California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed "a sunburnt country," suffered a torturous drought from the late 1990s through 2012. Now Californians...
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Writer starts new romance series

...Texas, with the backdrop of the minor league Kilby Catfish baseball team.A Harvard University graduate and the daughter of a poet and an English professor, Bernard, 51, has developed a playful, sassy style. Consider her opening sentences in "All of...
Poet Black Ice to perform tonight with Woosh Kinaadeiyi, Suite 907

Black Ice, a poet who has performed six times on HBO's Def Jam Poetry, is Woosh Kinaadeiyi's guest poet today at the group's monthly poetry slam...are joined by Black Ice, 6 time HBO Def Poet, and an artist that has traveled with...
A Day in the Life of: Poet Richard Stokes Anchorage, he first heard a poet read. That poet was Alice Walker, who would later...Writing Group, a group of mostly poets who meet in the downtown library...Poetry, A Celebration of Southern Poets, 50 and Older, is forthcoming...
Woosh Kinaadeiyi to host 2nd Annual Spring Showcase 7 p.m. at Rockwell.The event features five local poets who will perform some of their best work set to musical compositions by guitarist and pianist Alex Marvel. Performing poets will be Selma Houck, Dee Jay DeRego, Michael Christenson...
Alaska Quarterly Review launch party to be held May 15 in Anchorage

...performances by Anchorage Symphony musicians including oboist Sharman Piper and flutist Roxann Selland Berry, and readings by poets Gary Holthaus and Susanna Mishler, both featured in this edition.For more information, visit
What's happening this week

...See page 7. Woosh Kinaadeiyi's 2nd Annual Spring Showcase, 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, Rockwell. Featuring five local poets who will perform original work set to musical compositions by guitarist and pianist Alex Marvel. Includes five course dinner...
On the Trails: April - the cruelest month

The poet had it right! Although April has often been a benign month here, with lots of sun and rapid warming, this year's April has...
Five ways to celebrate poetry month

...The Academy of American Poets, which founded and continues...participate in the Dear Poet project: To participate...the Academy of American Poets' website, Academy of American Poets by April 30 have a chance...receive a reply from the poet and have their letter featured...
Ordaz repeats as Poetry Out Loud champ

Had the poets whose verses were recited Tuesday...careful consideration of the poets' words and how best to express...every single day" by Sitka poet John Straley and "Broken Promises...actors, a distinction made by poet John Hollander in the anthology...
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