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.

CityArts to host summer poetry workshop series beginning June 22

A three-part workshop series developed “for writers seeking growth and excitement” will begin with a how-to session on getting published in literary magazines, to be held 2 to 4 p.m. June 22 at YorkArts’ CityArts gallery, 118 W. Philadelphia St., … Continue reading

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Charles Wright is the new US poet laureate

Charles Wright, a native of Tennessee, author of 24 collections of poetry and winner of a National Book Award, a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and a Bollingen Prize, has been appointed the next poet laureate of the … Continue reading

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American Life in Poetry No. 481

One of the wonders of poetry is a good poet’s ability to compress a great deal of life into a few words. Here’s a life story told small, by Ivan Hobson, who lives in California. Our Neighbor: Every family that … Continue reading

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May Poem of the Month contest winner

For May, I asked York poets to write a poem about an animal. I learned that you all really love your pets. Of the 12 entries to last month’s contest, nearly all were odes or tributes to the dogs and … Continue reading

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Culture and Main, episode 61

Episode 61 (original airdate 5/15/14) The Treble with Amy feat. JD Sage / Poetry by Elijah Cross / Podcaster, Rick McVicker / Photography of David Brown What did you think of episode 61?

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American Life in Poetry No. 480

by Ted Kooser I like the looks of trellises and arbors and those miniature barns that keep your bushel baskets of tools dry. Here’s a poem by Frank Osen, who lives in Pasadena, about a garden shelter that’s returning to … Continue reading

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June Poem of the Month contest

For June, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a political poem. Take up a cause, pick a battle and make some noise. Rather than advocating for a political party, consider the issues we face in the larger scheme of society. … Continue reading

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A light goes out: Maya Angelou, one of poetry’s few household names, has died at age 86

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. – Dr. Maya Angelou, 1928-2014 I’m sad today because Maya Angelou has passed away. … Continue reading

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Gettysburg College to host reading series week of June 5-7

The Gettysburg Review will host a series of readings at Gettysburg College June 5 to 7. The readings will be at 8 p.m. at Breidenbaugh Hall’s Joseph Theater at the intersection of North Washington St. and West Lincoln Ave. Featured … Continue reading

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American Life in Poetry No. 479

by Ted Kooser The Impressionists, on both sides of the Atlantic, gave us a number of handsome paintings of rural scenes, and here’s a poem by the distinguished American poet, Catharine Savage Brosman, that offers us just such a picture, … Continue reading

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