Writing Poetry

Theater Teams With One Of Chicago’s Most Diverse Elementary Schools To Get Students To Open Up

ALBANY PARK — An Albany Park theater troupe is helping kids from one of the city’s most diverse neighborhoods open up and feel welcome by transforming their writing into theatrical performances. The collaboration between Volta Elementary and the Albany Park Theater Project turns reluctant performers into confident stars by giving them a stage and a …

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Trinity College’s 196th Commencement to Be Held Sunday, May 22

Trinity College will celebrate the achievements of its newest graduates on Sunday, May 22, as the college hosts its 196th Commencement ceremony on the Main Quad. All the traditional pomp and pageantry of a Trinity College Commencement is planned, beginning at 10:50 am as the academic procession gets underway on the Long Walk, and each …

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‘I am writing limericks and the other day I had a lollipop after seventy years’: Ruskin Bond at 88

Children’s literature in the English language in India has long been almost synonymous with Ruskin Bond. I have published his first book of him, The Room on the Roof, in 1956 and since then he has written more than five hundred short stories, essays, and short novels. In an interview with Scroll.in, Bond spoke about …

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Police Killed Chicago Poet Prince Akbar In 2010. 12 Years Later, His Mom Is Releasing A Collection Of His Writings

WICKER PARK — Wicker Park artist Lajuana Lampkins is releasing a collection of poems and writings by her son, Prince Akbar, a Chicago poet and writer who Calumet City police shot and killed in 2010. “The Collected Works Of Prince Akbar AKA Jus Rhymz” is a collection of Akbar’s work, ranging from poems to letters, …

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North Carolina Man Left Paralyzed from the Neck Down In 2018 Shooting Uses His Cellphone’s Voice Command Feature to Complete Criminal Justice Degree

Four years after being paralyzed by a gunman’s bullet at an outdoor gathering, a former athlete graduated from a historically Black university. Beating all odds, he managed to enroll through the institution after learning how to complete his studies through the use of technology. On Saturday, April 30, 2022, Howard Boone Jr. graduated from Saint …

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18 Books to Read for AAPI Heritage Month 2022

Photo-Illustration: by The Cut; Photos: Retailers May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and in recognition of the countless creative achievements of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Cut surveyed some of our favorite Asian American and Pacific Islander American writers on their favorite works by fellow AAPI authors. Add them to your independent-bookstore cart or …

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The Recorder – ‘The things that matter don’t leave you’: Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest winner speaks to inspiration

Published: 5/18/2022 5:22:43 PM Modified: 5/18/2022 5:20:57 PM GREENFIELD — Anne Yeomans’ memories of the days she spent watching and admiring birds as a 10-year-old girl are as vivid today as they were 70 years ago. “Those memories are from really long ago, from my childhood, and they’re very vivid to me,” said Yeomans, 81, …

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Week 3 Poem of the Week: ‘These are my Identities’ by Emily Nixon

These are my Identities These are my identitiesBut you try them on for sizeYou hypothesiseAnd critically discussWith lexicon that I don’t understandYou fight and you search for meaningSome struggle that runs deepYou want to have it allThe shots you callAnd the journey, and the narrative, and the storyThe medal at the finish line But you …

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