Poem: Earthlings

Earthlings Astronauts William Andres, Jim Lovell, and Frank Borman Read the creation story From Genesis in the Bible As they orbited the moon. We saw what the moon And good earth looked like From outer space … And the crew Of Apollo 8 closed with “good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas, and God bless… Continue reading Poem: Earthlings

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Writer’s Life : My Writing Report Card

My writing report card for July: I was rejected by: Poetry Magazine, The New Yorker, and Asimov’s Science Fiction. I was accepted by: vox poetica. The poem Urban Pigeons will be in their August 26, 2012 issue. I had a book review in this month’s Front Row Lit magazine. I have four submissions currently pending… Continue reading Writer’s Life : My Writing Report Card

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Meet the Poets: Maxine Kumin – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1981 -1982

Maxine Kumin (born June 6, 1925) is an American poet and author. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1981–1982. She received her BA and MA from Radcliffe College. She has published numerous books of poetry, including Where I Live: New & Selected Poems 1990-2010 (W. W. Norton,… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Maxine Kumin – Pulitzer Prize in Poetry 1973 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1981 -1982

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Poem: The Year 2000 Is Only 30 Years Away

The Year 2000 Is Only 30 Years Away It’s Thursday and 1970 starts today as the 60s are now in the past In the Cotton Bowl we will watch Texas play Notre Dame After we watch the Cotton Bowl and Tournament of Roses Parades And the reporter just said the year 2000 is only 30… Continue reading Poem: The Year 2000 Is Only 30 Years Away

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Meet the Poets: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks – Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1950 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1985

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 17, 1917 in Topeka Kansas. She was the older of two children born to Keziah and David Brooks. The same year of her birth she and her family moved to Chicago where she has resided her entire life. Brooks’ mother discovered her gift for writing at the early… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks – Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1950 and Poet Laureate of the United States of America 1985

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Meet the Poets: Phyllis McGinley – 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

“The Velvet Hand I call that parent rash and wild Who’d reason with a six-year child, Believing little twigs are bent By calm, considered argument. In bandying words with progeny, There’s no percentage I can see, And people who, imprudent, do so, Will wonder how their troubles grew so. Now underneath this tranquil roof Where… Continue reading Meet the Poets: Phyllis McGinley – 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

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World War II Airplane Facts

INTERESTING AIRPLANE FACTS FROM WORLD WAR II NOTE: This is not original research by me, but information available on the world wide web and in multiple print resources.  Some of the references are listed at the end of the article. The formatting and tables with aircraft pictures and make models are my original contribution to this information. For… Continue reading World War II Airplane Facts

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