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ANDREA NEAL: 'Paddle Your Own Canoe' is a Hoosier inspiration

ANDREA NEAL: 'Paddle Your Own Canoe' is a Hoosier inspiration

James Whitcomb Riley was the most acclaimed, but he wasn’t the first Hoosier poet to gain national fame. Sarah T. Bolton deserves that honor. Even today her poem “Paddle Your Own Canoe” is cited and recited, though few know anything about its origins.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Nominate author, encourage Indiana’s literary heritage

There’s nothing quite like the comfort of a good book, and Hoosiers have benefited from Indiana’s many outstanding authors over the decades – from Kurt Vonnegut to Booth Tarkington to James Whitcomb Riley. But even today, the literary landscape of Indiana remains just as dynamic and notewort…

March 21, 2013 1:04 am
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