• 2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Opens for Submissions

    15 days ago - By Arts

    2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge Opens for Submissions
    Ballet Girl
    Tue, 04/06/2021 - 14:21
    Date
    Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:00
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    Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates...
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  • Poetry Quotable: Sally Wen Mao

    Poetry Quotable: Sally Wen Mao

    15 days ago - By Arts

    Poetry Quotable: Sally Wen Mao
    Date
    Tue, 04/06/2021 - 12:00
    Paulette Beete
    Tue, 04/06/2021 - 15:42
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    By Paulette Beete
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    NEA Literature Fellow Sally Wen Mao 's second collection of poetry, Oculus , has gotten a great deal of well-deserved attention. The word oculus comes from the Latin; it means “eye.” It can also refer to the lens of a camera, and architecturally, it's a circular window or a circular opening at the top of a dome. In her poetry, Mao uses these multiplicities of meanings as she examines the violence of spectacle. In Oculus , Mao...
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