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May 23, 2010
Dunbar became the first Baltimore City team to win a regional softball championship Saturday when the Poets topped the Institute of Business and Entrepreneurship  (formerly Walbrook), 17-7, to take the Class 1A South title. Freshman Daunyea Felton, who has pitched every inning of the Poets'  17-0 season, allowed only four hits and struck out eight. Shanette Parker went 4-for-4 with a triple and three doubles and drove in three runs. Shylia Buie went 3-for-4 with two RBIs while Jessica Paschall and Candice DeShields each had three hits.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Allen Grossman,a prize-winning poet who spent 15 years teaching his craft to students at the Johns Hopkins University, died June 27 at his home in Chelsea, Mass. He was 82 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease. "Allen was an inimitable instructor," said Douglas Basford, assistant director of composition at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, and a former student of Dr. Grossman's at Hopkins. Remembering a class he audited in poetry and poetics, Mr. Basford recalled the instructor "probing and prodding to get, as he did in his critical prose, to the core of how a poem worked [and]
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By Jeff Seidel and Special To The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2009
The Dunbar defense shut down Forest Park and the Poets took advantage of starting several drives with great field position to win their seventh straight region title. Evan Pittman threw two touchdown passes, and No. 8 Dunbar limited Forest Park to only three first downs and 88 total yards of offense en route to a 20-0 victory in the Class 1A North Region championship game Saturday at Poly. Dunbar (11-1) will play at Catoctin in a state semifinal Friday night. The Poets have won three straight state titles and four in the past five years.
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By Alexa Cottman-Robinson and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
In a scene from the documentary "A Place of Truth," opening Thursday at the Creative Alliance , Abi Mott sits behind a small desk on a city street corner with a sign that reads: "Name a price. Pick a subject. Get a poem. " She is greeted by a customer and after a quick exchange of money; she enters words on a vintage typewriter. Moments later, Mott hands her customer a short poem and smiles. "This is what she wrote for me," says the customer, eyes filled with tears, as she begins to read the lyrics out loud.
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From Sun staff reports | March 1, 2012
Defending Class 1A state champion and No. 4 Dunbar continued its march to the state finals at UMBC's RAC Arena on Wednesday. Michelle Wright scored a game-high 17 points and the host Poets beat Northwestern, 57-27, in a Class 1A South regional semifinal. The Poets (16-6) will face the winner of Ben Franklin-Masonville's game with Surrattsville in Saturday's regional final. No. 14 Century 58, Walkersville 40: Alice Mercer scored 19 points and Jamie Clark added 16 to power the host Knights (22-3)
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | January 24, 2012
The corner of Orleans and Central in East Baltimore was swarming with anticipation. Dunbar's boys basketball team had a big game to play, which meant an eager crowd began forming outside the school's gym doors more than two hours before the opening tip. Not everybody would make it inside, but those who did saw the numerous championship pennants that take up an entire wall, each square foot needed to recognize the decades of excellence. The music blared, with cheerleaders and the crammed-in crowd enthusiastically feeding off it. And then, on cue, the Poets - decked out in their traditional white, maroon and gold - emerged onto the court surrounded by applause.
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By Gregory P. Kane | September 2, 1994
MANY RESIDENTS of East Baltimore are in a collective funk, worried about what the coming basketball season will bring. As a long-time Dunbar Poets fan, who briefly was an East Baltimore vTC resident some years ago, count me among them. I'm a Poet at heart.The only local sports phenomenon I can equate it with is when Robert Irsay skulked away with the Colts in the middle of the night. The city as a whole was crushed. Feelings for the Poets run much deeper and are more personal.The Poets are more than just a basketball team.
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By Sam Davis and Sam Davis,Evening Sun Staff | December 31, 1991
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Dave Krider, the writer who ranks high school basketball teams for USA Today, had a message for No. 1 Dunbar after the Poets edged No. 13 Simon Gratz, 55-53, in the championship game of the Beach Ball Classic last night."
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By Sam Davis and Sam Davis,Staff Writer | April 6, 1992
Dunbar High's two McDonald's All-Americans, Donta Bright and Michael Lloyd, who led the Poets to the nation's No. 1 ranking and a 29-0 record this past season, have made oral commitments to Massachusetts and Arkansas, respectively.Both are expected to make their decisions official after April 15, when the NCAA signing period begins for basketball players.Bright's decision is somewhat of a surprise. The 6-foot-5 center/forward, who was The Baltimore Sun's Player of the Year this past season, had been leaning toward Ohio State.
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By Diane Scharper and Diane Scharper,Special to The Sun | August 21, 1995
The work itself is what matters, according to poet David Beaudouin. "Some poets use their poems like credit cards," he says. They're always trying to build their reputations. "But it really doesn't matter if you have a lot of books out. The poem itself is important."A Baltimore poet, editor and teacher, Mr. Beaudouin has long been a force in the publishing world. He will read his poetry tomorrow at the Halcyon Gallery at 8 p.m.He's been in the writing business a long time, he says from his home in Charles Village.
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By Janene Holzberg, For the Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Garrison Keillor lounged by a backyard pool, sipping a glass of wine. Isaac Bashevis Singer sat at a dining room table and ate homemade pea soup. Edward Albee arrived with a new boyfriend in tow. Over the past four decades, the likes of Larry McMurtry, Frank McCourt, Grace Paley and Lucille Clifton, along with a dozen or so other well-known authors and poets, have made themselves at home during visits to Columbia. Many of them lingered after their readings to share a meal, and some even stayed on as overnight houseguests.
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Dan Rodricks | May 29, 2014
I bring Maya Angelou along today because news of her death made millions of us think of her voice - we can all hear that voice - but mostly because I think she belongs here. I have a couple of small stories to share, and while they stand alone as heart-lifters and soul-refreshers, some Maya music might give them a little more resonance. She extracted great lessons and profound wisdom from small things - personal experiences, observations from daily life - and her words ended up on posters and greeting cards.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | April 20, 2014
Dyane Fancey, a prominent poet in Baltimore's arts community who also worked in the city school system and at a popular Mount Vernon restaurant, died April 13 of heart failure. The Hampden resident was 63. Born Diane Margaret Fancey in Washington, D.C., Ms. Fancey was the daughter of active labor union workers, and developed a feisty and rebellious attitude at an early age, replacing the "i" in her name with a "y" in order to distinguish herself from the other girls in her high school who shared her name and dotted the "i" in their names with hearts.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Afaa Michael Weaver, a Baltimore native who spent 15 years as a factory worker, has won one the country's most lucrative poetry prizes. Weaver, a professor at Simmons College in Boston, received the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his most recent poetry collection, "The Government of Nature. " "My license to be a poet is one I inherited from black and poor people who built cultures out of a faith in stuggle and hope," Weaver writes on his website .  Weaver, 62, was born in East Baltimore to parents with little formal education.
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By Jonah Goldberg | February 10, 2014
It's only February, but it's already my favorite word -- or phrase, I guess -- of the year. (Who knows, by December it may be shortened to "joblock. ") It's not euphonious or edgy, but it does offer insight into the unreality of the Democrats' predicament. The Congressional Budget Office issued a politically explosive report this week, finding that Obamacare will reduce the number of hours Americans work by the equivalent of 2.5 million full-time jobs. This is different than killing 2.5 million jobs, Obamacare defenders are quick to insist.
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By Alexander Pyles, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Dunbar coach Lawrence Smith knows which William Crest moment is his favorite. Crest, the Dunbar quarterback, had already scored two rushing touchdowns against City this past October when the Poets faced a fourth-and-9 from the Knights' 12-yard line, trailing 26-22. The call with 12.4 seconds remaining was a pass, but the senior saw an opening to the left and darted down the sideline, stopping only after his outstretched arms toppled the front pylon of the end zone for the game-winning score.
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By Sam Davis and Sam Davis,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 13, 1992
ERIE, Pa. -- Dunbar seniors Michael Lloyd and Donta Bright have lost just five games since the beginning of their sophomore seasons."When we get a chance to get revenge, we go for it because we are seniors and we won't get another chance," Bright said.Saturday night, Lloyd and Bright helped Dunbar, the area's and the nation's No. 1 team, take care of unfinished business by winning the McDonald's Classic, a tournament the Poets had been eliminated from in the first round two seasons ago by Cathedral Prep of Erie, 68-62.
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March 31, 1992
Everyone already knew the Poets of Dunbar High School were the best team in the country, but USA Today made it official this morning with the final poll of the season.Coach Pete Pompey's Poets finished undefeated in 29 games to claim their third national championship. They also won in 1983 and 1985.Dunbar has won its last 52 games and this year averaged 91.5 points per game while giving up just 60.2.Michael Lloyd led the team in scoring with 22.1 points per game and he also averaged 7.3 assists, 7.0 steals and 6.5 rebounds per contest.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Virginia Bates, a poet and artist who opposed the Vietnam War and was a founder of the Howard County Peace Action Community, died of complications from the flu Dec. 9 at Bridgepoint of Los Altos, an assisted-living facility in California. The former Woodbine resident was 88. Virginia Neumann was born in Baltimore. She was the daughter of William Neumann, a plumber, and Elinor Neumann, a homemaker. She was a 1942 graduate of Western High School and earned a degree in literature from Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2013
Gayle Danley called the Wilde Lake Middle School eighth-graders "poets," a label that sounded hip and eclectic and, by the tone of her fiery prose, non-negotiable. After introducing them to the world of "poetry slam" - competitions involving artists who recite their original works - the former national and international slam champion sought a way last week to bring out the teens' inner muses. "Pick up the pencils and write the words: 'You can't do that to me!'" commanded Danley, a Baltimore resident and artist-in-residence who visits middle schools through Baltimore and Washington, teaching students to use poetry to express themselves about the more pressing issues in their lives.
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