Author Archives: Stacia M. Fleegal

About Stacia M. Fleegal

York Daily Record multiplatform journalist. Degrees in creative writing from Lycoming College and Spalding University, and a coupla books with my name on them. Central PA native who came home after floating around for a while, but always grounded by words and the places and people I remember.

Hear three poets read April 18 at York’s King’s Courtyard

It’s NOT the King’s English monthly poetry night presents the verse of Randolph Bridgeman, Michael Czarnecki and Melissa Carl at 7 p.m. April 18 at King’s Courtyard Artists’ Collective, 124 E. King St., York.

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#Readapoem: My progress at the halfway point

So it’s April 15. Have you filed your taxes? Kidding. But have you read 15 poems out loud yet in April? Here’s my #readapoem list so far:

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Watch York’s new poet laureate being inducted by Mayor Bracey April 1

On April 1, Christine Lincoln was sworn in as York’s fifth poet laureate by Mayor Kim Bracey. In definition of the laureate post, Mayor Bracey said, “A poet laureate works to bring the power and beauty of poetry and spoken … Continue reading

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American Life in Poetry, No. 473

by Ted Kooser I was born in April and have never agreed with T.S. Eliot that it is “the cruellest month.” Why would I want to have been born from that? Here’s Robert Hedin, who lives in Minnesota, showing us … Continue reading

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Poets who write with a strong sense of place: Suggested reading

Back in 2011, Jeremy Richards wrote an essay for The Poetry Foundation website called “A Shifting Sense of Place.” In this essay, he interviewed four contemporary poets whose sense of place, whatever and wherever it might be, is a strong … Continue reading

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American Life in Poetry No. 472

by Ted Kooser What might have been? I’d guess we’ve all asked that at one time or another. Here’s a fine what-might-have-been poem by Andrea Hollander, who lives in Portland, Oregon. Ex Long after I married you, I found myself … Continue reading

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March Poem of the Month contest winner!

Lucky me for getting to read the nine entries — all poems about luck in its various forms — to the March Poem of the Month contest. There were some creative interpretations of the theme this month, with poems cataloging … Continue reading

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JoAnne Diodato takes the poet laureate reigns in Hanover

JoAnne Diodato was recently selected to be Hanover’s next poet laureate. Hanover Evening Sun reporter Lauren Linhard did a story on Diodato and her goals for the poetry community of Hanover during her tenure as laureate, which include encouraging more … Continue reading

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Local poetry events in April/National Poetry Month

Thanks to Carla Christopher for posting this roundup of April’s local poetry events to her Facebook page: TODAY: Reading and reception to welcome York’s new poet laureate, Christine Lincoln, 6 p.m. April 1, CityArts, 118 W. Philadelphia St., free Friday: Writer’s Eye … Continue reading

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