| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:40 AM
It's not the size of the poem, it's how you use it.
Or so British poet Ant Smith might have you believe. After the writer's long ode to his not-so-long penis, "Shorty," became a big hit, he decided to use his poem to help other men in the same rowboat....
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:24 PM
The deadline is approaching for the Pets Add Life children's poetry contest.
Kids in grades 3-8 have until Feb. 28 to submit a poem about a pet and the joys that pet brings.
Six winners, one for each grade, will receive a $250 gift certificate for pet...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:39 AM
In New York, there's the Brill Building, and in Orange County, apparently, there's the Center for Spiritual Living Newport-Mesa.
The Costa Mesa-based faith center has been the spot recently to rub elbows with world-renowned songwriters. Last March, Paul...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:25 PM
Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s won him an Oscar nomination and made him one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.
McKuen died Thursday morning at a...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:08 PM
I don't think anyone has ever written me a lovely poem about one of my recipes before.
So I've never received a sestina for my rosemary standing roast beef over coals. No heroic couplet for putting a can of beer up the behind of a chicken. No epic...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding "Poetry in Motion," by Peter Mandel [Nov. 30]: I had to smile at the line from the reader who wrote about, "the tension … between the experience of traveling and the longing for home."
Toward the end of a wonderful 4,500-mile West...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Charlie's Garden is a group not large in number, but they are kindred spirits who gather the first Sunday of every month at the North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield to share their love of poetry.
Marguerite McClelland, 71, a church member for...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Cecilia Corrigan, a 2013 Lake Forest College writer-in-residence, is receiving national accolades for the poetry she wrote during her stay on the North Shore.
Corrigan's book, "Titanic," contains poems whose central figure is Alan Turing, the British...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 12:09 PM
North Central College's theatre department will start the new year by premiering "October Mourning," a stage adaptation of Lesléa Newman's poetic book, "October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard."
With Newman's permission, director Carin Silkaitis...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:16 PM
•VIRGINIA SYMPHONY PERFORMS 'ODE TO JOY.' Conductor JoAnn Faletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra will bring to life Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, climaxing with the transcendent "Ode to Joy," in three performances over the weekend: 8 p.m....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Five books of different genres and for different ages all address race in a unique way.
They are the heart and soul of the 2015 edition of Coming Together in Skokie & Niles Township.
“One of the things we’ve learned is it is through...