The presentation is worth your time!
My name is Tim Kaldahl, and I help out with Fine Lines. I’m also a high school teacher and the end of the academic year was a busy time. My hope is to more frequently provide updates, samples from the journal, and other lit. stuff. With that in mind:
- Camp is coming up in June! The details are at this link– Summer Camp 2017
- The Spring issue is out — current Fine Lines
- And, of course, there is good stuff in that issue. Check out this artistic sample below.
It should be nicer at the end of April. If you’re inside today, try reading a poem. This one is from the latest edition of Fine Lines.
“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:
The latest issue of Fine Lines is available! Follow this link — Winter Issue. And here’s the cover –
And Happy New Year!
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 lovely.