MFA Creative Writing


New York Times

Bringing a Daughter Back From the Brink With Poems
New York Times
It suddenly struck me — I the one who loves science, data, facts and reason — that when push comes to shove, it was poetry I could count on. Poetry knew where hope lived and could elicit that lump in the throat that reminds me it's all worth it ...



The Guardian

Andrew Motion on how to write a love poem
The Guardian
Traditionally, love poems were written in sonnet form, but they don't have to be. Find the form that suits what you are going to say. It could be a haiku or even a limerick. Be true, be forthright, and don't get caught up in other people's ideas of ...



NOLA.com

Seduction with words: How to craft a great Valentine's Day love poem or letter
NOLA.com
According to Abita Springs poet Daniel Reinhold, words both fiery and gentle have stirred hearts and loins since the first known love poem was written in the 8th century, B.C. Back then, there were no quill pens with frilly feathers, no rose-scented ...
10 Tantalizing Poetry Titles for Your ValentineHuffington Post

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The Guardian

Andrew O'Hagan: 'I am in love with poetry'
The Guardian
I am in love with poetry and nothing is better than a fresh volume by a poet you admire. Ian Hamilton, that ace writer and recidivist encourager and denouncer of poets, could talk about Matthew Arnold as if the saint of high culture was about to walk ...



'Father Unknown' — a DC student writes a love poem to his father
Washington Post
Every year middle school students in an after-school program in the District study poetry and then write their own love poems. The young poets have written about their love for video games, cheese, football, first crushes, and often, for their moms.



The Week UK

Valentine's poems: ten classic love poems
The Week UK
To celebrate Valentine's Day, here is a selection of poetry that explores and celebrates love, lust and loss in all its forms. As the cartoonist and poet Michael Leunig once wrote: "Love one another and you will be happy; it is as simple and as ...



Temperatures soar in Durcan's love poem to the weather women
Irish Independent
A cross between a send-up and a love poem, it celebrates the special allure of the weather women, particularly of Jean Byrne, who the 70-year-old poet describes as "the doyenne" of them all, "in her body-hugging, all-black, belted silk dress, slit with ...

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BBC News

The best ways to express love?
BBC News
The greatest Indian love poetry is synonymous with subtlety and sophistication rather than with just romantic self-expression – in other words, its craft and aesthetic perform a task that's akin to the oblique and unexpected ways in which arousal works ...



Elizabeth Bishop's love poetry ponders what connects us
Berkeley Beacon (subscription)
It amuses me to think of how many third-rate poems are exchanged on any given Valentine's Day. In our culture, which routinely dismisses poetry as useless or lofty, the love poem is too often made to stand in for the whole of the genre. Nevertheless ...

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UPI.com

Richard Armitage's Performance of Classic Love Poems Now Available as a ...
MarketWatch
NEWARK, N.J., Feb 09, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Audible, Inc., the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the release of Classic Love Poems, a collection of 15 of the canon's most ...
'Hobbit' hottie Richard Armitage reads love poems aloud in free downloadUPI.com
Free poems from Audible may get you in Valentine's Day moodWTOP

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Stoke Sentinel

Valentine's Day 2015 Love Poems, Quotes, And Card Ideas from Husband and ...
Gospel Herald
Valentine's Day 2015 is coming up in less than two weeks, which starts a tradition for a husband to get that valentine card to their wife, and for the boyfriend to give the same thing to their girlfriend. One quick word of advice to any husband and ...
Valentine's Day tips for writing the perfect romantic poemStoke Sentinel

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CITY A.M.

Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York looks slim in belted black trench at London ...
Daily Mail
It seems The Duchess of York may be looking for some romantic inspiration in the run-up to Valentine's Day. Sarah attended the Contemporary British Love Poetry book launch at the iconic Fortnum & Mason store in London on Tuesday night, where she ...
Fortnum & Mason dancers prove it's not tu-tu cold when love's in the airCITY A.M.

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Castanet.net

Spontaneous love poems
Castanet.net
Kelowna residents have been finding little bits of love strewn around the city and it's all thanks to a one woman. Lesley-Anne Evans launched her Pop-Up Poetry initiative in 2012, but most recently she has been garnering attention with her love poems.



25 poems on light and love, from the hearts of scientists
GMA News
Love, like light, is fleeting and ephemeral—and yet is an inescapable constant of the universe. Who would understand this truth more than scientists themselves? The University of the Philippines - Diliman's Photonics Research Lab is holding a poetry ...



The Guardian

Young Dickens in love: sugary, and waxing lyrical about gloves
The Guardian
A halting acrostic poem, ending with the sugary couplet “Life has no charms, no happiness, no pleasures, now for me/ Like those I feel, when 'tis my lot Maria, to gaze on thee”, offers little clue to the glittering literary career that was to follow ...



Audible's Free Love Poems for Valentine's Day
Beliefnet
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Audible Studios is releasing a free collection of classic love poems narrated by the wonderful Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit” series). There's nothing more romantic than love poetry, and Armitage reads exquisite works ...



CBS Local

Women Still Love Hearing Ryan Kerrigan Read Poetry for Valentine's Day (Listen)
CBS Local
“Ryan, you see the kind of support she's gonna give you after a poem like that?” Paulsen said. “Yeah, I mean, that's just what makes her so special, Grant,” Kerrigan replied. “You know what I mean? You can't put a price tag on that.” “There's only one ...

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New York Times (blog)

Poetry Pairing | 'Love (III)'
New York Times (blog)
To view all the Poetry Pairings we've published in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation since 2010, and to find activity sheets to help with teaching them, visit our collection. For more on teaching about love and romance across the curriculum ...



Towleroad

Closeted College Lacrosse Player Publishes Book Of 420 Love Poems Written ...
Towleroad
From the little bit of CC's poetry I saw, I don't think Shakespeare needs to fret about losing his centuries-old pre-eminence in the man-to-man love poem department any time soon though. Anyway, CC's yet young and I wish him and his boyfriend all the best.



Poetry to Love — Or Hate — On Valentine's Day
The Arkanas Traveller
Valentine's Day offers many different opportunities to celebrate love, or it can point out the lack there-of. Regardless of one's situation, spending some time with poetry—the language of love—is the best possible treat for this special day. Include ...



The Independent

Poetry collections round-up: Wild nature, haunting grief and a whole lot of love
The Independent
Iain Banks is perhaps not the first novelist you associate with poetry. But, as fellow science-fiction Scot Ken MacLeod notes in his introduction to Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod Poems (Little Brown, £12.99), the clues were there. The occasional poem in ...



For Black History Month, poetry jam explores race, love and society
Binghamton University Pipe Dream
Poems and spoken word filled the Undergrounds this past Friday at Binghamton University's Black Student Union's (BSU) Poetry Jam. The event featured performances by artists Joshua Bennett and Miles Hodges from New York-based spoken word ...



Voices Poetry Group Celebrates an Evening of Love
Famuan
Words of love filled the air Thursday night after Florida A&M University's Voices Poetry Group celebrated Valentine's Day early with the “Stroke My Mind” event at the Rattler's Den. Originally titled “Night of Amores” in past years, the third annual ...



Love, Poetry and Song a hit at new venue
Barbados Advocate
That was the theme for this year's Love, Poetry and Song, held this time around at Charles Fort of the Hilton Barbados. The event, which took place on Saturday, Valentine's Day, provided a wonderfully inspiring activity for lovers, entire families, the ...



Pasternak, Tsvetaeva and Rilke: Letters and love poems
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Love letters and poems provided an outlet for three poets separated by geography but united by the desolation of exile, loneliness and ill health to share their inner thoughts and creative endeavors.



Irish Examiner

Now there's a formula to help you compose the perfect love poem
Irish Examiner
All ten of the nation's favourite love poems are boldly metrical and have strong rhyming patterns. Rhythm is important to the love poet – it puts the reader in mind of heartbeats and dance steps. A rhyming couplet asserts a truth like no other figure ...



The Seattle Times

'Dear Elizabeth': A love letter to letters, poets and poetry
The Seattle Times
Both hailed from proper New England clans and were rising literary stars passionately devoted to poetry. But their poetic styles and personal temperaments — hers cool and repressed, his volatile and heated — were markedly different. Bishop, later a U ...

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Can You Tell The Difference Between Taylor Swift And Ovid?
BuzzFeed News
Can you tell the difference between the songs of Taylor Swift and the Roman love poetry of Ovid? After swapping a few pronouns (him/her) it all sounds quite similar. posted on Feb. 10, 2015, at 6:16 p.m.. HCI Classics. Community Member. Cat Power: 1.



Onislam.net

He quoted a line of Babur's love poetry: “When I bend down to the earth to ...
DAWN.com
He quoted a line of Babur's love poetry: “When I bend down to the earth to kiss her foot, I feel my head is in the heavens.” “I don't know any other poet who glorified women and raised themes of lovesickness, homesickness and fidelity so evocatively as ...
Uzbek Poetry Day Replaces "Alien" ValentineOnislam.net
Uzbekistan backs poetry readings to replace 'alien' Valentine'sGlobalPost

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Scholars and Rogues

Love and Time: Medieval Chinese Poetry
Scholars and Rogues
Love and Time is a collection of the poems of 11th century scholar/imperial official/literatus Ou-yang Hsiu. Ou-yang was a fascinating figure. A highly principled public official, he helped to implement important reforms that made the Song dynasty's ...



Spanish is the Language of Love. English, of Poetry.
Big Think (blog)
Data just released by the VoIP app Viber indicates that the Spanish exchanged more love-related stickers in 2014 than any other nationality. This new data set is consistent with prior research that found Spanish has more words with a positive bias than ...

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Better the bittersweet love poem than the sugary
Herald Scotland
As sombre as they are heartfelt, the Sonnets are not everybody's idea of what love poems should be. Many of them remind us of the approach of death, something that preoccupied - and perhaps sharpened - Shakespeare's mind. "When I behold the violet ...



Faith Matters: Poetry helps discover what God has hidden in the world
NJ.com
She will discuss her book in Hoboken on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 411 Clinton St. She told the audience that "writing poetry is the love of my life and what it means to be a human being." Norris described the writer's secret "when you know you got ...



Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)

Pedi, poetry, proverbs in interracial love
Sowetan Live (press release) (registration) (blog)
In his latest book, Son-in-law of the Boere, he portrays the love story of two young teachers employed shortly after the end of apartheid by HF Verwoerd High School in Pretoria. Kgoroto "KK" Mashobohleng is a Pedi man from the village of Mahwibitjwane, ...



Daily Sabah

From West to East: My journey with Rumi
Daily Sabah
I soon found myself visiting bookstores on my days off, and browsing the Internet late at night, reading his inspirational poems and messages of love. I would take a book to my favorite cafe and read for hours, which was not something I was used to ...



Newstalk 106-108 fm

How does love and poetry shape us?
Newstalk 106-108 fm
There are few themes that tie the passage of human literature together as much as love. Since the ancient 'Song of Songs', and probably before, we have celebrated the joys of loving and being loved. While the exact details have changed with the passage ...



The Baylor Lariat

Armstrong Browning celebrates poetry, love
The Baylor Lariat
Armstrong Browning Library's seventh annual Valentine's Day Extravaganza will celebrate the love of poets Robert and Elizabeth Browning with music and a dessert reception. The event will take place from 2 – 4 p.m. Saturday in the library's McLean Foyer ...

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Chicago Tribune

15 for your Feb.14: Love songs or an iO square dance
Chicago Tribune
This will be an international gathering, with presenters from the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the Instituto Cervantes and other Chicago cultural institutions, with Suzanne Petri providing English-language love poems. 5 p.m. Saturday at the Poetry ...



Exhibits, poetry, workshops and more during For the Love of Art Month
Las Cruces Sun-News
LAS CRUCES >> There's plenty on which to feast your senses during the 2015 For the Love of Art Month, starting today and running through Feb. 28 at venues throughout the Mesilla Valley. The celebration, started in 1998 by a group of artists who wanted ...

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Poet Jericho Brown reads, and we all listen
Binghamton University Pipe Dream
“Like what Jericho was saying, so often our inboxes are cluttered with YouTube and other videos of people falling or getting hurt and we are meant to laugh. Poetry is telling us to stay alive; all of us who love poetry know poetry can teach us to be ...



Petoskey News-Review

'The Poetry of Love'
Petoskey News-Review
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra series of Sunday recitals will present Libor Ondras and friends in a program titled “The Poetry of Love” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Petoskey. Ondras will be joined by soprano, Diane ...



Sioux City Journal

What I'm Reading: Hearing the music and rhythm of poetry
Sioux City Journal
Nowadays, she said she loves to read her own work in public. "I love to see the way people react to my poetry," Emmons said. "Writers want their writing to connect with audiences and poetry connects on a very personal level." Do you remember the first ...



The Redoubtreporter

Well read — School celebrates love of poetry for Valentine's Day
The Redoubtreporter
Photos courtesy of River City Academy. Dawnie Altman and Amelia Johnson took second place in the middle school division, personal poetry category for their submission, “Fun, Unique, Crazy, Kind Irritation Time,” in River City Academy's annual Valentine ...



Scholars and Rogues

The ink dark moon: Medieval Japanese poetry
Scholars and Rogues
Romances were begun, consummated, continued, and ended via clever, occasionally striking, poems exchanged by lovers. In the cases of Ono no Kamachi and Izumi Shikibu, the sustained brilliance of their poetic output made their forays into love poetry ...



Entertainment Weekly

These Are Leonard Nimoy's Touching Final Words Of Wisdom
Huffington Post
He was an artist away from camera, delving into photography, music and poetry. Nimoy published numerous collections of his poems, including 2002's A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told the New York Times ...
Leonard Nimoy remembered in Boulder County as Spock, poetLongmont Times-Call
Five things you didn't know about Leonard NimoyToronto Star
Leonard Nimoy dead: Star Trek's Mr Spock's inspiring last words to the publicThe Independent
New York Times -SFGate -Taste of Country
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Poet reads dark themed work
The Daily Eastern News
During the breaks between poems, she made comical references to the way she constantly needs to adjust her microphone stand by comparing herself to actress Angela Bassett in the Tina Turner movie “What's Love Got to Do with It.” She later attempted to ...



The Crimson While

Leav explores themes of loneliness, happiness, doubt in short poems
The Crimson While
Her debut book of poetry, “Love and Misadventure,” is composed of 75 poems that make a reader want to listen to Sam Smith and John Legend on repeat. The soulful writing is unapologetic, and Leav harnesses the power of saying a lot with a little – the ...



Irish Times

A poem for Ireland, poetry for everyone
Irish Times
I started singing Anahorish as I was reading it, and I performed it with Zoe Conway and John McIntyre at the Seamus Heaney tribute concert in the National Concert Hall last year. I've set the poem to music for my new record and I love the above opening ...



nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper

Poetry, love, revolution
nation.lk - The Nation Newspaper
One day someone asked himself, 'do revolutions begin with poetry and end with the abandonment of love?' More than 10 years later he asked himself another question: 'Do revolutions begin with love and end with the abandonment of poetry?' Ten years later ...



Artist Spotlight: Neiel Israel
Harvard Crimson
That's me embracing the responsibility of being a poet, because...I'm required or responsible to write the poems that I need to write in my life. So it is love. When I was a child—I'm a larger child now, an older child—but when I was a younger child ...



Bismarck Tribune

Students go 'Out Loud' in poetry competition
Bismarck Tribune
Wray recited Cornelius Eady's "I'm a Fool to Love You." Its message resonates with the Bismarck High School junior -- she thinks of her grandparents each time she reads it. The poem is about a person not knowing how good they have it until something in ...
Polytech High School student from Smyrna wins Delaware Poetry Out Loud contestDover Post

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Double Tony nominee 'Time Stands Still' explores poetry of conscience
Dallas Morning News
In Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still, nominated for two Tony Awards in 2010, Sarah is no saint. A photojournalist who travels the most wretched parts of the world to record man's inhumanity to man, she drinks, curses and causes pain to those who love ...

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POETRY: LOVE
Harrison Daily (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 ...

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A Modern Guide to the Love Letter
The Atlantic
The 19th-century British author Thomas Hood must have thought himself the perfect poet in adopting so grandiloquent a tone when he opened a love letter to his wife with "My own dearest and best." Unfortunately, Mrs. Hood, if well educated, would have ...



Cowboy poets tell stories of bad broncs and ranch romances
San Antonio Express-News
I'd always written poems but kept them hidden. My friends thought poetry was strange," she said. And as they do early each spring, those who love the now-vanishing cowboy life, as well as the simply curious, come from afar to the Big Bend to celebrate ...



SILive.com

Watch: The typewriter is the machine of poetry at Staten Island Museum's 'Love ...
SILive.com
"I love handwriting, but there's something about the instrumentation of the typewriter ... every letter matters, and there's something beautiful about ink to paper, immediacy, poetry," she says. She hands over the finished product which inevitably ...

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Love of family is theme among poetry contest winners
Herald-Mail Media
Adult winner Kathleen H. Hull of Sharpsburg wrote “Ginkgo” about a loving, funny spat with her husband when they were newlyweds. Teen winner Dakota Vaughn of Hagerstown wrote about the loving touch of a mother in “My Mother's Hands.” Tween winner ...

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A pushcart to promote poetry
Times of India
But Sadiq, who left his marriage bureau business, isn't pushing around the 200-kilo cart full of poetry for fame or money. "I have enough to make ends meet. What I am doing isn't for a living. It is out of passion. It is for the love of Telugu poetry ...



Valentine's Concert An Evening Of Poetry And Music About Love
WNIJ and WNIU
“We call it 'Scenes of Love: Through it All' – through it all is actually a line from one of Trinadora's songs – and instead of just looking at all the happy things of love, we're looking at many facets of what it means to fall in love, what it means ...



The Indian Express

Irshad Kamil on first romantic poetry book 'Ek Maheena Nazmon Ka'
The Indian Express
In the age of modern love and online hook ups Irshad Kamil believes in the importance of slowing things down. In a short span, Kamil has built his cred as a successful and versatile songwriter in Bollywood. His songs are a beautiful blend of romance ...

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NPR

Ever Cheat At Monopoly? So Did Its Creator: He Stole The Idea From A Woman
NPR
She was an outspoken feminist, she had acted, she had done some performing, she had written some poetry and she was a game designer. ... I think that when you talk to people about Monopoly, they love talking about their memories associated with it.

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Pittsburgh Post Gazette

For Pittsburgh poet Billie Nardozzi, rhyme is a daily vitamin
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
PITTSBURGH — One of Billie Nardozzi's greatest strengths as a poet is persistence. “I do pretty much one a day — like the vitamins,” he said after serving a visitor doughnuts at his kitchen table one recent afternoon. Mr. Nardozzi, 58 years old ...
This Pittsburgh Poet Has Fans in a Palace That Rhymes With CluckinghamWall Street Journal

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Best Books: College Edition
Huffington Post
However, I really do love this book, and it doesn't stand out from the millions of other books I read only because I was stunned when I realized Michelangelo wrote poetry, even though I was, but because his poetry is so beautifully written. If you like ...



Harvard Crimson

'Another Eternity' Entrancing Electronic Poetry
Harvard Crimson
“Begin Again,” a slow-building dance track, features a series of paired lines of grandiose language that bring to mind epic love poems of eons ago: “I need not one thing more / Oh, wrap the ground around / Your gentle winding mind / Oh, guard the ...



The Breeze

Open mic night showcases student poetry
The Breeze
That's how far Katherine Dolan, a '14 alumna, is traveling to emcee JMU's Word is Born Writers' Society's third annual Love Me, Love Me Not poetry jam. But to her, the four-and-a-half-hour drive from her home in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is worth it.



Kansas City Star

Readorama: Poets behind bars produce another volume of poetry
Kansas City Star
“I love poetry, so it's very rewarding to see them develop a love for it, too.” Educated at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota, and also a former Navy pilot, Buyert began writing and publishing poetry on the advice of a therapist after ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Erotica: Poetry and sex continue to make the most arousing bedfellows
Telegraph.co.uk
Another quality of poetry - which allows a way to say the unsayable - is what did and does make it the perfect medium for gay erotica. John Donne's Sappho to Philaenis is a passionate plea for understanding of same sex love. Dangerous, sexual words ...



'Painting with Words' poetry reading slated for Feb. 25 in Roselle Park
NJ.com
"Painting With Words", a monthly evening of poetry will take place at The Casano Community Center Art Gallery in Roselle Park, Feb. 25, from 6:30-8 p.m.. It will be hosted by Roselle Park's Poet Laureate, Leona M Seufert. The Art Gallery is located in ...
February's Poetry Night Focuses On LoveRoselle Park News

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The Week Magazine

Fox News host with art history degree: Students shouldn't take out loans to ...
The Week Magazine
In a Cavuto on Business segment, Fox News host Dagen McDowell lamented college students' choice to "study poetry" — even though McDowell herself has a college degree in art history. McDowell's statement came during a discussion of .... His cousin ...

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Boston Globe (subscription)

'H Is for Hawk' by Helen Macdonald
Boston Globe (subscription)
No nine-to-five job” — Macdonald clutched at her love of falconry in an attempt to alleviate her grief, challenging herself to train a goshawk, the “ruffians” of birds of prey, “murderous, difficult to tame, sulky, factious . . . wild and spooky and ...



Philly.com

Poetry at the grassroots
Philly.com
I love the Society / I love it a lot / Without the Society / I would be not. You see, Milanese's father and mother met and fell in love at the Society for Poets of Southern New Jersey. Anthony and Lynette Milanese got married in 1990, and their son, 21 ...



Elle UK Magazine

Michelle Williams For ELLE
Elle UK Magazine
In fact, rather than catching up on Twitter on her phone, you'll find Williams reading poetry instead. Really: 'I love poetry because it's like a shot, like an attack, like a dose. And for a person who doesn't have very much free time, it does its work ...
Michelle Williams admits she finds balancing motherhood with work 'exhausting'Entertainment.ie
Michelle Williams finds motherhood 'exhausting'TV3.ie

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eCoronado.com (blog)

Local Literary Group Publishes "Coronado On My Mind, a Compilation of Poems ...
eCoronado.com (blog)
The Coronado Scribes, a compilation of doctors, lawyers, professionals and amateurs who all share one thing in common – a love of writing – meet there weekly. Now, the group has released their first book, a 118-page collection of poetry and prose aptly ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Poems by Iain Banks and Ken MacLeod, review: 'blazing energy'
Telegraph.co.uk
Before 1997's A Song of Stone became a novel, Banks wrote it as a poem, and his very first piece of published work was a poem in New Writing Scotland in 1983 (the poem, an ethereal love lyric called “041”, is included in this book). But he doesn't seem ...
Ger Killeen: a Portland poet with deep Irish rootsOregonLive.com

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TheNewsTribune.com

Local high school students named regional winners in Poetry Out Loud contest
TheNewsTribune.com
“I found poems that really spoke to me and that I could really fall in love with,” Padgett said. Padgett, a senior at Eatonville High School, shared the top honors with Kate Atwell from Vashon Island High School, Gabriella Sipe of Olympia High School ...

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ESPN

How Imani McGee-Stafford Found Her Voice -- And A Reason To Live
ESPN
She fell in love. And more importantly she found the one thing she didn't have all those lonely nights when death seemed like her only solace -- her voice. "The first poem I wrote I was 12," she says. "I used to think I was gonna be a singer when I got ...

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BU Today

An Eye-Popping Show at the Sherman Gallery
BU Today
They are infused with poetry.” In some cases, as in his drawing Scarecrow, lines of prose appear in the actual drawing—in this case a lyric from the 1960s British group the Watersons: “you'd love me if you could but you're only.” In other works, she ...



Huffington Post

The 8 Essential Kinds of Books That Every Kid Should Own
Huffington Post
Poets like Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein teach kids that, when assembled correctly -- even in ways that don't seem to make sense -- words can make a person feel a ridiculously deep range of emotions, and kids LOVE THAT. 6. Nonfiction books. Because ...
Tips for Reading Aloud with your Kids Every DayAtlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

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Slate Magazine

This Essay About Tess of the D'Urbervilles Was Due 25 Years Ago. I Finally ...
Slate Magazine
The scene in which Angel Clare, while sleepwalking, expresses the love and forgiveness he can't show Tess in waking hours, evokes the hallucinatory quality of King Lear's Dover cliffs scene, but lacks the power and poetry of Shakespeare. And Hardy's ...



The Atlantic

Maria von Trapp: The Preeminent Manic Pixie Dream Girl
The Atlantic
As well-loved and frequently aped as the movie is, one fact about it is often overlooked, namely that its protagonist, Maria von Trapp (née Fraulein Maria), is one of the earliest examples of an affected and oft-debated cinematic trope. She is, despite ...

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Lincoln Journal Star

Lincoln High student enlists help of acclaimed poet to express thanks to teacher
Lincoln Journal Star
Lincoln High teacher Deborah McGinn loves writing, she loves her students, and she loves poetry — especially the work of acclaimed contemporary poet Billy Collins. Those passions converged last week in a short, handwritten note stuffed in her school ...



The News Journal

Dr. John previews sold out Queen show
The News Journal
I loved it." Last year, Dr. John was feted in New Orleans by a legion of admirers at a tribute entitled "The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music." Artists like Bruce Springsteen, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Mavis Staples, Gregg ...



WFDD

UNCSA Winter Dance, Poet Tony Abbott, Blind Idol, and Behind the Scenes with ...
WFDD
The ambitious poet eventually made the upwardly mobile decision (in terms of English Society at that time) to switch to Anglicanism. He went on to become the best preacher in England, but in his prior life he was a 16th century bad boy, writing love ...



'Poetry of Love:' Orchestra performs Sunday recital
Petoskey News-Review
Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra performs “Poetry of Love” as part of its Sunday Series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Petoskey, featuring Libor Ondras on the Viola D'Amore, Diane Penning, soprano, Sheryl Lott on piano, and ...

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Daily Trojan Online

This title is a lie
Daily Trojan Online
And never mind the complex emotions — language will never fully incorporate the emotions of love or loss or regret, though centuries of poetry and literature and songwriting have attempted to do so. Each new attempt, however, requires something ...



The Secret of Poetry That Reaches a Truly Wide Audience
Huffington Post
This quote from fellow poet Alice Fulton appears frequently on Collins dust jackets and in his press coverage: "Billy Collins puts the 'fun' back in 'profundity.'" Perhaps that's a good way to put it -- but while Aimless Love hit the New York Times ...

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Read a Funny, Moving Story From Philip Levine's Final Lecture As Poet Laureate
Slate Magazine (blog)
Once the Library of Theodore Miles, an inspiring poet and former faculty member at Wayne who died while serving in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II. The line that I remembered: "When in a mirror, love redeems my eyes." The opening line of a ...

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The Enduring Power of the Humanities
Huffington Post
More than ever we seek ways to feel connected to one another, and in the end it doesn't matter if it's the beauty of Strauss' flowing An der schönen blauen Donau, or Auden's incomparable Lullaby, or our poet-bard, Kanye West's love song to Kim, "Bound ...

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GoLocalPDX

Literopolis: A Weekly Look at Portland Literary Events, March 2-8
GoLocalPDX
3932 N Mississippi Ave., 7-8pm, FREE. Also on Thursday, Broadway Books will be hosting poet and essayist Terry Martin, who will be reading from her new collection of poetry The Light You Find, and novelist Kate Gray, who will be reading from her debut ...



The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Operation Nemesis And The Quest For Justice After The Armenian Genocide
Daily Caller
Publications include essays, articles, and poems published in periodicals such as Ararat, Raft, the Journal of Teaching Writing, and the Journal of Poetry Therapy, and three books—Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice, The Mind's Eye: Image ...
A Beautiful Mind: Artist Seeroon Yeretzian Lives for Love, Art and CreatingThe Armenian Mirror-Spectator

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Annual writing contest winners announced
Ansonrecord
Youth Poetry winners (grades 7-9) were: Theresa Sommerville, homeschooled, for “Love”; Second Place, Eukela Little for “21st Century Teenaged Girl”; and Third Place, Julia Lew for “No Matter What I Do.” Little and Lew attend Anson County Early College.



American Life In Poetry Fading In The Winter
Yankton Daily Press
Here's Robert Hedin, a Minnesota poet and the director of The Anderson Center at Tower View in Red Wing, trying to assemble a little order while his father is dying. ... 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.



The Guardian

Poet Pablo Neruda to be reburied in Chile following judge's ruling
The Guardian
More than four decades after his death, Neruda's poetry remains as powerful as ever. From early this year, trains on Santiago's Metro have been emblazoned with text from his celebrated 1924 collection, Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. A debate ...

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Indie Wire

Adrian Grenier and Josh Zeman Team Up to Embark on a Quest to Find the ...
Indie Wire
"Whales have spindle cells, the same cells that humans, primates and elephants have that allow us to love, feel excluded and work in cooperative groups," Zeman explained. Whales also have much bigger brains than we do, so they have double the spindle ...

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In Praise of Meaningless Work
The New Republic
The world of management has discovered the human soul. Each new dawn brings with it another survey, article, or TED Talk emphasizing the need to restore meaning to work. Whether laboring at a bike shop, mounting hostile takeovers, or psychoanalyzing ...



Los Angeles Confidential

Sweet Memories: A Tribute to Leonard Nimoy
Los Angeles Confidential
Leonard loved the sun on his face, his ear buds shutting out the world, inhaling the musical poetry of Leonard Cohen. Later that night, he read to us three short stories by Woody Allen, his hypnotic voice giving Woody's words a cadence and gravitas I'm ...
Leonard Nimoy, rememberedBinghamton University Pipe Dream
Editorial: Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015The Providence Journal
Martin: Live long and prosperStandard Online

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The Ithaca Voice

Ithaca mourns death of teen whose battle with cancer inspired a village
The Ithaca Voice
In the throes of our final love push we talked softly, cried loudly and snuggled under wool blankets. Papa played his guitar, and Nana nested in Leyla's favorite chair and sewed a quilt for August. Katie, read poetry about the loveliest of birds, who ...



Eliot in Love
Patheos (blog)
Eliot's biographers believe that the two had a romance at that stage. Charting the biographical milestones, some believe she was the inspiration for Eliot's early poem La Figlia Che Piange, which is a reverie for a lost love—a young woman who was ...



The DePauw

DePauw University Megan Hammerle remembered
The DePauw
Aquilar remembered Hammerle's love of 80s music, anime, Japanese poetry and video games. “While she was too young to have left us, Megan didn't burn out,” Aquilar said. “Rather, she burned brightly. She has left us with the remarkable story of a girl ...

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Belfast Telegraph

Mary Portas opens heart on her parents who crossed the divide in Northern Ireland
Belfast Telegraph
"Her father worked the land by day, then played the violin and read poetry at night, so the love of learning was in Mum's blood," recalls Portas. "She aspired to something more, just like Dad, and while he moved us up in the world through hard work ...

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