Julie Harris, versatile actress on stage and screen, dead at 87

Julie Harris, versatile actress on stage and screen, dead at 87

CHATHAM, Mass., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Actress Julie Harris, who played Joan of Arc and Mary Todd Lincoln on Broadway and starred on TV's "Knot's Landing," died Saturday in Chatham, Mass. She was 87.

Rap fight in Florida ends with stabbings

PALM SPRINGS, Fla., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Police in Palm Springs, Fla., say four men were stabbed after a fight broke out involving rappers competing at a local strip club.

Tomlin collects 6 'Doves'

NASHVILLE, April 27 (UPI) -- Chris Tomlin swooped into Nashville and came away with a flock of six Doves, presented at the Gospel Music Association's 38th annual awards program.

Awards honor Christian music's top songs

NASHVILLE, April 23 (UPI) -- Casting Crowns' "Voice of Truth" won Song of the Year and the group's Mark Hall earned Songwriter of the Year at the BMI Christian Awards in Nashville.

'Dangermouse' heading to the BBC

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The BBC is bringing back the cartoon secret agent "Dangermouse," marking the 25th anniversary of the character and his sidekick, Penfold.

Study examines patient payment rules

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Wake Forest University School of Medicine says it will investigate the implications involved in requiring patients to pay more of their medical costs.

Study: Patient rights laws vindicated

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- A North Carolina researcher says patients' bills of rights laws are not legal veils for healthcare providers as some critics charge.
Mark Hall

Mark Halliday (born 1949) is a noted American poet, professor and critic. He is author of five collections of poetry, most recently Keep This Forever (Tupelo Press, 2008). His honors include inclusion in several annual editions of The Best American Poetry series and of the Pushcart Prize anthology, and he received a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a winner of the 2001 Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Halliday earned his B.A. (1971) and M.A. (1976) from Brown University, and his Ph.D. in English literature from Brandeis University in 1983, where he studied with poets Allen Grossman and Frank Bidart. He has taught English literature and writing at Wellesley College, the University of Pennsylvania, Western Michigan University, Indiana University. Since 1996, he has taught at Ohio University.

Halliday's poetry is characterized by close observation of daily events, out-of-the-ordinary metaphors, unsentimental reminiscence, colloquial diction, references to popular culture, and uncommon humor. The poet David Graham has described Halliday as one of the "ablest practitioners" of the "ultra-talk poem," a term said to have been coined by Halliday himself to describe the work of a group of contemporary American poets, including David Kirby, Denise Duhamel, David Clewell, Albert Goldbarth, and Barbara Hamby, who frequently write in a wry, exuberant, garrulous, accessible style. Halliday has acknowledged the influences of New York School poets Frank O’Hara and Kenneth Koch on some of his poems.

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