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March 29, 2017
American Life in Poetry
There are those like me who can't even tell when an avocado is ripe, and those who know exactly how to perfectly prepare a ripe one. Here's a poem of avocado expertise by Diane Lockward from "The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement," published by Wind Publications. The poet lives in New...
March 29, 2017 - 7:25am
July 5, 2013
American Life in Poetry: Horseshoes
By Ted Kooser Former U.S. Poet Laureate One of the most distinctive sounds in small-town America is the chiming of horseshoe pitching. A friend always carries a pair in the trunk of his car. He’ll stop at a park in some little town and start pitching, and soon, he says, others...
July 5, 2013 - 5:06pm
September 24, 2011
American Life in Poetry: Girls' Middle School Orchestra
We all hope our children's lives will be better than our own, and invest in that hope in a variety of ways.
September 24, 2011 - 5:00am
July 10, 2009
American Life in Poetry: Leaving
By Ted Kooser When we're young, it seems there are endless possibilities for lives we might lead, and then as we grow older and the opportunities get fewer we begin to realize that the life we've been given is the only one we're likely to get. Here's Jean Nordhaus, of the Washington,...
July 10, 2009 - 5:16pm
April 17, 2009
American Life in Poetry: 14
By Ted Kooser Don Welch lives in Nebraska and is one of those many talented American poets who have never received as much attention as they deserve. His poems are distinguished by the meticulous care he puts into writing them, and by their deep intelligence.
April 17, 2009 - 6:53pm
January 28, 2009
Poetry Out Loud: Can MAHS build on its success?
Morris Area students will again recite and perform poetry on Friday as part of a Poetry Out Loud competition that seems to suit them well. Morris...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
MAHS One-Act Play a hands-on rebuke of censorship
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune A dispiriting series of events that many young people would prefer to forget instead opened the eyes of Morris Area...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
September 17, 2008
Local poets part of anthology readings
Reading from a ground-breaking new anthology, four Minnesota poets -- including two from Morris -- will share the stage in Fergus Falls and Morris on Sept. 27-28. Argie Manolis and Athena Kildegaard, from Morris, LouAnn Muhm, from Park Rapids, and Francine Sterle, from the Gunflint...
September 17, 2008 - 12:00am
August 30, 2008
American Life in Poetry: Rain at the zoo
Rain at the Zoo A giraffe presented its head to me, tilting it sideways, reaching out its long gray tongue. I gave it my wheat cracker while small drops of rain pounded us both. Lightning cracked open the sky. Zebras zipped across the field. It was springtime in Michigan. I...
August 30, 2008 - 12:00am
June 14, 2008
Former Morris resident publishes third book of poetry
By Sarah Smith Park Rapids Enterprise When Gail Rixen's tractor is dusty enough, she can compose a word or two of poetry on the dirty hood. Otherwise, she makes mental notes to jot down later when the haying is done. The poetry of the former Morris resident is set to the rhythm...
June 14, 2008 - 12:00am
May 21, 2008
Hu cherishes national Poetry Out Loud experience
By Tom Larson Sun Tribune Mary Hu didn't make the finals of the Poetry Out Loud competition in Washington D.C. That didn't lessen the experience for the Morris Area High School student and Minnesota Poetry Out Loud champion. "The whole idea is to create energy around poetry,"...
May 21, 2008 - 12:00am
March 29, 2008
American Life in Poetry: Hospital
By Ted Kooser The American poet Elizabeth Bishop often wrote of how places--both familiar and foreign--looked, how they seemed. Here Marianne Boruch of Indiana begins her poem in this way, too, in a space familiar to us all but made new--made strange--by close observation. Hospital It...
March 29, 2008 - 12:00am