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Literary Arts Section

  • Annual Solstice Poetry Reading set

    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.

  • Barbara Fleming’s ‘African American Mothers’ nudges policymakers

    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.”

  • Kay Reimers writes Yellow Springs history in ‘How It Happened’

    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.

  • Emergent Verse | Private matters

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    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.

  • MJ Werthman White debuts bittersweet novel

    “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.

  • Emergent Verse | Young poet crafts mature verse

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    Sometimes imagery, structure, rhythm, language and theme come together in a perfectly delightful combination, making a poem seem not so much composed as received.

  • Emergent Verse | Song of Herself

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    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.

  • Local poets published in anthology

    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.

  • ‘The Insatiable Volt Sisters’ | Rachel Eve Moulton debuts novel

    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.

  • Emergent Verse | A poetry workshop

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    “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.”

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