We leave fingerprints.
On walls, on furniture,
On door knobs, dishes and books.
Smudges, showing we were there!
Oh Lord, please,
Wherever I go today...
Help me leave Heartprints...
Heartprints of compassion,
Understanding and love.
Heartprints of kindness
And genuine concern.
I shall go out today...
To leave Heartprints...
And if some one should say...
"I felt your touch!"
May that one feeling be...
Your loving touch, Lord,
May my heart touch
my lonely neighbor, with a smile,
a worried mother, with peace,
a runaway child, with safety,
a homeless person, with warmth,
and my dear friends, with love.
Ray author releases new mystery, adventure novel
Local author Glenn Rice has conquered several genres with his prose and ability to captivate readers in his newly released book, “Call the Note.”
Hope releases his first book of poetry
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Ishmael Hope spent six years putting together his first collection of poetry, "Courtesans of Flounder Hill," a period of time in which the manuscript went through many changes - as did Hope himself. Among them: He became a father to four children with his wife, ...
New poetry by area poets to be featured on LCTA buses
WILKES-BARRE — Next time you ride a local bus in Luzerne County, look up toward the ceiling. You might find inspiration.
Cuisle marks 20 years of poetry in Limerick
LIMERICK’S international poetry festival celebrates 20 years with a special five-day run this year, welcoming some of the country’s top poets to the city.
Poetry Festival Looks Forward
LEDBURY Poetry Festival is looking forward to an exciting 2015, and it is secure in its funding for the next few years.
On Prose: For a Writer, What Isn’t in a Name?
Editor’s Note: This is the first “On Prose” column from Lyme novelist, essayist and story writer W.D. Wetherell. Intended as a companion to Sydney Lea’s “On Poetry” columns, “On Prose” will appear semi-regularly on the Valley News Books page.
Poetry Podcast: Stephen Burt Reads Liz Waldner
In this week’s episode of the poetry podcast, which concludes the first year of the series, Stephen Burt reads “ Sad Verso of the Sunny ____ ,” by Liz Waldner, which was published in The New Yorker in 2009. The poem—in which the speaker recalls a ritual from childhood—is, Burt says, “about how to remember a time before you saw yourself in time.” It begins:
Imtiaz Dharker awarded Queen’s gold medal for poetry
Carol Ann Duffy praises Pakistan-born British poet for her ‘unique perspective in the diversity of English-language poetry’ The Pakistan-born British poet Imtiaz Dharker has been awarded the Queen’s gold medal for poetry, joining an illustrious roll call that includes WH Auden, Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes. Buckingham Palace announced on Wednesday that Dharker would be the 2014 recipient of a ...
Seo Jeong-joo (1915-2000)’s prose with the motif of his poem “A Bride” has been found. The poem is part of the late poet’s collection of poems titled “The Myth of Jilmajae,” which was published in 1975.
'Philip Larkin': A small, sad man who wrote great poetry?
Booth's new biography of British poet Philip Larkin seems intended, in large part, as an exercise in rehabilitation.
Holiday Gift At Second Hand Prose
Throughout December, the Friends of the Library is offering 50% off on all children’s books and cookbooks as a gift to customers at the Second Hand Prose used book store. The Friends receive donated books and offer them for resale at bargain prices throughout the year, so this 50% sale is yet a better deal. All proceeds from the store are used to support the Coronado Public Library. Volunteers ...
Are Poetry and Psychosis Linked?
Is there a relationship between poetry and psychosis? The idea that 'genius' is just one step removed from 'madness' is a venerable one, and psychiatrists and psychologists have spent a great (perhaps an inordinate) amount of time looking for correlations between mental illness and creativity. Now a new British study has examined whether poets exhibit more traits of psychosis than other people ...
One man's mission to fight patriarchy with poetry
By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the struggle for gender equality, one man has resorted to an unlikely weapon: poetry. Carlos Andres Gomez, a New York City-born poet, writer and performer said that growing up he felt constrained by the strict interpretation of masculinity which dictated that all men should be strong and unemotional. So he set out to change that. "So ...
At 86, Poet Donald Hall Writes On, But Leaves Verse Behind
The former U.S. poet laureate says he can't write poetry any more, but still has some prose in him. In a new book, Essays After Eighty , he considers his art, his beard and his experience growing old.
Poet Claudia Rankine on the violent deaths of black men
Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine reads a prose poem from her recently book, “Citizen.” The collection deals with the violent deaths of black men that have dominated the headlines over the last several years. Read the full text of the poem at the bottom of this post. She calls herself an archivist, a collector of stories. Poet and playwright Claudia Rankine is especially fascinated with ...
Poetry appreciation – for dogs
I’d never gotten a grasp on poetry. But Scout was truly passionate about it.
Ready to make changes? Join PROSE
There are now 62 PROSE schools and there is room for at least that many more next year. If you and your school staff are interested in applying, consider attending an upcoming PROSE planning session.
Obama buys 17 titles at independent bookstore
President Barack Obama, left, shops with his daughters, Sasha, center, and Malia, at Politics and Prose bookstore for "Small Business Saturday," on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Washington.
Obama shows support for small businesses, goes book shopping at independent DC bookstore
President Barack Obama has done his part to support independently owned business as the holiday shopping season begins.
Authors to visit D.C. for Indies First, a campaign for independent bookstores
Many will volunteer at Barstons Child?s Play, Politics and Prose for Small Business Saturday.