Fiction Writing

For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York Times

Marcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.

Bernstein's Loveliest Love Poetry  TLV1 Podcasts

Here's a little love poem for you, by Ory Bernstein, who is responsible for some of the loveliest love poetry written in Hebrew. It's from A One and Only Love, ...

Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,...  Duluth News Tribune

A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...

Revival of the Rich traditions  The Kashmir Images Newspaper

It is surely not for nothing that Kashmir is termed as the “Peer Vaer” (The Saintly Vale). Kashmir mothers the most influential saints and poets ranging from ...

Viral verse: Poets of Instagram inject new life, fresh voices into poetry genre  Yahoo News Canada

After decades on a downward trajectory, poetry has been enjoying a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers breathing new life into the ...


The writer Georgi Gospodinov recently met with students from Sofia high schools in the Sofia City Art Gallery. He told them about his work, the literature and the ...

On learning to love yourself through poetry  The Boston Globe

The first collection by National Slam Poetry winner Melissa Lozada-Oliva of Newton is “Peluda.''

Elena Ferrante: ‘If people still told their stories in verse, I would be too embarrassed to write’  The Guardian

I grew up with the idea that being a poet is for truly exceptional people, while anyone can have a go at prose. Maybe it was the fault of my school, which instilled ...

Scooter's poem a gift of love and hope  Palestine Herald Press

Addison Bowman, 11, marveled at the tiny new life in her arms, holding him gently as she rocked him to sleep.

Akeem Lasisi: Novel ride through musical poetry, video  Guardian

On the Nigerian cultural scene, poetry is being reborn in many interesting guises. No longer is it satisfied with just being confined and read on the pages of a ...

The best Canadian poetry of 2018

2018 was a great year for books. Here are CBC Books's top 12 Canadian works of poetry that came out this year.

True Love Keeps Moving: A Review  Eastern Mirror

By Dr. Kevileno Sakhrie True Love Keeps Moving: A collection of prose and poetry by Wedekhro Naro is a 112-paged work featuring 7 stories in prose and 20...

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County  The Daily Herald

Kimberley Bouchard: 2 p.m. Dec. 22, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Unit 105, Edmonds. Bouchard will read from and talk about her ...

A vivid, surreal Kodachrome love poem to 1980s Florida  Washington Post

Florida has long been one of the most intriguing of the 50 states. From election drama to news of the weird, the state has been the source of a rich variety of ...

From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation  The New York Times

In “Evolution,” Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.

‘Robert Graves’ Review: A Poet of Love and War  Wall Street Journal

If Graves is not known as a poet of the Great War, it's his own fault. His best work of the period has resurfaced only posthumously.

Speak up, speak out | Community  Calaveras Enterprise

Poetry came alive at Bret Harte and Calaveras high schools during the first Poetry Out Loud competitions.

Why poetry is always perfect for primary  TES News

From On the Ning Nang Nong to Benjamin Zephaniah's Talking Turkeys, there is just about a poem for every day in primary.

Love of poetry inspires Nelson man to fundraise for charity  Nelson Mail

Duncan Cromar​ takes a notepad with him wherever he goes, he never knows when inspiration for a poem will strike. The 85-year-old lives at Summerset in the ...

YWP: Poems About Life, Love, School and Other Universal Subjects  Valley News

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in ...

Neutral Zone to showcase young talent at upcoming poetry night  The Michigan Daily

You know a poem is good when your body moves with it — when your foot taps along to the beat of each line break, each new stanza. When the poem is a ...

First time out: Debut poetry by Duy Doan, Chanda Feldman, July Westhale  San Francisco Chronicle

Opening Duy Doan's debut poetry collection, “We Play a Game” (Yale University Press; $20), we enter an elusive world of syllables and animals, where past and ...

The Worst Bad Poem? There’s a Contest for That  The New York Times

There was expectation in the room that someone would deliver a poem as lovely as a tree. Or not. The expectation was about choosing the worst of the worst ...

Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018  The Spinoff

All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry. Poūkahangatus by Tayi Tibble (Victoria University Press, ...

In Recent Poetry Collections, Weapons Made of Words  The New York Times

In these four deeply political, deeply personal books, poets grapple with some hot-button issues of the day.

Love poems for her from the heart

Love poems for her from the heart may be needed for you as a birthday present or a cute message for her in the morning. Some men love reading romantic ...

Three new poetry collections uncover truths and histories  Anchorage Daily News

New books cover homestead life, portray a struggle with dementia.

A Poetry Collection That Opens Up Like a Cabinet of Curiosities  The New York Times

J. Michael Martinez's “Museum of the Americas” takes on the white gaze, colonial trauma and Mexican migration.

An Ohio Christmas  Norwalk Reflector

The magic of Christmas comes in many shapes and forms. I remember the shiny gloss of a purple-and-white J.C. Higgins bicycle at age 8. The next year was ...

'Thank You, America': A Crowdsourced Holiday Poem That's A Blessing To Read  NPR

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier in November, we asked our readers and listeners to share what about America they are most thankful for. More than a thousand ...

'Hey Djon' highlights S. Sudjojono's poems - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Sindoedarsono Sudjojono, known as S. Sudjojono, has been recognized as the maestro behind the 1973 painting of The Battle of Sultan Agung and Jan ...

Sen. Cory Booker and poet Cleo Wade talk self-care, sage and fire alarms  The Washington Post

There was something in the air at the Eaton Hotel on Wednesday night. You could call it love, though for whom, we're still not quite sure. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.

The best children’s books of 2018 for all ages  The Guardian

From celebrity-penned tales to *fresh* interpretations of the classics, here is our pick of the best for hungry readers from tots to teens.

A Poet Takes Aim at the Literary and Political Patriarchy  The New York Times

In Anne Waldman's latest collection, “Trickster Feminism,” her verses argue on behalf of collective expression — and collective responsibility.

A love of Scotland inspired a poem to be proud of  The National

TO celebrate the Year of Young People, every week in 2018 The National is giving a platform to a different young Scot. This week, 19-year-old…

On my radar: Natasha Gordon’s cultural highlights  The Guardian

The British playwright and performer on podcast poetry, Maya Angelou's essays and the enduring appeal of Bob Marley's Concrete Jungle.

Kate Bush and me: David Mitchell on being a lifelong fan of the pop poet  The Guardian

As a book of the singer-songwriter's lyrics is released, the Cloud Atlas author reflects on the songs that have been the soundtrack to his life and work.

Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide : Code Switch  NPR

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

AM Juster's translation of Maximianus, the Last Roman Poet  The Weekly Standard

A.M. Juster makes the bawdiness and decrepitude of the forgotten 6th-century poet Maximianus available for the first time to 21st-century readers of English.

The Books We Love Best in 2018  Sightline Institute

Sightline staff shares their most memorable reads of the year, including fiction, sci-fi, poetry, and more. Books by Joe Shlabotnik/Flickr used under CC BY 2.0.

The Best Poetry of 2018  The New York Times

The Book Review's poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.

'Beale Street' Is A Heart-Stopping, Beautiful Story Of Love And Injustice  NPR

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins returns with a new drama about young lovers in 1970s Harlem whose lives are thrown into turmoil when one of them is falsely ...

Two Sister-Poets Gone Too Soon: Ntozake Shange and My Sister  The New Yorker

On the occasion of his late sister's birthday and the recent death of the poet and playwright Ntozake Shange, Hilton Als writes about both women's influence.

Ginger-haired boy writes poem to bullies who told him he should die  BBC News

A 12-year-old boy who was being badly abused for having ginger hair has written a poem to his bullies. Alfie Coleiro, from Eastbourne, was sent anonymous ...

What a woman! Why I love Camille Paglia  Smoky Mountain News

Fierce. Honest. Libertarian. Those are just three of the reasons why author and professor Camille Paglia has fascinated me for years. She speaks her own mind, ...

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem review – Neil Tennant's superb songbook  The Guardian

A collection of Pet Shop Boys lyrics shows off their singer's erudition and wit.

The story behind 'The Sleeves' poem and how the uniform represented Evansville basketball  Evansville Courier & Press

EVANSVILLE — Scott Shreffler wants people to know that he did not have a reputation for being the Shakespeare of the old University of Evansville men's ...

Is love best expressed with poetry?  The Guardian

A poet struggles for words during a marriage proposal, leading to the question: Is poetry really better at capturing our feelings than plain old prose? Tell us in the ...

Reading the Northwest: Book club authors share their 2018 favorites  The Spokesman-Review

The Spokesman-Review launched Northwest Passages just over a year ago as a book club and community forum with a mission to get people reading – and ...

15 Best Romantic Movies on Netflix 2018 - Top Romance Films Streaming Now  Esquire

No matter what kind of love story you're looking for—a romantic comedy, war-torn lovers, or passionate melodrama—Netflix has you covered. Here are the best ...

EXCLUSIVE: Lang Leav gifts special poem for Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica's wedding  GMA News

December 13, 2018. Among the classic and intricate details of Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica's intimate wedding ceremony was a special poem written by Lang ...

SunStar, Superbalita Cebu writers and artist publish books on essays, poetry  SunStar Philippines

SATURDAY, Dec. 15, became a celebration of the literary talents of three local artists and writers who launched their books simultaneously. In the company of ...

Love Poems for Married People  The New Yorker

They say love is light. I think they do. I'm not really sure. I might have heard that in a Subaru commercial. The point is that I see your light right now. And I wish I ...

Why Do We Love the Idea of the Apocalypse So Much?  WIRED

Writer Dale Bailey thinks we're drawn to apocalyptic stories because personal tragedies can feel like the end of the world.

Alice Walker: By the Book  The New York Times

The author, most recently, of the poetry collection “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart” feels a duty to read about countries devastated by war: “The suffering, ...

Try this strategy to save money without giving up the things you enjoy  MarketWatch

If you're prone to blowing your fun budget, you might have tried it all—from bailing on social plans with friends to going on a full-out spending fast—only to ...

In a (Prose) Tribute to Fathers and Father Figures, a Fast-Paced Poet Slows Down  The New York Times

Terrance Hayes's hybrid nonfiction book “To Float in the Space Between” pays homage to the poet Etheridge Knight, with room for personal detours and ...

KOVACSI, Gabor  Buffalo News

KOVACSI - Gabor Born in Budapest on March 9, 1944, he passed away on December 14, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Pia; his daughter, ...

Review: The Inspired Poetry of Gandini Juggling  The New York Times

In “Smashed,” Gandini Juggling seems to invent a new genre using elements of the dance theater of Pina Bausch and others.

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry  National Catholic Register

Michelangelo was quite a talented fellow! I mean, the Pietà! The statue of David! The Sistine Chapel! The acclaimed sculptor, artist and architect was considered ...

War and Love: Poetry that goes beyond the death toll of Yemen's war  The New Arab

Book Club: Sana Uqba's collection of striking poems returns humanity to the thousands of Yemenis who became nothing but a death toll, writes Diana Alghoul.

The 10 types of poems you should know if you love poetry  Times of India

The poetry as we know now has undergone significant evolution around the globe and has never failed to mesmerise our literary or artistic faculty. If you're really ...

Dionne Brand's Love Enough honoured by Project Bookmark  Quill & Quire

Dionne Brand's 2014 novel, Love Enough, is the latest literary work to receive a designation on Project Bookmark Canada's literary trail.

The 2018 Spinoff Review of Books Awards for New Zealand Literature  The Spinoff

New Zealand literature! What is it, who reads it, and why does it exist? Some or none or all of these questions are about to be answered in the third annual ...

The best weekend events in Toronto: December 14-16  NOW Magazine

RUPI KAUR. Over the past few years, Brampton-raised Rupi Kaur has risen from Instagram poet to New York Times best-selling author. Her short poems, often ...

10 books by Latino authors you shouldn't miss this year

A number of books by Latinos received notable nominations this year. As 2018 comes to a close, we recommend several fiction, memoir, poetry, picture books ...

A life of love, poetry — and the Red Sox  The Boston Globe

Wesley McNair recalls Donald Hall, who was first a mentor and later a decadeslong friend.

Here's what NOW critics picked as their personal best albums of 2018  NOW Magazine

There are so many gems on the lists that made up our best albums and best Toronto albums of 2018, that we decided to publish them all.

Travel - Spain's beloved scatological Christmas custom  BBC News

In Catalonia, hidden among the traditional nativity characters is a little figure, trousers down, doing his business right in the middle of the holy scene.

‘We forever love you’: Slain Anacostia High student remembered as a friend to those in need  Washington Post

Hours before two masked assailants chased down and fatally shot Gerald Watson with nine bullets in an apartment building stairwell, the ninth grader was at ...

Delhi remembered with the passion of an era gone by  The New Indian Express

Delhi, for being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, has been poorly served by its memory keepers.

Aangan’s OST is out and people are loving it!  UrduPoint News

Sung in the melodious voice of Farhan Saeed, the OST does justice to the much-hyped released of the drama.

Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In Poetry  NPR

Back in January, in honor of Valentine's Day, Morning Edition announced a love poem request line: Send us your memories of love and relationships, and ...

We ask 12 music lovers for their top 3 carols  The Daily Gazette

For many who feel renewed and restored by the familiar tune of a Christmas carol, it's often more about the memories than the music. For Maria Riccio Bryce, ...

Love Poems to a Troubled America  Pacific Standard

In his latest collection, the poet Terrance Hayes finds common ground with the many threats to our democracy.

Remembering Donald Hall, a Poet of Love and Loss  The Atlantic

The death of Donald Hall comes at a moment when his poetry feels newly relevant. Hall's hospitable poems, which approach difficult ideas in the idioms of ...

‘Youth that dying touch my lips to song’: The poetry of men who loved men in the First World War  The Independent

Our understanding of the Great War has been shaped by its poets. As Kevin Childs explains, their passions were complex, desperate and tragic; yet their words ...

Twenty-Seven Fragments of Love on World Poetry Day  The Wire

A delicate act is learning the secrets of love. The pen slips in scribing the word of error ~ Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil (translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi). Love poetry ...

14 best poetry books  The Independent

National Poetry Day was launched in 1994 with the aim of inspiring people to enjoy, discover and share poems. This year's event takes takes on October 4, with ...

From Walt Whitman to Carol Ann Duffy: The most romantic love poems  The Telegraph

It can be hard to know exactly what to say to someone you care about but, thankfully, the great poets have written plenty of beautiful lines about love and here ...

A celebration of love means it's Love Poetry time  Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media is seeking submissions for the sixth annual Love Poetry Contest.Poems should not exceed 32 lines.They must be emailed, typed or legibly ...

10 Unforgettable Love Poems for Every Mood  Reader's Digest

Fumbling for words of love? Let the great poets speak your heart with these timeless and beautiful love poems.

7 Love Poems To Send Your Partner ASAP That'll Make Them Swoon Hard  Elite Daily

I really don't care for romantic comedies. I realize they're supposed to totally be my jam — or so advertisers keep telling me — but I'm just not interested.

News Poetry: How to Love a Monster  The Colorado Independent

It's all in my head, the morning news, mourning cities and synagogues. I sit here muttering until my mouth goes dry, fingers cramp around the pen. Sorrow is ...

A Book of Silences  lareviewofbooks

In some ways, 'Chalk' takes readers on a failed journey.” John Glassie on Joshua Rivkin's new biography of Cy Twombly.

How Instagram Saved Poetry  The Atlantic

Tom spent his days as a clerk, two floors below ground level in the cellars of Lloyds Bank. He worked in the foreign-transactions department from 9:15 a.m. to ...

Black Male Writers for Our Time  New York Times

These 32 American men, and their peers, are producing literature that is essential to how we understand our country and its place in the world right now.

Trickster is main character in Michael Farrell’s I Love Poetry  The Australian

In recent years it has become increasingly clear that Michael Farrells previous status as a wunderkind of poetic play and Oulipo-ish experiments is evolving ...

Why Putin is learning to love rap

Russian authorities are canceling shows and cracking down on artists speaking a little too freely.

The Poems Of Benjamin S. Grossberg: Untangling Sex, Love And Death  Hartford Courant

Benjamin S. Grossberg, director of creative writing at the University of Hartford, writes poems about sex, death and love, and also about finding and leaving ...

Poetry, like love, can change your life  Sandusky Register

The second 'Poetry for people who hate poetry' column from Ohio's poet laureate. By Dave Lucas, Ohio's poet laureate. This is a love story. This story led me ...

11 Love Poems You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before That Are Perfect For Your Valentine's Day Card  Bustle

OK, Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to buy a card... and find a way to express how you really feel about your partner in that card.

Local poets weigh in on love lost and found  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An anthology of complex and powerful love poems by Pittsburgh-centric poets.

Poems: Of love and loss  InDaily

An early morning call too early for normal announcements. But then what is more normal than death? How can this be when life-signs are everywhere? A heron ...

'Morning Edition' Listeners Submit 200 Poetry Entries On Teamwork  NPR

Poet and educator Kwame Alexander stops by to chat about poetry with Rachel Martin, and to find out how listeners responded to a request to write a poem ...

Top 10 poetry anthologies  The Guardian

Ahead of Thursday's National Poetry Day, its founder recommends some of the best collections – whether you are after poems to inspire or filthy verse inspired ...

Can you write love poems in the Trump era? A Q&A with genderqueer artist Andrea Gibson.  Washington Post

What's spoken word poet Andrea Gibson performing at the 9:30 Club Friday? It all depends on the news and the current state of Gibson's heart.

Meet Megha Rao, whose poem on love is going viral on social media  EdexLive

Poet Megha Rao, who serendipitously got into spoken word talks about her love for the art and what poetry means to her. Megha's poetry collection on love is ...

'I Fall In Love With His Poetry And Have To Set It To Music': Luciana Souza On Leonard Cohen  WBUR

Grammy Award-winning Luciana Souza's new album "The Book of Longing" sets the works of famous poets, like Leonard Cohen and Emily Dickinson, to music.

Gun violence, loss, grief and love: Three poets grapple with emotional turmoil  The Washington Post

New collections by Ada Limón, Kelly Forsythe and Katie Ford.