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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,...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

The pleasures and perils of the epistolary romance

 Just when I thought I could learn to forget herRight through the door come a tear-stained letter.– “Tear-stained Letter,” Richard Thompson“We will go out and write poetry in red chalk on...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 01:09 pm
Sunday, a group gathered at the tomb of Vachel Lindsay in Oak Ridge Cemetery as part the national Dead Poets Remembrance Day....
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 An interesting installation called New Springfield, by Minnesota new media artist Rosemary Williams, is currently on display at University of Illinois Springfield UIS Visual Arts Gallery. The ex...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 10:31 am

Two famous locals’ work united in new book

Vachel Lindsay, a lifelong resident of Springfield, internationally renowned poet and author of 20 books of poetry and stories, was born in 1879. Two years before Lindsay’s death in 1931 came th...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 02:45 pm
The public is invited to hear award-winning poets Allison Joseph and Jon Tribble at Quiddity’s fifth anniversary celebration. Held Nov. 7 in the historic Brinkerhoff Home on the campus of B...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 01:27 pm

Illinois State Historical Society honors 23 centenarians

What do Poetry Magazine, Chicago Chinatown, Madison County, Haenig Electric Company and the YMCA of McDonough County have in common? They are a few of 23 Illinois businesses, nonprofits and municipali...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 05:00 am
Reserve your tickets now by phone for a performance of Prairie Voices and Lincoln and Shakespeare at Theatre in the Park indoor theater at Lincoln’s New Salem Sate Historic. Kevin Purcell direct...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 03:02 am

Springfieldians once were prodigious walkers

Yes, kids, I really did used to walk two miles to school. For the whole of my ninth grade year in 1962-63, I often walked from Washington Junior High at 21st and Jackson to our house near the Statehou...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 05:48 am

The heirs to Vachel Lindsay’s performance poetry

Poets, we are reliably told, once were creatures of the street and the court, not the study, and poetry was sung, or at least recited. That past lives again every year when Springfield area schoolkids...

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