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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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A ‘Breaking Bad’ poetry prompt from Found Poetry Review

So it’s no secret that I love “Breaking Bad,” or that the show loves poetry. In fact, most recently, the writers used the title of a well-known poem to move the plot forward at breakneck speed. In the spirit of … Continue reading

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August Poem of the Month contest

For the month of August, the Poem of the Month prompt is: Write a poem about food. This is the time of year for fresh, abundant fruits and vegetables, backyard barbecues and canning or preserving your early harvests. The best food poems … Continue reading

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Do you know about York’s Little Free Library?

On June 8, York became host to the 5983rd Little Free Library worldwide. Along the 100 block of West Philadelphia Street, near the York Friends Meetinghouse, you might see a large birdhouse-looking structure. It houses books that community members can … Continue reading

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Culture and Main, episode 18

Episode 18 (scheduled airdate 6/6/13) features the music of Groove Jones / photography by Jessica Ballew / tv personality & author, Leigh Thomas / Randy Flaum’s video of musician & craftsman, Parker Lee Hooker Catch a new episode of Culture … Continue reading

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Update on Melissa Carl’s Pulitzer Remix progress, and a discussion of found poetry

Previously, I blogged about West York Area High School history teacher and poet Melissa Carl’s participation in Pulitzer Remix, a National Poetry Month project sponsored by the Found Poetry Review. I thought we could talk a bit more about found … Continue reading

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