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Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, a column by Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry: Column 7

"Why, someone will ask, doesn’t poetry rhyme anymore? ... I say that it still does, or that it never did. I say: some poetry rhymed, and some still does. Or I try to change the subject." In this month's column, Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas uses the wise words of Shakespeare, John Milton, and Jay-Z to explain why rhymes make the world go round.
Ohio Folk and Traditional Arts postcard

Ohio Arts Council Accepting Applications for Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants, Nominations for Ohio Heritage Fellowship

The Ohio Arts Council is excited to share two opportunities aimed at supporting and celebrating Ohio's folk and traditional artists. Applications for Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grants and nominations for Ohio Heritage Fellowships are due March 15.
Golden award statues

And the Winner Is … A Look at Accolades and Honors Awarded to Ohio's Artists

Ohio artists have been busy this month receiving recognition on the international stage. From Grammy nominations and Oscar wins to prestigious prizes and competitive fellowships, here's a look at some of the accolades and honors awarded to Ohio's creatives and creators.
2018 Ohio Heritage Fellowship Award recipient Hasu Patel

Ohio Heritage Fellow Hasu Patel Proves There’s Power in Perseverance

Hasu Patel, one of few world-class female classical sitarists, a master of gayaki ang, and an internationally known teacher and performer, speaks about how her perseverance in the face of challenges has helped her achieve her childhood dreams.
National Endowment for the Arts logo

National Endowment for the Arts Awards $565K to Ohio Recipients

Twenty-nine Ohio recipients have been awarded grants through the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowship programs.


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