Schlagwort: Garrison Keillor

Chronik – November 2017

(Wird laufend ergänzt) Viele Preise wurden vergeben, in Deutschland wird weiter über Gomringer, naja: geredet, Gedichte von Charles Bukowski aus dem Nachlaß wurden so verfälscht, daß man von Zensur reden muß, und Ende November wurde bei einem amerikanischen Rundfunksender über Nacht und so gut…

36. Great old troublemaker

Garrison Keillor im Gespräch mit der New York Times: Whom do you consider your literary heroes?  John Updike for his vast ambition and the Lutheran diligence that realized it. Edward Hoagland for his style and bravery and love of the world. May Swenson, again…

93. Reason to write a poem

This is the grandest reason to write a poem: to impress a woman with your passion for her. It’s why I started writing poems back when I was 14. I couldn’t go out for football because I had a heart-valve defect, and I wasn’t…

29. Freie Wahlen

Der Kolumnist des Writers‘ Almanac, Garrison Keillor, zitiert zum Anlaß des Tages zwei Stimmen zum Thema freie Wahlen von beiden Seiten des Ozeans: Rosa Luxemburg said: „Without general elections, without unrestrained freedom of the press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies…

132. Pound 125

It’s the birthday of Ezra Pound, born 125 years ago today in Hailey, Idaho (1885). He was known as „the poet’s poet“ because he was so generous about promoting the work of other writers — including James Joyce, William Carlos Williams, D.H. Lawrence, Marianne Moore, Hilda Doolittle,…

110. Zum heutigen Geburtstag

von T.S. Eliot (* 26.9. 1888 St. Louis, Missouri) erzählt der Writer’s Almanac Garrison Keillors diese Anekdote. Jemand sagte zu Eliot: „Die meisten Verleger sind verhinderte Schriftsteller.“ Eliot antwortete: „Die meisten Schriftsteller auch.“ – Der Almanach bringt ein Gedicht des Tages (heute von Richard…

27. Fourth Season of Poetry Everywhere Debuts

Public television brings poetry into homes nationwide with a collection of 40 short poetry films CHICAGO—The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the debut of a new season of Poetry Everywhere with Garrison Keillor. This April, the short poetry film series returns to public television…

139. Poetry Foundation and NEA Announce Amber Rose Johnson as 2010 National Winner of Poetry Out Loud

High school student receives $20,000 award in national poetry recitation contest WASHINGTON, D.C. — From a competitive field of nearly 325,000 students nationwide, 16-year-old Amber Rose Johnson of Providence, Rhode Island, won the title of 2010 Poetry Out Loud National Champion at the National…

188. Ruth Lilly gestorben

Ruth Lilly, a noted philanthropist and last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, died Wednesday night at 94, a family spokesman said Thursday morning. Over the course of her life, Lilly gave away the bulk of her inheritance, an estimated $800 million. Yet…