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C-U Haiku

Sidewalk is shoveled.

Time to relax!

Here come the plows.

— Joanne Haynes, Urbana


Digital magazine access well worth checking out

Have you tried Zinio? If you haven't tried it already or maybe haven't heard of it before, I highly suggest you check it out.


Read Across America event set for Lincoln Square

URBANA — Children in Champaign County are invited to the area's 13th annual National Education Association Read Across America Day.

It's scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Lincoln Square in Urbana.

The theme of the local celebration this year is "Oh the Places You Will Go. Book a Trip Today!"


Urbana man releases new collection of poems

Local writer, poet and University of Illinois graduate and faculty member Steve Davenport has a new book of poetry on the scene: "Overpass."


Library workers can help you find a good book

This past weekend, I took home three books that received great reviews and looked interesting after reading the blurb on the inside flap.


Ted Kooser: American life in poetry Feb. 24, 2013

Every day, hundreds of thousands of us are preoccupied with keeping up a civil if not loving relationship with our parents.

In this poem, Mark Irwin (who lives in Colorado) does a beautiful job in portraying, in a dreamlike manner, the complexities of just one of those relationships.

Portraits

Mother came to visit today. We hadn't seen each other in years. Why didn't


Writer captures perceptions of AIDS in the '80s

"Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel" (Dial Press, 2012) by Carol Rifka Brunt is a coming of age story of love, grief and renewal as two lonely people become unlikely friends.


C-U Haiku

Broken ice, open water

Canada honkers argue, posture

Spring creeping in

— Mike Knoke, Champaign


Hat tale picks up Caldecott Medal

At the end of January, the American Library Association announced the winners of its annual awards. The 2013 Caldecott Medal, the award for the best illustrated picture book of the year, went to "This Is Not My Hat" (2012, Candlewick Press; written and illustrated by Jon Klassen; ages 3-7).


C-U Haiku

Red fox darts

Brisk arrow of fluffed fur

My back yard Valentine

— Rosemary Laughlin,

Urbana