About this blogOne of America's most revered poets, Adrienne Rich, said, "The moment of change is the only poem." Because the world is always changing, poetry is everywhere, and everything can be versified.
Here, I'll discuss and review contemporary books of poetry, with a focus on writers, publications and organizations based in York County, Pa., and the surrounding region. I'll promote area writers by offering prompts and contests, because I want to foster a spirit of community centered around poets and readers of poetry. This is a place to demystify the art of poetry, to appreciate its economy of language, its precision of image and sound.
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Author Archives: Stacia M. Fleegal
Gettysburg Seminary’s Fine Arts Council will host award-winning Irish poet Michael O’Siadhail 7 p.m. March 10 in Valentine Hall, room 206, 61 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing. The event is free … Continue reading
Lancaster’s Le Hinton — poet, arts activist and the man behind Iris G. Press and The Lancaster Poetry Exchange — will read from a new book between 7 and 9 p.m. March 21 at King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. … Continue reading
I received 9 entries for the February contest. The prompt, inspired by Valentine’s Day, was to write a love letter poem — and wow, you can feel the love when you read the entries. I really enjoyed how all the … Continue reading
by Ted Kooser Love poems written in the sonnet form, all hearts and flowers, are a dime a dozen, so it’s a delight to see a poet coming at the sonnet from the flip side. Here’s Chelsea Rathburn, who lives … Continue reading
For March, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a poem about luck. Your poem could be about a time when you experienced either good or bad luck, or you could describe an object, prayer or mantra that has brought you … Continue reading
After nearly a year of regular publication, The Triangle is expanding the features on its website and is asking for your feedback. The site that endeavors to promote all things literary in the “triangle” formed by the cities of York, … Continue reading
Poet, photographer, professor and York College writer-in-residence Thomas Sayers Ellis will discuss his work 7 p.m. Mar. 13 in DeMeester Recital Hall, Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall. From a press release: A literary activist and innovator in the poetry community, … Continue reading
by Ted Kooser Li-Young Lee is an important American poet of Chinese parentage who lives in Chicago. Much of his poetry is marked by unabashed tenderness, and this poem is a good example of that.
Episode 47 (scheduled airdate 2/6/14) WELCOME TO YEAR 2!!! In the Pink Belly Dance Troupe plus Music by The Stanley Family Band and The Ralph Real Band What did you think of episode 47?
When Jack Veasey sent me a press kit and copy of his recently published selected poems late last fall, my first thought was, how do I review one of the most iconic veteran poets in this region? Then: how do … Continue reading