In all these rotten shops, in all this broken furniture and wrinkled ties and baseball trophies and coffee pots I have never seen a post-war Philco with the automatic eye nor heard Ravel's "Bolero" the way I did in 1945 in that tiny living room on Beechwood Boulevard, nor danced as I did then, my knives all
Dec 07 2017
“Extraordinary and wonderful” (New York Times), Ntozake Shange wrote the Broadway-staged Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, the groundbreaking prose poem/theater piece hybrid that since 1975 has helped reveal what it is to be of color and female in America. The recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and a Pushcart Prize, she is also the author of many works of fiction, including her debut novel Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo and story of Liliane. In Wild Beauty, Shange presents more than 60 original and previously collected poems in English and Spanish as a call to action for a new generation of activists.
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)19103 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 28 2017
Join us for a celebration of poetry for seniors and the community at Kingsessing Library!
Eugene Carrington will be reading and signing his book, Messenger Blues: Stories and Poems
Mature adults are welcome to share their talents
1201 South 51st Street (5lst St. between Kingsessing and Chester Avenues)19143-4353 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 08 2017
Black Futures: Mosley, Doyle, Harris, Kearney, and Wilson | Poets and Performers Honor Thaddeus Mosley
After a week in residence, poets and performers r. erica doyle, francine j. harris, Douglas Kearney, and Ronaldo Wilson will present short new works celebrating and honoring Thaddeus Mosley's long career in sculpture.
650 Schenley Drive15213 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Steamtown National Historic Site was created in 1986 to
preserve the history of steam railroading in America,
concentrating on the era 1850 through 1950.
We weren’t supposed to, so we did
what any band of boys would do
& we did it the
The great, unequal conflict past, The Briton banish'd from our shore, Peace, heav'n-descended, comes at last, And hostile nations rage no more; From fields of death the weary swain Returning, seeks his native plain. In every vale she smiles serene, Freedom's bright stars more radiant