3 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant
Ever since Jill Scott burst onto the scene in 2000 with her multi-platinum debut disc, "Who Is Jill Scott?", the globe-trotting, three-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/actress and poet from North Philadelphia has scored triumphs ranging from more chart-busting albums to acclaimed dramatic roles on both TV and film.
4 hrs ago | The Moultrie News
Moultrie News intern and student Katherine Murchison, from the Charleston County School of the Arts, recited “Heaven” by Cathy Song at the Poetry Out Loud National Finals, which took place from April 29-30 in Washington, D.C. On March 16, the South Carolina Arts Commission announced that I was the South Carolina state champion for the ... (more)
7 hrs ago | Republican Journal
The Belfast Poetry Slam is back again, bringing the bold comment of the poetic voice to the frenzy of the summer season and the strange revelations of our times.
9 hrs ago | SFGate
With the end of classes and the beginning of summer nearly here, many of Oakland's youth are preparing for lazy days in the sun, family vacations or the chance to earn an extra buck.
Alice Munro has won this year's Trillium Book Award in English-language for "Dear Life: Stories," a collection of tales set in the countryside and towns around Lake Huron.
Fred Wah, this country's parliamentary poet laureate, seems to be the equivalent of TV's never-needed Maytag repairman.
One week ago The Poetry Foundation announced that poet Kenn Nesbitt will serve as the next Children's Poet Laureate : Consultant in Children's Poetry to the Poetry Foundation.
After James Joyce and George Orwell , we now have another 20th-century classic in the public domain exhibiting added value in its print legacy.
Alistair Dawber is The Independent's Jerusalem correspondent. The paper's former foreign editor and deputy foreign editor, Alistair joined The Independent in 2008 as a business correspondent.
Adults and young people have a chance to win cash prizes by entering a poem by July 12. This year's festival officially launches on July 26 with a quiz night and ploughman's buffet at the Grove Building followed by a community barbecue lunch at The Old Ship Inn on July 27, with entertainment from John Cockle's Goodtime Jazz Band.
New Delhi, June 17 : Girija Vyas, who was sworn-in as cabinet minister in the Manmohan Singh government Monday, has a long eventful political career, serving as union minister, Congress's women's wing chief and chairperson of the National Commission for Women .
Jun. 17, 2013 - PHILADELPHIA -- The beautifully illustrated children's book Classroom Times: Charactoons and Rhymes will captivate kids of all ages as they learn the fun way to read.
A Kensington classroom was the sight of a most uncommon occurrence on Monday morning - excited children raising their hands to volunteer to read excerpts of poetry.
As always, the entries were magnificent. They brought tears, sighs, and even a few smiles as the judges poured over them.
Over at City Journal, Laura Vanderkam , author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast and 168 Hours: You Have More Time than You Think , takes a "Journey Through the Checkout Racks" at her local supermarket and compares the leading women's magazines of today to what they were like in 1963.
Saudi Arabia's location at the crossroads of vital trade routes in the ancient world has given it a rich history and vibrant culture.