Over the past few months, the search was on to locate the inaugural Lansing Poet Laureate. Today, Weds. April 19th, that individual was announced. Hear the Lansing Poet Laureate describe their craft and read a new poem.
An interview and reading by the inaugural Lansing Poet Laureate, Dennis Hinrichsen.
Only 6 states in the U.S. do not have a Poet Laureate, and Michigan is one of them. After attempting to make that happen a few years ago, a group of mid-Michigan organizations have shifted to a smaller scale.
Members of the Lansing Poetry Club, Lansing Economic Area Partnership, & RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University on why the Capital Region needs a Poet Laureate.
Earlier this year, we spoke briefly with Donna Kaplowitz about the workshop “The Art of the Selfie: How Selfies Create Confidence.” The workshop encouraged young girls to explore their understanding of beauty and boost self esteem through selfies.
Rwandan based artist Emmanuel Nkuranga moved to Rwanda from Uganda in 1997 at the age of 10. Although he moved after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda was and is a country in transition. Emmanuel’s mission is to help Rwanda continue to heal and grow through art.