Monthly Archives: May 2012

York County Poet Laureate Carla Christopher talks to me about York’s literary scene, young writers and how to get Jawstruck! this Friday

It is a great comfort to me that there are still local, state and national poet laureates–poets who are looking out for other poets. And it’s an even greater comfort that Carla Christopher is representing us here in York County. … Continue reading

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Poem by Julia Hvalacik, Teen Takeover blogger-poet, and some sonnet love

It should be immediately noted that I am a huge fan of the sonnet. Big-time. Traditional or experimental, I have nothing but love for the form that my favorite poet and former teacher Molly Peacock says has “a primitive appeal … Continue reading

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First reader-submitted poem! Dillsburg’s Bertram Barnett defends rhyme and meter

Tickled pink to receive my first poem from a YDR reader this week! Bertram Barnett of Dillsburg had this to say about his poetic preferences:

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More teens taking over Teen Takeover with poems

Second consecutive day of teen poetry! Today, YDR’s Teen Takeover blog features a poem by Spring Grove Area High School student Bria Topper called “Succumb to the wind.” Check it out! My favorite part of this poem?

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Blogging high-fives: A poem from the YDR Teen Takeover blog

This YDR blog is giving that YDR blog a high-five this rainy Monday morning. Kudos to Madeleine Nesbitt for blogging a poem called “A Torrent” on this teen-produced blog for young people in York and Adams counties. My favorite part … Continue reading

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York County poets, prepare to be JAWSTRUCK!

National Poetry Month may be over, but poetry lives, as it always has and will. Carla Christopher is doing the good work of a poet laureate by promoting JAWSTRUCK! The First Annual Spoken Word and Performance Poetry Competition and Festival, … Continue reading

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