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Articles by Audrey Hackett

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  • A page turns for Antioch Writers’ Workshop

    The page has turned for a beloved local literary institution with deep roots in Yellow Springs.In a March 22 press release, the board of trustees for Antioch Writers’ Workshop  announced the workshop’s closure after 33 years.

  • County commissioners—Jail, voting machines discussed

    Plans for a new jail, the purchase of new voting machines and public access to commissioner meetings were among the topics raised by local citizens at last Tuesday’s Greene County Board of Commissioners “town hall” meeting in Yellow Springs. 

  • First Lines — Two friends, two poems

    A Carolina wren. (Photo by ADJ82 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons)

    For friends and poets Anne Randolph and Mary Donahoe, poetry was a natural part of the women’s bond. First Lines curator Audrey Hackett explores two poems by the women: “Mary’s Garden,” by Randolph, and “Carolina Wren,” by Donahoe.

  • First Lines — a poetry column

    Announcing a new monthly poetry column, "First Lines," curated by Audrey Hackett.

    We are launching a monthly poetry column, titled “First Lines.” Each month, we’ll publish a poem written by a local poet.

  • BLOG— Our paper

    Small town, big win The Yellow Springs News won the top prize, Newspaper of the Year, in its size category for the eighth year in a row at last week’s Ohio News Media Association conference in Columbus. See an article on the win on page 7. Shown above is the News staff: front row from left, Advertising Director Robert Hasek, Eternity the news­hound, Village Desk Editor Lauren “Chuck” Shows and Reporter Megan Bachman. In back from left, Designer Suzanne Szempruch, Reporter Carol Simmons, Editor Diane Chiddister, Reporter Audrey Hackett and Designer Matt Minde. (Photo by the self-timer)

    Almost 20 years later, I landed another job at another community paper. This one was in Yellow Springs, Ohio — perhaps you’ve heard of it — and the paper was well over 100 years old, with Quaker roots.

  • Four questions for poet Kaveh Akbar

    Acclaimed poet Kaveh Akbar is reading April 3 as part of Wright State University's Visiting Writers Series. (Photo by Paige Lewis, via the Poetry Foundation)

    Poet Kaveh Akbar is coming to Wright State University April 3, as part of its Visiting Writers Series. Here, the News asks Akbar four questions about his life in poetry.

  • Antioch College cuts costs

    Antioch College recently announced the first cuts in what college leaders say is a “multi-phase process” to reduce expenses and secure the college’s long-term financial viability.

  • Local students stage walkout protest

    Local students joined the National Walkout School movement on March 14, with well over 100 students and some faculty and parents walking out of McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School to remember the lives of those killed in the Florida school shootings and to urge action on gun control and school safety. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Local students walked out of McKinney Middle/Yellow Springs High School on Wednesday, March 14, as part of the National School Walkout movement.

  • BLOG— New light that is also old light

    Maki Haku, Poem 68-44. (Via Wikiart)

    The moon this morning is a golden horn. To the south and west, the planets are shining — Jupiter, Venus. Yesterday at the same morning hour the moon was a creamy horn, caught, like an animal in a thicket, in a mesh of trees.

  • Blue Jacket closes, café remains

    Xenia’s Blue Jacket Books will close for good May 12, with a progressive sale beginning March 5. But Blue Jacket’s popular in-store café, Tables of Contents, has no plans to close, according to owner Lawrence Hammar, pictured here with bookstore employee Yvonne Wingard. Bookstore and café are owned by Yellow Springers Hammar and his wife, Cassandra Lee, who operates the café. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    The eclectic independent purveyor of used and rare books in downtown Xenia, Blue Jacket Books, is closing — for reinvention.