Stories tagged: Poetry
Sun., Nov. 11, 2012
Next up in the Gonzaga University’s Visiting Writers Series: Robert Wrigley. Wrigley, an award-winning poet who teaches at the University of Idaho, will read from his works at 7:30 p.m. …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2012
We have a couple late additions to the list of local author events and news of appearances by well-known authors to tell you about. So grab your coffee, sit back …
Sat., May 12, 2012
If your image of a poetry reading is a quiet, genteel affair, you’ve obviously never been to a Broken Mic reading. The weekly open-mic event in downtown Spokane operates by …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2011
This is the big week for the city’s annual communitywide reading event, Spokane Is Reading. Best-selling author Mary Roach will be here Thursday to talk about “Packing for Mars,” her …
Sat., Aug. 6, 2011, 6 a.m.
Here’s the full poem Shawn Vestal talks about in his Aug. 6, 2011 column.
Sun., May 1, 2011
Here’s an acclaimed Afghan war memoir with a Spokane connection: “Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan,” by Kim Barker. Barker’s byline is familiar to longtime readers of The Spokesman-Review, since …
Fri., April 15, 2011
Whether you think you’ve outgrown Ani DiFranco, or never felt she was the right fit for you, it might be a good time to test that assessment. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter …
Thu., Feb. 26, 2009, 12:01 a.m.
If you remember high school English class, you remember Emily Dickinson. Yet Ellen Crawford , aka Nurse Lydia Wright on NBC’s “ER,” is better acquainted with the famed 19th century …
Tue., Feb. 10, 2009
When Steve Heaps was diagnosed with prostate cancer 13 months ago, all he could do at first was cry.
Sun., Feb. 1, 2009
Li-Young Lee’s life story reads like something out of epic poetry. From 1912-16, his great-grandfather served as China’s first republican president – and tried to install himself as emperor.
Sat., Nov. 8, 2008
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay may have been born in Springfield, Ill., but for nearly five years the man many people called “The Prairie Troubador” lived in Spokane. Lindsay, who died in …
Sat., June 14, 2008
There’s nothing special about, say, an old man folding a handkerchief. Unless, of course, you’re a poet. And such a poet is Sam Green, Washington state’s poet laureate. The first …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2007
“When we dance/ The air softens/ And I feel like I am floating on/ A cloud/ And the hospital disappears”/ John Fox knows all about the therapeutic nature of the …
Wed., April 10, 1996
I am not popular. I am not cool. I am not a dork.
Sat., March 16, 1996
Down-home poems. Cowboy poet Bob Brown with his triplet calves and their mother. Photo by Kristy MacDonald/The Spokesman-Review
Sun., Jan. 29, 1995
Ivanka Suveg uses her poetry to sooth her soul over the ongoing war in her homeland of Bosnia. Photo by Craig Buck/The Spokesman-Review