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Our Town CorrespondentThe 10th annual Esther Goldhaber Jacovitz Poetry Reading is scheduled to take place March 20 at the Whalley Memorial Chapel on the Pitt-Johnstown campus. This year’s featured speaker is George Bilgere, an award-winning poet whose work is...
The only time I met the poet Rae Armantrout, a few years ago, I escorted her from her hotel to the lecture hall at the University of Chicago where she was to read. We chatted, and she mentioned that she had a new book coming out. I asked her what it was...
It's time once again for Winter With the Writers, one of the literary treasures of Central Florida. Each year, Rollins College presents the program, subtitled "A Festival of Literary Arts," to the community without charge. The college is proud of the...
Leading contemporary writers will offer insights into the lives and work of literary icons including Jack Kerouac, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Gore Vidal, Ernest Hemingway and Walt Whitman during the 31st annual Key West Literary Seminar. Two...
Tags: Gore Vidal, Arts and Culture, Jack Kerouac, Arts, Literature
Billy Collins, among the most accessible of contemporary poets and an eloquent advocate of poetry's place in public life, spoke recently about why people tend to resist the genre. Too much emphasis, he feels, is put on interpretation, to the detriment...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Arts, Sculpture, Poetry
Tom Wolfe: The once-and-again “new journalist” and novelist will release his latest book, “Back to Blood,” on Oct. 23. What does this have to do with South Florida? Well, according to Wolfe himself, everything. “Miami is...
When hundreds of people showed up for a outdoor poetry reading in Farmington in 1992, causing a traffic jam, "it dawned on us," said an organizer, "this was going to be a yearly thing." That was an understatement. That first blockbuster evening has...
Zap2ItIn a pivotal moment of the Friday, April 1, premiere of CBS' "Chaos," CIA agent Rick Martinez eats a live scorpion. Surrounded by a band of machete- and gun-wielding rebels, in the middle of a desert, he's putting them on notice that he's crazy tough....
Associated PressA Mississippi police officer was hit and killed Friday while trying to stop a car carrying two church burglary suspects as the vehicle sped toward a busy intersection. Grenada Mayor Billy Collins said Capt. John Wayne Haddock, 50, was hit by the car...
Tags: John Wayne, Crimes, Theft, Hospitals and Clinics, Grenada
Let's dispense with the cordial pat on the gloves before the bell, and let the fists fly from the get-go. Antonio Margarito doesn't deserve anybody's respect. He doesn't even deserve to be in the ring. He is boxing's dirty laundry, soiled and stained....
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