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  • Poet's life: The tweets of Howard Camner

    Poet's life: The tweets of Howard Camner
    The idiosyncratic, Pulitzer Prize-nominated Miami poet Howard Camner is also a humorist and something of a performance artist. Here he is in a best-of look at the tweets at @hcamner. He has made 20 in four years. July 17, 2009: “Turbulence at 67...
  • Say hello to National Poetry Month!

    Say hello to National Poetry Month!
    Today marks the start of National Poetry Month, the monthlong celebration of the verse inaugurated in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. The April initiative aims to highlight the legacy and achievements of America's poets, and is among the largest...
  • HartBeat Ensemble Previews "Cotton Club" Work at Atheneum

    HartBeat Ensemble Previews "Cotton Club" Work at  Atheneum
    As part of the Wadsworth Atheneum's First Thursday party, the Hartford-based HartBeat Ensemble will present a new 15 minute piece about the Harlem Renaissance -- “The Cotton Club on My Mind: A Harlem Renaissance Reminiscence,” based on “...
  • Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja

    Excerpt: 'The Third Coast' by Thomas Dyja
    From his stove, Nelson Algren saw a dark shape stumble out of the bar across Wabansia Avenue. It teetered once, then slumped under the Nectar Beer sign, sizzling neon in the bitter February cold. Eight degrees, an army fatigue jacket, and too many shots...
  • Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play

    Anne Frank and Emmett Till meet in AAPACT play
    She was not thinking of writing a play about Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Janet Langhart Cohen was just enjoying her life in Washington D.C.’s social whirl as the wife of former Secretary of Defense and U.S. Senator William S. Cohen. But she did,...
  • 'Hold Fast' by Blue Balliett

    'Hold Fast' by Blue Balliett
    Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Those words from "Dreams," a Langston Hughes poem, infuse Blue Balliett's newest novel. At the start of the book, Balliett notes that by the end of the 2012...
  • Isaac Murphy Biographer to speak at Harford Community College

    Pellom McDaniels III, Ph.D. will speak at an Author Luncheon on Oct. 25 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Harford Community College's Chesapeake dining rooms. McDaniels' biography of Isaac Murphy, "The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy," was just...
  • Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues

    Poet Sterling Plumpp captures rhythms of the blues
    He is the poet laureate of Chicago jazz and blues, a man who conveys in words as much melody and rhythm as the musicians he immortalizes in print. For more than four decades, Sterling Plumpp has transformed the sounds of Chicago jazz giants – such...
  • Review: Colburn's SongFest brings fervor to Bernstein's 'Songfest'

    Review: Colburn's SongFest brings fervor to Bernstein's 'Songfest'
    SongFest is the remarkable summer vocal training program, begun in 1996, formerly at Pepperdine University and currently housed at the Colburn School. "Songfest" is Leonard Bernstein's dozen songs for six singers and orchestra, written as a contribution...
  • Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius

    Junot Diaz is a Poetry Genius
    Rap Genius is a deceptively simple idea started by three friends from Yale: a website where users could make their own pop-up annotations to the lyrics of their favorite rap songs, with the most popular crowd-sourced explanations rising to the top. For...
  • “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” a moving family film

     
    This week marked the 50th anniversary remembrance of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. — a notorious, racially motivated crime that killed four little girls and helped gain support for the passage of the Civil...