Poetry: Large & Small in Howard County

Poetry worked its magic again yesterday in Howard County high schools. I met with students at Atholton High School and Mt. Hebron High School in two different settings– but the result was the same: students want, need, and get fired up about poetry. At Atholton High School, Kathy Hurwitz, the high school liaison for the¬†HowardContinue reading “Poetry: Large & Small in Howard County”

The Magic of Poetry at Howard Community College

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, I experienced the magic of poetry. When you combine a great professor with eager students and poetry, you can get magic. This magic swirled in beautiful force at Howard Community College. I visited Professor Tara Hart’s Creative Writing class as part of my role as Howard County Poetry & LiteratureContinue reading “The Magic of Poetry at Howard Community College”

Remember “Bloody Sunday” by Renaming The Bridge to Honor John Lewis

Fifty years ago today, March 7, 1965, hundreds of protesters prepared to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. They were marching to demand voting rights for Alabama’s Black citizens and their intention was to march 50 miles to the State Capitol in Montgomery. The Alabama State Troopers and many other police officers,Continue reading “Remember “Bloody Sunday” by Renaming The Bridge to Honor John Lewis”