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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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Culture and Main, episode 59

Episode 59 (original airdate 5/1/14) Music by Little Bird / Art by Peter Danko / Poetry by Julie Van Dyke What did you think of episode 59?

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Culture and Main, episode 56

Episode 56 (original airdate 4/10/14) Culture Hound; A Visit to Seven Valleys Winery / Art by David Pillete / Music by Red Eye What did you think of episode 56?

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Culture and Main, episode 53

Episode 53 (scheduled airdate 3/20/14) Women’s History in the Making; A Celebration of Female Artists in Honor of Women’s History Month – Music by Julia Rainer / Poetry by Christine O’Leary Rockey / A Visit with New Grounds Artist-In-Residence, Leah … Continue reading

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Poetry as gravity? Review of Hopewell Township poet Rich Hemmings’ “Orbits Around a Lightless Star”

What is good poetry? What is poetry, even? Does poetry matter? How does poetry function or even subsist in a modern world? These are questions that, depending on who is doing the asking, can either enrich or distract from our … Continue reading

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Today is World Poetry Day!

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes March 21 as World Poetry Day. According to the website, “In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human … Continue reading

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February Poem of the Month contest winner!

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

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Love poems for the day of love

Poetry is perhaps never more relevant in the mainstream than on Valentine’s Day. The Poetry Foundation has compiled a list of some famous love poems. Share them with your beloved today. And hey, poetry isn’t just for lovers and V-Day. … Continue reading

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January Poem of the Month contest winner!

The prompt for the month of January was to write a poem about a beginning, and I have to say, that if the 10 poems entered are any indication of what’s to come, 2014 is going to be a fantastic … Continue reading

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Artspace York seeks feedback from artists of all kinds

The City of York and a nonprofit organization called Artspace are conducting a survey of visual, performing and literary artists in the region to get an idea of their needs regarding space to practice their art, and they need your … Continue reading

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