the poetry of war

November 11, 2017

On Veteran’s Day it seems appropriate to note that the Dean F. Echenberg War Poetry Collection has found a home at The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Echenberg’s collection includes over 6,500 volumes: “works by men, women and children of all nationalities, languages and conflicts…from the first appearance of the written word to the present day.” It also includes related anthologies, manuscripts, biographies, bibliographies, links to online resources, critical examinations, reviews, etc. The collection is searchable online by author or conflict.

To learn more, visit The Dean Echenberg War Poetry Collection and blog and see the Harry Ransom Center press release.

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Reasons to go to… Texas

January 25, 2014

WOW Austin 2014

Women of the World Poetry Slam. Four days, 72 of the best female poets in the world, one champion.

history walk…

November 7, 2012

Sidewalk in King Park on Lake Michigan. © Anne WallaceHere’s a not-quite-poetry walk, but a sidewalk project that shares the accidental poetry of storytelling and history. Texas artist Anne Wallace has created three sidewalk oral history projects: two in San Antonio, Texas, one in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. In each project, she has interviewed local residents, then stamped their stories — letter by letter — into the wet cement. See her description of the projects and a series of photos here, and a close-up photo of Wallace stamping here.
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photo: Sidewalk in King Park on Lake Michigan. John Michael Kohler Art Center project with the City of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. 2009 © Anne Wallace

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