In her room at the prow of the house Where light breaks, and the windows are tossed with linden, My daughter is writing a story. I pause in the stairwell, hearing From her shut door a commotion of typewriter-keys Like a chain hauled over a gunwale. Young as she is, the stuff Of her life is a great cargo, and
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Apr 15 2015
The Academy of American Poets presents Poetry & the Creative Mind at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York City on April 15, 2015. A gala celebration of poetry’s important place in our culture and its impact on the lives of readers, the eventfeatures leading and legendary actors, dancers, artists, musicians, and public figures on one stage sharing their favorite poems.
1941 Broadway10023 New York, New York
Apr 01 2015
The sixth annual PoemCity event in Montpelier, Vermont, will take place this April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Along with displaying poetry on local business storefronts, PoemCity will also offer poetry workshops, public readings, panel discussions, and visual poetry and art displays throughout downtown. All events and programming are free and open to the public. www.kellogghubbard.org
Apr 01 2015
O, Miami and The Writer’s Room at The Betsy in Miami invite poets to participate in their 2015 Soapbox Poetry Program during National Poetry Month. http://www.betsywritersroom.com/2014/12/15/a-call-to-poets-for-soapbox-poetry-2015/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=@thebetsyhotel&utm_campaign=%22Spring%20Offers%22
1440 Ocean Drive33139 Miami Beach, Florida
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The tomato plant is like a seven-story city hewn from the rock of the desert. It weeps. It volunteered. I hate tomatoes and the way the plant smells but it is alive so I let it be. And so it towers haggard over other better December vegetables, its top blacked by the first frost despite my bed sheet. Either