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A short essay on higher education

A short essay on higher education

We run a lot of poetry in this space because of, well, space.  Here’s something a little different from the latest issue of Fine Lines.  It’s a short essay on higher education.  It’s written by Rachel Brannen, who is currently majoring in Chemical Dependency Counseling at Metropolitan Community College.  She is a young mother of three, and she supports her family by waiting tables and rehabbing furniture for profit.  She also has a passion for writing....

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A new edition of Fine Lines is out

A new edition of Fine Lines is out

The current edition of Fine Lines is available at the link.   It’s easy to log on and get your copy today.  There are also options to get a paper copy.  And plan on spending some time with the journal.  The latest Fine Lines is nearly 250 pages! Here’s a sample, too.  A poem by Grace Carey titled “Hole in My...

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Poetry of Place Information Now Available

Poetry of Place Information Now Available

This information came in last week, and it’s exciting.  Check it out. “All Nebraska students, grades one through twelve, are encouraged to submit an original poem, reflective of that student’s “place” to their teacher. Teachers will forward up to12 poems per school (4 each from three grade divisions, 1-5, 6-8, 9-12) to the Nebraska Writing Project (NeWP) at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Nebraska poets Twyla Hansen and Matt Mason will read the poems and, based on quality and their representation of Nebraska place in rural, urban, and suburban settings, choose 9 to 12 poems statewide, to be published on the Nebraska Writing Project website.  Also, selected student poets will be invited to read their work at various venues around Nebraska, as well as the Poetry of Place Celebration on May 5th, 2017 in the Warner Chambers at the State Capitol in Lincoln, alongside Twyla Hansen and Matt Mason.” Attached below are two items — a brochure and and an information/permission form.  The documents: Information/permission...

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