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Lorca and Neruda and The Beautiful Game

by Ted Olson New Native Press, a small independent publisher based in Cullowhee, North Carolina, has recently issued a book offering new translations of poems composed by the internationally recognized Spanish-language poets Federico Garcia Lorca and Pablo Neruda. Both of those poets have long been familiar figures to serious fans of poetry, with all of …

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A Book of Wonder and Worry

from Ted Olson, Rapid River Poetry Editor/Columnist It has been quite an honor to serve for more than three years as poetry editor/columnist for Rapid River and to be part of such a vital arts and culture publication. My sincere thanks to publisher Dennis Ray for entrusting me with that role, to designer Simone Bouyer …

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Word-Weaving in Tennessee

The National Storytelling Festival by Ted Olson Appalachia is a storied land. Every place within the region has its own story, and virtually every person who has spent a significant amount of time in a specific Appalachian place has been affected by—indeed, has become part of—that story. The region’s artists have learned to interpret those …

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