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  • Poet who found fame with 'Shorty' to throw 'Big Small Penis Party'

    Poet who found fame with 'Shorty' to throw 'Big Small Penis Party'
    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....
  • Young poets, start writing your pet-themed poems

    Young poets, start writing your pet-themed poems
    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...
  • Famed songwriter Jimmy Webb leads charity show Saturday

    Famed songwriter Jimmy Webb leads charity show Saturday
    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...
  • Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81

    Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
    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...
  • Kass Onion Soup inspires poetry

     Kass Onion Soup inspires poetry
    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...
  • Letters: Roaming thoughts

    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...
  • Unitarian church in Deerfield hosts poetry gatherings

    Unitarian church in Deerfield hosts poetry gatherings
    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...
  • Lake Forest writer-in-residence earns national acclaim for poetry

    Lake Forest writer-in-residence earns national acclaim for poetry
    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...
  • Student's death inspires 'theater for social change'

    Student's death inspires 'theater for social change'
    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...
  • Virginia Symphony performs 'Ode to Joy'

    •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....
  • Community comes together around five books on race

    Community comes together around five books on race
    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...