Greens call for halt to endless-war policies, threats against Iran, Venezuela, and Russia
Call for Work: Boog Poets Theater
Deadline May 31, 2015.
email plays (as attachments) and inquiries to: Kris Lew, poets theater curator email@example.com
- Open reading period for submissions of plays.
- New playwrights / underrepresented voices encouraged, all welcome
- Pieces should be no more than 15 minutes long (under 15 pages long).
- Be sure to put title, your name, address, phone, and email on cover sheet.
Julian Assange, a co-founder of Wikileaks, has had some interesting news. Story at Sierra Leone News: Ending deadlock Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in UK
Another news story from The Belfast Telegraph: We’ll Quiz Assange At Embassy…
Updates and background on the Julian Assange/Wikileaks/Manning drama at This Day in Wikileaks: here.
Some background on why Julian Assange sees his stay at the embassy in England as political asylum:
No Secrets, from The New Yorker. Includes reference to the Collateral Murder video.
Just for fun, Kimberly’s parody tribute to Julian Assange:
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Pi Day of the Century happens today. π is fun! You can experience ten digits of Pi at exactly 3/14/15 at 9:26 and 53 seconds.
To celebrate the beauty of math, and the perfection of circles, below is a classic poem. Onthewilderside dedicates this poem to anyone who has ever used Pi as a calculation…
Old Euclid drew a circle
On a sand-beach long ago.
He bounded and enclosed it
With angles thus and so.
His set of solemn greybeards
Nodded and argued much
Of arc and circumference,
Diameter and such.
A silent child stood by them
From morning until noon
Because they drew such charming
Round pictures of the moon.
by Vachel Lindsay
Thoughts on the poem, “Euclid”: When I read this poem in college, I thought it was saying that math was stodgy, boring, and not magical. Now that I am older, I see the poem as celebrating math, the purposefulness of the academics, and the way their studies are connected to the moon and to the wonder of childhood. -KW
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Pi Day of the Century
This Pi Day, Saturday March 14th, is an epic day for engineers, mathematicians, and other number crunchers. As Edutopia.org points out, on Pi Day this year, 3.14.15, at 9:26:53, the date and time will reflect the first 10 digits of Pi (3.141592653). This math/date convergence happens only once per century.
We are sure that there will be a lot of Pi Day celebrations for high school students and college kids. Though, we wanted to make sure that preschoolers and young elementary students could get in on the act. Resources below about how to get little ones excited about Pi.
A long list of simple Math, Circle and Pi Day Activities for pre-school, kindergarten, and early elementary students. (PDF) Compiled by Kimberly Wilder, based on the book Circles by Catherine Sheldrick Ross.
What is Pi? Read more »
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Ian Wilder was interviewed on WRHU by Rebecca Gianarkis about the “Free Speech Zones” at the Hofstra 2008 and 2012 Presidential Debates. Wilder discussed the ironically named “Free Speech Zones” which kept public speakers caged and separated from public officials, media, and the Hofstra community.
A rough map of the interview and related thoughts are below. At the end of the post are links to our full coverage of the 2008 and 2012 debates. Read more »
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Saturday., February 14 – Sunday. February 15, 2014, Boog City will be putting on their annual winter event, Welcome to Boog City 8.5 poetry, music, theater, and film festival. It will feature 46 poets, 12 musical acts, 4 short films, 1 poets theater play, and 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press over the two days.
You can view the web-only color pdf version of Boog City’s Welcome to Boog City program issue here:
replete with: Read more »
What has the groundhog said about 6 more weeks of winter? Below and at the readmore are 4 groundhogs we keep an eye on, plus a link to more at weather.com.
Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania says: YES, six more weeks of winter.
Phil seems to be the most famous groundhog.
Holtsville Hall says: YES, six more weeks of winter.
Holtsville is in Suffolk County, Long Island, NY
And, by the way, the ceremony had to be canceled this year due to snow and ice. Read more »
In honor of poet Langston Hughes’ 113th Birthday, the Google banner has a wonderful, animated video of the poem “I Dream A World”. Peace Couple couldn’t be happier than seeing Google honor a poet and a vision of peace in the world.
For an interesting, annotated version of the Langston Hughes poem, “I Dream A World”, go to Genius.com: here.
Langston Hughes: Born February 1, 1902. Died May 22, 1967.
If you are looking for a Langston Hughes poem to share with preschoolers to elementary students, this one is beautiful:
Dream Variations Read more »
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A Super Bowl event for poets and their fans…
Super Poem Sunday
Sunday, February 1, 2015
1:00 – 4:30
It’s that time of year again, for the annual Super Poem Sunday, co-sponsored this year by the Bards Initiative and the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site.
The annual Super Bowl Alternative for Poets (which still ends in enough time for you to catch the actual Super Bowl if you want!) will be as usual a poetry slam! (Note: you do not need to memorize your poems to compete.)
Every participant will get 3 minutes to perform a poem.
$100 prize to the winning poet. 2nd and 3rd place prizes will also be awarded.
$10 entry fee, food will be provided.
Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your reading spot for the event.
Want to find a football poem for your Super Bowl Party? Read more »
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Blizzards can be fun, if you are safe and warm inside. I work at a nursery school, so we knew we were off work the day before.
Wanted to share my fun photos of our Riverhead house and neighborhood from the blizzard. Both doors were covered with snow. Though, it was fluffy enough to push aside.
You can see our whole Flickr album here: Long Island Blizzard 2015, gallery.
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Our Times Coffeehouse
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