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Dale Wolf Memorial Tribute

We remember Dale Wolf whose life spanned 97 years.  Dale earned his B.A. from the University of Omaha in 1938.  His two poems placed third in the adult category in the 2012 Poetry Across the Generations Event.  The courting poem was written for his bride-to-be in 1936.  Dale continued to write poetry to his wife throughout their marriage.  His second poem was written to her for their 75th wedding anniversary in January 2012.

We honor Dale’s life, his smile, and the memorable day he created for all of us by the sharing of love of poetry.

Dale Wolf
Dale Wolf and gang

A friendly, safe space for teenage and elder poets to publish poems and find resources with each other.

Poetry offers many rewards.  The annual contest offers for each track (Teen Track and Adult Track) first prizes of $100, second prizes of $50, third prizes of $25, and seven Honorable Mention prizes of $10 each.

Poetry is the voice of the soul.  Through poetry teenagers and elders can exchange information about the life span in relation to aging, examine their beliefs about aging and their role in their own aging.   Poetry can connect generations and for both teenagers and elders, sharing poetry can expand their “known” worlds.

”A lot of native children are lost.  They don’t know their roots and who their people are.” Tom Render, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council president, 2008

 

"Life review at any age is a way to learn about self and others in a way that illuminates the possibilities of human existence."  Robert Butler, MD, PhD