Tag Archives: Lit

Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed

Justin Longacre’s newest chapbook sheds new light on the familiar Justin Longacre’s poetry chapbook, Frost Grape, Nightshade, Milkweed (Raggedy Mouths Press, 2018) evokes images of desperation, ruin, escapism and, ultimately, hope. It takes readers through events that they are likely to experience in their everyday lives, homing in on them to take apart the layers

Celebrating African-American authors

Take a second— can you name five Black writers off the top of your head?  From W.E.B. Du Bois to bell hooks (pictured above), to James Baldwin, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and contemporary writers like Akwaeke Emezi, Roxane Gay, Victor LaValle, Elizabeth Acevedo, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Terrance Hayes, the impact of African-American writers on

Enter the TMA archives

Discover books, materials and more that are not typically on view as Alison Huftalen, head librarian, and Julie McMaster, archivist, offer a first-hand glimpse into the collection, with a spotlight on materials that showcase the history of the TMA during Library & Archives Unshelved: Museum History. Visit the Art Reference Library, frequented by art historians,

Ode To The ZIP Code 2019: Submit Your Poem Here

Want to write an ode to your ZIP code? For the fourth year in a row, we’ve teamed up with The Fair Housing Center, The Arts Commission and the Toledo Lucas County Public Library for the Ode to the ZIP Code poetry contest. Toledo-area residents can enter this free poetry competition by submitting a poem based on their ZIP code. Each

Discuss Gary Chapman’s Book “5 Love Languages”

How do you express your love? Is it through action, touch, spending quality time together, giving gifts, or knowing how to say the right thing? Everyone communicates their feelings differently, and author Gary Chapman believes that understanding how you and your partner express love can benefit any relationship. Discuss Chapman’s book, 5 Love Languages, with

Pop-Up Books Exhibition at Maumee Valley Country Day School

See moveable books, poster books, and other rare varieties of books during the Pop-Up Books exhibition in the The Wolfe Gallery at Maumee Valley Country Day School. The collection is provided by Ron Euton, a former MVCDS faculty member, who has been a rare and unusual book hobbyist for nearly four decades. On view through