Among the belt-tightening measures Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to ease Chicago’s budget woes were $11 million worth of cuts to city libraries. The proposed cuts included reduced hours for all library branches and over 350 staff layoffs.His plan has not been well received.
Poet Garin Cycholl is fascinated by America’s western edge. In his work he often finds himself asking: Where does one draw the line, and mark down the western-most border of the United States?“Is it California? Hawaii or Alaska?” Cycholl remarked in a 2009 interview. “The most western U.S.
Richard Fammerée died on Thursday, May 5, of Lou Gehrig’s disease. The poet, composer and singer founded UniVerse of Poetry. The group’s mission is universal dialogue, compassion and peace.On Sunday, May 15, members of UniVerse will gather at the Chicago Cultural Center to celebrate Fammerée.
April = Poetry MonthFriday April 29 = Arbor DaySo what happens when you put these two celebrations together?We are going to plant a big, beautiful POETree!HERE'S WHAT YOU DO NOW: Share a favorite poem in the comment section.