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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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2017 Summer Camp Registration Now Available

2017 Summer Camp Registration Now Available

Summer Camp 2017 is out there on the horizon.  With that in mind, the registration form is both available in the camp link here on the website and here: 2017 Camp #18 flyer Check it all out and think summer!  

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Did you know Ted Kooser had a website?

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who lives down the road near Lincoln, has a website with lots of good stuff.  No surprise, the website is tedkooser.net . There’s lot a great poetry and poetry reading online there. Below is a reading done by Kooser that is short and...

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