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Poetry series set to begin

Now in its fourteenth season at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio, the 2016 Poetry series is set to begin on Thursday, February 25 with a presentation by Cathryn Essinger, formerly a Professor of English at Edison State Community College and a member of the Greenville Poets. Her work has appeared in a wide […]

February 2016 | Posted in Archives,At the Centers dept,News (Time related),Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Ohio,PaletteBoards Section,Poet's Corner dept,Storybook Section | Read More »

Illinois chief says…

On May 28, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said about the passing of World-Renowned Poet and Author Maya Angelou:      “Maya Angelou was a towering figure of the arts who has inspired generations of people across the globe. Her life, talent and accomplishments read like an epic novel, and yet her works touch the mind […]

June 2014 | Posted in Commentary,Illinois,News (Time related),Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

Hoosier has a new head poet

     Born in Chicago and grew up in Cedar Lake, Indiana, in Lake County, George Kalamaras was selected as the new Indiana State Poet Laureate. Since 1990, he has been a professor of English at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He earned his Doctorate in English from State University of New York at Albany and […]

January 2014 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette NewsWire/AAPNW,Indiana,PaletteBoards Section,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

IN: Portland

WHERE: Hall Moser Theatre. WHEN: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Note: There is no admission fee. TITLE: George Bilgere: Poetry as Art and Entertainment BRIEF ABOUT: Bilgere has published five collections of poetry with is most recent one, “The White Museum” was awarded the 2009 Autumn House Poetry Prize. His third book, “The […]

May 2013 | Posted in Archives,At the Centers dept,Indiana,Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,PaletteBoards Section,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

Grubbs next in spotlight

WHERE: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center WHEN: Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm TITLE: 12th Annual Poetry Series BRIEF ABOUT: Cincinnatian Gerry Grubbs has published several books of poetry, including Palaces in the Night, (WordTech Communications, 2011), and The Girls in Bright Dresses Dancing, (Dos Madres Press Inc., 2010). He has poems appearing in or forthcoming from […]

March 2013 | Posted in Archives,Northwest Passage Record/NWPR,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

Poet’s Corner-Plowing Corn

PLOWING CORN Allowed, I followed man-made rows from road to wood, and wood to road, I weeded seedlings… plants… until too tall to plow. He did not teach me how to plan a field, to make straight rows, to finish ends. I learned that on my own. Squinting to a place far out, a chosen […]

March 2013 | Posted in Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

Prose book roars like a ‘tsunami’

      “When I was asked why I wrote Water Girl, I realized I had never really thought to put it down on paper. Probably, like many writers, I wrote without considering the poems a collection. Each one was a little story about my journey through a time period in which the rights and roles of women […]

February 2013 | Posted in Archives,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

The text below is the original written by Joyce Kilmer: I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in […]

July 2012 | Posted in Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

Water Girl

 (Ovid, The Metamorphoses – “Jove and the Arcadian Nymph” )  I carried it to the field in a green Mason jar, wrapped in white muslin to protect the clinking ice from melting to my warm touch. A virgin, bearing drink to men in fields. A drink of that same kind I took to the barn […]

June 2012 | Posted in Archives,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

Will’s Steers

     We were jarred awake in the early morning by the noise of men’s voices right outside our bedroom window. Pulling back the blind, we saw them — running and shouting — men, boys, and cattle.      My husband and I quickly pulled on some available clothes and went out to the front of the […]

May 2012 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Poet's Corner dept,Storybook Section | Read More »

Half glass of water

Half glass of water in my hands – The rest of my life. I can drink it in one big gulp, or I can add something sweet and enjoy it, Drinking in small sips, I can add something bitter or dirty, And still I should drink it to the end, It’s my fault. I can […]

March 2012 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

OH: Troy

WHERE: Troy-Hayner Cultural Center. WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7:30 pm. TITLE: 11th Annual Poetry Series BRIEF ABOUT: Opening this event will be Barbara Astor, who began writing poetry as a child. She developed a love of nature and found an outlet for her feelings through her autobiographical poems. Poet Astor has published in various […]

February 2012 | Posted in Art-to-Art Marketplace Guide,At the Centers dept,Ohio,PaletteBoards Section,Poet's Corner dept,Storybook Section | Read More »

Living legend of prose focus of show

     (AAPNW-NY) – Opening Friday, April 1 at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in Rochester, “John Ashbery and Friends: Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror” is an exhibition centering around the 30th anniversary of Writers & Books Special event with the focus on Ashbery, who has been noted as one of America’s greatest living poets.      […]

March 2011 | Posted in Archives,Poet's Corner dept | Read More »

Hoosier schools sought for Poetry Out Loud

     (AAPNW) – Coordinated by the Indiana Arts Commission, the sixth annual Poetry Out Loud Indiana State Finals competition, IAC encourages high schools to participate in the poetry recitation contest.      Initial competitions are held at the high school level to determine one student to represent the school in state competition. There are no registration […]

September 2010 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Poet's Corner dept,Storybook Section | Read More »

Aspiring youth poets sought to compete

     (PNAN) – “The Council is proud to support Poetry Out Loud because it challenges students of all levels to discover their own unique voices and to express themselves in a meaningful way,” said Arts Council Chair Sharon Burton Turner. “Year after year the passion, commitment and talent the students bring to the poems is […]

September 2010 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Poet's Corner dept,Storybook Section | Read More »

Prose choices sought Hoosier commission

     (AAPNW) – Nominations for Indiana Poet Laureate are being enlisted by the Indiana Arts Commission, to be submitted by email only by Monday, November 1, no later than 5:00 pm to Susan Britsch at: sbritsch@iac.in.gov. The Poet Laureate represents the State of Indiana and the art of poetry through the development and implementation of […]

September 2010 | Posted in Archives,Art-to-Art Palette Journal,Poet's Corner dept,Storybook Section | Read More »







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