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Daily Beast

How the American Sappho Published the First Book of Lesbian Love Poetry
Daily Beast
Three years later, she produced a 69-paged book, On a Grey Thread, the first collection of lesbian love poems published in the United States. Gidlow settled in 1926 in San Francisco. The city's remoteness freed people from convention, while its port ...


NPR

Jamila Woods And The Poetry Of Black Love
NPR
When I was doing my poem, it felt like I was communicating something that was received by people, and it felt like it was very eloquent and very, just thoroughly what I wanted to say was said. And I don't really feel that way talking ... my most pure ...

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Literature Review: Henry Normal's Love, Relationships and Other Realistic Expectations at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
LeftLion
On a stage confusingly decorated with a “Hamish, the Famous Equestrian Illusionist” horsebox, that was soon revealed to be a stowed away prop for the currently running play Black Beauty, all hopes that Henry Normal, poet, comic and writer for such ...


New York Times

Review: In 'Love Beats Rhymes,' a Hip-Hop Artist Transformed by Poetry
New York Times
The script by Nicole Jefferson Asher toggles between sharp observations about wordcraft and some “Dynasty”- or Tyler Perry-level soap operatics. RZA's direction lacks visual personality, but he keeps the narrative moving and elicits strong performances ...
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times
'Love Beats Rhymes': Film ReviewHollywood Reporter

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Broadway World

Collection of Poetry highlights God's Love to All
Broadway World
The words in the book describe God through one's own eyes and existing relationships. Stevens also shares that turmoil happening in society, such as natural, personal and community disasters may be addressed in the book. "It is fresh and new. A new ...

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The Badger Herald

Stories Etc: 'Deny This' uses repetition, wordplay to ignite themes of justice
The Badger Herald
I love poetry and writing for similar reasons as to why I do mathematics. I encourage anyone to follow their passion and express their creativity through whatever medium they see fit, and I truly believe this holds for my passion for mathematics and ...


The Guardian

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie review – a poet and novelist's memoir
The Guardian
Alexie's young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, has appeared near the top of annual US “banned books” lists. Each year, new challenges arise to his thinly veiled autobiography of his years growing up on the Spokane Indian ...


Slate Magazine (blog)

What the “Plums” Meme Has to Say About How Poetry Can Work on the Internet
Slate Magazine (blog)
While Twitter poetry has been a thing for several years, short poems in English have a long history. Given Twitter's robust literary communities, it's surprising that we don't see more short poems going viral. Perhaps cold plums is just another weird ...


Atlas Obscura

The Robots Are Here to Write Poetry
Atlas Obscura
For almost 200 years, humans have been outsourcing the task of writing poetry—fitting fragments of the human experience into a mosaic of thrill and despair—to machines. In addition to hammering our thoughts out on keyboards, we've also relinquished ...


News24

Local poet releases moving tribute
News24
SINCE her father is her biggest inspiration, local poet Sylvana Accom decided to dedicate her latest offering, Myriad of Unspoken Voices, to him. “My book is a tribute to my late dad who passed away in 1997 of colon cancer. He was my greatest ...


The Boston Globe

Poems take on gun violence; a love song to Martha's Vineyard
The Boston Globe
Abbey Clements was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 when a gunman killed 20 children and six adults there. She survived. The trauma motivated her husband, Brian Clements, a poet, to find a way to use his art to stem gun ...


McDowell News

Despite stroke, Marion man shares his poetry
McDowell News
During that time, he's received the love and support from his large family. He is the husband of Deborah Peterson for the past 46 years. He is the father of eight children - five sons and three daughters. He is the grandfather to 17 grandchildren ...


Voice of San Diego

I Made it in San Diego: Chasing the Lucha Libre Dream
Voice of San Diego
Josh remembers seeing a Lucha Libre match for the first time as his dad watched it on their home TV in San Ysidro. He knew immediately that's what he wanted to do with his life, he said. “I just got mesmerized and fell in love with Lucha Libre,” he ...


The News Minute

Caste was more important to my parents than love: Kausalya, whose husband was killed
The News Minute
Those who are just, highly intellectual, educated and possess plenty of love are all superior.) Those who read Tamil poetry, are no strangers to these words penned down by poet Subramaniya Bharathiyar in the 19th century, when the state was grappling ...

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New York Times

Adding Up a Prolific Poet's Charming Weather Reports
New York Times
The poet A. R. (Archie) Ammons (1926-2001) also wrote a book on a scroll. His “Tape for the Turn of the Year” (1965) was composed on a skinny roll of adding-machine tape, which he threaded through his typewriter, a “ribbon of speech.” It was an ...


ABS-CBN News

Poems highlight love, struggles of migrant workers in Singapore
ABS-CBN News
Now a small number have taken to poetry to write about their daily struggles, being homesick, love and joy in an annual contest which aims to break down barriers with Singaporean society by showcasing migrant workers' literary talents. Apriyani won the ...

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The New Yorker

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet's Voice
The New Yorker
“It is this man, this poet, this Ted Hughes.” He is “hulking,” with a voice “richer and rarer than Dylan Thomas.” His poems are “better than Thomas and Hopkins many times.” (Love blinded her there.) Her passion and creativity were immediately ...


Times of India

For the love of mushair, poetry and shayari
Times of India
Cherishing the beauty and charm of the Urdu language, the 52nd Shankar-Shad Mushaira is all set to enthrall audiences in the national capital with its mushaira and poetry reading sessions. Recommended By Colombia. To be held on December 16 at Modern ...


The Guardian

Carol Rumens's best poetry books of 2017
The Guardian
Poets have to be linguistic virtuosi, but I prefer them to be brilliant quietly. Richard Price's poetry is inventive, sometimes dazzling, but never merely showy. I first came to Price's poetry with the publication of Lucky Day (2005) and every ...


The Crozet Gazette

Ricey Clarkson New
The Crozet Gazette
He always retained a love for travel and often returned to South America to keep his language skills sharp after becoming a Spanish Teacher in Albemarle County. Clark had an affinity for art and spending time in nature. He hiked the entirety of the ...


The Guardian

Hera Lindsay Bird: poet of exploding helicopters and dick jokes
The Guardian
“It's a contemporary book of long, metaphor-laden love poems filled with exploding helicopters, outdated 90s sitcom references, and dick jokes,” the 29-year-old says, when asked to sum up a book that contains items such as Keats Is Dead So Fuck Me From ...


Love Telugu Literature? Let's Not Forget These Iconic Poets Who Have Shaped It
The Better India
As as a part of this initiative, the World Telugu Conference will be held at Lal Bahadur Stadium, in Hyderabad, from 15-19 December 2017, to create awareness about the culture of Telangana and its rich history. During the conference, the Telangana ...


Charleston's poet laureate Marcus Amaker releases new book of poetry January 1
Charleston City Paper
Charleston's first poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, is ready to release his latest project — one that he tells us he's really proud of. empath, a 185-page poetry book, comes out on Jan. 1 2018, featuring poems on the topics of Charleston bars, lynchings ...

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Kotaku

Doki Doki Literature Club's Darkest Moment
Kotaku
Sometimes this problem is depression. Sayori's poem feels heavier than a romance trope that can be solved with the power of love. The realism of Sayori's mental health problems is unsettling, especially because at this point, other than “Bottles,” the ...

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Washington Post

The best poetry collections of 2017
Washington Post
Spanning more than 50 years and featuring more than 200 poems, this collection shows Oliver, in the early years, turning away from grief and finding in nature a “vast, incredible gift.” Over time, as she carefully observes and records, Oliver extols ...


MyStatesman.com

In business, belly dancing, shop owner gives global flavor to Austin
MyStatesman.com
“My father is one of the most revered poets in the history of Syrian literature. He was one of the leaders in what is considered to be modern poetry in Syria,” Al-Jundi says. “It was never love poems or things about mundane life. It was about political ...


Press Herald

Founder of Maine-based Dead Poets Society gets a tombstone for the ages
Press Herald
Skold, who is moving from Freeport, Maine, to Pennsylvania, has documented the final resting places of hundreds of American poets since he launched the Dead Poets Society in 2008. The society's name was inspired by the 1989 Robin Williams movie about a ...
Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women – VarietyVariety
Geraldo Rivera on Twitter: "Sad about @MLauer great guy, highly skilled & empathetic w guests & a real gentleman to ...Twitter

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Republican Journal

A gift of grit
Republican Journal
“Add Water, Add Fire” touches on many of these experiences, as well as a love for cooking and for jazz. When Friedman came to Maine permanently, she also entered a low-residency MFA program at New England College in New Hampshire, earning a degree in ...

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Washington Post

Vietnam's victims take to the page in 'Inheriting the War'
Washington Post
Poet in Spain (Knopf) is the first new volume since 1991 of translations of the work of Federico García Lorca, one of most important Spanish poets of the 20th century. In this bilingual edition, award-winning poet Sarah Arvio gives readers her version ...

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Maple Ridge News

Fireside slams and poetry in Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge News
The Spoken Word Society at Maple Ridge secondary are holding the second of four poetry slams they will be having throughout the school year. And it is open to the public. This slam will have a campfire theme meaning the slam will be arranged in a ...

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