Month: September 2006

  • Poetry Festivals Worldwide: This weekend, the Dodge

        ____________         This Thursday, September 28th, the bi-annual Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival begins, and will last through Sunday afternoon. The organizers have planned a star-studded line-up of poets for 20,000 poetry fans, music, educational programs, food, the works, all for a bargain price of about $1 Million (to the […]

  • Punky Dunk and the Spotted Pup

    _____         PUNKY DUNK AND THE SPOTTED PUP     THIS LITTLE STORY IS TOLD AND THE LITTLE PICTURES WERE DRAWN FOR A GOOD LITTLE CHILD NAMED         ______________________________     Published in the Shop of P.F. VOLLAND & CO. CHICAGO COPYRIGHT, 1912, P. F. VOLLAND & CO., CHICAGO, […]

  • Verse Libromancy updated: poetry (with love) from the Cosmos to you

    You can have a “Verse Libromancy” button at the top of your sidebar, like mine to the right. Each time you click it, you will be sent to any one of 554 sites that publish poetry. It’s like walking in a library, and a poetry periodical, selected by the Cosmos just for you, falls off […]

  • The Babes in the Wood: a Randolph Caldecott Picture Book

    ____________   Printed in Great Britain     ____________   author anonymous   THE BABES IN THE WOOD   ____________     ________________________   The Babes in the Wood                             Now ponder well, you parents deare,             […]

  • Green Grape Cakes

    ___________     A compilation of the tongue twisters of verse, in alphabetical order.   ___________   All I want is a proper cup of coffee Made in a proper copper coffee pot. You can believe it or not, But I just want a cup of coffee In a proper coffee pot. Tin coffee pots […]

  • By what act or department of Congress?

    _____   Below is the news release dated today from the Poetry Foundation here: Foundation Announcements   _______________   September 18, 2006 Media Contact: Anne Halsey (312) 799.8016; ahalsey at poetryfoundation dot org   Poetry Foundation to Name First Children’s Poet Laureate $25,000 lifetime achievement award honors poetry written for children   CHICAGO–The Poetry Foundation […]

  • Billy Collins: An Evening with the former U.S. Poet Laureate

    ________   Below is the original post made at Bud Bloom poetry, when it was possible to link to Billy Collins’ evening at UC Santa Barbara on September 15, 2003. In its stead, click on his picture to go to the Online Newshour show of Elizabeth Farnsworth’s December 10, 2001 interview of Billy Collins, in […]