Poetry as News

Poet Ezra Pound said, “Poetry [or literature] is news that stays news,” and the doctor-poet of Paterson, New Jersey, William Carlos Williams, believed that the news worthwhile receiving can be found in poems. Following is an excerpt from a long poem that includes Williams’s well known lines about poetry and…

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Mourning Paris journalists and attack on press freedom by Marjorie Arons-Barron

           The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. If I were technologically proficient, I’d edge this blog in black. How profoundly sad is the grievous slaughter of 12 yesterday in Paris, journalists and their police protectors at the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo.  What…

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‘Globe’ Raves About Lowell’s Culture & Canals

The article surfaced on the web yesterday, a  Boston Globe Travel section report on the vibrant cultural life in Lowell, a city whose historic sector carries the designation of The Canalway Cultural District, thanks to the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Quickly, the news story by writer Patricia Harris and photographer David Lyon…

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