Lets celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by making pinatas. This project will take 3 weeks. Registration for week 1 registers you for all 3 weeks.
Grades K-5, with a caregiver.
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Join Laurie Byro and the Circle to discuss the poetry of James Wright. Click here for selected poems.
On December 13, 1927, James Arlington Wright was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio. The poverty and human suffering Wright witnessed as a child profoundly influenced his writing and he used his poetry as a mode to discuss his political and social concerns. He modeled his work after Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, whose engagement with profound human issues and emotions he admired. The subjects of Wright's earlier books, The Green Wall (winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets award, 1957) and Saint Judas (1959), include men and women who have lost love or have been marginalized from society for such reasons as poverty and sexual orientation, and they invite the reader to step in and experience the pain of their isolation. Wright possessed the ability to reinvent his writing style at will, moving easily from stage to stage. His earlier work adheres to conventional systems of meter and stanza, while his later work exhibits more open, looser forms, as with The Branch Will Not Break (1963). James Wright was elected a fellow of the Academy of American Poets in 1971, and the following year his Collected Poems received the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He died in New York City on March 25, 1980.
The Pretty Committee will show you how to take an old frame and turn it into a unique sign for the holiday season. Please bring in a small frame (4 x 6 or 5 x 7) for this project.