Friend and former US Poet Laureate Daniel Hoffman was a great supporter of the Dead Poets Society of America. In the summer of 2010 I had the privilege of taping him for a day as he visited some of his favorite places around Cape Rosier and read some poetry. I have begun a video album with these readings, which will be added to after his October memorial service in October 2013.
Starkey Flythe Jr., an award-winning poet whose passion for short fiction led to a distinguished career as one of the area’s most literate and politically sophisticated writers, died Friday. He was 78...
His poems had a distinctive, run-on voice completely original and his own,” Blossom said. “He was beloved for his wit, his celebratory but wry attitude towards everything and everybody, his encyclopedic knowledge of everything from daffodils to Dan Rather.”
In addition to his writing, Flythe was a gracious cultural host in Augusta’s literary community, friends said.
Born in Augusta on Feb. 15, 1935, he started the Augusta Poetry Group, served as president of The Authors Club of Augusta, represented the Poetry Society of South Carolina, and organized poetry readings for the Westobou Festival and many other programs.
Paul B. Grillo Jr., a creative writing teacher who was devoted to encouraging young people to express their individual creativity free of the pressures of conformity, whose poetry and dreamlike collages were widely published and collected, died Aug. 28 after a long battle with cancer. He was 70 and lived in Lansdowne...
He taught his students to appreciate poetry, art and music, teaching such courses as "Poetry and Rock," wherein the works of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan were discussed along with those of classical poets and writers.
"He touched the lives of many of Philadelphia's youth, teaching them to embrace who they were and to bravely become who they were meant to be," his daughter said. His books of poetry include "Manhattan Spiritual," "Vibes of the Saints" and "Skin of Doubt." He often read his poetry to audiences in the Philadelphia area and New York City.
Saeed Ahmed DERA ISMAIL KHAN - Renowned Urdu poet and philosopher Saeed Ahmed Akhtar passed away on Tuesday....His first Urdu poetry collection ‘Diyaar e Shab’ came up in 1976.
Diyaar-e-Shab was a best-selling book of that year and got many awards
like ‘Abbasin Arts Council Award’ for best book of the year. He
published eight Urdu poetry collections and one English poetry
collection. All his books sold out like hot cakes. He also wrote many
plays and documentaries for Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan. He
permanently settled in Dera Ismail Khan, NWFP. Poetry, music and
educational social work had been the affection of his life. He remained a
member of Senate, association and selection board of ‘Gomal University’
for years. ‘Love for all and hatred for none’ had been moving forces of
mind was singularly capacious, filled with baseball statistics,
detective novels, mathematical formulas, vintage wines, German hymns,
you name it,” Mr. McClatchy wrote. “It is said of a man like John
Hollander that when he dies it is like the burning of the library at