Humanities

Night of Poetry

The Nebraska Writers Collective and the Seven Doctors Project team up for a night of poetry! May 17, 5-8pm Come hear the Seven Doctors and enjoy appetizers and entertainment at the Side Door Lounge (3530 Leavenworth Street) We’re raising money to help with NWC programs.  Poets on Loan and the Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha Youth Poetry Festival help get students, teachers, and poets excited for poetry.  Your donations at the door or online (at http://newriters.org/news/) help keep it all going.  $20 per person suggested…. Continue Reading

A Mystery Poem

Today we have a host poet who’s come anonymously to present his work. Enjoy, and if you have any thoughts about the mystery author or the poem itself, feel free to leave a comment!   I met a man today His wife here with tubes and hoses They’ve been married sixty three years His short quiet steps full of concern She in the awful robe, ashy face, on the monitor A 1920’s wedding in the farm town, stiff collars-broad hats He stands by her room… Continue Reading

The Seven Doctors Project: Session Six

It is my pleasure to welcome back longtime members of the Seven Doctors Project—and to greet and welcome new participants, as we chirp back and forth via e-mail and they tell me a little about their writing interests and goals. The fact that mid-career physicians and many others, including administrators and scientists and researchers, are drawn to practice creative writing and immerse themselves in a two-month intensive writing workshop, continues to intrigue me. The Seven Doctors Project, which debuted in spring 2008, is the basis… Continue Reading