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  • A word, please: A notion writers should be disabused of

    If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a...
  • Lonnie Lynn Sr. performed on son Common's albums

     Lonnie Lynn Sr. performed on son Common's albums
    Lonnie Lynn Sr., a star player on DuSable High School's basketball team in the 1960s who played briefly in the American Basketball Association, was for many years a counselor of at-risk youths in Denver. "The man was just so serious about the youth of...
  • Classical: Princeton Singers celebrate 30 years during Zoellner concert

    Classical: Princeton Singers celebrate 30 years during Zoellner concert
    When the Princeton Singers was founded in 1983 by John Bertalot, then choir-master organist at Trinity Church in Princeton, N.J., the small group of devoted singers could only dream that 30 years later they would earn a reputation as one of the nation's...
  • Are Lyric audiences ready for a Jazz Age 'Don Giovanni'?

    Are Lyric audiences ready for a Jazz Age 'Don Giovanni'?
    "Don Giovanni" has been a shining talisman for Lyric Opera of Chicago ever since it presented Mozart's masterpiece in two calling-card performances in February 1954. So successful was the maiden effort that Chicago opera lovers rallied behind the...
  • Do you have a favorite poem that speaks to you when far you roam?

    Do you have a favorite poem that speaks to you when far you roam?
    When it comes to writing about the sensations and challenges of travel, articles and guidebooks don’t always do the trick.  It’s hard, for example, to think of a better, tighter description of jet flight than this snippet from John Betjeman&...
  • Patricia Lockwood and Michael Robbins on poetry

    Patricia Lockwood and Michael Robbins on poetry
    In early 2013, I wrote to my editor at Penguin, the legendary Paul Slovak, and asked if he'd take a look at my friend Patricia Lockwood's new poetry manuscript. Her debut, "Balloon Pop Outlaw Black" (Octopus, 2012), had been a small-press best-seller. But...
  • Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center

    Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center
    U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21,  at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....
  • Prince Charles to be part of marathon Dylan Thomas reading

    Well, his is the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles will participate in a marathon reading of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' work in October to celebrate the centenary of his birth, the BBC reports. During his life and some time after his death in 1953,...
  • Detroit's first free Write a House goes to Brooklyn poet

    Detroit's first free Write a House goes to Brooklyn poet
    Nevermind the headlines about water shutoffs and a high-profile murder trial. Casey Rocheteau, a 29-year-old Brooklyn poet, will be packing up her things to move to Detroit in November. She's the first winner of the Write a House Project, launched...
  • Canton Seeks Town Historian, Poet Laureate

    CANTON — A help-wanted ad for three new jobs the town is seeking to fill might read as follows, "Needed, people who know their history and have a way with words." The town is looking to appoint a town historian, a deputy town historian and a poet...
  • Wallace Stevens' House Again A Home

    The key to preserving historic properties is to use them, and — good news — the former Hartford home of acclaimed poet Wallace Stevens will be appropriately used. A couple from Maryland has bought the 1920s Colonial-style home at 118...