MFA Creative Writing

The Life of Forgotten Poet Letitia Elizabeth Landon  JSTOR Daily

The newly published biography L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated “Female Byron,” written by literary critic ...

Grappling With Identity In 'Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love'  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with poet and video game designer Keith S. Wilson about his new collection of poetry, Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love, which ...

How Walt Whitman's Decade In Washington Changed His Life -- And His Poetry  WAMU 88.5

On the 200th anniversary of the poet's birth, Washingtonians reflect on his time in D.C..

Secret Admirer Delivers Love Poetry Written on Mango to His Crush  The Epoch Times

In a romantic confession, a man gave a love poem written on a mango to his bus driver. However, the woman is already married, and wished the man the best.

Ravenna teacher self-publishes book of poetry  Record-Courier

For 34 years, Mike Whitmore has been carrying around a small black notebook in his back pocket. When he was in his 20s, he would jot down thoughts while ...

Safiya Sinclair Reads Natalie Diaz  The New Yorker

Safiya Sinclair joins Kevin Young to read and discuss Natalie Diaz's poem “From the Desire Field” and her own poem “Gospel of the Misunderstood.”

Sophia Anne Caruso's Best Advice for Other Young Actors  Backstage

Broadway's “Beetlejuice” star Sophia Anne Caruso interviews with Backstage magazine about career and audition advice for kids and teens.

Poet Gregory Orr Has Been Teaching 'How to Save Your Life' for Four Decades  UVA Today

This moment represents a true sea change for our Creative Writing Program,” one of retiring English professor Gregory Orr's students said recently. “Greg is the ...

Staff Picks: X, veteran poetry, Chris Goudreau, and free burgers  Valley Advocate

Legendary punk band X is heading to Gateway City Arts in Holyoke this weekend. Never heard of X? Get ready to hear one of the most influential first wave punk ...

Forward Prizes 2019: Fiona Benson, Isabel Galleymore shortlisted for top poetry awards

Books about Super Mario, Greek gods and the Hillsborough disaster are in the running for the 2019 Forward Prizes for Poetry.

Five Ways To Celebrate Walt Whitman's Time In DC  DCist

Walt Whitman only spent 10 years living in Washington, but the city is going all out for the 200th anniversary of his birth with a slew of events celebrating the ...

Poetry Friday: Fostering Love  KNAU Arizona Public Radio

May is National Foster Care Month, and unfortunately, Arizona has some pretty grim statistics when it comes to foster care. The state leads the nation in.

Poetry winners offer insights on love, loss and joy  The Recorder

GREENFIELD — Finalists in the 28th annual Poet's Seat Poetry Contest, ranging from teenagers to adults, recited personal stories of love, loss and joy at ...

Ask the Astro Poets: What Do I Do If I'm in Love With My Best Friend?  W

Ask the Astro Poets is the monthly advice column by W's resident astrologers, Alex Dimitrov (Sagittarius) and Dorothea Lasky (Aries). At the halfway point of ...

Hillsborough survivors' words shortlisted for Forward poetry prize  The Guardian

Truth Street by David Cain, which combines eyewitness accounts of the 1989 disaster, is nominated for best debut in year when 'poetry has come down from its ...

A Bouquet Of Poets For National Poetry Month  NPR

Looks like this year, April showers brought April flowers. As in, a bouquet of outstanding poets. So stop and smell the roses, my friends.

U2’s Bono shares his love of books on the Today show  IrishCentral

Today show co-host Jenna Bush Hager nabbed her dad's old pal Bono for a sit down about books last week. It comes as no surprise that the U2 frontman loves ...

Local poets turn Fourth Street sidewalk into an homage to Louisville  Courier Journal

Through the Love in the Street art initiative, Louisville poets had their words of affection for the city etched into the sidewalk on Fourth Street.

Survivor testimonies from Hillsborough disaster up for poetry award - Entertainment News from Xposé - Virgin Media Television

David Cain is in the running for a Forward Prize For Poetry for his first collection.

Northfield, Minn., high school student wins national poetry competition  Star Tribune

Every year for four years, Northfield, Minn., student Isabella Callery has entered the Poetry Out Loud competition. And every year for three years she got as far as ...

Martin G. Murray: Walt Whitman celebrates DC, and DC celebrates Walt Whitman  The DC Line

“This is the city and I am one of the citizens,” Walt Whitman declared in his signature poem Song of Myself. “Whatever interests the rest interests me, politics, ...

‘How to Love a Country’ and other best poetry collections to read this month  The Washington Post

Richard Blanco, who read at President Obama's second inauguration, wrestles with the contradictions of American history in his latest book of poems, “How to ...

Arundhati Subramaniam’s book of poems offers up a world viewed with quiet wisdom and fresh insight

Thus begins Arundhathi Subramaniam's new book of poetry, Love Without a Story. I was immediately hooked. The book's title may suggest a large, universal, ...

'Saint Shirley' LeFlore laid to rest | Local News  St. Louis American

The homegoing *service* for Shirley Bradley LeFlore stretched nearly four hours on Friday, May 17 at Christ Church Cathedral. It was the type of funeral her life ...

10 Poetry Audiobooks Everyone Will Love :: Books :: Lists :: audiobooks :: Paste  Paste Magazine

Poetry collections by Mary Oliver, Nikita Gill, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more top our list of must-listen audiobooks.

Pa. performs acts of kindness in honor of Fred Rodgers  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, especially for Pennsylvanians honoring the late Fred Rogers.

Tamannaah on Khamoshi, Devi 2 & Love for Poetry | Heartbreak helps You GROW as Person  Bollywood Hungama

#Tamannaah in an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama's Faridoon Shahryar talks about her love and passion for writing and poetry. She talks about ...

How to Mindfully Read This Newspaper  Jewish Journal

If you flip through the pages of the Jewish Journal until you've found one “good” article to read, you're a mindless consumer of the endangered medium known ...

Allyson Currin's Sooner/Later. A funny, brutally honest look at love, family, and loss  DC Theatre Scene

Playwright Allyson Currin's poignant new work Sooner/Later captures the messy reality of relationships and family in a funny and brutally honest way. From the ...

Barbara York Main, Australia's spider woman and Wheatbelt advocate, author and poet dies  ABC News

Dr Barbara Anne York Main OAM, who died last week, was one of Australia's leading spider researchers and conservationists. She studied the world's oldest ...

Plans coalescing to preserve Poet Laureate Donald Hall's Wilmot homestead as literary landmark  The Union Leader

With a serendipity-filled backstory that would make the late Jane Kenyon and Donald Hall smile, friends of the poetic couple are busy transforming their longtime ...

All Is True Is a Cinematic Love Poem to Shakespeare  Jitney Books

If the title hadn't already been taken Kenneth Branagh could have called his new movie Shakespeare in Love. But since a movie by that name already won an ...

The Last Poets Return With New Album, 'Transcending Toxic Times'  NPR

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with core members of the influential spoken-word music group, Abiodun Oyewole and Umar Bin Hassan, about their new album ...

Cloughjordan born musician Martin Butler releases new album

Tipperary born, Boston based musician and songwriter Martin Butler has released an album of Irish instrumental music, poetry and song featuring the works of Iri ...

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco On 'How To Love A Country'

Richard Blanco was the fifth inaugural poet, reading at the swearing-in of former President Barack Obama. In his latest book, "How To Love A Country," Blanco ...

Zones of Independence: A Conversation with Adam Kirsch  lareviewofbooks

Morten Høi Jensen asks Adam Kirsch about his new book, “Who Wants to Be a Jewish Writer?”

What a priest, two poets and doubting Thomas taught me about love  America Magazine

In a story read at Mass on the First Sunday after Easter, Thomas says it's malarkey when his buddies tell him they saw Jesus, who had come back from the dead.

Watch: Here is a poem for people who love to criticise the government but do not vote

The poem targets armchair activists who consider themselves revolutionaries but do not leave their comfortable homes.

The Soulful, Synthesized Sound of Lucky + Love  L.A. Weekly

Los Angeles synth wave duo Lucky + Love play an in-store at Pop Obscure Records on Friday, so we chatted with both of them, Loren Luck and April Love, ...

Margolis will read from 'Time Inside' on May 24  Addison County Independent

MIDDLEBURY — Award-winning poet and counselor Gary Margolis will be reading from his newly published book of poetry, “Time Inside,” on Friday, May 24, ...

Encore! - Jamila Woods: 'I fell in love with poetry… and it changed the path of my life'  FRANCE 24

Writing verse might come naturally for most rappers, but few of them have their poetry published before they hit the charts. Yet Jamila Woods is not your average ...

Maids Moreton: Murder accused 'sent love poems to victim'  BBC News

A church warden sent love letters to the elderly neighbour of the man he was engaged to in order to "woo" her and benefit from her will, a court heard. Benjamin ...

Yemeni poetry thrives despite trauma of civil war  The Guardian

Poets explore how the artform can unite people on different sides of conflict.

I Love You Mom Quotes & Poems on Mother's Day 2019

Get ideas for your 2019 Mother's Day cards with these poems and quotes to Mom that say "I love you."

AUDIO: "The Spiral Labyrinth," a Poetry-Sound Collaboration  Orion Magazine

Four years ago I lost hearing in one ear while backpacking in western Montana. Despite many visits to doctors, acupuncturists, and naturopaths, the cause of the ...

Performing My Poetry In Front Of An Audience Never Gets Easier — Here's Why I Do It  Elite Daily

I love being in front of an audience. As a true-to-form Aries sun, Leo rising, I've done everything — given hour-long speeches with ease, gone on TV to promote ...

‘Love Without a Story’ by Arundhathi Subramaniam reviewed by Manohar Shetty: Best to meet in poems  The Hindu

English-language poetry in India is still something of a personality cult, its evaluation often coloured by the poet's achievements in other fields — as novelist, ...

Last Stories by William Trevor is this week’s Irish Times Eason book offer  The Irish Times

A sneak preview of this Saturday's books pages.

Denizens: A poet with a passion for preaching on the streets of Butte  KPVI News 6

Dennis O'Donnell said he found love for God and poetry while spending time in federal prison.

Richard Blanco on How to Love a Country (and Write a Poem)

The first gay, Latinx, and immigrant inaugural poet reads from his new book, How to Love a Country, and provides a lesson in writing.

Traits of a mother: A daughter’s words capture her love for my special sister-in-law  Hilton Head Island Packet

Daughter shares love for mother who had an untimely death by putting her thoughts into poetry appropriate for Mother's Day in Pritchardville SC.

Poet Richard Blanco On His New Book, 'How To Love A Country'  WBUR

Maine-based poet Richard Blanco was the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant and first openly gay person to serve as an inaugural poet when he was tapped to ...

Visitor turns loss into love for Cayman  Cayman Compass

Life has a way, from time to time, of destroying our comfort zones and upending our plans. On 16 May 2018, Roger Read, 66, received one of those painful ...

Village Voice: Richard Blanco On His New Book, 'How to Love a Country: Poems'

Richard Blanco, the fifth presidential inaugural poet in U.S. history, joined Boston Public Radio last week for another edition of "Village Voice," and to talk about ...

Children's poem advising little girl not to kill her brother slammed: 'Absolutely disgusting'  Yahoo Sports

A tongue-in-cheek children's poem which advises a little girl against killing her brother has been blasted as “absolutely disgusting” and “horrifying” by angry ...

Ingeborg Bachmann’s “Malina” Is the Truest Portrait of Female Consciousness Since Sappho  The New Yorker

Rachel Kushner writers about Ingeborg Bachmann's “Malina,” a 1971 novel about female desire and loss of self.

Bob Hawke and Blanche D’Alpuget: A love story

Charles Wooley on interviewing Bob and Blanche for 60 Minutes.

Worlds Of Songcraft Edition Part 2: EB The Younger, Rozi Plain, Sweet Whirl & Rose Elinor Dougall  JamBase

Aaron "Neddy" Stein continues his look at recent releases featuring exceptional songcraft with profiles of records by Rose Elinor Dougall, Sweet Whirl, Rozi ...

For Adrienne Rich, On Her 90th Birthday  Forward

Adrienne Rich, poet and activist, would have been 90 years old on May 16. She passed away in 2012.

Poet James Cagney doesn't hold back on loss and love  KALW

Poet James Cagney was 19 when he found out he was adopted. A few years later, both of his parents passed away, and Cagney was left homeless. He reflects ...

The Game Pens Poem About Lauren London, Nipsey Hussle's Love | The Source  The Source

The Game has been determined to keep Nipsey Hussle's name alive with his social media campaign, #OneNipPostADayTiliFadeAway.

Neil Hilborn sparks modern revolution through poetry  The Badger Herald

The High Noon Saloon welcomed slam poet and storyteller Neil Hilborn back to Madison for a late Monday show. With local entertainer Kevin Willmott II opening ...

Poet Willie Perdomo on why he still writes letters  PBS NewsHour

Texting and emailing have revolutionized the way we communicate, enabling us to be more efficient and stay in touch more easily. But they have also altered the ...

National Poetry Month: Talking With An Educator  Human Rights Campaign

HRC is celebrating National Poetry Month by asking young people nationwide to write poems about what equality means to them and share them with us.

Raymond Antrobus becomes first poet to win Rathbones Folio prize  The Guardian

The Perseverance, using the writer's experience of deafness to explore human communication, was praised by judges as 'exceptionally brave and kind'

Meet Alondra Rivera, poet, idealist, survivor of a childhood in poverty: A Greater Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In Alondra Rivera's earliest memory of her childhood in Puerto Rico, she is a toddler, standing in the backyard of her family's home, ...

Asian Shadows picks up 'Lost Lotus', 'Love Poem' (exclusive)  Screen International

Hong Kong-based sales agent Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to two titles from rising Chinese talents – Liu Shu's Lost Lotus and Wang ...

By the Book: By the Book: Eve Ensler  The New York Times

The playwright and author, most recently, of “The Apology” would invite James Baldwin, Hannah Arendt and Anaïs Nin for dinner. “Topics might include: God, ...

The Game Dedicates Instagram Poem To Lauren London's Love For Nipsey Hussle  HipHopDX

The Game dedicates a poem in an Instagram post to Lauren London and late rapper, Nipsey Hussle.

Ending NCAA amateurism would kill the love of the game  Washington Examiner

Last week, NCAA officials indicated that they were finally looking into allowing student-athletes to turn a profit while still in school. A new group comprised of ...

Slam Poet Navigates Life, Gender & Identity In A One-Person Theatre Perfomance  KLCC FM Public Radio

A New York-based slam poet is coming to Lane Community College in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The award-winning performer Kit ...

Mother's Day poem written “Out of Love”  White Mountain Independent

WHITE MOUNTAINS – J.C. Hart, the pen name for a local high school senior who is only 18 years-old, might be deemed by many as an old soul.

Watch and Listen: Nashirah Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, Live from WRTI 90.1  WRTI

Listen to Nashirah, the Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, preview their upcoming concert, "LOVE In Every Language," live from the WRTI 90.1.

Thai-Chinese bilingual poems showcase beauty of language, love  Brinkwire

PHUKET, Thailand, May 21 (Xinhua)– Love is like durian. People who never tried it say it smells too much. People who had a taste can never have enough.

'You're too much in my heart': Leonard Cohen letters to muse set for auction  The Guardian

Christie's says letters to Marianne Ihlen document 'one of the most captivating love affairs of its time as well as the transformation of a young man into a great ...

Love Tamil language? Meet Chenthil Nathan, who tweets beautiful translations of poetry  The News Minute

The account, which now has 12,700 followers, posts translations of ancient Tamil literary works every day. Megha Kaveri ...

Hit-and-run in Oakland / Poet James Cagney on loss and love / An ancient king in San Francisco  KALW

First up, after a 6-year old and his mother were killed in a hit-and-run, East Oakland residents demand a traffic light. Then, Oakland poet James Cagney on.

MCS students, teachers display school projects at annual Celebrate Excellence event  Ball State Daily News

Editor's Note: This story is part of The Partnership Project, a series of *content* written in an effort by The Daily News to follow the formal collaboration of Ball State ...

'Little People, Big World': Fans Think Audrey Roloff Is Going Against Her Religion With This Instagram Post  The Cheat Sheet

Audrey and Jeremy Roloff are extremely religious, but some think one practice they believe in goes against Christianity.

Elizabeth Acevedo’s Work Is a Welcome Rarity in Young-Adult Fiction  The Atlantic

The National Book Award–winning author writes complex teenage protagonists whose real-life counterparts have long faced literary erasure.

Scott Ostler: Warriors’ ‘Professor’ Ron Adams is a strolling philosopher [San Francisco Chronicle]  Fairfield Daily Republic

May 22– May 22–PORTLAND, Ore. — It's a gray afternoon in a city that has 500 shades of that color, and the coach is out for a stroll, umbrella in hand.

MACHINE HEAD Frontman ROBB FLYNN Says New Song 'Do Or Die' Is 'Vicious'  BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Robb Flynn spoke to Metal Hammer magazine about MACHINE HEAD's new song "Do Or Die", the first piece of music recorded after the band's split with ...

Dear Abby: Steamy love letters, poems remain secret of affair that led to long marriage  The Ledger

Advice: Because nobody knows about the affair and no questions have been raised about your earlier marriages, I see nothing positive about disclosing that ...

This couple traveled the world for 6 years with 2 kids. Now, they're loving Spring City's small-town life  Deseret News

SPRING CITY, Sanpete County — Just hours after a big opera premiere, Brian Stucki found himself on his hands and knees cleaning up his kid's vomit. A guest ...

‘Tolkien’ Paints Vivid Picture of Writer’s Life, but Ignores His Faith  Daily Signal

The new movie depicting the life of writer, poet, and academic J.R.R. Tolkien is a refreshing display of the beauty of friendship and perseverance in adversity.

Feminist Artist Fights Violence Against Women Through Imagery  Dallas Observer

Dallas artist Erica Stephens explains her new work depicting violence against women, and why she won't apologize for her feminist work since it's based on ...

All Is True movie review: Defending Kenneth Branagh's right to invent Shakespeare's last years  DC Theatre Scene

We know very little about William Shakespeare, so we make stuff up. Thus we have Shakespeare in Love (John Madden–Tom Stoppard), which imagines the ...

Omanis praise compatriot for ‘historic’ Man Booker prize  Hurriyet Daily News

Omanis have hailed writer Jokha Alharthi's “historical achievement” and praised her for bringing “honor” to their Gulf nation after she became the first Arab ...

Maids Moreton: 'Duped' woman, 83, 'tortured by lies'  BBC News

An elderly woman was "tortured" at learning she had been duped by a much younger man who declared his love for her, her niece told a court.

Love and heartbreak in Dublin city: A poem by Kerry O'Sullivan  Irish Times

Fighting Words 2019: Kerry O'Sullivan is 18 and a student at Dominican College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9.

Jada Kingdom is Jamaica’s alternative voice of pain  The FADER

Jamaican songstress Jada Kingdom talks about her buzzing single “Banana” and how processing trauma helped shape her artistic approach.

FROGS hand gifted youngsters Brian Edwards Poetry prizes in Grove  Oxford Mail

TALENTED young writers have been recognised at an awards ceremony in memory of a long-time library supporter.

Tamannaah Bhatia pens an emotional poem on love, check it out here  News Track English

Tamannaah Bhatia enjoys a huge fan following on the social media. The actress who is otherwise very private about her personal life has left her treat fans a ...

A Q&A With Ocean Vuong, Author of June's #1 Indie Next List Pick  BTW

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous “already feels like a modern classic, destined to be read and talked about for years to come,” said Caleb Masters of Bookmarks.

'Igor' Explained: A Guide To The Story, Themes, And Devices Of Tyler The Creator's 2019 Album  Forbes

Perhaps the most thorough explanation of Tyler, the Creator's album "IGOR."

Coming full circle, Keith Boot honored, excited to become Dunbar's boys basketball coach  Baltimore Sun

Keith Booth introduced as Dunbar's new boys basketball coach.

Taffy Brodesser-Akner's Guide to a Perfect Summer  Vanity Fair

Plus, five more authors giving their best advice on travel, music, and books inspired by their transportive new novels.

Les Murray: The leading poet of his generation and possibly of this country’s history  Sydney Morning Herald

On the way to bury his mother in 1951, Les Murray saw an old Aboriginal man standing by the road with his eyes down and hat off. "I was 12 then," the poet ...

Actor Sally Martin posts poem in loving tribute to late Shortland Street co-star Pua Magasiva  New Zealand Herald

Actress worked closely with Pua Magasiva, with the pair playing on-screen husband & wife.

The Chidren's Voices - A Poem  Palestine Chronicle

By Stephen Brackens Brinkley. The children's voices, can't you hear. some voices distant, some voices near. Some are calm, but most are not. in their beds or on ...