THE NEW FORTY Grounding my soul...
Some days I just need a bit of Maya to ground my soul. By Maya, I mean Maya Angelou, a woman who speaks through the many layers of her soul with her words and poetry. I have shared some of Maya's poem... Posted on 6/10/13 at 10:08 PM
STAFF BLOG IN THE SPIRIT No one's mother really dies
Very beautiful words of wisdom and food for thought are often printed in a funeral service bulletin or one of those little obituary brochures. Phydella Bunny Bertsch was the mother of our good friend,... Posted on 5/20/13 at 12:50 PM
BEST FRIENDS ND Happy National Poetry Month!
April is National Poetry Month. Do you have a favorite poem/poet?
Here's a fun one for kids, written by Kenn Nesbitt:
I Bought a Pet Banana
I bought a pet banana
and I tried to teach him t... Posted on 4/3/13 at 10:09 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Congratulations Janessa!
Northwood High School junior Janessa Hensrud won First Place in the "Poetry Out Loud Championship" state competition on March 18 in Bismarck. She competed along with 14 other students selected from ... Posted on 3/20/13 at 2:46 PM
In a world constantly looking for newer, faster and better, poet and Grand Forks native Aaron Poochigian translates the works of the ancients from Greek and Latin to English to find truths undiminished by thousands of years.
More than 570 love letters between 19th-century poet Elizabeth Barrett from her future husband, fellow poet Robert Browning have long fascinated scholars and poetry fans. Starting today, Valentine's Day, their famous love letters are available online, where readers can see them just as they were written — with creased paper, fading ink, quill pen cross-outs, and even the envelopes.
The 2011 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded today to Tomas Transtromer of Sweden, whose surrealistic works about the mysteries of the human mind won him wide recognition as the most influential Scandinavian poet of recent decades.
Karl Ritter and Malin Rising
, October 06, 2011
Romanian-born German writer Herta Mueller won the 2009 Nobel Prize in literature today, honored for work that "with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed."
Sandra Donaldson’s first attempt at a doctoral dissertation didn’t work out, so she sought guidance on a new subject from members of her doctoral committee at the University of Connecticut.
“What about Elizabeth Barrett Browning?” one asked.
Christie's auction house said today that an early Bob Dylan poem was based on an existing country tune. "Little Buddy," estimated to fetch $10,000 to $15,000 once it goes on sale June 23, was "a revised version of lyrics of a Hank Snow song," Christie's said.
U.A. Fanthorpe, a highly regarded English poet who was first inspired by the human tragedy she saw in a neurological hospital, has died at age 79. Her late-starting career was crowned with honors, including the Queen’s Medal for Poetry in 2003.
Bill Holm, one of the most intelligent and engaging writers of our Northern Plains, died Feb. 25. He will be greatly missed. He and I were of the same generation, and we shared the same sense of wonder, amusement and skepticism about the course of technology. I don’t yet own an Earbud, but I won’t need to, now that we have Bill’s poem.
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