Poetry http://wunc.org en Poet Li-Young Lee Draws Influence From Chinese Classics http://wunc.org/post/poet-li-young-lee-draws-influence-chinese-classics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">When Li-Young Lee's parents received a classical education in China, they memorized dozens of poems. As a child, he heard his parents playfully recite poem after poem to one another. Today Li-Young Lee draws much of his poetic influence from that same classical Chinese poetry.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:20:53 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33513 at http://wunc.org Poet Li-Young Lee Draws Influence From Chinese Classics Writing About War http://wunc.org/post/writing-about-war <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px;">The complexities of war do not fit neatly into a poem or a novel. Writers grapple with how to address conflict responsibly, honestly and creatively.&nbsp;An April 12th panel at the <a href="http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-05-50/conferences/5362-spring-conference-2014">North Carolina Writers' Network Spring Conference</a> at the <a href="http://www.uncg.edu/">University of North Carolina at Greensboro</a> will examine the challenges of writing about war.&nbsp;</font></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:56:50 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 32645 at http://wunc.org Writing About War A Poet's View Of Che Guevara http://wunc.org/post/poets-view-che-guevara <p></p><p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In her new book,&nbsp;</span></font><a href="http://www.dukeupress.edu/Che-on-My-Mind/"><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><u>Che On My Mind</u></span></font></a><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="http://www.dukeupress.edu/Che-on-My-Mind/">&nbsp;</a>(Duke University Press Books, 2013)&nbsp;<a href="http://margaretrandall.org">Margaret Randall</a>, renowned poet and activist, considers the power and the limitations of Che Guevara as a symbol. She will read at the Internationalist Bookstore and Community Center in Chapel Hill tonight at 7 p.m.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:10:21 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Phoebe Judge 32395 at http://wunc.org A Poet's View Of Che Guevara Jewish Poetry Set To Music http://wunc.org/post/jewish-poetry-set-music <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">Poet Yehuda Amichai is one of Israel’s most acclaimed artists. His poems explore different aspects of the Jewish faith. American poet <a href="http://www.paulpines.com/">Paul Pines</a> also examines the many components of Judaism in his work. American musical composer <a href="http://www.danielasia.net/">Dan Asia</a> set both their works to music which will be performed tonight at <a href="http://www.elon.edu/e-net/Article/83980">Elon University</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:41:33 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 31478 at http://wunc.org Jewish Poetry Set To Music Poetry Meets Dance http://wunc.org/post/poetry-meets-dance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:53:48 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 24160 at http://wunc.org Poetry Meets Dance 'Buck' Tells A Poetic Modern Coming-Of-Age Story http://wunc.org/post/buck-tells-poetic-modern-coming-age-story <p></p><p>M.K. Asante grew up in what he calls "Killedelphia," bouncing in and out of schools, hanging out in gangs, and struggling with troubled parents. Discovering a love of writing opened his eyes to new opportunities. His new book,&nbsp;<a href="https://outlook.unc.edu/owa/redir.aspx?C=a9Zy0X9wKUWrr9TO7Ybi1IdzfnoOidAIPnDlPY4bXgFUniIIgkgyUlq7nSY7FSv5_-HgmWo3e-E.&amp;URL=http%3a%2f%2fmkasante.com%2fbooks%2fbuck%2f" target="_blank">Buck: A Memoir&nbsp;</a>follows his coming-of-age story growing up in Philadelphia (Spiegel &amp; Grau, 2013).</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:39:25 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22779 at http://wunc.org 'Buck' Tells A Poetic Modern Coming-Of-Age Story From Gordon Gekko To Robert Frost http://wunc.org/post/gordon-gekko-robert-frost <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Terry Kennedy wanted nothing more than to become a business maven and take over the world when he was in college. Literature was for people with too much free time on their hands. But he gradually learned that he was terrible at business and passionate for creative writing.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kennedy's latest book of poetry is called “</span><a href="http://www.unicorn-press.org/books/Kennedy-New-River-Breakdown.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">New River Breakdown</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” (Unicorn Press/2013). &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:17:45 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20685 at http://wunc.org From Gordon Gekko To Robert Frost Mountain Poet Tackles Ode To NC http://wunc.org/post/mountain-poet-tackles-ode-nc <p></p><p> <a href="http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/graduate/liberalarts/success/faculty/ss_130130_brown.stj">Lee Ann Brown</a> splits her time between New York City and Marshall, North Carolina, but she has a special love for her southern home. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:34:28 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 19598 at http://wunc.org Mountain Poet Tackles Ode To NC Carrboro Poet Laureate Bridges Past And Present http://wunc.org/post/carrboro-poet-laureate-bridges-past-and-present <p>The small town of Carrboro was once a prominent mill town in the early to mid-1900s. But after all of the mills closed down and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill continued to grow, the town became a haven to students and an evolving arts scene. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 16:08:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 18764 at http://wunc.org Carrboro Poet Laureate Bridges Past And Present Poet Explores How Childlike "Boyishness" Exists Where You'd Least Expect It http://wunc.org/post/poet-explores-how-childlike-boyishness-exists-where-youd-least-expect-it-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://boyishly-tanya.blogspot.com/">Tanya Olson</a> will tell you that being an eight-year-old child in the world allows you a lot of room to be whoever and whatever you want. You can be a whale, a man, a spaceship, and few will tell you otherwise. After that age though, the feeling doesn't necessarily go away. She explores that desire to transform in her first book of poems, <a href="http://yesyesbooks.com">"Boyishly" (YesYes Books, 2013)</a>. Tanya Olson is a poet and an English professor at Vance-Granville Community College. Tue, 21 May 2013 16:07:04 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 15720 at http://wunc.org Poet Explores How Childlike "Boyishness" Exists Where You'd Least Expect It