"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.
Imagination Theatre will present “Broadway Bound: a Musical Revue” March 1.
Li-Young Lee is an important American poet of Chinese parentage who lives in Chicago. Much of his poetry is marked by unabashed tenderness, and this poem is a good example of that.
ne of the founders of modernist poetry, Ezra Pound, advised poets and artists to “make it new.”
Walt Whitman is widely considered one of America's most important poets. He worked as a printer, teacher, and journalist in the New York City area. Whitman composed and updated his seminal work, Leaves of Grass, throughout his entire adult life.
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in 1792 and is considered to be one of the most influential English lyric poets. He produced numerous works of poetry and prose. Shelley died in 1822.
Craig Gammon and JC Rieck performed at the Wine and Chocolate Festival at the Enumclaw Expo Center Feb. 8
The work of Enumclaw photographer Steve Le Penske will be featured through March 4 in the city of Enumclaw’s Gallery 2014. The theme for the display is “Relentless Pursuit.”
Amy Lowell was born 140 years ago today in Massachusetts. A dedicated poet, publicity agent, collector, critic, and lecturer, Lowell died in 1925. She posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry the following year for What's O'Clock (Houghton Mifflin, 1925).
This year’s brutal winter surely calls for a poem such as today’s selection, a peek at the inner workings of spring. Susan Kelly-DeWitt lives and teaches in Sacramento.
Enumclaw High drama students will present, for the fourth year, a “one-act competition.”
The Washington State Library is partnering with local libraries across the state providing “Gadget Menagerie” training on handheld devices for library staff. Library patrons and students will be provided similar training focused on the needs of the device user. About 40 locations and 70 sessions are scheduled for the Gadget Menagerie through July.
Twilight--and you Quiet--the stars; Snare of the shine of your teeth, Your provocative laughter,
Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 1879. He attended Harvard University and received his J.D. from New York Law School.
George Marion McClellan was born on September 29, 1860, in Belfast, Tennessee.
Evening and the flat land, Rich and sombre and always silent; The miles of fresh-plowed soil,