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It’s Friday afternoon, an hour before school closes, but the fifth class students at St Clare’s Primary School in Harold’s Cross betray no giddiness as the weekend approaches.
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While Hollywood stars have their footprints and handprints immortalized in cement in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, local rivertown residents now have a chance to make a literary impression in cement. It is an opportunity that doesn’t arrive very often, and it doesn’t involve footprints or handprints.
“Poetry in the Pavement Program” is part of a plan to “rebuild and enhance” the sidewalk along Riverside Drive in the Philipse Manor neighborhood of Sleepy Hollow. And what will be engraved in the cement will be brief poems, the winning entries in the village-wide poetry competition launched last month by a collaboration of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and the Village of Sleepy Hollow.
When the new sidewalk is installed this spring, the winning poems will be imbedded in it, according to the contest directors. Here are the contest’s guidelines:
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This has to be one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a very long time. So beautiful. I highly recommend clicking on the link and watching the video associated with this story. Amazing.
Deaf Poet’s Visual Poetry: Creative Storytelling Without Words Poet Douglas Ridloff creates American Sign Language poetry and performs at ASL Slam, a creative outlet for deaf people.
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I really appreciate the attitude of our current poet laureate, she is so forward thinking and wonderful at coming up with ways to integrate poetry (which in turn can inspire addition of other arts) into our daily lives. I hope we listen to her – she’s so creative and sincere. A lovely voice, I only hope we hear.
Smith said a few months ago that as poet laureate she would take poetry beyond the ivy walls of universities and urban literary festivals to places where it is seldom heard or read. She received invitations from communities struggling with addiction as well as from nursing homes, hospitals and hospices.
“Nursing homes are often overlooked” when we think of poetry, she said in a telephone interview Wednesday, before her inaugural reading at the Library of Congress. “Poetry can be very useful at the end of life.”
Source: Poetry: It’s Far From a Dead Art | Marsha Mercer | newsadvance.com
This what true lack of “Free Speech” looks like.
Not the “I don’t like what you have to say” version many have protested in this country.
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What a clever way to celebrate National Poetry Day!
The public are invited to drop a word relating to the sea, along with contact details, into the boat. They will receive an instant prize of a biscuit and a poem from one of two new collections of poetry, Keel & Drift by Adrienne Jansen and Everything is Here by Rob Hack and go into the draw to win dinner for two and a cruise on a boat in Mana or copies of these collections.
Full Story: Drop your words into giant origami boat for National Poetry Day competition | Stuff.co.nz