National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month: More Staff Reflections

BRONWEN Is April really the “cruellest month?” Though perhaps more famous for his modernist poetry such as The Wasteland and “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” T.S. Eliot wrote a batch of poems about cats for his godchildren in the 1930s, and they’ve remained among my favorites for some …

April 30, 2019
National Poetry Month
National Poetry Month: Staff Reflections

CLAIRE I love this podcast, “Interesting People Reading Poetry” which features artists, chefs, elected officials, scientists and more interesting people who read their favorite poem then explain what it means to them. Listen here: https://interestingpeoplereadingpoetry.com/   KRISTEN In 2016, slam-poet Adam Henze stepped up to the microphone to read his poem …

April 29, 2019
Organizations invited to apply for grants to fund projects that explore cultural, racial issues
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Organizations invited to apply for grants to fund projects that explore cultural, racial issues

Indiana Humanities, in partnership with the Central Indiana Community Foundation, will award $80,000 in INcommon grants over the next two years for projects that spur in-depth thinking and conversation around the persistent social, economic, cultural and racial issues that divide our communities. Funding for the grant program is evenly split …

April 26, 2019
Poetry Prompt #16
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #16

What Binds and Breaks For inspiration: Diane Seuss’s “Six Sonnets“ Freewrite memories of what has binded you and what has broken you. Choose your favorite number.  Using the language from your freewrite, write a series of poems with that number of lines.  Do not use punctuation.

April 26, 2019
Indiana Humanities awards 18 nonprofits with nearly $45,000 in grants
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Indiana Humanities awards 18 nonprofits with nearly $45,000 in grants

A total of 18 libraries, schools, museums and other nonprofit organizations from Gary to New Albany have received grants from Indiana Humanities this spring. Selected projects range from the creation of an exhibit to explore the history of women firefighters to the production of a video to preserve the history …

April 25, 2019
Inspiring women scientists and honoring Girls Inc.
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Inspiring women scientists and honoring Girls Inc.

I am so grateful to be here tonight, at an event that celebrates the valuable place that Girls Inc. has in our community. I appreciate this honor with all my heart. I am receiving this honor because of a wonderful program that I was able to share with the girls …

April 25, 2019
Poetry Prompt #15
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #15

One Sentence, Twelve Lines For inspiration: W.S. Merwin’s “After the Spring“ Write four simple words you love. Begin your poem with the word “After” and write a twelve line poem that is one sentence long, using subordinate clauses to keep the poem going, and repeating those four words at least …

April 25, 2019
Poetry Prompt #14
National Poetry Month
Poetry Prompt #14

Let Observations For inspiration: Linda Gregg’s “Let Birds” Sit outside for twenty-two minutes.  Close your eyes for several of those minutes and breathe deeply and slowly till your mind and body feel settled, unified. When you open your eyes, slowly look around you making simple observations. Write down those observations. …

April 24, 2019