Richard Blanco’s Penn State Campus Reading

Last night we featured “Killing Mark” by Richard Blanco for our Thursday Love Poem, and included a short video clip of him reading the poem somewhere. The video description wasn’t helpful with that information, so if  you know please pass that on! I also mentioned that our local Poetry Under the Paintings crew went to…

“Amish Fantasy” on Secrets T(OUR) for Halloween

How’s that for an enigmatic title? We can put this under the heading (once I get around to figuring out how to reorganize my “categories”) of Publishing News or Recently Published. Not long ago T/OUR Magazine, subtitled “The Truth About OUR Stories,” solicited entries on the theme “Secrets.” T/OUR is a young literary magazine out of…

An October “Treat” from Poet Marjorie Maddox

I’ve mentioned that I’d be bringing you a review of Marjorie Maddox’s new book Local News from Someplace Else. Well here is a preview, and a poem which is just perfect for these early days of October. The book is about living, not just surviving, but growing, finding hope in a dangerous world. In Marjorie’s…