Daily Archives: May 13, 2011

Billy Collins – Poet Laureate – Reads “Forgetfulness”

For who, to dumb forgetfulness a prey, This pleasing anxious being e’er resign’d, Left the warm precincts of the cheerful day, Nor cast one longing lingering look behind? (Thomas Gray’s “Elegy in a Country Churchyard”) This kind of forgetfulness is … Continue reading

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First Lady Michelle Obama: Poetry Student Workshop at the White House

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks about the importance of poetry and self-expression as she hosts a White House Poetry Student Workshop with students and poets like Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Kenny Goldsmith, Alison Knowles, and Aimee Mann. May 11, 2011. … Continue reading

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Solitude by Evanescence

Boudicca: Her Story What is deemed as “his-story” is often determined by those who survived to write it. In other words, history is written by the victors. The Roman historian, Tacitus, left us an account of the Roman victory over … Continue reading

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Solitude (A Test) – Ricardo Arjona – La Soledad: A Contradiction?

Soledad. Pura contradicción. Si Víctor Hugo sostenía que “en dicha palabra está el infierno”, Montaigne la alaba de forma tan sencilla como poética: “Soledad: un instante de plenitud.” Dice Aristóteles que el hombre solitario es una bestia o un dios. … Continue reading

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President Obama & Poets at the White House

President Obama speaks and is joined by renowned poets reciting their work for a celebration of poetry at the White House. Here are the Poets and their poems: Rita Dove – A Love Poem to Librarians Heart to Heart Kenneth … Continue reading

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Booker T. Washington High School Wins Obama Commencement Speech Contest

White House – http://www.whitehouse.gov/commencement Congratulations Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee! Today, the White House announced Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee as the winner of the 2011 Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. … Continue reading

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