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  • The Poetry Contest Winner: 'Responsibility'
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 4/12/2014
    Happy National Poetry Month! May all of us have an April full of wonderful poems, new and old. One wonderful new poem we're celebrating at the Library is "Responsibility" by Mya Green, the winner of our ...more
  • Poetry and Conversation: Elizabeth Spires and Joelle Biele

    Last Edited on 11/13/2013
    By Shaileen B.What better time to think about time, life's robber and renovator, than autumn? Elizabeth Spires and Joelle Biele, our guests for tonight's Poetry and Conversation event, often meditate on ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Hailey Leithauser
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 10/24/2013
    "Re-voodoo do-over..." ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Bruce A. Jacobs
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 9/26/2013
    So often, the best parts come last, and that might be true of the last event in the Pratt Library tent at the Baltimore Book Festival. From 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, just when the golden ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Jane Satterfield
    By Kathleen Neil, Collection Management Department
    Last Edited on 9/25/2013
    When the Baltimore Book Festival opens its tents on September 27 to 29, the Pratt Library will be there—hosting many authors and events. Poetry will, of course, have a place and the featured poets reading ...more
  • Poetry and Conversation: Joanna Pearson
    By Kim Leith, Humanities Department
    Last Edited on 9/24/2013
    Poet Joanna Pearson brings to her writing exquisite craft mixed with often quirky subject matter, which she will be bringing to our September 24 Poetry & Conversation event at the Central Library. For ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Megan McShea
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 9/18/2013
    A Mountain City of Toad Splendor: what a deliciously playful title! I suspect playfulness will be in the air at our next Poetry & Conversation, Tuesday, September 24. That's when the author of that book, ...more
  • The Poetics of Memory
    By Brian Manning
    Last Edited on 9/9/2013
    How is your memory? When it comes to certain things, my memory is like a steel trap; but otherwise, it’s more like a soggy noodle. I’ve always been impressed by my friends who can quote things verbatim, ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Piotr Gwiazda
    By Kathleen Neil, Collection Management Department
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    While it’s August and some may be heading on vacations—to the beach or other well-planned destinations—on Wednesday, August 7th, Piotr Gwiazda, with poet Joseph Ross, will take listeners on a journey through ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Joseph Ross
    By Lisa Greenhouse
    Last Edited on 8/1/2013
    On Wednesday, August 7 poets Joseph Ross and Piotr Gwiazda will join us for Poetry & Conversation. To get our creative thinking moving in anticipation of this great event, I had the opportunity to interview ...more
  • Old Songs: Celebrating the New in Ancient Poetry
    By Kim Leith, Humanities Department
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    April is National Poetry Month, and to continue the Pratt Library’s festivities, we’ve invited Old Songs members Chris Mason (of The Tinklers), Mark Jickling (of Half Japanese), and Liz Downing (of Lurch ...more
  • The Poetry Contest Winner: 'To the Bird That Wakes Me'
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    Ah, April! You may be the cruelest month, but in Maryland you're a month full of poetry and birdsong. Those two elements came together for Lori Powell, who won the Pratt Library's second annual Poetry ...more
  • The Poetry Circle Celebrates at Reisterstown Road Branch
    By Becky Hass
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    There are so many ways to celebrate poetry! That was our goal for the April meeting of the Poetry Circle at the Reisterstown Road Library. ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Karen Garthe's CHARTER
    by Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    The arrivals and departures of boats make such beautiful subjects for poems, which are always abandoning or landing at places inside ourselves. Think of "Where Go the Boats?" by Robert Louis Stevenson, ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Clarinda Harriss' Biblical Women
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    Why are women in the Bible such a rich subject for contemporary female poets? What draws Linda Pastan to Eve, Jo Shapcott to Noah's wife, Wislawa Szymborska to Lot's wife, Mary Szybist to Mary? Perhaps ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Chris Mason's Poems about Places
    By Shaileen B
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    Even in these days of e-books and electronic communication, the Pratt Library continues to thrive as a set of lovely, historic buildings where people encounter one another face to face. Take the upcoming ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Talking with Adam Robinson
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    It's the perfect pre-Valentine's Day evening event for anyone in a romance with language: Poetry & Conversation on Tuesday, February 12. Reading from their poems and answering our questions, Adam Robinson ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Sue Ellen Thompson's 'Blue Blanket'
    By Shaileen B
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    "Heavens, I recognize the place, I know it!" says Elizabeth Bishop in the middle of one of my favorite poems, as she realizes that a painting by a stranger shows a countryside where she has been in real ...more
  • Poetry & Conversation: Talking with Poet Kathleen Hellen
    By Shaileen B
    Last Edited on 9/17/2013
    Umberto's Night: doesn't that have a terrific ring to it? This darkly musical phrase is the title of a new book by Kathleen Hellen, whom we welcome to the Pratt Library on January 30 for the first Poetry ...more



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