Blog posts tagged "poetry"
Feb. 05, 2018 - 10:56 am
Ursula K. Le Guin was a writer: a novelist, poet, essayist, translator, and children’s book author. One of the most influential writers of the 20th century, she was most widely known for her Earthsea fantasy series and science fiction novels, including The Left Hand of Darkness. Upon her death in...
May. 18, 2017 - 4:37 pm
The newly released DVD Paterson, directed by Jim Jarmusch is an enjoyable ride through work week monotony. Instead of hunting down the rebel cause and attempting to extinguish the Jedi, Kylo Ren has a new job description. Armed with a watch, journal and blue uniform, Adam Driver takes on the role...
May. 19, 2016 - 1:12 pm
Poetry is a handful of silver coins, shaken and shivering, clink clicking. Prose is a paper bill, less inviting to the senses, in the other hand. Poetry asks for you to be present, aware of your senses and alert to meaning. It calls for you to hear its rhymes, feel its rhythms, and converse with...
Apr. 13, 2015 - 1:46 pm
A: April. April is a poem – sudden, with flowering branches and changing winds. With its beauty and cruelty, and its sense of awakening, the month of April calls for attention to poetry. The call continues in May, with its new greening and feathered singing. This April is on the wing: fleeting,...
Apr. 08, 2014 - 9:17 am
April is National Poetry Month. It’s time to find, flutter, fly. You can take wing, with words. What is a poem? “A poem is when you have the sky in your mouth,” says Lolo, a character who is always in love, in This Is a Poem That Heals Fish. What is a poem? It is the white heron rising in flight...
Jan. 21, 2014 - 1:30 pm
Poetry can open a window, allowing for a fresh look at a familiar view. These books of poetry for kids all focus on nature, word play and pictures, in ways that help readers rediscover the world outside. I found all five books to be delightful, providing both a quick read and a deep experience. The...