If it’s April, it must be National Poetry Month!

A few online resources to celebrate National Poetry Month:

POETRY mobile app
The Writer’s Almanac
Play Magnetic Poetry onlinePoetry Out Loud
The original: Poetry 180

Can you add any others?


On Toni Morrison

Excellent article in the New York Times Magazine on Toni Morrison, the only living American Nobel-prize winning author.


Not getting it? Well, not YET!


Lifehacker: Read literature

“We realize it best when we talk with an unliterary friend. He may be full of goodness and good sense but he inhabits a tiny world. In it, we should be suffocated. The man who is contented to be only himself, and therefore less a self, is in prison. My own eyes are not enough for me, I will see through those of others. Reality, even seen through the eyes of many, is not enough. I will see what others have invented. Even the eyes of all humanity are not enough. I regret that the brutes cannot write books…. in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself. Like a night sky in the Greek poem, I see with a myriad eyes, but it is still I who see. Here, as in worship, in love, in moral action, and in knowing, I transcend myself; and am never more myself than when I do.” (C. S. Lewis)

Read the whole post here.


What did you do today to build your “soft skills”?

See U. S. News and World Report article here.


Quote of the day: Get yourself out of the way

“The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way. (There is no good asking first whether the work before you deserves such a surrender, for until you have surrendered you cannot possibly find out.)”

C.S. Lewis, An Experiment in Criticism


Winning photo and design entries from FSPA D7

Here are some of the winning entries of the digital (formerly known as “carry-in”) contests at the Florida Scholastic Press Association District 7 workshop. These provide good models for photos and page designs!

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