national poetry month: celebrating in Columbus, Ohio
During the month of April and beyond, the Academy of American Poets brings together publishers, booksellers, literary organizations, libraries, schools, and poets around the country to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture.A This year marks the 16th celebration of National Poetry Month , as we spotlight the power of poetry to ... (more)
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#1 Apr 16, 2012
Before obama I thought mimes and poets were the the most worthless. On the other hand,I really laugh when poets get teargassed and peppersprayed.
Since: Oct 10
#2 Apr 16, 2012
Maybe Harry Reid will be there.
He is a big fan of cowboys and poetry
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is so upset about Republican spending cuts that he's brought out the big guns: Accusing the GOP of being so heartless they would de-fund the National Endowment for the Humanities, which underwrites a cowboy poetry festival in his state:
“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1, eliminates National Public Broadcasting," said Reid in a floor speech. "It eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts. These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”
Here is my FAVORITE quote from the article......
"As the Daily Caller's Mary Katharine Ham puts it, "John Boehner's America is a land in which cowboys would be forced into back-alley poetry recitations."
#3 Apr 16, 2012
Who wrote the headline, E. E. Cummings?
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