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Saturday, July 26, 2014 06:37 pm

Springfield Art Association Paint the Street

 The black tent was the closest shelter. I was worried about my phone and purse contents. Folks were crowded under the Myers Building overhang. It was really starting to pour. The sky was dark. T...
Friday, June 13, 2014 08:19 am

A poem by Hugh Moore

 FULL MOON: CORN MOON It hears a root make movement in the soil, words that leaves make when the wind comes strong and sudden. Reads that map the shadows trace to show where...
Friday, May 9, 2014 09:01 am

Illustration contest winners announced

This just in: A contest encouraging children to illustrate the poetry of Vachel Lindsay generated 200 submissions of turtles, crows and other colorful critters. The top 15 drawings will be recog...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 04:20 pm

A song by John C. Van Orman

On the last evening of National Poetry Month, I want to share with you a song authored by John C. Van Orman called “Vachel Lindsay Walks Springfield.” It is about Vachel Lindsay (pictured above,...
Friday, April 25, 2014 04:51 pm

A poem by Ginny Lee

Nixon died this week, 20 years ago on April 22, 1994. Photographer Ginny Lee wrote this poem on April 28, 1994 about the man for a class.   Nixon died last night  Well, I guess y...
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 01:20 pm
  Two great events for National Poetry Month are unfortunately both on Thursday, April 10. A Night of Poetry will be held at the Anne Lloyd Gallery of the Madden Arts Center,...
Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00 am

IT goes to photography contest reception

Guess where IT was last night?  At the Hoogland Center for the Arts where our star helps hold down the floor in the lobby. Last night was the reception for winners of the Prairie Art Allianc...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:47 am

Illustration contest open to kids

Happy Poetry Month! As part of the April celebration, the Vachel Lindsay Association and Vachel Lindsay State Historic Site are hosting an illustration contest for students kindergarten through s...
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 01:03 pm

Student recitation contest

 Poetry Out Loud is a national contest for teens that challenges them to eloquently recite poems aloud by memory. The Poetry Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts cosponsor the annual...

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