Tag: poetry

The power of poetry

By Zeina Azzam For millennia, poetry has provided a powerful way to capture society’s imagination. Poetry has served as a recorder of history, a source...

ALX Kids: ‘If I were the teacher’

If I were the teacher, I’d be cool as a cucumber! I’d build a pool so we could get on a floaty and do math. I’d give...

What is a Poet Laureate?

    By Zeina Azzam This is the question that I hear most often when people learn of my new position as Poet Laureate of the City...

The season for poetry

Signs of spring By Cecelia McCormack lush green leaves open with life ready for the joy of spring yet to come subtle yet brilliantly bold in their confidence of yellow, pink gold flowers, they stand proud and...

City names Zeina Azzam new poet laureate

By Olivia Anderson | [email protected] From an early age, Zeina Azzam has been deeply fascinated by poetry. Azzam grew up reading the likes of E.E. Cummings, T.S....

Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta brings ‘real life fiction’ to Alexandria

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] KaNikki Jakarta was born with the words of Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou in her head. While pregnant, Jakarta’s mother would...

Alexandria celebrates new poet laureate KaNikki Jakarta

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Office of the Arts and the Alexandria Library are hosting an induction reception for Alexandria’s newly appointed poet laureate,...

Renée Adams celebrates 10 years of her Del Ray poetry fence

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] To know Renée Adams is to know her love of poetry, and in Del Ray, her name is inextricably linked...

Fireflies to provide new home for long-running poetry series

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] A long-running poetry series, The Iota Poetry Series, was in need of a new home after its namesake venue, The...