Category Archives: poetry

Poet’s Rebellion

Poets often kid one another that their work is saving the world, but the role that poets played in Ireland’s independence 101 years ago today is no joke. The Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland was also known as the Poet’s Rebellion because … Continue reading

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Birthday of Irish Literary Icons

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” – Seamus Heaney Today is the birthday of two iconic Irish poets. Seamus Heaney, born in 1939 was a native of Northern Ireland. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for … Continue reading

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Enlightened Leaders Value Arts and Culture

“We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.” – John F. Kennedy honoring Robert Frost in speech at Amherst College                     … Continue reading

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Eccentric Genius – Synonyms

“What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then … Continue reading

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Ekphrastic Poetry

“When we get more houses than we can live in, more cars than we can ride in, more food than we can eat ourselves, the only way of getting richer is by cutting off those who don’t have enough.” – … Continue reading

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Immutably Whimsical Tony Hoagland

Poet Tony Hoagland can make you laugh as easily as he can make you cry, but mostly his poetry makes me laugh. Hoagland’s work has been described as zany, wisecracking and disarming, his words shed light on an oblique perspective on everyday life he finds absurdity … Continue reading

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Shamed Into Action

The Republicans care about Healthcare as much as Alac Baldwin cares about the President’s criticism of his impersonations of him. In other words—they don’t! The record is clear that they distain any legislation on the topic. They banded together behind … Continue reading

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