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What is a haiku? 
It's a Japanese poem, 
with seventeen beats.

The first verse has five, 
the second verse gets seven 
and the third has five.

At first, the poems 
described nature and beauty 
with vivid language.

Many poets still 
communicate artistry. 
Others just make beats.

At CoRK they will hang 
haikus from artists in Jax 
screen printed on white. 

"It is a very 
simple piece of poetry," 
the host, Keith Marks, said. 

Poet, performer and political activist Maya Angelou has died after a long illness at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was 86. Born in St. Louis in 1928, Angelou grew up in a segregated society that she worked to change during the civil rights era. Angelou, who refused to speak for much of her childhood, revealed the scars of her past in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, the first of a series of memoirs.

Interstate 95 inspires more than just four-letter words, it turns out.

Twenty five years ago, poet A.R. Ammons and his wife were driving home from a visit with family in South Miami. Somewhere north of Dade County -- on I-95 -- Ammons looked out his window and there it was: one of South Florida’s infamous mountains of trash.

Creator Series- 96 Seasons

Mar 14, 2013
Book Cover
Jessie Wilson

This week in the Creator Series, we spoke with poet Jesse Wilson about his One Spark project 96 Seasons. Wilson is from Jacksonville and writes of local VOID Magazine and is very involved in the community.

Wilson hopes his book of poems can inspire people to explore the magic of Jacksonville. He says he hopes his display at One Spark includes photos that can help draw the reader in and give them a visual representation of the city.