Jessie Redmon Fauset’s poem “Rondeau,” was first published in the April 1912 issue of The Crisis, a magazine founded by W. E. B. Du Bois to be the premier crusading voice for civil rights.
On Sunday, April 27th The Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center will host two Holocaust Remembrance Day programs open to the community.
State shellfish managers today approved a series of morning razor-clam digs starting Monday, April 14, at Twin Harbors and expanding to include three other ocean beaches over the next week.
John Donne was born in 1572 in London. He is known as the founder of the Metaphysical Poets and is recognized for his ability to startle the reader and coax new perspective through paradoxical images, subtle argument, and inventive syntax. Donne died in London in 1631.
Mount Rainier Superintendent Randy King advises that the public sledding area at Paradise will be groomed and staffed through Sunday, March 30.
Countee Cullen wrote "I Have a Rendezvous With Life" as a poetic reply to Alan Seeger's popular poem, "I Have a Rendezvous With Death" (1916). Cullen won a citywide competition with this early poem, which was then published in newspapers, magazines, and anthologies.
John Gould Fletcher's "In the City of Night" appeared in Fletcher's collection Breakers and Granite (1921). As a young writer, Fletcher often turned to Edgar Allan Poe's poems and stories for inspiration.
Infant and Young Toddler Story Times Wednesday, April 2, 9, 23 and 30, 10:30am
"A Parisian Roof Garden in 1918" by Natalie Clifford Barney appears in Barney's bilingual collection of poetry Poems & Poèmes: Autres Alliances (Paris: Emile Paul, New York: Doran, 1920).
Parties: A Hymn of Hate" is one of Dorothy Parker's nineteen satirical, free-verse "Hymns of Hate." Parker's other topics include men, women, relatives, movies, books, summer resorts, and actors.
Rudyard Kipling's "The Power of the Dog," appears alongside various other texts featuring dogs in Kipling's collectionCollected Dog Stories (Macmillan, 1934).
The work of Tacoma painter JoAnn Dorsey-Hayden will be featured Thursday through April 1 at the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2014. Her show is entitled, “The Beauty of Nature.”
Here’s another lovely poem to honor the caregivers among us. Amy Fleury lives and teaches in Louisiana.
Park Superintendent Randy King advises that the park will be extending the evening weekend hours on the Longmire to Paradise road beginning Saturday, March 8.
Kay Boyle's first published poem, "Monody to the Sound of Zithers," originally appeared in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse in 1922.
"Tanka" was first published in Hartmann's collection of poetryDrifting Flowers of the Sea and Other Poems (1904). A note published with this poem states, "The Tanka (short poem) is the most popular and characteristic of the various forms of Japanese poetry. It consists of five lines of 5, 7, 5, 7, and 7 syllables--31 syllables in all. The addition of the rhyme is original with the author."
ola Ridge was born in Dublin in 1873 and immigrated to the United States in 1907. A poet and activist, Ridge was an early advocate for women's rights, gay rights, and the rights of immigrants. Ridge published five volumes of poetry before her death in 1941.
Spring Chinook salmon are moving into the lower Columbia River, several eastside lakes open for trout fishing March 1, and razor-clam digs are scheduled this month – including the first dig of the season on morning tides.
"The Dreamer" was originally published in Harper's Weekly in 1911, when Djuna Barnes was nineteen years old. This poem was Barnes's first published text.
The Plateau Area Writers Association, a gathering of accomplished and aspiring writers, is dedicated to forming writer's critique groups, encouraging our writers' creative efforts and providing community services while huddled in the shadow of Mount Rainier in the Plateau area of Southeast King & Northeast Pierce counties.