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 regional writers, publications, and organizations. 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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Tag Archives: Carla Christopher
The written word is an art, and inspires art in other forms, too. Attend “Prose & Poetry,” a special art exhibit that explores the intersection of the written and the visual, June 2 through July 6 at the York Art … Continue reading
I attended this event last year — its first year — and I can assure you: The name is apt. In fact, the point of Jawstruck! is to present poetry so real and moving that it leaves you picking your … Continue reading
Disclaimer of shameless self-promotion: the first 15 minutes of this episode feature yours truly. Episode 5 (original airdate 3/6/13) features King of the Cigar Box Guitar, Shane Speal / poet and York Daily Record blogger, Stacia Fleegal / digital artist … Continue reading
Last week, I blogged about Culture & Main, Carla Christopher’s TV arts showcase on the White Rose Community Television channel in our region. This week, I thought I’d play catch up and link to the White Rose TV YouTube channel, … Continue reading
Stacia Fleegal interviews York poet laureate Carla Christopher on the new WRCT arts-themed show, “Culture and Main.”
I know I missed some events earlier this month (sorry!), but here is a good rundown of poetic happenings in York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Hanover and Camp Hill for the remainder of November:
Christine O’Leary Rockey, Julia Tilley and John Destalo will read at Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, 7 p.m. tomorrow. Fourth Friday Poetry Night at The Parliament in York will be hosted by Missi McLaren and feature Crystal Charisse, 7:30 p.m. … Continue reading
Some poetry events you should know about and attend this week: Poetry potluck open to public, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near Red Lion, contact Carla Christopher on Facebook for exact address. Food, music, poems and community. Almost Uptown, 7 p.m. Thursday … Continue reading
Last Friday night, I attended my first poetry event in York county–and what a first foray into the regional literary scene it was. From the collaborative lyric efforts of the WordWide crew to the provocative theatrics of Baltimore’s Mark S. … Continue reading