Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
|A respite from winter? Spring training opens for pitchers and catchers.|
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,
A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game.
A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, if only Casey could get but a whack at that —
They'd put up even money, now, with Casey at the bat.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
|Submissions will be accepted from March 1 - April 30.|
CHICAGO – Five poetry fellowships in the amount of $25,800 each will be awarded to young poets through a national competition sponsored by the Poetry Foundation. The awards are among the largest offered to young poets in the United States.
The new fellowships honor two extraordinary women and their commitment to poetry and give five young poets a more auspicious start to their careers.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
|DuSable Museum of African-American History|
Colored heroes seek your standard,
Know you not the foemen's near,
Know you not how they'll enslave you,
You and yours, who are so dear.
Gather then, combine for freedom,
Fight for that and bravely die,
Only cowards turn their faces.
Cowards they, who turn and fly.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
First Lines Second Thoughts is a look at the first lines of well known literary works.
On second thought, do these opening words stand alone as poetry? In recognition of Black History Month we visit Richard Wright's Black Boy. Published in 1945.