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At age 101, this woman released her first collection of poems (via Washington Post)

Sarah Yerkes was in her 90s when a friend invited her to try something new. A graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Yerkes had had decades-long careers: first as a landscape architect using brick and stone; then as a sculptor creating abstract works in wood and steel, and in her later years, papier-mache. … Continue reading At age 101, this woman released her first collection of poems (via Washington Post)

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Sometimes Even Newspapers Need Poetry (via The Atlantic)

It is difficult to imagine a more daunting task for a newspaper editor than planning the next day’s front page when the world has just witnessed humanity’s crowning achievement: the successful landing of two of its kind on an alien world. The headlines you write, the photos you place, the prose you edit—you are not … Continue reading Sometimes Even Newspapers Need Poetry (via The Atlantic)

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Theatre for teens exposes the hurt cast by bullies (via Wrangler News)

Some of the most devoted theatre artists never set foot onstage, preferring to contribute from behind the scenes. Floyd Walston is among those celebrating this long and proud theatrical lineage. “I do tech,” says Walston, one of two sons of the owners of longtime Tempe bakery Great Harvest who works at the store while attending Mesa Community … Continue reading Theatre for teens exposes the hurt cast by bullies (via Wrangler News)

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Immersed in poetry at the Library of Congress (via Penn Today)

As a poet herself, working at the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., has been the perfect opportunity for rising Penn junior Joyce Hida, especially since she is interested in arts administration. “I just love listening to poetry for hours,” says Hida, an English major in the School of Art and Sciences from Vernon, … Continue reading Immersed in poetry at the Library of Congress (via Penn Today)

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(Video) Jennifer Nicole | On the Contradictions of English

Additional Info Jennifer Nicole performing "On the Contradictions of English" at the 2018 Texas Grand Slam Poetry Festival at Murphy's Law. Write About Now: WANPOETRY is a community-oriented collective of poets that meet at AvantGarden in Houston, Texas every Wednesday at 7:30 PM with the purpose of providing a multimedia platform for poets to share … Continue reading (Video) Jennifer Nicole | On the Contradictions of English

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Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate (via NY Times)

Joy Harjo started writing as a college student in New Mexico in the early 1970s, during what she described as “the beginning of a multicultural literary movement.” At gatherings around the Southwest, she began meeting poets, including Native American ones. Hearing them perform made her realize that poetry was available to everyone, including her. “It … Continue reading Joy Harjo Is Named U.S. Poet Laureate (via NY Times)