Love Poetry in the News

Bishop Curry on ‘love poetry’ and the royal wedding  PBS NewsHour

On our Bookshelf: the power of love to change who we are and the world around us. The head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, ...

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi rediscovers joy via her viral floor routines and poetry  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A dimpled smile spreads across Katelyn Ohashi's face. It's the same one that lit up the internet in her 90-second gymnastics homage to classic ...

Margaret Rozga Named 2019-20 Wisconsin Poet Laureate  Door County Pulse

The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission has selected Margaret “Peggy” Rozga of Milwaukee to serve as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2019-20. The state's ...

Shakespeare's love life: what really went on?  Telegraph.co.uk

It appears that there was more than just one love in William Shakespeare's life. Find out the truth behind his romantic past...

Alexus Cumbie: UA Student combines love of poetry and politics  Birmingham Times

University of Alabama undergrad Alexus Cumbie has found a way to marry her two loves: poetry and politics. “I never perform anyone else's poetry, but I have ...

Poetry spot: 'Laura’s Deportation' by Raquel Denis  AZCentral

Poetry spot is part of a collaboration with two local poets to bring poetry closer to the center of our everyday lives. A note from the poet: This poem's *content* may ...

New Book of Poetry Expresses Subtle Nuances of Love and Lust  Broadway World

In the view of Fahad Bouzubar, people love to read about love, and they love it even more when their own emotions are represented. In his debut publication ...

New Sentences: From a Poem by Ben Purkert  The New York Times

From the poem “If I Shut My Eyes, What Other Doors in Me Fly Open,” by Ben Purkert, in the collection “For the Love of Endings” (Four Way Books, 2018, Page 6) ...

I Wrote A Sexy NSFW Poem About Brexit  Refinery29

Let's talk about Brex, baby – or not. There are few (if any!) subjects guaranteed to kill the mood like Brexit: a long and drawn-out process involving crusty ...

An unraveling TV anchor. Love poems for busy spouses. John Kenney's new books chronicle our messy, modern lives  Los Angeles Times

John Kenney's just-released book "Love Poems for Married People" has recently been optioned by Ryan Reynolds' production company. The book offers quick ...

Ask the Astro Poets: How Do You Help Someone Who Loves to Suffer?  W

Twitter astrologers the Astro Poets share their advice on how to help out mopey Capricorns, and how to stop yourself from sabotaging your relationships.

Poetry in Print: Love on New Year's  HubcitySPOKES.com

New Year's folklore says on the eve to fill your pockets with coins and your cupboards with food. and if the new year comes in this way it will provide abundance

This NSFW 'Fifty Shades' poem by writer Elise Wouters perfectly sums up Brexit  indy100

If you're getting fed up of Brexit, you're not the only one. However, this writer has decided to add a sprinkle of 'Fifty Shades' to a poem about Brexit, and it's really ...

Happy Valentine’s Day 2019! Why do we send poems, cards and quotes on the date and who is Cupid?  The Sun

Valentine's Day is referred to as the most romantic day of the year - but it began with the murder of a Christian martyr...

Kirkcaldy schoolboy’s poem projected on National Monument  The Courier

Nathan Earnshaw, 12, won a competition to be part of the Message from the Skies event involving some of Scotland's leading artists, designers, musicians and ...

The Instapoet experiment  Varsity Online

Lately, I've been thinking a lot about Instagram as an artistic platform, especially with regards to poetry. I started thinking about it when it came up in conversation ...

Burns Night 2019: 12 best Scottish drinks  The Independent

Most nations like a good excuse for a booze-fuelled get-together and for Scots, January 25 provides one such occasion as they celebrate the birth of national ...

Her husband died four years ago. She still writes love poems to him every Sunday  CBC.ca

Adè​le Fontaine writes a poem to her husband every Sunday, a ritual that has helped Fontaine process her grief since he died.

His Love For Books Reads Like Poetry  WWNO

Alagappa Rammohan has amassed enough books over the course of his life to fill a library. In his estimation, he has 10000 — everything from religious.

5 Poems About Love, Family, And Winter To Read On Christmas Morning  Bustle

If you celebrate Christmas with family, then you might be feeling two conflicting emotions this morning: boundless joy, and the desperate desire to get away for a ...

The Poet Spiel on life, love and dementia  Colorado Springs Independent

Tom Taylor, 77, known also as Thoss W. Taylor or the Poet Spiel in his capacity as an artist, suffers from vascular dementia. The progressive and incurable ...

Richard Lamar Love - The Alexander City Outlook  The Alexander City Outlook

Richard Lamar Love. 1962 – 2019. Funeral *Service* for Richard Lamar Love, 56, of Alexander City, Alabama, will be Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at ...

20 Kid Love Notes That Are So Pure It Hurts  CafeMom

Forget the chocolate and flowers. These love notes from kids are the best gift ever.

In Laura Sims’s “Looker,” a Sad Voyeur Mistakes Her Own Life for a Poem  The New Yorker

Katy Waldman reviews the poet Laura Sims's novel “Looker,” which is centered on a female voyeur, a figure who inspires pity and fear.

Boyd Matheson: Truth and love get the last word  Deseret News

In his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated that "unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. …" Some questioned ...

Community calendar for the week of Jan. 18, 2019  Deseret News

Grand Persian Music Concert, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Rose Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, $20-$30 (801-355-2787 or artsaltlake.org). “Cages,” Body Logic Dance ...

Postcard from Slovenia: ‘The Romance in Kashmir’  Free Press Kashmir

I was born in ex-Yugoslavia in Sarajevo, the capital of present Bosnia and Herzegovina, on February 10, 1953 to Slovenian parents. My father was a psychiatrist.

ASU English alumna's lifelong love of words becomes poetry, years after graduation  Arizona State University

With entire social media handles dedicated to the genre, today's epic stories of animal connections enjoy an easy ride to internet fame. But it was not Instagram ...

Tufts University Art Galleries' current exhibition 'Harry Dodge: Works of Love' explores philosophy and contemporary fears  Tufts Daily

Tufts University Art Galleries' current spring semester Medford exhibition, which will open on Jan. 17 and close on April 14, offers a focused look at L.A. based ...

15 Poems To Help Calm Your Anxiety When You're Having A Bad Day  Bustle

Anxiety sucks, and the world is a trash fire. If you're having trouble keeping yourself level at a time when everyone seems stressed out, I have 15 poems to help ...

Waterton Lakes Photos Are 'Love Poems to the Land'  TheTyee.ca

Bert Riggall's images kept a place and time alive — and are a gift to all of us.

Geoffrey Lehmann interview: You don't write a poem, a poem writes itself  The Sydney Morning Herald

Geoffrey Lehmann has written a poem, the only poem he has written in four years. He thought the impulse to write poetry might have waned, but perhaps not ...

Award-Winning Poet Engages, Inspires Community  Geauga Maple Leaf

Patrick Culliton has a way with words, both in his poetry and position to inspire other readers and writers. "To hear that I was one of the poets selected and that ...

Mary Oliver broke my heart  The Christian Century

The poet helped me to realize how little I knew about a life observed.

Letters to the Editor  The New York Times

Readers respond to recent issues of the Sunday Book Review.

Herald Diary: 'Twa murders and a love, please'  HeraldScotland

Drink to that.

Movie fans weigh in on the best flicks of 2018  Arkansas Online

It's January. Which means we can catch our breath, and look back on the past year. So we're continuing our custom of running the Best Of lists of locally ...

Books can save us  The News International

Can reading make you happy? Apparently, yes. Anyone who has grown up reading books would agree. Author Ceridwen Dovey tackles the question in a ...

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 ...

Around the Web: The Perception of Lines. Loving Lydian. Platform Shoes? Young Entrepreneurs Spurn VCs. A Sixfold Dos-à-Dos Book. The Case of the Missing Mile Marker Signs.  What They Think

Why we perceive horizontal and vertical lines differently. An old typeface returns. Superior sleep with pricey pjs. Nike's new sneaker is a fitness tech platform.

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez still together after leak of racy texts  Page Six

Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are still very much together -- despite the fact she allegedly flaunted his embarrassing "sexts."

A love letter to Angela Davis from a Birmingham 4th grader  AL.com

Daughter of the south global revolutionary, scholar, activist, and poet- --Dr. Angela Davis is black revolutionary magic manifest in the eyes of little black girls in ...

Articulate heroes: why books of lyrics are popular  The Australian Financial Review

Books of collected song lyrics are now big business. Neil Tennant, Kate Bush and Florence Welch are among the latest offerings.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Vicky Kaushal And Harleen Sethi Make Relationship Insta-Official With A Twinning 'High-On-Josh' Pic  BollywoodShaadis.com

Harleen Sethi uploaded a photo from the success bash of Uri: The Surgical Strike, wherein she can be seen twinning with Vicky Kaushal, in black sweatshirts.

On “On Being”  The Cut

How did NPR's “On Being” host Krista Tippet become the guru to “spiritual but not religious” seekerdom. This cult public-radio show is about beauty and poetry; ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Learning to Love the Absolute Other in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney and Michael Longley  Inquiries Journal

The Otherness these two poets perceive in their relationship with animals is the same Otherness reflected back at them as poets living in an age of Civil War in ...

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 ...

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 ...

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has a secret love for ethnic attires; here’s the proof  The Indian Express

For the 100th birth anniversary of Urdu poet and lyricist Kaifi Azmi in Mumbai, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wore a stunning white and golden suit and was seen ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

Ezra Pound wrote the world’s single greatest poem, but is it wrong to love a fascist?  The Guardian

Nothing in this life is certain aside from death, taxes and English literature graduates writing in the Guardian and spoiling your enjoyment of things you had ...

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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

Lots of performers say they suffer from stage fright, but Andrea Gibson really means it. The spoken-word poet sometimes has full-blown panic attacks onstage.

BULGARIAN POET AND WRITER GEORGI GOSPODINOV: I LOVE POETRY BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN ONLY THROUGH INSPIRATION  Novinite.com

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Alistair Elliot obituary  The Guardian

Poet and translator whose work was inspired by the classical world.

‘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.

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.''

6 of the best love poems for World Poetry Day 2018  Metro

World Poetry Day is today, so what a perfect time to get stuck into some beautiful words. Love is a common theme in poetry. After all, it's an emotion that we all ...

Omid Safi’s ‘Radical Love’ recenters Sufi poetry within Islam  Chron

Omid Safi's latest project was a labor of love, in the most literal sense. Safi lives in North Carolina, where he leads the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University.

Spectator competition winners: misguided love poems  Spectator.co.uk

Spectator competition winners: misguided love poems on Coffee House | You seemed to embrace the latest challenge – to supply seriously misguided love ...

Culture - The ancient poems that explain today  BBC News

The ruins that inspired pre-Islamic poets hold new meaning for today's Arabic writers, writes Paul Cooper.

Tracy K. Smith’s Poetry of Desire  The New Yorker

Hilton Als on Smith, a storyteller who loves to explore how the body can respond to a lover, to family, and to history.

The Flame by Leonard Cohen review – the last word in love and despair  The Guardian

The first time I came across Leonard Cohen – before I had ever heard his songs – I was an opinionated 16-year-old. I was drawn to a volume of his poetry in a ...

How poetry can light up our darker moments  The Guardian

In this fast-moving technological world, lines of poetry can help people with mental illness.

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.

11 Books Of Poetry That Make The Perfect Valentine's Day Gift For Everyone In Your Life  Bustle

If I'm going to be totally honest, when it comes to finding the perfect Valentine's Day gift, candy, flowers, and jewelry are seriously over-hyped. (I mean, I love ...

Paul Kelly talks about poetry, love of The Beatles and his latest album Nature  ABC News

Paul Kelly joins ABC Radio's Myf Warhurst on stage for an intimate performance in Melbourne's Studio 31 on the eve of releasing his 24th album, Nature.

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 ...

Marriage, feminism, politics, love: The best new poetry explores our passions  The Washington Post

Nicole Cooley presents a kaleidoscopic view of intimacy and commitment in her crisp, engaging “Of Marriage” (Alice James). Using various forms, Cooley ...

Retired teacher shares love of poetry  Texarkana Gazette

Eloise Turner, a retired Texarkana, Ark., School District teacher, recently shared her love of poetry with several community members in a presentation called.

Sarah Hoggatt's poetry seeks love's way  Statesman Journal

The book explores bringing deep love to the others in her life. The poems are addressed to others while still also speaking directly to God.

Swordfish Tom's: A speakeasy with a love for poetry - University News |  University News

Stroll through the Crossroads Art district, and you'll see many peculiar storefronts, coffee shops, art galleries and other locally owned businesses. Take a turn ...

Being Women: Poetry and Imagery  New York Times

This summer, we selected six poems by women and asked photographers to let the poems inspire them. Read more about the photography.

There’s no such thing as a good wedding poem  The Washington Post

One of the few hazards of being an English professor is that when a friend or relative gets married, they might invite you to read a love poem at the wedding.