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On January 22, 1561, British essayist, philosopher and statesman was born in London. He is best known for his philosophical works concerning the acquisition of knowledge; Novum Organum and The Advancement of Learning. “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.” from “Of Studies” Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 22, 2022, 9:38 am
Courtesy Post: We are pleased to announce that “Because” by Rebecca Foust will be published in the Winter2021-22 Issue of Ploughshares. About the IssueEdited by Editor in Chief Ladette Randolph and Poetry Editor John Skoyles, the Winter 2021-22Issue of Ploughshares features original poetry and prose by Ed Falco, Leila Chatti, Fei Sun, BethBachmann, Kwame Dawes, … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 22, 2022, 9:00 am
Congratulations, Peter! Happy Retirement as well! Courtesy Post: Hello and happy 2022 (as oxymoronic as that seems due to omicron)!I was at Frost Place in the summer of 2014 (Afaa Michael Weaver was my tutor). I am finishing up my career as an English teacher/Spoken Word Educator at Oak Park and River Forest High School … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 21, 2022, 9:07 am
Dear friends, I come from an artistic and musical family, and I hear life in meter and sound. It comes naturally to me to put words on paper, to try to figure out what is itching under my skin. I write to discover what’s in my heart and mind. But poetry is also about forming … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 20, 2022, 9:13 am
On January 19, 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His works include many short stories such as “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Masque of the Red Death,” and “The Cask of Amontillado”, and his poems include such familiar titles as “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.”   “The true genius … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 19, 2022, 9:23 am
Courtesy Post: Applications for this year’s fellowship are open from January 1–31, 2022. The Emerging Voices Fellowship provides a virtual five-month immersive mentorship program for early-career writers from communities that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing world. The program is committed to cultivating the careers of Black writers, and serves writers who identify as Indigenous, … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 18, 2022, 9:40 am
“I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.” Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 17, 2022, 7:22 am
Courtesy Post from Creative Director Dawn Potter: I’m excited to announce that applications are open for our winter/early spring Frost Place Studio Sessions! This round, I’m offering another session of “Learning from Nina Simone: An Introductory Chapbook Class,” which has been amazingly popular. It’s limited to 6 participants, so if you’re interested, jump in fast. … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 16, 2022, 9:29 am
On January 16, 1605, the first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid. Have you read the entire thing? I have. And boy, was I confused. It’s a fanciful romp, to be sure, with unlikely situations and characters, some … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 16, 2022, 7:03 am
Courtesy Post: EVENT DETAILS FOR JANUARY 19:Reading (zoom webinar) opens at 6:15 central time, reading begins at 6:30, ends 7:15Workshop (zoom room) begins at 7:30 central time, ends at 8:15Note that registration is free and you can sign up for one or both portions of the event, but each registration must be completed separately. Webinar … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: January 15, 2022, 9:35 am