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Reblog: February 18th — Denton Poets’ Assembly Meeting & Critique Session

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Denton Poets’ Assembly welcomes members and guests to our monthly meeting and critique session on Saturday, February 18th.

Our critique session begins at 9 a.m., followed by the regular meeting at 10.

After an opening discussion, members will read Cinquain poetry assignments from J. Paul Holcomb’s January lesson.

Following the readings, J. Paul Holcomb will present the February lesson on writing Spoon River Poems.

Please click the following link for the complete post. DPA Post for February 2017

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January 21st — Denton Poets’ Assembly Meeting & Critique Session

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Members and the public are invited to the first Denton Poets’ Assembly meeting and critique session in 2017 from 9 am to noon.

We start the critique session at 9 a.m., regular meeting begins at 10.

After an opening discussion, members will read the Ottava Rima poetry assignment from J. Paul Holcomb’s December meeting.

For additional information, please refer to: Jan 21st meeting of the Denton Poets’ Assembly

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Reblog: December 17th—Denton Poets’ Assembly Meeting & Critique Session

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Denton Poets’ Assembly ends the year an a high note.

Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet on December 17th at the Emily Fowler Public Library, starting with a critique session at 9. The regular meeting will begin at 10 and end at noon.

J. Paul Holcomb plans to deliver a lesson on the Ottava Rima form.

Members have an assignment to write poems based on the use of color to express emotions recalling past events.

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Reflections on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

Tomorrow November 22nd reminds us of the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. For those of us old enough to recall the event it burned an indelible image into our minds. Each memory is personal, yet poignant. Peace my friends.

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by Rich Weatherly

For anyone old enough to remember the JFK assassination it’s one of those significant emotional events we’ll never forget. It’s much like our memory of the attacks on 9/11.

I began my day on Friday November 22, 1963 preparing to return home from the Great Lakes Naval Training Center north of Chicago. Having just completed the US Navy Class A Radar School, I’d packed my sea bag, taken care of last minute administrative details and found myself sitting in the waiting room of the dispensary over the Noon hour, getting ready to retrieve my medical records. Our school was one of many graduating classes at the training center; some returning home while others transferred directly to a new duty station. Conversations centered on plans for the transition. The room filled with the low hum of chatter. Each person waited for his name to be called from a clerk…

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Reblog: November 19th – Denton Poets’ Assembly meeting

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Members and the public are invited to the monthly Denton Poets’ Assembly this Saturday, November 19th.

We start the critique session at 9 a.m., regular meeting begins at 10.
J. Paul Holcomb will present a lesson on adding color to your poetry.

Members will read exphractic poems from artwork provided by Susan Maxwell Campbell in September, then will read dramatic monologue poems based on J. Paul’s lesson in October.

Guests are welcomed to bring a poem on one of the assigned topics, ekphractic or monologue.
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Reblog: September 17th — Denton Poets’ Assembly Meeting

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Denton Poets’ Assembly will meet on September 17th for poetry readings by members and guests at the Emily Fowler Public Library from 10 am – noon. For complete details regarding the meeting click the following link  Denton Poets’ Assembly Sept 17 Meeting

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Reblog: 30 Years Ago Today: Challenger by Bob Mayer

On this day in 1986 I setup equipment to record the Challenger launch for my employer. The company I worked for used Thiokol O-rings under extreme conditions. It’s an irony that O-ring failure caused the tragedy and the representative for O-rings warned weather for the launch was too cold to go ahead safely. NASA refused to listen and act on that advice.

 

Thank you Bob for sharing this poignant reflection.

The remaining post is from Author, Bob Mayer.

“My God, Thiokol. When do you want me to launch? Next April?” Senior NASA official on a conference call to the manufacturer of the solid boosters, when they recommended on the morning of the launch that it be postponed.
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