Poetry

ACCESA LA MENTE E LEGGERO IL CUORE

Four early poems and an essay disappeared from poet Anne Sexton's oeuvre of work. They have been recently re-discovered and will be published this month in Fugue magazine. Idaho Matters speaks with the two poetry hunters who found the works.

Last week, the recipients of the 2018 Governor's Awards in the Arts were announced and they included former Boise Poet Laureate and Idaho writer-in-residence Diane Raptosh. Her works explore subjects including criminal justice, interpersonal relationships and the imagery of the American Northwest.  Raptosh currently teaches creative writing and criminal justice at the College of Idaho and she joins Idaho Matters to talk about representing the Gem State with poetry.  

WritersResist.org website

Writers from around the country will gather Sunday as part of an international movement to talk about democratic ideals. In Idaho, writers will gather in Moscow for an event called “Writers Resist Hate.”

Boise State University Special Collections and Archives

It was 65 years ago, deep in the Idaho wilderness, when one woman took poetry, turned it into music, and recorded it. Her collection of songs and poems lives on to this day, thanks in part to one dogged researcher and a librarian, both of whom wanted to share this special music with the world.

Kevin Martini-Fuller / Baxterblack.com

Much to the lament of his many fans, cowboy poet Baxter Black is taking a break from the stage. Black has been entertaining audiences for more than 25 years, traveling all over the country, including Idaho. One of his last stage shows will be this Saturday in Sun Valley.

Tiny Boise School Wins Big In Statewide Poetry Contest

May 1, 2012
Adam Cotterell / Boise State Public Radio

Tuesday night high school artists decorated the sidewalks around the Boise Art Museum with chalk. Each chalk drawing was inspired by a winning poem from a statewide poetry contest. More than 1,600 students entered this competition.  One hundred three were selected for publication. One tiny school produced nine of those winners.