The Phoenix

The Phoenix Art and Literature Contest Judge

Logo by Alex Phelps, FTHS ’11 Today I had the pleasure of judging finalists in the poetry category of The Phoenix Art and Literature Contest. Sponsored by the Journalism Club at Foothill Technology High School, the contest received 564 entries in five categories–157 entries in poetry alone–from teenagers across Ventura County. I was truly impressed …

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Blogging, Reincarnated

“I rhyme / To see myself, to set the darkness echoing.” -Seamus Heaney, “Personal Helicon” Wired Magazine‘s Paul Boutin recently declared personal blogging dead. Soon after, The Atlantic‘s Andrew Sullivan extolled the endurance of blogging’s “human brand” in a postmodern world of words. Me? I just keep writing. But why? In “Personal Helicon” Seamus Heaney …

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