Tag: poetry

Dr. Malinda Wade to hold local book signing July 12

Dr. Malinda Wade to hold local book signing July 12

| June 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Acclaimed author Dr. Malinda F. Wade has announced the release of her latest work: “Naomi’s Pearls,” billed as “wisdom for the new millennium.” Wade, the author of other books including “New Stuff, Old Times” (1982) a poetry collection and two other custom works for McGraw Hill—“A synopsis of American Government,” (1999)  and  “Women of […]

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Spotlight on author, Margie Shade Nelson

Spotlight on author, Margie Shade Nelson

| June 7, 2016

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we continue to travel, on our journey of love […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| April 27, 2016

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he wrote many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read his poetry […]

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ornette-buddha blues

ornette-buddha blues

| June 23, 2015

ornette-buddha blues © omowale-ketu oladuwa morning song[1] no need to explain, seeing all words need the say, lead to pray, preach, postulate, and all other such form of inaction blunting movement sound thru space yet sound, free space peace, the ever of lasting move the already been said to godspace, creative lite, day, moon rising […]

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Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

| June 10, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s […]

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Listen to the elders

Listen to the elders

| January 6, 2015

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. Oliver Manning, my patient, was short in stature but had a giant heart and mind. I took care of this wonderful man and his wife for many years. Before age took over his memory, he shared many instructive poems that I often heard him recite. As you read the following poem […]

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Poets to present work to public at Indiana Tech

| November 12, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Indiana Tech, in collaboration with the Auer Foundation, is scheduled to present SPEAK OUT, a night of poetry and spoken word expression, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nov. 17  in the Academic Center, Multi-Flex Theater on the Indiana Tech campus, 1600 E. Washington Blvd. Parking is free. An initiative of Student Life’s “Exploring Performance” […]

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and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

and i love you for that, ruby, my dear . . .

| June 16, 2014

© 2014, omowale-ketu oladuwa “i don’t know who i would be if i weren’t this child from harlem, this woman from harlem. it’s in me so deep.” —ruby dee, 1924-2014                                                          mother-sister, from striver’s row […]

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Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

Remembering Maya Angelou: A friend to all

| June 5, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Not only America, but the world has a heart kinda heavy.  Maya Angelou, Ph.D.,  died last week and the world lost a poet, writer, producer, actress, activist, civil rights leader, composer, singer, dancer and educator.  However, most of all, we lost a friend. What made Angelou the nation and world’s friend?  Firstly, […]

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with the certainty of tides

with the certainty of tides

| May 29, 2014

“still like life, i rise”                                         —maya angelou (april 4, 1928-may 28, 2014) © 2014 omowale-kétu oladuwa   there is no apt word when your mother leaves. she’s been there bracing your back so long her absence is tidal, a […]

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