Preparation is essential, specifically because of the emotions associated with the task. Writing a tribute is a meaningful way for a person to show his or her love for deceased friend or relative. It will also help others who are present at the service to grieve as well as to celebrate their loved one’s life.
He spoke about his Judaism, which he took very seriously. His parents had started one of the early synagogues on the North Shore after World War II. "I had a lot of long talks with my father about our religion," Gene told me. "He said it wasn't necessary to think too much about an afterlife. What was important was this life, how we live it, what we contribute, our families, and the memories we leave." Gene said, "The importance of Judaism isn't simply theological, or, in the minds of some Jews, necessarily theological at all. It is that we have stayed together and respected these things for thousands of years, and so it is important that we continue." In a few words, this was one of the most touching descriptions of Judaism I had ever heard.
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two books of poetry, Leadbelly and Olio, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, The Midland Society Author's Award in Poetry, and received an Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN Jean Stein Book Award, and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Leadbelly was a winner of the 2004 National Poetry Series. Jess, a Cave Canem and NYU Alumni, received a 2004 Literature Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and was a 2004–2005 Winter Fellow at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. Jess is also a veteran of the 2000 and 2001 Green Mill Poetry Slam Team, and won a 2000–2001 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, the 2001 Chicago Sun-Times Poetry Award, and a 2006 Whiting Fellowship. He presented his poetry at the 2011 TedX Nashville Conference and won a 2016 Lannan Literary Award in Poetry. Jess is a Professor of English at College of Staten Island.
A Memorial for John Ashbery with Elizabeth Hazan, Ann Lauterbach, Dara Wier, Trevor Winkfield, and musical performances by Dashon Burton and the Brentano String Quartet.
Longtime friends and fellow artists pay tribute to the life and work of poet John Ashbery, who died in September at the age of 90.
Co-presented by the 92nd Street Y, Unterberg Poetry Center Academy of American Poets, PennSound, Poets House and the Poetry Society of America.
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We are so excited to begin our 7th season at Tribute National Talent starting in January 2018. Over the last seven years we have had the privilege and honor of seeing thousands of dancers from across the country and hundreds of outstanding dance studios and teachers attend our events. From day one we have always focused on the importance of family and to share with others the love, respect and appreciation that is so important. With hundreds of choices on dance competitions and conventions to attend, we always want our company to stand out by not only hosting a very professional event but to be different in a positive way. We don’t just focus on a score or award, we share a message that does in some way make a huge impact on others. Every dance competition has similar aspects that are visible as you attend a variety of events, but at Tribute we are the only competition that takes a moment away from competing to have dancers share the love they have for their parents. We have always done everything we can to make sure parents are recognized for the contributions they make for dance by allowing their sons and daughters to do what they love. We hope that we have the opportunity to see you at one of our events in 2018 to experience the difference at Tribute National Talent. Here’s to an amazing new season of dance and memories.
Since 1992, the Poetry Society of America and New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority have joined forces to present poems in one of the most beloved public art programs in America. On the occasion of the publication of a new anniversary anthology of 100 poems, The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 years on Subways and Buses, many of the poets featured will gather to read their own contributions and favorites by others--among them Billy Collins, Aracelis Girmay, Major Jackson, Ada Limón, Jim Moore, Paul Muldoon, Marilyn Nelson, Patrick Phillips, Katha Pollitt, and Kevin Young.
Free and open to the public. Reserve your seat .
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Bruno Walter Auditorium
111 Amsterdam Avenue
It describes the debate over the measure “boiling down to one sentence: ‘It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically engineered organisms in San Luis Obispo County.” The Tribune claims that “Measure Q is a poorly written ordinance with unintended consequences of banning research on life-saving medicines.” It begins with an effective strategy of stating arguments of the proponents and responding to each, but continues with an unconvincing list of reasons to vote against Measure Q and a conclusion that wea...
The 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center hosts an evening of readings to celebrate the centenary of Gwendolyn Brooks as part of a year-long, nationwide tribute to one of America's most influential poets.
Co-sponsored by Our Miss Brooks: A Centennial Celebration, the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem Foundation, the NYU Creative Writing Program, the Poetry Society of America, Poets House and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (NYPL).
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92nd Street Y | Unterberg Poetry Center
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The photos above give you a glimpse of a special award presentation. At Tribute we are honored to give dancers the opportunity to share the love and respect that they have for their parents in the form of an essay. As the winning essay is read for all to hear it truly touches the lives of so many in a very positive way. The laughter and tears that are shared during this award are very emotional and make a lasting impression. For the new competition season we are now accepting essays for 2018.
Steve’s essay on the Grand Master of mystery and horror, Edgar Allan Poe, is published in a tribute book edited by Michael Connelly. IN THE SHADOW OF THE MASTER commemorates the 200th anniversary of Poe’s birth, collecting sixteen of his best tales accompanied by twenty essays by well-known writers.
According to the approach developed by Thomas A. Sebeok (1921–2001) and his ‘global semiotics,’ semiosis and life converge. This leads to his cardinal axiom: ‘semiosis is the criterial attribute of life.’ His global approach to sign life presupposes his critique of anthropocentrism and glottocentrism. Global semiotics is open to zoosemiotics, indeed, even more broadly, biosemiotics which extends its gaze to semiosis in the whole living universe to include the realms of macro- and microorganisms. In Sebeok’s conception, the sign science is not only the study of communication in culture, but of communicative behaviour from a biosemiotic perspective.
Once Gene and I were involved in a joint appearance with another Chicago media couple, and Garry Meier. It was a tribute to us or a tribute to them, I can't remember. They were pioneers of free-form radio. Gene and I were known for our rages against each other, and Steve and Garry were remarkable for their accord. They gave us advice about how to work together as a successful team. The reason I remember that is because soon afterward Steve and Garry had an angry public falling-out that has lasted until this day.