-week workshop called “Form Unbound.” Eig and McCallum will also give readings at 3:30 p.m. 526 more words

The Arts

The Art Room

for my sisters

Because we did not have threads
of turquoise, silver, and gold,
we could not sew a sun nor sky.
And our hands became balls of fire. 78 more words


This Strange Land: Dear Hours

Background information:

Shara McCallum “Dear Hours” piece was inspired by “Morning Song” written by poet Slvia Plath.
Both Ms. McCallum and Ms. Plath dealt with the deaths of their fathers at a very young age. 569 more words

Shara McCallum

Influences of Family in "Song of Thieves"

Shara McCallum was born in Kingston, Jamaica to an African Jamaican father and a Venezuelan mother. When she was nine years old, Shara, along with her mother and sisters, moved to Miami, Florida. 1,705 more words

Ars Poetica