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March is National Read Aloud Month!

Does reading aloud really matter?

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Fun Infographic from goodreads

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The Horrifying Love Lives of Famous Authors

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here is an article about the less than perfect love lives of famous authors. This should cheer anyone up about their own situation.

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In the abstract, everyone would like to fall in love with a famous writer. It holds out the promise of fabulous love letters and, if one is very lucky, immortalization as the subject of a super-romantic poem. I mean, Keats’ beloved Fanny Brawne really lucked out, I think, with “Bright star, bright star / would I were as steadfast as thou art.” I would be thrilled if someone would write that about me.

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The City Inside

Hakim Bellamy at the Monroe Correctional Facility

Hakim Bellamy at the Monroe Correctional Facility

The Prison Arts Coalition

By Hakim Bellamy

About the guest blogger: Hakim Bellamy became the inaugural poet laureate of Albuquerque on April 14th, 2012, at age 33. He was the son of a preacher man (and a praying woman). His mother gave him his first book of poetry as a teen, a volume by Khalil Gibran. Many poems later, Bellamy has been on two national champion poetry slam teams, won collegiate and city poetry slam championships (in Albuquerque and Silver City, NM), and has been published in numerous anthologies and on inner-city buses. A musician, actor, journalist, playwright and community organizer, Bellamy has also received an honorable mention for the Paul Bartlett Ré Peace Prize at the University of New Mexico. Bellamy is the founder and president of Beyond Poetry LLC. For more information on the author, please visit www.hakimbe.com.

The City Inside Me

I want to think about my future.
I want…

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58% of Kids Say They Will Always Want to Read Print Books

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