Literary Arts

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Finding the Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Poe’s surrealistic poetry and sublime short stories earned him the unique distinction of not one…

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Matthew Daddona: House of Sound

There seems to be a sort of resurgence in the world of poetry recently. Something…

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Amanda Gorman and the Poetry of Presidential Inaugurations

“Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.”  Percy Shelley penned this famous phrase in…

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Fran Lebowitz is the Dinner Party Guest We Can Only Wish For

Fran Lebowitz is a contradiction interested in contradictions. For instance, she despises people but loves…

Children’s Stories: Helpful Guidance Through Tough Times

It’s almost over.  2020 is almost done.  As we take stock of (or understandably block…

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Library Book Sales and Vinyl LPs are Little Joys We All Need

I love library book sales. There’s nothing quite like strolling down rows of folding tables…

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Stories We Tell: How Imagination Reveals Reality

An Interview with Dr. Patricia Leavy Art is often thought of as something separate. We…

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7 Stirring Poetry Books To Inspire Your Soul

Friday Nudge: Find poetry books that meet you where you’re at, yet transport you elsewhere…

Creating Connection Through Poetry: San Antonio’s Poet Laureate Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson

Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson doesn’t believe in accidents. San Antonio’s first African-American Poet Laureate stepped into…

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More Classic Novels for Your Summer Reading List

Seven more iconic books to add to your summer reading list With a more low-key…