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Literary Arts Section
Now in its 12th year, the Solstice Poetry Reading, presented by Tecumseh Land Trust, or TLT, and Glen Helen, will be Friday, Dec. 8, 7–9 p.m., at the Glen’s Vernet Ecology Center, 405 Corry St.
Local resident Barbara Fleming, Ph.D., recently released her new book, “African American Mothers: Their Children and Their Poverty in America in the First Quarter of the Twenty-First Century.”
In order to understand the identity and character of Yellow Springs, it helps to know something about its history. That’s the guiding principle of local author Kay Reimers’ recently released historical book, “How It Happened: The Creation of Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Readers may remember Audrey Hackett as not only a former reporter for the Yellow Springs News, but also the writer of “First Lines,” a poetry column she penned for a couple of years.
“An Invitation to the Party,” by local resident MJ Werthman White, was released by Regal House Publishing on July 18 — a book launch event is set for Epic Books, Friday, July 28, 6–8 p.m.
Sometimes imagery, structure, rhythm, language and theme come together in a perfectly delightful combination, making a poem seem not so much composed as received.
I wonder whether Walt Whitman’s timeless lines above from “Song of Myself” were stewing in Nancy Mellon’s mind, or unconscious, when she composed her poem.
The Glen Helen Association and Tecumseh Land Trust recently released “Sun and Shadow, Wood and Stone,” an anthology of poems by 61 local and regional wordsmiths who’ve read at the annual Solstice Poetry Reading over the past decade.
Rachel Eve Moulton will read from “The Insatiable Volt Sisters” Sunday, April 16, 3–5 p.m., at Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe, with an introduction by author Katrina Kittle.
“Poet and Yellow Springs resident Maggie Dean has kindly let me use her wonderful poem “Mental Math” to demonstrate some aspects of poetic craft I’ve learned over the years.”