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Marilyn McCabe, Elaine Handley and Mary Sanders Shartle  (Laura Von Rosk)
Marilyn McCabe, Elaine Handley and Mary Sanders Shartle (Laura Von Rosk)

Poetry that celebrates life in the North Country

Three Saratoga area women won their third award this year from the Adirondack Center for Writing for a book of poetry. They'll share their thoughts and words tonight (7:00pm) at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

Elaine Handley, Marilyn McCabe and Mary Sanders Shartle began working together at the Saratoga Springs Public Library coffee shop in the late 90's, and realized that even in sharing common themes their three voices were very different yet compatible.

In a phone conversation with Todd Moe, they each shared a poem from their latest chapbook, Tear of the Clouds. Elaine Handley says the idea of writing poems about life in the North Country was a logical next step for all three poets.  Go to full article
William Fox
William Fox

Using verse to connect Laurentians

April is National Poetry Month. We asked St. Lawrence University President William Fox to share some of his favorite poems. President Fox often begins his talks with alumni groups with a poem. He shared his thoughts about poetry and reading poems out loud with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Murals inspired by haiku written by seniors at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston, Ontario
Murals inspired by haiku written by seniors at Rideaucrest Home in Kingston, Ontario

Haiku and coping with dementia

Todd Moe visits a spiritual care program at a nursing home in Kingston, Ontario, where the power of poetry is making connections with seniors. It's haiku that inspires and comforts people with dementia. The project has resulted in a book of haiku, Signs of Spring, and a series of murals in the home's garden patio. Todd talks with program coordinator Marjorie Woodbridge and Kingston haiku poet Philomene Kocher. They say it's not a cure, but the project does show the sense of humor, deep wisdom and capabilities of people with dementia. For more information about the booklet, "Signs of Spring - haiku poems by persons with dementia", contact Marjorie Woodbridge: mwoodbridge@cityofkingston.ca  Go to full article
Peace poets reading on May 19, 2006
Peace poets reading on May 19, 2006

Preview: Poetry for Peace in Potsdam

The 4th Annual North Country Schools Peace Poetry Contest, sponsored by the SUNY-Potsdam Department of English and Communication, culminates with a public reading Friday night (7 pm) in Dunn Auditorium at SUNY- Potsdam. The event is free and open to everyone. Children's poems, selected for publication in the annual Peace Poems chapbook, will be read. Children from across the region - Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties participated this year. Paul Saint-Amand teaches in the English and Communications Department at SUNY-Potsdam and is coordinator of the Peace Poetry Contest. He spoke with Todd Moe about why the poetry is important.  Go to full article
Young poets at Little River Community School, near Canton, participated in the Peace Poetry Contest.
Young poets at Little River Community School, near Canton, participated in the Peace Poetry Contest.

Preview: Peace Poetry Night at SUNY-Potsdam

The 3rd annual North Country Schools Peace Poetry Contest, sponsored by the SUNY-Potsdam Department of English and Communication culminates with a public reading tonight (7pm) in Dunn Auditorium at SUNY- Potsdam. Children from 5 counties across the region and more than 30 schools participated this year. Rob Doggett teaches in the English and Communications Department at SUNY-Potsdam and is co-coordinator of the Peace Poetry Contest. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article

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