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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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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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“People don’t use their creativity as they get older. They think this is supposed to be the end of this and the end of that. But you can’t always be so sure that it is the end.” – Anne Porter … Continue reading

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Alternate Reality

The Enablers 511 Days to Mid-term Elections November 6, 2018 * Alternate Reality They are said to have jumped to their death at the illusion of Orwell’s oratory in ’38,   and in thick white-rim glasses they grasped for a … Continue reading

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Spoken Word Poet Shane Koyczan

Long before I wrote a serious line of poetry I was mesmerized by a young lumberjack-looking poet: red shirt, black vest, beard, scarf and jeff, standing alone on an elevated circular platform in the center of a stadium with 61,600 spectators. Not … Continue reading

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