Yusef Komunyakaa, Poetry Reading 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23

Where: Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall St., New Haven Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection Celebrated for his powerful and carefully crafted poems, Komunyakaa has been awarded numerous prizes and honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, the... Continue Reading →

I wish only the best for you. Peace, love, joy. When we have it all, We turn over the next morning To face the new day. We put on our best clothes to impress someone, We think we can feel a change, We think that what we could not hold onto yesterday We now have... Continue Reading →

Crow at sunset

The orange sunset reflected on the glossy underside of the crow's wing caught my eye.    

Maya Angelou Stamp Quote Actually Came From Connecticut Children’s Book Author Joan Walsh Anglund

The news that the U.S. Postal Service was honoring Maya Angelou, poet, author and civil rights advocate, with her own forever stamp was welcomed by her fans. Angelou, who died last year, was a cultural icon and mother figure to a generation of writers. Jabari Asim, associate professor of writing, literature and publishing at Emerson... Continue Reading →

Feed the birds

by Christopher Zurcher I think of the miracle of life. The beauty of nature. I get home and on my way from the garage to the house I hear a chirp. It’s a cardinal chirp and, sure enough, he’s there in the tree next to the feeder. My friend the brilliant red crested finch is... Continue Reading →

Bleeding Heart by Christopher Zurcher

Bleeding Heart By Christopher Zurcher flog me into submission you daily beast of ambition beating your head against the concrete wall of emails, text messages and phone calls. my bleeding heart is no match for the blood you make run from my forehead, my chewed hang nails, my nose, my heart, my gums. why don’t... Continue Reading →

bleeding heart

flog me into submission you daily beast of ambition beating your head against the concrete wall of emails, text messages and phone calls. my bleeding heart is no match for the blood you make run from my forehead, my chewed hang nails, my nose, my heart, my gums. why don’t you take it out and... Continue Reading →

Half a City Street

By Christopher J Zurcher Chapel and Church and College and Orange and Court and George and York and Howe and Elm and Grove There’s a misery on the street, a happiness, a melancholia, a wondering, a freezing in the winter, and a melting in the summer. A little bit on one street a lot of... Continue Reading →

Heavy and Wet

It landed heavy and wet on the ground Piled up inch by inch Morning expectedly silent Plowed only once, no cars were on the street. The governor said stay home at all costs. It was still slippery and Marion Street was not plowed at all. The sun was so pink and bright on the snow... Continue Reading →

Released: WikiLeaks cash blockade ‘ordered’ by American ‘hard-right’ — RT

WikiLeaks has released European Commission documents which show ‘hard-right US politicians’ orchestrated an ‘extrajudicial’ banking blockade against the whistle-blowing site. In the heavily redacted documents, MasterCard Europe “admits” US Congressmen Joseph Lieberman and Peter T. King were involved in conversations with MasterCard in the United States, WikiLeaks said Tuesday. Lieberman, then-chair of the Senate Intelligence... Continue Reading →

Connecticut Poetry Society Accepting Submissions Until May 31

If you're a good poet, then you probably know it — and you should submit your work to win the 2012 Connecticut Poetry Award! The Connecticut Poetry Society has announced that they will accept submissions through May 31 for the 2012 contest. According to the society's website, poets can submit up to three unpublished pieces.... Continue Reading →

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