Dirda is a literary journalist whose works have appeared in numerous publications. He has often been called the “best-read man in America.”
The blockbuster movie, “The Revenant”, brought renewed attention to the story of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his near-fatal encounter with a grizzly bear.
Ted Kooser wrote much of his poetry during the pre-dawn hours, before it was time to get dressed for work as a life insurance executive.
The literature of Ted Kooser’s 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner, “Delights & Shadows”, draws in the sun to bring readers to the table of subtle transformation.
Nashville is more than the Music City these days. It’s an up- and-coming force in the (fictional) murder business, as well.
Andy Shane didn’t like school to begin with, but the class know-it-all, Dolores Starbuckle, made his day even worse by tattling on him. Twice! Before lunch!
Barry Louis Polisar began writing and singing for children in 1975, but many know him from his song, “All I Want is You."
“That one photo is not indicative of a lot of my work,” photojournalist Robert Cohen said. “I’m not a war photographer. I’m a community journalist.”
A recent SDHC grantee’s project harnesses the power of paintings, poetry and film to tell an emotional, human story.
The first Veterans Writing Prize will highlight the writings of South Dakota veterans and service members. A $1,000 cash prize is offered to the winning author.
The sole meaning in life is to serve humanity.
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