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Tom Hiddleston And Emma Watson Read Poetry For The Love Book App; Other ...
Franchise Herald
Tom Hiddleston, Emma Watson and other popular stars are bringing back the glory of poetry reading via "The Love Book" app. Radio Times reported that like the other stars, Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson have read poems penned by world-renowned ...

Robert Graves Is Famous For His War Writing, But He Also Wrote Love Poetry
The New Republic
His writing is remarkable for its range: Graves experimented with Modernism, dabbled in ballads and narrative poems, speculated on the origins of mythology, penned a best-selling historical fiction novel—and wrote these two sad, sensual love poems.

The Joy of the Memorized Poem
Yahoo News UK
For Billy Collins, author of Aimless Love, poetry itself is that sanctuary, a place to seek peace when times are tough. In our conversation for this series, he explained why the poems he memorizes become like cherished companions—and how he's relied ...

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The Guardian (blog)

Poems we know by heart: our readers recite – video
The Guardian (blog)
Sarah Rose Anna Goss chose Danny Lives On by Benjamin Zephaniah: “Zephaniah was one of the first poets I experienced as a child and definitely the one I liked and still like the most. He inspired my love of poetry and opened my mind to so many things.
Poetry Day: 10 British Actors Read 10 British PoemsAnglophenia
National Poetry Day: Six great appearances of poetry in film and
National Poetry Day: six of today's best young female poetsShiny Shiny

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Daily Californian

Spoken word poet Andrea Gibson talks about stage fright, feminism
Daily Californian
But her achievements are minute compared to the gravity of her poetry, which focuses on heavy topics such as gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality and, inevitably, love. In an email interview with The Daily Californian, Gibson spoke about stage ...

Bidness ETC (blog)

5 Famous Poems About Love
Bidness ETC (blog)
“Sonnet 116″ gives us a classic and heartwarming definition of love. It is described as everlasting and eternal; an emotion that may even outlive death. The sonnet appeared in Emma Thompson's screenplay of the famous movie, “Sense and Sensibility.”.

Cayman Compass

Local poet pens book of love poems
Cayman Compass
Eighteen years in the making, Sophia McKenzie's “The Heart's Turmoil: Poetry That Reflects The Joy and Pain of Love” is an unflinchingly intimate anthology of verse. The autobiographical work from the first-time author consists of 100 love poems ...

"Last Hapsburg Poet: Paul Celan's Love Poetry and the Limits of Language"
West End Word
"Last Hapsburg Poet: Paul Celan's Love Poetry and the Limits of Language" will be presented Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m., at Graham Chapel, 6445 Forsyth Blvd., on the campus of Washington University. Received opinion takes Paul Celan to be the ...

Billy Collins on life, death and poetry
Washington Post (blog)
The author of collections like Aimless Love and Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes talks to us about why poetry and leadership feel fundamentally incompatible to him, the responsibility an artist has to be true to his vision of the world, and how ...

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You really need these poems in your life
For, as much as it can take us away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, poetry can also be grounding. Think poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy taking on everything from gender to climate change and David Beckham. Consider Philip Larkin's bleak ...

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This cowboy poet might be America's next great political analyst
Washington Post (blog)
In 1997, the New York Times called Black "probably the nation's most successful living poet." He's been on Johnny Carson, NPR listeners love him, and he has a syndicated newspaper column -- titled, "On the Edge of Common Sense," you can find it in ...

Race, class, gender and love: ASU alumnus to star at international poetry slam
The State Press
For the first time in poetry slam history, the Valley's arts district will be hustling and bustling with poets from around the world as people gather for the annual Individual World Poetry Slam competition. Come Oct. 8, Phoenix will host what ...

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New York Times

Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who had 'love-hate' relationship ...
The Spokesman Review
Spokane native Carolyn Kizer, who won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry, died Thursday in Sonoma, California. She was 89. Kizer, who won the prize for her collection titled “Yin” in 1985, was known for lengthy poems and for the often biting tone in her work.
Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer-Winning Poet, Dies at 89New York Times
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer diesSFGate
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89Los Angeles Times

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Clive James on cancer, coping and his love of poetry
ITV News
The broadcaster Clive James has agreed to appear at the Cambridge Literary Festival in November, despite being rarely seen in public these days. In the 1980's he was one of ITV's most recognisable faces. His programme 'Clive James on Television' was ...

Nurturing love for poetry
The Star Online
SELANGOR was crowned the overall champion in the 11th national primary and secondary schools Chinese poetry recitation competition. Students from Selangor won the primary school category and the lower secondary school category and finished third in ...

'Art of love, Love of art' event to showcase music, poetry
Texas A&M The Battalion
To communicate the experiences of love, the MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee will host “The Art of Love, The Love of Art,” where students will perform both musical and spoken word poetry acts on Thursday at Rudder plaza. “It is a spoken word ...

Poets laureate to help BONK! series mark anniversary
Journal Times
Garland is the current poet laureate of Wisconsin. A first-generation college student, Garland left a 10-year career as a mail carrier to pursue his love of poetry. He earned a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Iowa ...

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The Express Tribune

Spreading love: Indian poets bring a message of peace to Pakistan
The Express Tribune
The poets brought a message of 'love and peace' to Pakistan and termed the skirmishes at the border 'political gimmicks'. Four poets, Khushbir Singh Shaad from Jalandhar, Ranjeet Chauhan from Delhi, Ameer Imam from Moradabad and Abhishek Shukla ...

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Bus Lines gets poetry competition moving
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Though University students have not traditionally submitted poems, both Berres and Kern said they welcome submissions from anyone interested. “It's been a while since we've gotten anyone from U.Va. that I can recall, but we would really love to get ...

Blighted Houses and Evocative Words Create Poetry in Flint
The Nonprofit Quarterly
Morgan said that more traditional positive words like “hope” and “love” had the potential to be too common to be deeply noticed. “We were trying not to be so moralistic,” she said, “less preachy in a way, and more abstract. But the idea of hope and the ...

BBC News

TS Eliot prize shortlist joins conflict and reconciliation in the Middle East
The Guardian
As one judge said when we surveyed the pile of shortlisted books at the end of our meeting: 'This is a box-set I'd love to have'.” This year's lineup features some of poetry's major names: former winner John Burnside was picked for All One Breath ...
TS Eliot poetry prize money boosted for anniversaryBBC News
TS Eliot Shortlist 2014 AnnouncedFoyles

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Soothing minds with poetry
The Hindu
Shayari, people think, is only for intellectuals and poets. No, they aren't. It is written keeping in mind the situations, the emotions and the moods one comes across. Love is one such emotion. But to be in love and read a poetry one need not be a sick ...

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Real people: Life of sexagenarian centers around poetry
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Thirty years ago, Veach brought his love of poetry and the arts to Atlanta where he's managed to keep verse at the forefront of his activity. Along the way, he earned a library science degree and spent 14 years as the head of reference for the Atlanta ...

Fox 59

Wife discovers dozens of letters from husband after he passed away
Fox 59
But even after his death, Mitchell found a way to bring happiness and comfort to his loved ones. According to KLTV, shortly after his passing, Mitchell's wife, Ashley Whisenhunt, discovered letters her husband wrote, along with notebooks of poetry. The ...
Wife discovers trove of letters from husband after his deathWRTV Indianapolis

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Hattiesburg American

Kolin produces new book of poems
Hattiesburg American
Kolin said Departures is his most expansive book of poems, including more than 70 poems divided into four sections – 'Childhood Encores,' 'Women and Men in/out of Love,' 'Obsequies,' and "Revelation." The poems range from religious meditations to ...

Radio Times

Tom Hiddleston, Emma Watson, Damian Lewis and the stars making poetry ...
Radio Times
"Tom was absolutely brilliant and came in a few times to read, perfectly prepared," Esiri said. "He didn't need a note, he just understood everything. He told me, 'poetry is something that I liked privately, now its quite fun to share my love for ...

Happy International Fisting Day! Here's Some Willfully Misinterpreted Lesbian ...
“What I love about fisting someone vaginally (or through their front hole, if they don't associate with the v-word) is feeling them TAKE ME IN. There's a moment where the person just opens up to you. Once inside, they're warm, wet, and every little ...

Indian Country Today Media Network

Juliette Lewis Offers Words, Poetry, and Music in Memory of Misty Upham
Indian Country Today Media Network
She would have loved all the attention, interest and LOVE she is being shown in her passing by all who had the privilege of working with her, knowing her or being an admirer of her work. She's a strong soul. I have no doubt she'll find her way. I love ...

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El Paso poet's words grasped essence of "Chicanismo"
El Paso Times
"As a man of faith, his belief in Jesus Christ strengthened his will, resolve and capacity for love toward those around him." Contreras published various books including "The Wizard of Sas," "Above All There is Love...," "Palabras de Amor / Words of ...

PBS NewsHour

Weekly Poem: Jennifer Michael Hecht reads 'A Marriage of Love and ...
PBS NewsHour
Listen to Jennifer Michael Hecht read her poem “A Marriage of Love and Independence” from her new collection, “Who Said.” A Marriage of Love and Independence. When in disgrace with Frotune and men's eyes. When in the Course of human events, ...

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Winter Love
Yareah Magazine
Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they ...


Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop: The Lyric Stage Puts Poetry In Motion For ...
BOSTON — Imagine “Love Letters” if Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner were literary giants of the 20th century rather than spoiled, star-crossed figments of A.R. Gurney's imagination. But wait, you don't have to. Tony-nominated dramatist ...

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Huffington Post

Fictional Books Within Books We Wish Were Real
Huffington Post
That's a series we'd love to curl up with on a rainy day. (We can only reread The Chronicles of Narnia so many times.) You can read the first chapter of one book, The World .... Magical Me takes the lead with its sheer narcissism, but honestly we'd ...

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Huffington Post

How Reading Logs Can Kill The Love of Reading
Huffington Post
The love of reading can be fostered in unusual ways: reading recipes, road-signs, writing poetry, memorizing song lyrics. Get creative! I continually post parenting and teaching resources on my Facebook page so I welcome you over there to ask questions ...

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The Independent

A bucket list? I'd rather quote poetry by heart before I die; Week in Books column
The Independent
Andrew Motion, who I spoke to on Booker night, had noticed how much poetry there was in Flanagan's book, The Narrow Road to the Deep North, alongside its gritty, graphic themes of war and lost love. Flanagan sourced it back to his late father (to whom ...


Poetry by the penny
The customer names the topic; the poets learn the motivation for the poem and any information the strangers are willing to give. The topics vary. Some are superficial, others deep. Some are tangible — kale, sweaters — and others figurative — love ...

Indian love poems performed in style
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
One of the earliest forms of romantic poetry, with roots back to the 6th century, a Ghazal is essentially a love poem. Woven amongst these are traditional English and Irish ballads. Using both the traditional and contemporary Indian singing styles ...

Fifth-inaugural poet shares life experiences
N.C. State University Technician Online
Blanco began writing poetry in the middle of his career as a civil engineer after falling in love with the way that language remains malleable and shares meaning even in technical report writing. According to Blanco, poetry is a great way to get ...

An Exclusive Look into Rizzoli's Book on the New York School Movement
The movement, which included poets like Frank O'Hara, James Schuyler, Joe Brainard, and Kenneth Koch and painters like Joan Mitchell, Grace Hartigan, Alex Katz, and Larry Rivers, coalesced around a love for jazz, avant-garde dance and theater, and a ...

Poetry, Arts Unlock Our Understanding Of Life
Hartford Courant
My favorites include T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," which indelibly changed poetry in the English language in the early 20th century, and Allen Ginsberg's "America," which still lingers in the foundations of our contemporary ...

Blogs, videos and verse: an Iraqi poet's quest to heal her homeland
WHBL Sheboygan
"I would love to join her on a trip to Iraq - not as an official visitor where they would not let her see the reality - but as a woman and mother whose voice would be crucial in this dramatic moment of historical displacement," al-Jubouri told Reuters ...

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The wit, wisdom and poetry of Hunter Pence
ESPN (blog)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With his mop of curly hair, pants hiked up above his knees and energetic style of play, Hunter Pence is a fan favorite not just in San Francisco but across the country. Fans in out-of-town cities began bringing clever Hunter Pence ...

Fast Company

Dog Complex: Analyzing Freud's Relationship With His Pets
Fast Company
Freud fell so in love with the dog that Anna joked to a friend that there was some transference at play. And yet, in his work, Freud ignored connections between pet companions' mental lives and that of his patients. Others were less likely to do so ...

Border crossing: The long, fraught history of the Detroit-Grosse Pointe divide
Dick Olson, who has lived in Grosse Pointe Park more than 30 years, told members of the Park planning commission that he and his wife "love Detroit" and are heavily involved in its cultural attractions. "We do not want to live in a walled-off city ...

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Jason Holmes :Poetry, the Art Form That Tries To Think Before It Speaks
Huffington Post UK
Poetry is embedded in our national communicativeness, so much so that most of us can compose or recite a limerick and whether we realise it or not we, like James, remain lovers of the greatest gift the English have bestowed upon the world: their ...

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In Defense of Facebook Official
Harvard Crimson
Shouldn't matters of the heart be whispered in private, and at least for the hopeless romantics among us, contained in the realm of moonlight and poetry? Actually, no. The emergence of the term itself indicates that love has a practical and social ...

Columbus Alive

'Same Love' contributor Mary Lambert bares her truths with debut album
Columbus Dispatch
With other songs (and poetry from a 2013 collection titled 500 Tips for Fat Girls) that straddle the personal and political, Lambert isn't relying on the success of her initial exposure. She also knows that achieving inner — and outer — peace isn't ...
Hear Me Out: Mary Lambert, You+Mepride
Dishing Secrets: A Q&A with Mary LambertAmerican Songwriter

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DC community calendar, Oct. 23-30, 2014
Washington Post
Stew, in a special appearance, Stew discusses his career as a playwright, songwriter, poet and lyricist with Adrien-Alice Hansel, Studio Theatre literary director. 7 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 .... Book talk ...

The Hindu

Sensuous & soulful
The Hindu
Pablo Neruda burst into my life with the force and manic persuasion of his passionate writing. Like many others, I started with the classic Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. This work, published when the poet was just nineteen, is a timeless wonder.

New anthology investigates human relationships with water
The Middlesboro Daily News
Loving selected short stories, essays and poems to investigate some of the many ways that people relate to the element of water, that all-essential source of life. The anthology is divided into six sections, each reflecting water in different ways: in ...

I Have Seen The Avengers: Age of Ultron Teaser Trailer And IT IS GLORIOUS!
The low lighting, use of yellow/brown filters, slow motion shots and use of eerie music ( “I've Got No Strings” from Pinocchio) create an atmosphere very different from the last film, this is more Winter Soldier than Avengers and I love it. The film ...

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Weekend Outlook: Slam poetry, live music and a Halloween bash at the zoo
GW Hatchet (subscription) (blog)
Mary Lambert at U Street Music Hall: Best known as the female vocalist on Macklemore's hit “Same Love,” singer-songwriter Mary Lambert will perform at U Street Music Hall on Thursday. Lambert's emotionally charged, soulful songs lend themselves to a ...

The Guardian (blog)

Chris Graham on editing New Matilda: 'I have pissed off a lot of people'
The Guardian (blog)
Instead the University of Sydney poetry professor will focus on preventing further publication of emails, which he claims was part of a 'political attack' on the federal government. ... I work seven days a week and work very long hours but I love what ...

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Pierre poet wins 2014 haiku chapbook competition
The Capital Journal
Penny Harter, a prize-winning New Jersey poet who judged the contest, said that the poems of The Deep End of the Sky “take us deep into the heartland of the country and of ourselves.” We immediately enter that “deep end of the sky” on the prairie in ...

Indian poets arrive with message of love
The News International
“We have come here to give the message of love through our poetry and within 24 hours we have received so much love that it is beyond imagination,” said Khushbeer Singh. “The tensions between Indian and Pakistan are purely political,” he added.

Long Branch names first poet laureate
In total, di Pasquale has written 16 books of poetry, including “The Silver Lake Love Poems,” “Genesis” and “Out of Stars and Sand and Other Sicilian Poems.” He has also translated several works from Italian into English, and has won numerous awards ...

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The National

Creative complex: Don't let its supposed difficulty put you off Messiaen's ...
The National
Born to a teacher/translator father and poet mother in 1908, Messiaen (pronounced, roughly, Messy-ON) was a precocious man who had synaesthesia, the tendency to see particular colours when he heard certain musical chords. He was a ... Titled with a ...

Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)

Kwame Dawes at English Reading Series
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)
I was blown away by the last three poems he read — dubbed “sort of love poems” to avoid any extreme, contestable labels. “If You Know Her,” “The Egg and the Teacup,” and “In This Saying” are all moving, poignant pieces. And to hear a poem read aloud ...

Eastern Washington poet will read at workshop
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber (subscription)
... Washington's poets, writes poems that emanate the heat, dryness and openness of the Columbia Plateau,” Spiers said. “I enjoy the contrast to our island poems featuring a closed greenness and grey rain. Terry uses this landscape to define family ...

Deseret News

Italy's 'singing nun' Sister Cristina covers Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'
Deseret News
“I wanted to transmit calmness and poetry. I really think we succeeded.” When Madonna's version ... “But I would love to see her face when she does and when they tell her that it is a nun singing it,” she said. The Sicilian nun has attracted 100 ...
Singing nun's Madonna cover: not like a prayerPatheos (blog)

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Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Callison: Speech champ among top 25 nationwide
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
He learned that oral interp would allow him to participate in almost a dozen different areas and lead him to seek out other competitions where he could display his talent for talking, such as Poetry Out Loud. And earlier ... It was everything I love ...

Deutsche Welle

Searching for Germany's identity on a bike
Deutsche Welle
I confirmed something that I was already suspecting and hoping for: There is still a very strong love of literature. We used to be the country of great poets and thinkers but our history and the holocaust eroded that for a while. Nowadays poetry in ...

Penguin Random House Makes Changes at Top | PubCrawl
Library Journal
In response, Kennedy said, “I am leaving the company that I love, books that I love, people whom I love. I have spent so ... “I'm glad to see the line break problem that has loomed so large over poetry and ebooks finally getting some resolution ...

The Secret Adventures of Houdini... and Todd Hunt
Huffington Post
In one of the later scenes of the book, I loved being able to insert some poetry into a letter, which reveals to Houdini the beginning his next adventure, The Golem of Prague. This poem became the vital link in connecting our story to the incidents of ...

U.S. embraces unending wars
Journal Times
I was just talking to my cousin about the charming but profound Italian film, "El Postino: The Postman." It is a fictional piece but includes as a character the real Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda and his love for the working people and contempt for the ...

Bellingham Herald

Artist Profile: Songwriter, multimedia artist Thayne Yazzie hosts Olio ...
Bellingham Herald
A: Olio Media Group is a collection of Bellingham artists, musicians, poets, friends and family who share a committed love for supporting and embracing the ever-growing community of unique and creative souls. We have hosted a variety of shows like this ...

Wall Street Journal

When Size Really Matters
Wall Street Journal
My friend Aris, who has a way of expressing things succinctly, describes Bravo's “Real Housewives” franchise as “wrestling for women.” He was similarly profound this summer as we sat in Central Park partaking of certain liquid refreshments from an ...

First Wave showcases young poets at The Wisconsin Book Festival
Racism is still alive, it affects everyone and Medlin's powerful insight brought this to light. Bass' poem touched on her deep love for her brother, who has a learning disability, and her fear for him and black men in general. She compared living as a ...

Andrew M. Carter
Valley News
Few people loved the school more, and Mr. Carter gave generously of his time and money. In addition to gifts for the ... Andy Carter had a roving intellect, and his interests included poetry, history, horses, golf, and music. He was particularly fond ...

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Minnesota Bach Ensemble at St. Olaf Church; the Twin Cities Horror Festival
On a Thursday night in June, we went to St. Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis for a concert called “Bach in Bloom” by the Minnesota Bach Ensemble, a new group formed in 2013 around a shared love of J.S. Bach's music and the desire to play it more ...

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The Heights (subscription)

The Events You Don't Want To Miss At The Boston Book Festival
The Heights (subscription)
Authors Leah Hager, author of No Book but the World, Jaime Clarke, author of Vernon Downs, and Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You, address the common literary motifs of both familial and romantic love and loss. These writers will discuss ...

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After Snowden: Expressing love in a world without privacy (blog)
Her work has appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Arc: Canada's National Poetry Magazine, and The Danforth Review. Her poetry has appeared in several journals, including Prairie Fire and Arc. She's interested Aboriginal ...

Los Angeles Times

American Horror Story: Freak Show: “Edward Mordrake, Part 1”
A.V. Club Milwaukee
The love of a good shock often stands in for American Horror Story's inability to scare: It's much easier to fleetingly startle than suggest that any of the primary characters are in mortal danger. “Edward Mordrake, Part 1” reinforces that difficulty ...
American Horror Story: Freak Show Recap With Spoilers: Edward Mordrake: Part

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The Independent

All this Dylan Thomas fever is telling us only half the story
The Independent
... from every woman he met, especially his friends' wives, and a poet of narrow range and Victorian subject-matter, cascading a sub-Joycean flood of banging monosyllables, semi-comprehensibly, over rather trite sentiments about childhood, love, nature ...

Iowa Review to host annual reading
UI The Daily Iowan
“Something [The IowaReview] offered that was really nice was flexibility, letting me run my poetry landscape style and being willing to experiment with the layout,” said Maragret Reges whose poetry is featured in the latest issue of The Iowa Review ...

Taylor Swift's 1989 Track Listing Has Arrived!!!!!
Based on titles like This Love, Style and Bad Blood, we are guessing it will be a nice mix of bad ass dance anthems and songs about a love lost. We hate to speculate (not really), but Style HAS GOT to be about Harry Styles. Right??! Ch-ch-check out the ...

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Penn State Altoona

Poetry reading by Gerry LeFemina set for Oct. 29 - NOW: News on the Web ...
Penn State Altoona
He believes poetry is the highest art form; believes everyone; should rock out with a guitar at least once–even if they can't play; believes teaching is a calling; believes the New York City subways are beautiful (even if they smell badly); and ...

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'The Book of Life'Features Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana
The meat of the story, as reported by the Click Online, concerns a complex love triangle between best friends. Joaquin played ... It isn't death that makes them gone, but the passing from someone else's memory- a concrete poetry; comforting in a lot of ...

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Greater Morristown Weekend Preview: Pumpkins, poems and pretty music
Morristown Green
The poetry is in Newark, but it's presented by a Morristown foundation–so check out the festival. Celebrate 125 years of choral music at St. Peter's, or 30 years of concerts at the United Methodist Church. Catch a pair of legendary acts at the Mayo ... (subscription)

SUNY Oswego faculty poet's 'Watershed' rises on observation, perseverance (subscription)
4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...

The State

Community calendar
The State
WINE AND UNWIND: Open mic poetry night, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Host Al Black will read from his ... A contemporary story of love, sex and art, set in a college town. Adult content. Tickets are ...

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The virtues and vice's of Islam's holiest city
The Economist
These two cities form the subject of his book—a project of love and disenchantment—which tells Mecca's story from pre-Islamic times until today. The city is unique, and yet, seen through Mr Sardar's eyes, it is also a microcosm: “a stage where the ...

Paramount Chamber Players' 10th Anniversary Concert scheduled Oct. 25 in ...
... flow like warm arms outreached. They come with love, offer love and give love to all who so desire to be loved as such. .... “Anyone who comes will receive a printed copy of the words to Miller's poetry,” Combs said. “The poetry is paramount. He ...

Introducing a 3-D carving machine quiet enough for your home office
Crain's Chicago Business
In spite of its name and theme, Love From Wisconsin is actually a Chicago-based startup. Owned by Wisconsin native Jennifer Claire Ruetten, who lives in Lincoln Park, the company ... Run by Caroline Picard and Devin King, who formerly oversaw Green ...

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Dade County Democrats
We were delighted with the great humor provided by Stockton area poet Robert Keaton and his recitation of cowboy poetry. It is amazing to hear .... know of abusive posts. 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...

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The Hindu

Fulfilling an inner urge
The Hindu
I love Tamil literature and poetry. I wrote Tamil lyrics and composed music for the Los Angeles-based contemporary Indian band, Riffs n Raagas, titled 'Yatra.'I provided vocal support for the background score, composed by David Philipson, for a short ...

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Patheos (blog)

Rebellion and Awe
Patheos (blog)
Sure they scared the hell out of me, left me with a dank reservoir of guilt and shame, and gave me an image of God more like an alcoholic father than the author of love and mercy—but I am sure I will get over those things eventually. When I was ...


Film Review: 'The Silent Storm'
Resenting the intrusion, Balor prescribes Fionn various forms of hard physical labor; Aislin, meanwhile, takes a distinct shine to the soft-spoken, poetry-reading misfit. The two are given plenty of time alone as Balor lustily dismantles his church and ...

Tech Cocktail

Happy National Poetry Day! Here's a Mid-Workday Pick-Me-Up from Walt Whitman
Tech Cocktail
It's Thursday, meaning we're so close to the end of the week. If you can just make it through these final hours of today's workday, then you can go grab a drink (or four) at Happy Hour. But, then again, if you're working at a startup, then on some ...


A Collection Of Poems That Offers An Unlikely Kind Of Hope
If further proof is needed — though of course it is not — that the tensions exploding in Ferguson have been brewing for centuries, this book is, among other things, proof enough. In the clean, clear lyrics of his second book, Jericho Brown, who was ...

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Big Think

Edinburgh, Now in Technicolor
Big Think
John Betjeman, in First and Last Loves, called it "the most beautiful of all the capitals of Europe", while Peter Ustinov suggested that "Edinburgh seems like a Scandinavian capital. It's very different ... In a letter dated 1850, she wrote: "My dear ...

What is your most-loved Irish poem?
"I think people reach for poems at certain moments of heightened intensity, such as a death, a birth, falling in love, falling out of love. It really just depends on how I'm feeling when those big moments happen." Anne Doyle admitted that she joined ...

Indiana at 200: Riley Loved for Homespun Poetry
Greensburg Daily News
Poetry magazine, the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse in the English-speaking world, said after Riley's death in 1916: “He made the world love his Indiana – his cheerful, whimsical, unassuming, shrewd and sentimental neighbors.” Riley was born ...

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Wonkette (satire)

Screw The Polls, Here's How Every Democratic Senate Challenger Is Gonna Win
Wonkette (satire)
What the fuck, we thought we were gonna have to come up with a bunch of Dadaist poetry to explain how Democrats can win these open seats, but they're actually looking pretty good in the real actual world. Except Grimes, of course. She clearly needs to ...

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KZYX 25th Birthday Bash a blast
Ukiah Daily Journal
"Over the past 25 years, Women's Voices has sought to connect Mendocino women through interviews, poetry, songs and stories. Janie Rezner, Blake More and Mary Aigner will ... I remember how scary it was to enter the building in the dark and leave it in ...

Mundelein High School grad publishes book of poetry
Mundelein Review
A 1983 graduate of Mundelein High School, Hadel S. Ma'ayeh, has written a book of poetry that will be released October 16 and will be available for sale on the Amazon website. Titled FROM THE HEART – A Journey of Love, the book is a collection of works ...

12 Creative Ways to say “Thank You”
So, before it gets too busy, here are 12 creative ways to say “thank you” for the year-round support, friendship and love you have been given. It's not really about the gift itself; it's all ... If you are into poetry, write a poem. 5. Make use of ...

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The Day I Met Oscar de la Renta
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The brooding 'Russian' Alexander Pretrovsky begins reading a poem to his beloved on a lazy afternoon, to which Carrie responds by then reading an excerpt from Vogue about a dress designed by de la Renta, blissfully concluding "now that is poetry.".
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The Power of Words
The LumberJack
I tend to shake and do other things but I love reading my poetry in front of people,” Meyers said. “I love having people relate and the look that they give you in the audience.” Meyers writes her poems from personal experiences. One of the poems that ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Morris Lurie, writer's writer, highly regarded in literary circles
Sydney Morning Herald
MORRIS LURIE, 1938-2014. Morris Lurie was a writer's writer. Not an author of best-sellers and at times even drifting into obscurity during his long career, he was nevertheless highly regarded in literary circles. The Jewish Melbourne author wrote more ...

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