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Philip Levine, a former Detroit autoworker and product of Detroit Public has been named the U.S. Poet Laureate for 2011-12.
Levine, 83, who graduated from Central High School (1946) and Wayne State University (1950), left Detroit in the 1950s to study in Iowa. While he has lived for years in Fresno, Calif., his poetry often has been anchored in the city of his birth and his working-class Jewish roots.
Levine will be the 18th poet laureate and was chosen by the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington. "His plainspoken lyricism has, for half a century, championed the art of telling 'The Simple Truth' — about working in a Detroit auto factory, as he has, and about the hard work we do to make sense of our lives," said Billington in a statement.
On this occasion we send our greetings to all Muslims worldwide and special Ramadan Kareem to Muslims in North America.
Note: This event has been canceled.Do you make Grandma's pierogi recipe or Aunt Maria's spaghetti sauce? Cook up your cultural specialties and enter our international cooking contest. Bring your dish and 10 copies of the recipe to share. Here is a cool way to sample other dishes and win prizes too. Prizes will be awarded based on audience voting. Also watch an Indian cooking demonstration and sampling. Join us on August 9th at 7:00 PM in the Community Room.
Eat, pray, love: one woman's search for everything across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert
In a sunburned country by Bill Bryson
Aesop's fables by retold in verse by Tom Paxton; illustrated by Robert Rayevsky
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen; edited with notes by Vivien Jones
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte; with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates
The good earth by Pearl S. Buck; introduced and edited by Peter Conn
Almost since history began, England had an important place on the world map. From Stonehenge to the Roman Empire, the Industrial Revolution to World War II, major events have left their mark on this small island with a big history. Most of the materials listed in this collection provide authoritative and focused information about the landmarks, the history, architecture and culture of the country and the Royal Family. As anticipation builds for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, which is scheduled to occur on April 29 at Westminister Abbey, visitors can get their royal fix via a stream of news, pictures and videos at officialroyalwedding2011.org.
National Book Foundation has been honoring great American books for the past 60 years. In the current eNewsletter from February through April of 2011, the Foundation will host a retrospective examining more than sixty years of American poetry. The retrospective will include a daily blog featuring essays by emerging poets on all past Winners of the National Book Award for Poetry, as well as a series of public programs in three U.S. cities.
Drives of a lifetime: 500 of the world's most spectacular trips — This lavishly illustrated, hardcover travel planner gives you every bit of information you'll need to navigate 400 amazing driving routes in some of the world's most fascinating locales. This practical travel planner provides specific, in-depth descriptions of the sights each drive offers. A clear, detailed, easy-to-read map of each route. Useful information on the best time to travel. And insider tips to help you get the most out of every fabulous trip. Abundant sidebars call your attention to standout sights along the drive or entertaining background information on the region and its culture.