Love Poetry in the News

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The Spokesman-Review

Poet EJ Koh grapples with love
The Spokesman-Review
“I think seeing the possibility of love, in anything, in betrayal, in war, in abuse – I think it asks us to be courageous. It asks us to notice love,” Koh said. Koh invites others to be courageous with her when she reads Feb. 24 at Auntie's Bookstore ...


NPR

Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In ...
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 author Kwame Alexander will find a poem that captures that feeling. We got more than 600 heartfelt ...
Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In PoetryInterlochen

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The Bark (blog)

Annual Puppy Love Poetry Contest
The Bark (blog)
Roses are red, Violets are blue. Write an ode to your dog—we've got prizes for you! We know you love your dog, and what better way to express that love than in verse? We're pleased to announce the return of The Bark's Annual Puppy Love Poetry Contest ...


Irish Times

Love poems: 'For one night only naked in your arms' - 14 poets pick their favourites
Irish Times
Both poems share a deceptive simplicity of diction and seductive cadence, the evocation of the natural world as the proper theatre of love, and an air of the mysterious – but the Graves lyric, I think, reaches even farther and deeper into the psychic ...

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Herald-Mail Media

Winners named for the annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest
Herald-Mail Media
Judges for the Love Poetry Contest were middle school judge was author middle school judge author Kimberly S. Slayman of Waynesboro, Pa., who has published a collection of inspirational poetry called "Feathers of Love"; high school judge was romance ...


PEOPLE.com

Granddaughter Sends Grandma Love Letters Late Husband Wrote Her During WWII: 'It's Poetry'
PEOPLE.com
After Elissa Kravetz's grandfather Bill passed away in 2008, she made sure to hold on to a box containing 65 letters he had written to his wife, Martha. “I put them in order and thought that it wasn't time for me to read them,” says Kravetz, who only ...


Roodepoort Record

Celebrating love through poetry
Roodepoort Record
The first participant, Cleford Huma (who is Sello's older brother) opened the floor with a soulful rendition of a poem titled Look my way, whereafter the rest of the performers were called upon to participate. Sello, who wrote his own book of poetry ...

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iNews

Sir Bob Geldof on his adoration for the love poetry of John Keats
iNews
Keats is very sexy music. It is not for nothing that centuries on, especially on Valentine's Day, the wanton emotive power of his perfectly weighted words make women swoon anew and men ache afresh. His flagrant sensuality seems writ on steroid-dipped ...


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Roses are red; write a love poem this Valentine's Day
University of Wisconsin-Madison
I realize that extinction and Valentine's Day may seem to be an odd combo, but Shakespeare's 'Sonnets,' too, are about memorializing someone who will age and eventually cease to exist.” Besides being inspired by the words of others, Calhoun suggests ...
11 Love Poems You Haven't Heard A Million Times Before That Are ...Bustle

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Laura Dzubay: Poetry Playlist on Love in the Time of February
The Michigan Daily
I'm sorry to add to the deluge of Valentine's Day-branded stuff being thrown around this week, but let's face it: This is a literature column. I write poetry playlists. Love is one of the top forces out there that makes people really turn out for ...


I Love to Read
mySteinbach.ca (blog)
She recently received her PhD from the University of Manitoba (2016) – studying contemporary Canadian prairie women's poetry. She is an adjunct instructor teaching English Literature courses at Providence University College (Otterburne, MB), and a ...


Herald-Mail Media

A celebration of love means it's Love Poetry time
Herald-Mail Media
Poets may enter no more than two poems. Editors reserve the right to correct grammar, capitalization and spelling mistakes and alter line breaks for publication. All poems must be original compositions from the person submitting them, have a title and ...


Asharq Al-awsat English

Ancient Egyptians Expressed Love with Poetry, Gifts, Flowers
Asharq Al-awsat English
Whether through poetry, gifts or flowers, ancient Egyptians were known as romance and nature lovers, who expressed their passion for their beloved. A recent Egyptian study, published to highlight Egyptians' celebrations on Valentine's Day, revealed ...


Aljazeera.com

How Bollywood's Padmaavat distorted a Sufi love poem
Aljazeera.com
Earlier this month, the release of Bollywood film Padmaavat sparked protests across India. Hindu right-wing groups, led by members of Karni Sena, a Rajput caste organisation, vandalised public and private properties and attacked cinema halls across ...


The Daily Iowan

Kyla Lacey reads on love and empowerment at poetry competition
The Daily Iowan
Kyla Lacey will share her empowering poetry and pass on wisdom to young Iowa writers as they participate in CAB's Slam Poetry competition in honor of Black History Month from 9 p.m. to midnight today in the IMU Main Lounge. Lacey is a two-time Campus ...


Kane County Chronicle

Batavia event by Waterline Writers to let poems, slam poetry shine
Kane County Chronicle
LaTour will read her unique love poems including “When Billy Collins Falls for Me,” “The Years My Heart Was an Aquarium” and “Lot's Young Wife.” Mazza, whose work addresses sexual politics and identity, victimhood and personal accountability in frank ...


Want to know the Latin for “true love”?
OUPblog (blog)
Notably, Phyllis, the first known figure in Western literature who claims to possess fidus amor, re-emerges in all of Ovid's works that are conventionally known as his love poetry. In the Amores (“Loves”), the poetic “I” roams ancient Rome under the ...


Adweek

This AI Tool Generates Personalized Shakespearean Sonnets to Give to Your Love
Adweek
This Valentine's Day, teams of developers and designers at Brooklyn-based agency Huge wanted to use technology to help star-crossed lovers stay out of the Hallmark aisle. During a one-day employee hackathon, the winning team created a “machine ...


The Hindu

Love in the time of poetry
The Hindu
I think it will take me so many more lives to be even one-tenth of him.” The poems are a crucial plot point, beginning with the Urdu word alfaaz in the title that mesmerised Onir. “I fell in love with the word without knowing what it meant,” says the ...

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Arizona State University

The history of poetry isn't all roses and romance
Arizona State University
Valentine's Day can bring visions of roses and flowery language — or at least the Hallmark-card version. But poetry did not always serve the romantically minded. Robert Bjork, Foundation Professor of English at Arizona State University, says poetry ...


Central Michigan Life

Kewadin poetry community showcased in film festival documentary
Central Michigan Life
For nearly 33 years, Wooten held workshops and readings for young poets, which has trailed off in recent years. Maintaining the Stone Circle has since become a full-time job and labor of love. Wooten originally built Stone Circle to inspire a sense of ...

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Corvallis Gazette Times

Interfaith Voices: Discovering God's redeeming love; one Christian Scientist's journey
Corvallis Gazette Times
The words “God is Love” in large letters on the wall at the front of the church auditorium meant a great deal. The basis for this concept is I John 4:8 — and what a wonderful concept it is! Most Christian Science churches — including the Albany and ...

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Chicago Tribune

Recommended Chicago-area classical concerts Feb. 16-22
Chicago Tribune
Newberry Consort: One of history's great love affairs, that of the medieval poet Abelard and his beautiful student Heloise, is recreated with actors reading from the lovers' letters and the ensemble performing musical settings of courtly love poetry ...


Firstpost

Anupama Chopra's review of The Shape Of Water: Guillermo del Toro's unique love story is poetry in motion
Firstpost
The Shape of Water is a love story set in the 1960s. The lovers are a mute cleaning lady and an amphibian man who has a muscled torso but also scales and gills. On paper, it sounds preposterous. On screen, it is poetry. Guillermo del Toro's film is ...

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Cyprus Mail

A minute with Irene Day Athanasiou, Jazz singer / Song writer / YouTuber
Cyprus Mail
What's your idea of the perfect night/day out? I'm definitely a day person. I love spending time with my dog, Baby – especially at the beach. Enjoying nature, the sun on my skin, followed by a perfect meal, and a glass of white Riesling wine. Best book ...


Hindustan Times

Kuch Bheege Alfaaz movie review: A sad, emotional love story that ends in disappointment
Hindustan Times
She is full of life, loves teasing friends with naughty jokes; he is himself only in the company of a stray dog. Their unlikely love story is Onir's Kuch Bheege Alfaaz. The premise of the film is quite poetic, much like romantic poetry - laden with ...

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Mashable

This intimate iOS game about love is the perfect way to spend Valentine's Day
Mashable
Love stories have defined film, TV, poetry, novels. But games? Not so much. "That's largely a blind spot for us," says Ken Wong, who was previously the lead designer on the iOS art house hit Monument Valley that recently launched his own studio ...

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Postcards from the Attic: How 2 Women Are Reviving India's Near-Forgotten Literature
The Better India
Starting out as an online platform, they now plan to organise events to bring together authors, poets, and anyone who shares the love for literature. Customised stamps featuring different folks art in India (from left to right): Gond art, Pattachitra ...


Milpitas Post

Around Town Briefs: Ohlone Indian exhibit, jazz for love and poetry explained
Milpitas Post
The Saratoga History Museum will be unveiling a new exhibit on Feb. 16 featuring the Ohlone people. (George Sakkestad/Staff Photographer). By Staff Reports | Bay Area News Group. PUBLISHED: February 8, 2018 at 9:30 am | UPDATED: February 8, 2018 at 1 ...


Los Angeles Times

Former Sen. Roderick Wright blames love of spoken-word poetry for harassment claim that led to settlement
Los Angeles Times
Sen Rod Wright resigned in September 2016 in a voter fraud case. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times). Former state Sen. Roderick Wright (D-Inglewood) was given a “stern admonishment” in 2010 by the Senate Rules Committee for repeatedly using coarse and ...

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