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  • Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden

    Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden
    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...
  • Best Bets: Literary Events

    Best Bets: Literary Events
    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...
  • Rae Armantrout's probing new collection

    Rae Armantrout's probing new collection
    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...
  • Rollins College professor’s work on National Public Radio

     
    Rollins College houses a chorus of literary voices. There's Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate who may just be one of the most visible versifiers in this country. There's the critic Terry Teachout, author of biographies on characters as ...
  • Garrison Keillor envisions radio (but not bookish) retirement

     
    Garrison Keillor plans retirement from radio, but not books....
  • Billy Collins featured on The Writer’s Almanac

     
    By Joseph Freeman, Orlando Sentinel Narrated by the calming vocal chords of Garrison Keillor, The Writer's Almanac is National Public Radio's daily, five-minute run down of notable moments in literary history. Mostly, we get the birthdays and brief...
  • Book review: Billy Collins’ “Horoscopes for the Dead”

     
    By Tod Caviness As we roll through National Poetry Month, you tend to hear Billy Collins' name so often thrown about as an ambassador and cheerleader of poetry you can almost forget that he's a poet. If so, get reacquainted. “Horoscopes for the...
  • Jacket Copy on the Road: The Jack Kerouac house in Orlando

     
    A visit to Jack Kerouac's house in Orlando, Florida....
  • Common, Elizabeth Alexander headline White House 'Evening of Poetry,' to be streamed live Wednesday

     
    Tonight's White House poetry event, which includes rapper Common, poets Billy Collins, Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove and the singer Aimee Mann, can be streamed online....
  • Obama hails White House poetry night with prose

     
    Democrat admits he wrote two poems in college, declines to read them....
  • 2011 NEA Literature Fellowships are announced

     
    Three Southern California poets are among those who will receive 2011 literature fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, it was announced Tuesday. Out of more than 1,000 applicants, 42 poets were selected; each will receive $25,000. Maggie...
  • Geraldine R. Dodge poetry festival begins Thursday

     
    When the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival kicks off Thursday night, some in the crowd will remember that it almost didn't happen. The nation's largest all-poetry festival -- lasting four days, with almost 20,000 attendees -- was nearly a victim......