Magnolia Cemetery keeps history of Augusta alive

...died Christmas Eve of 1800.War veterans are everywhere, including many who fought for the Confederacy.But there are also poets and politicians who served not only Augusta, but also their state.Perhaps one of the most unique graves is that of John Martin...

Learn statue's history

...Augusta. The line "No nation rose so white and fair, none fell so pure of crime" was taken from a poem written by an English poet and author, Philip Stanhope Worsley, a Fellow of Corpus Christi College at Oxford University.Worsley was a friend of Gen...

Augusta area authors publish books

...author himself at kentgantjr.com.Edgefield writer's poetic prose style gives depth to 'Longevity' Laurel Blossom, the poet laureate of Edgefield, S.C., has a new book coming out in October.Longevity is a book-length narrative, a fictional...

Leon Larke

...God. He lived his life full of joy and purpose. He was a devoted husband and best friend to his wife of 32 years. He was a poet and a writer. Leon has been an advisory board member of Paine College for over 30 years and served as President 3 times. In...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Martell was the first black woman to appear on 'Opry'

...music and adopted as the state song.It is sung at the start of the annual Preakness leg of the Triple Crown horse races. The poet and editor's statue is in front of Sacred Heart Cultural Center.The game being played in the armory was between the Sacred...

Riverwalk to serve as backdrop for poets

...Jessye Norman Amphitheater, poets will gather to celebrate their...Saturday, was organized by Evans poet Reesee Willis. The event resulted...more receptive." Eighteen poets from Augusta and as far afield...excited about the participating poets, although she was forced to...

Poets and would-be poets have many reasons to rhyme

...previous story looked at fiction writers. Next Sunday we'll explore getting work published. Augusta is full of poetry - and of poets who find that music of the mundane and bring it to life in the rhythm of their words. Jerrica Leavy writes of the daily pressures...

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Young poets sought for library system's contest

Young poets are invited to submit original works in a poetry contest sponsored by the East Central Georgia Library System. The second annual...

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Noted poets have very different outlooks on life

...Lythgoe read the works of two very different poets at the Aiken County Library on April 13. Mr...Brass and Holy Week , read verses by current poet laureate Charles Simic and Ted Kooser, who was poet laureate from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Simic "writes...

Westminster senior wins Best and Brightest award

...runners-up received $200 checks.The other senior nominees also had far-reaching talents and accomplishments, including poets, master class musicians, missionaries, expert "Rubik's Cubers" and instrument builders.Retired education consultant...