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"I'd like to wear an apron for you and come over with non-church sanctioned knee-highs and the prettiest pie of birds and ocean water and grief." from "Roadside Attractions with the Dogs of America" Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 25, 2022, 5:57 am
To both close out Banned Books Week 2022 and to reintroduce a focus on Hispanic/LatinX writers, here is a list of twelve banned books by LatinX authors presented by PureWow on September 12th. Thank you for your advocacy. I think I’ll go read. CMG Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 24, 2022, 5:45 am
“In this age of censorship, I mourn the loss of books that will never be written, I mourn the voices that will be silenced-writers’ voices, teachers’ voices, students’ voices-and all because of fear.”― Judy Blume, Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 23, 2022, 5:37 am
“Because all books are forbidden when a country turns to terror. The scaffolds on the corners, the list of things you may not read. These things always go together.”― Philippa Gregory, The Queen’s Fool Courtesy Post: The NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) has published a statement titled, “Freedom to Teach: Statement against Banning Books” which … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 22, 2022, 5:26 am
“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 21, 2022, 5:24 am
Courtesy Post: Sep 20, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Cynthia’s presentation and discussion of Poetry and the Alchemy of Place will begin with a personal encounter that took her a long time to process in a poem. By way of approach, she’ll ask a question Cole Swensen raises about Sally Mann’s photos of … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 20, 2022, 8:44 am
Courtesy Post: New York, NY (September 14, 2022)— The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that climate scientist Dr. Peter Kalmus and poet Matthew Olzmann will judge the 2023 Treehouse Climate Action Poem Prize, the Academy’s first poetry prize to address climate change, established in 2019 with generous support from Treehouse Investments, LLC. Three poets will be honored: … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 19, 2022, 8:18 am
Courtesy Post: Join Four Way Books for two spectacular launch events! Monday, September 19th at 7pm ET, virtually hosted by the phenomenal Norwich Bookstore, featuring authors Julia Elizabeth Guez, Nathan McClain, Doug Anderson, and Daniel Wolff Register here Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm ET, virtually hosted by White Whale Books, featuring authors Yesenia Montilla, Soren … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 18, 2022, 6:03 am
It’s probably not news to any of you that the freedom to read, to access information, to choose literature that may challenge one’s thinking and expand one’s horizons is threatened in much of the country. By this silencing of entire groups of thinkers, writers, and readers, we, as a nation, are facing real peril: there … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 18, 2022, 4:00 am
A Teachers’ Round Table Offering Saturday, October  1, 2022, 1-3:30 p.m., ET, via Zoom Holly Smith, Instructor Poetry Out Loud is a free, ever-changing source for  bringing poetry to life in the classroom. In this Teachers’ Round Table session, educator and Poetry Out Loud veteran Holly Smith will offer structured ways for teachers to navigate … Continue reading
Author: thefrostplace
Posted: September 17, 2022, 6:42 am