Seeking haiku, sonnets and any other art inspired by the current lack of precipitation.
(Bay City News) Roses are red, violets are blue, San Mateo County is looking for its first poet laureate — and it could be you! Now through July 31, the county is seeking nominations for poet laureate, someone who can act as an ambassador for literary arts in San Mateo County.The Board of Supervisors, at […]
Friday night at the Mill Valley Public Library, the words, they flowed like…uh…er…flowing things… Okay, cancel my spot at the next MVPL Poetry Slam. Report on the event from the Marin Independent Journal today: Fourteen students from Tamalpais and Redwood high schools performed original poetry for 150 or more adults and teens who jammed into […]
You catch that Sunday Chronicle profile of Noah St. John, the 15-year-old Berkeley High sophomore who has been competing in poetry slams and has read on NPR’s Snap Judgment? Raised in the Shakespearean theater, with a novelist and a rhetoric expert as parents, you could say Noah was predestined for slam poetry princedom…He is uninhibited […]
UPDATED: Listen to an extended version of Rachael Myrow’s interview with new US poet laureate, Fresno State’s Philip Levine. An edited version aired on this morning’s The California Report. The Simple Truth: Philip Levine, a longtime poetry professor at Fresno State University, has been named the country’s next poet laureate. The Central Valley resident will […]
Poet Kay Ryan was among the Pulitzer Prize winners announced today. Listen to Stephanie Martin’s 2008 interview with Ryan, after she was named U.S. Poet Laureate, and you’ll hear her reading her poem “Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard.” Listen to more of Ryan’s poems read by the author: Home to Roost The Edges of Time […]