Tag Archives: Poetry


Melissa Hassard/ July 6, 2017/ Awards, Poetry

The mail has come, as I was thinking of you I was wondering about the man that delivered your letter   when the dogs barked, I didn’t think anything of it was his day suddenly made inexplicably better   but I meant to say earlier that I didn’t miss it when your letter fell into his bag    when you said

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Congratulations to Iman Dancy, 2017 North Carolina Poetry Out Loud Champion

Melissa Hassard/ May 2, 2017/ Poetry Out Loud/ 0 comments

I’ve just gotten back from the 2017 National Finals for Poetry Out Loud, held on April 25-26, 2017 in Washington, D.C. at the Renaissance Dupont Circle and Lisner Auditorium on the GWU campus. What an incredible event. Our North Carolina state champion, Iman Dancy, did an excellent job performing her poems. (“Learning to Love America” and “On Virtue.”) In the

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Women Writers of the Triad Hosts Poets and Open Mic with Tate Street Coffee

Melissa Hassard/ August 30, 2013/ Reading Series/ 1 comments

GET THIS ON YOUR CALENDAR! Second Saturday, September 14th, at Tate Street Coffee House, at 7:00pm. Featured poets are Ann Deagon and Michael Gaspeny. This is going to be WONDERFUL. Michael Gaspeny won the 2012 Randall Jarrell Prize for “Shore Drive.” His latest chapbook Vocation is available from Main Street Rag. Ann Deagon‘s work includes There is No Balm in

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For June, a writing and art workshop on gratitude

Melissa Hassard/ June 10, 2013/ Writers' Workshop/ 0 comments

On the theme of gratitude: Saturday, June 15, 9:30 am-4:00pm. A visual and writing arts workshop on the theme of Gratitude, with Kim Goldstein and Donna Anthony guiding the group in making soul collages and Judith Behar and Melissa Hassard guiding the group in writing prose or poetry about their soul collages. Place: Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 501 S. Mendenhall St., Greensboro.

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