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Getting by on a Diet of Poetry

Volunteer Valerie becomes a glutton for the Baltimore literary scene. The first thing I noticed upon entering Cyclops Books last Thursday evening, in anticipation of the PerVerse Poetry Series, was how much colder it was inside the bookstore than outside.…

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New Found Respect

Intern Marc finds his poetry slam judge comfort zone. Last spring I was invited to be a judge of what I would later learn was a poetry contest. Now, I have to admit that I’m not a poetry enthusiast by…

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Terry McMillan at the National Book Festival

Volunteer Andrea blogs about Terry McMillan reading from her work-in-progress. Laughter filled the National Book Festival’s fiction tent throughout Terry McMillan’s reading of her work-in-progress, Who Asked You? Attendees were advised not to tell Ms. McMillan’s publicist that she wasn’t…

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