MFA Creative Writing


The Joy of the Memorized Poem
Yahoo News UK
The poem's distressed urban speaker fantasizes about fleeing the city and retreating to an idyllic Irish island; his fervid mantra is “I will arise and go.” For Billy Collins, author of Aimless Love, poetry itself is that sanctuary, a place to seek ...

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Fond du Lac Reporter

Success: Love of FDL leads Wehner the arts
Fond du Lac Reporter
Mary Wehner is known in Fond du Lac for her enthusiasm in the arts community. A poet, painter and jazz enthusiast, she has lent her hand to many organizations both local and statewide, and has worked in a variety of fields. “I think sometimes that I've ...



My passion for poetry unfathomable – Amu-Nnadi
Daily Sun
Award-winning poet, Chijioke Amu- Nnadi, has described his love for poetry has unfathomable. Amu- Nnadi, arguably one of Nigeria's most compelling poets in recent years, spoke on his attachment to the written word ahead of a US trip, where he will be ...



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 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 televisionMirror.co.uk
The Owl and the Pussycat voted most popular childhood poemHITC
Shiny Shiny
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Mirror.co.uk

Poetry fan stabbed book loving friend during argument over which genre was ...
Mirror.co.uk
A poetry lover stabbed his old friend to death during a dispute over whether verse or prose is the greater artistic form. A former teacher, 53, was visiting Yury Nikitkin, 66, in the town of Irbit, east of Moscow, where they began drinking vodka and ...
Poetry lover stabbed prose fan after argument over which literary genre was betterMetro

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The News Journal

Poet laureate's job? Maybe it's leading horse to water
The News Journal
“When I was poet laureate, and now as I write these columns, I think of myself standing in front of my Introduction to Poetry class at the University of Delaware,” Brown replied. “The room is full of all sorts of students, those who love poetry and ...



Franchise Herald

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 ...



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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NJ.com

At Dodge Poetry Festival, veterans and new writers take center stage
NJ.com
She followed that poem up, with one about a character in Greek mythology. Other student poets explored the 2012 election, drunk parents, and love. “It means so much to be here with all of these famous poets,” Flannery James, 18, said of participating ...
How to Get Your News From PoemsHuffington Post
Poetry takes center stage at Dodge festival in Newark, NJNewsworks.org
Pinsky on poetry: Teachers should 'do no harm,' from Dodge FestMorristown Green

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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

In Washington, Poetry Diplomacy With Iran
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
The citation appeared to be an attempt by Sherman to reach out to Iranians by showing respect for their culture and love of poetry, an approach employed earlier by other U.S. officials as well, including the American leader. U.S. President Barack Obama ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

You really need these poems in your life
Telegraph.co.uk
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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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 ...



Houston Chronicle

With "Celebration," actor showcases famed dramatist Pinter as unsung poet
Houston Chronicle
"My love for exploring this material is undiminished," Sands says. "It's still a constant path of discovery, with nuances of interpretation always revealing themselves, ever shifting. I've become an evangelist, a proselytizer for Pinter's poetry -and I ...



'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 ...



Self-Help Parody Teaches You How To Understand Poetry (IMAGES)
Huffington Post
... complex topics. Illustrator Ana Benaroya applies her punk aesthetic to the punchy, irreverent book, which educates its readers on such topics as "how to coexist with bears" and "how to love everyone" and "www.how to become a slave to the internet ...



Indian love poems performed in style
Dorset Echo
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 ...

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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 ...



Louis de Paor's unsentimental poems lead to a fresh treatment of old material
Irish Times
De Paor's unsentimental poems lead to fresh treatment of old material: Love poem begins and ends by declaring “We never stop / fighting.” In the Meantime reports on the poet and his elder children missing visiting hours at the maternity ward. Stuck ...



The Hindu

Poetry beyond punctuation
The Hindu
In his explaining this idea, that he's never far away from that beloved's beloved heart, is where the magic of this poem lies. This is no ordinary love, is it? This is a poem that lends itself to recitation and song. Edward Estlin Cummings wasn't a ...



SFGate

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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer diesSFGate
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89Los Angeles Times

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A Love Letter to Philadelphia
GOOD Magazine
Sonia always puts the words a place called before your name. Girl, you've been called so many names. Been called out of your name, too. Philly. Illadelph. 215. Killadelphia. You are corner stores and cranes, murals and museums, litter and Love Park.



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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Texas A&M The Battalion

A quick snapshot of four students and recent grads who will compete at TGS By ...
Texas A&M The Battalion
“I think, truthfully, poetry is very much just a necessity in my life,” Pelcastre said. “Regardless of my future in performing and competitions, I will always write poetry. However, right now I'm so proud and love the things poetry has enabled in my ...

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Daily Beast

Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else
Daily Beast
Borges had an almost Evelyn Waugh-like capacity for sucking up to the upper classes. As for the lower classes, he once said to di Giovanni, “I don't understand why the working man isn't content to just read his Shakespeare or his Dante.” Let them eat ...

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Indian Country Today Media Network

There's a War Going On! Janet Rogers Writes Dispatches From the Front Lines
Indian Country Today Media Network
Her first book, Splitting the Heart (Ekstasis Editions 2007) came with a CD of her poems. Her second book, Unearthed (Leaf Press 2011) was the strongest collection of poems I've read in a very long time. 90 actual pages of poetry divided among love ...



Haaretz

'I do not believe that poetry can change the world'
Haaretz
“It was a happy relationship, which engendered marvelous love poems by Szymborska,” Bikont says. “They lived in separate apartments not far from each other, because they both felt that creative work necessitates that solitude. But they had good times ...



The Guardian

Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebrated With "Under Milk Wood" Radio Broadcast ...
Forbes
The premiere of Under Milk Wood took place on his last tour, on May 14, 1953, at the Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y in New York; Thomas himself read many roles, joined by American actors who were also employed at the Y. The characters in the play ...
Cerys Matthews on setting Dylan Thomas's poems to musicThe Guardian
Day celebrates a century since legendary poet's birthThe Star
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of ...The Independent
WalesOnline
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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, ...



American Life in Poetry: The Transfer
Kearney Hub
His car rolls up to the curb, you switch / your mood, which doll to bring and rush / out again on the sliding steps / of your shoes half-on, forgetting to zip / your new pink coat in thirty degrees, / teeth and hair not brushed, already / passing the ...



A man writes his wife a poem every birthday and anniversary for 50 years
ITV News
"The sands of time keeping running out for yet another year but while we love each other there's nothing we need fear." – Len Biddlecombe. Much of the collection has now been published. The book is aptly named 'A Life of Love.' "I didn't want it ...



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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Ned Yosts team won despite his managing in Game 3
FOXSports.com
There's another way to parse the proceedings of a baseball game: Poetry. Fifty years ago, certainly one hundred years ago, nearly all the best baseball writers were poets. I mean, they weren't technically poets. Actually, some of them did dabble. But ...

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Join Timi Dakolo, DJ Xclusive, Gordons, Ice Nweke & More for “Love Is…the ...
Bella Naija
Created and directed by Ice Nweke, the inspiring intimate story is a portrait of the lives of three beautiful women on a journey in search of the true meaning of love. Other special guest artists include Ranti Ihimoyan, Donna the Poet, Sheila, Efe Paul ...



Msgr. Lorenzo Albacete, Friend of Prelates and Dictators, Dies at 73
Aleteia
The two soon discovered they had a great deal in common, including an interest in theater, poetry and science. Father Albacete asked the cardinal what was the proper theological language in which to speak about the love of God. “Poetry,” he answered.



Dunn County Datebook
Chippewa Herald
Nancy Holden presents 'Love is a Verb' — putting love into action on behalf of the planet. Religious exploration for ages 5-12 and ... Poetry and jazz collaboration: 7-8 p.m. at Menomonie Public Library (Wolske Bay Road). Free event is a collaboration ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Russian poetry lover gets 8 years for murder of prose fan
Telegraph.co.uk
"The whole town knew him, he was a very emotional person, if he met someone on the street he could declaim some verses or make a declaration of love," Galina Ufarkina, director of the town's library service, told the Komsomolskaya Pravda daily.



U.S. Poet Laureate to hold workshop at Texas A&M
The Eagle
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 ...



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 ...



New York Times

The Bad Plus Plays Ornette Coleman
New York Times
Clearly the players know and love the album. But they were also able to use the ... (He also manipulated laptop electronics to approximate the sound-sculpture, and David Henderson's poetry reading, in the old album's title track.) Mr. King, the drummer ...



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 ...



GOD IS LOVE by Alexander, the great poet!
Canada Free Press
It is, to any sentient being, versed at all in What it is, a self-evident fact my poems are vastly superior to any random sample selection that may be culled from the innards of some of these federally approved, so-called literature textbooks ...



Collected Poems of Lesbia Harford shines light on an overlooked poet
The Australian
The idiosyncratic punctuation is another trait Harford shares with Dickinson. Unlike her American forebear, however, she was no recluse. Her inspiration was often love, and many of the poems about her fellow factory workers have a distinct erotic charge.



WBUR

Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop: The Lyric Stage Puts Poetry In Motion For ...
WBUR
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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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 ...



Western Morning News

Singer Najma Akhtar creates a unique East and West fusion
Western Morning News
One of the earliest forms of romantic poetry, with roots back to the 6th century, it is essentially a love poem that meditates on the pain of loss or separation as well as the beauty of love, despite that pain. “It is the same universal romantic theme ...



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.



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 ...



Nonto: The Gospel poetess
The Swazi Observer
Nontobeko Ndzabukelwako brings real meaning to the adage, 'an apple does not fall too far from the tree'. She is a pastor's child and both her parents can agree with her that she was never that much of a problem child, as the only 'headache' she caused ...



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 ...



Daily Californian

Dylan Thomas: a poet unlike any other
Financial Times
“The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes, and before I could read them myself I had come to love just the words of them alone,” he wrote in 1951 to a research student enquiring after his early influences. “I cared for the colours the words cast on ...
Ed Roberson, UC Berkeley's poet-in-residenceDaily Californian

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What The Decider Team Streamed This Week
Decider
The plot is exciting enough; man meets woman, man embezzles money, couple flees to Greece, handsome tour guide falls in love with woman and helps the couple flee…until things get complicated from jealousy and greed. The movie is set mostly in 1960s ...



'Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore': Tokyo Review
Hollywood Reporter
At first glance a controversial choice for Tokyo competition, Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore is a tone poem that has its own raison d'etre. Prolific Filipino digital pioneer Khavn (aka Khavn de la Cruz), who has carved out ...



Ty And Rob's Story From The Let Love Define Family Series
Huffington Post
This week's Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series installment focuses on Diligent Recruitment of foster-adopt parents for deaf and hard-of-hearing foster children with the story of Rob and Ty, an engineer and an ...

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The Guardian

Happy 100th birthday, John Berryman
The Guardian
He is, if this makes sense, a major cult poet – or a cult major poet; feted in part for the manner of his death or his association with a generation of poets who liked to think of themselves as maudits. But he is famous, and he is loved. I think he ...

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Bible scholar is annual Humanities Council speaker
Charleston Gazette
“Four years later, I came out with a book on biblical poetry. I continued to write articles from time to time, and ... I love the students. “I have been technically retired for three years, but I am still quite engaged in the university. I teach one ...



Tokyo Film Festival Review: Edmund Yeo's Promising Feature Debut 'River Of ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Initially, it seems to be a tale of young love, as Ming spends time mooning over the childhood friend he now loves, Mei Ann (Joey Leong). But sinister notes are introduced early: an adventurous ramble ends in the ... And if that balance does sometimes ...

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Hyperallergic

Beer with a Painter: David Humphrey
Hyperallergic
He loved Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Arp and Brancusi, and he made smooth, simplified shapes. The one thing that my dad said — he didn't have an overly elaborated aesthetic theory — was that a sculpture needs to make sense from all sides. That is ...



Why Drake Is One Of The Best Contemporary Poets
Huffington Post (blog)
I often have one poet that I am in love with for a very long time, whose songs I can't ever completely tap out of their inspirational resources. For the past few years, that poet has been Drake. You all likely know who Drake is. Aubrey Drake Graham is ...



The Salinas Californian

Party in the Village moves forward
The Salinas Californian
A regular performer at the National Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, the Central Coast native has released six albums of original material. Recently "Western ... "I love playing solo and am gonna play lots of local songs about the area." Beck and ...



Sunderland Echo

Byron event will be poetry to town's ears
Sunderland Echo
“Our guests are fascinated by the Hall's links with the 'mad, bad and dangerous to know' poet and the doomed love story that began with his marriage to heiress Annabella Milbanke, daughter of the hall's owner. “As we approach the 200th anniversary of ...

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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.



Town Meeting replays on PACTV
Wicked Local Plymouth
PLYMOUTH – The fall Town Meeting, held Oct. 18, will be rebroadcast on PACTV at 12 and 6 a.m. and 4 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and at 4 and 10 a.m. and 4 and 10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, on the Plymouth government access channels, Comcast 15 and ...

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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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Sacred and profane
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 ...



New Hampshire Public Radio

The Real Dead Poets Society
New Hampshire Public Radio
"I fell in love actually 2 years ago at the grave of Samuel Longfellow. On our second date got locked in a cemetery in Cambridge. That was kind of fun." Before he leaves, Skold reads a favorite bit of poetry written in magic marker above the wheel well ...

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The Brown Daily Herald

Adulthood and youth collide in prof.'s poetry collection
The Brown Daily Herald
Howe, who read from her works with novelist Bradford Morrow Thursday in the McCormack Family Theater, has written more than 20 books of poetry, fiction and essays and has received a host of accolades from organizations like the National Endowment for ...



Daily Mail

Tougher lessons for seven-year-olds who must be able to count to 100, retell ...
Daily Mail
Pupils should demonstrate 'understanding of a wide range of poetry, stories, and non-fiction that is read independently, and of more challenging books that are listened to, through identification of key aspects of the text, explanation and active ...

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The Westmorland Gazette

University Students Attend Poets Forum
Wesleyan Argus
Carly Feinman '16 stated that her poetry has been shaped by C.D. Wright and Juan Felipe Herrera. She emphasized that an alignment with her specific academic endeavors and a general love of poetry inspired her to attend the forum. “A huge takeaway for ...
Poetic time for Eileen after move to UKThe Westmorland Gazette

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News-Press Now

POETRY: Hang Gliding
Harrison Daily
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 ...
Dade County DemocratsCedarrepublican

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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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Journal and Courier

How Colts' Pat McAfee became an NFL punter
Journal and Courier
Soccer was his first love. It ate up weekend after weekend, but the McAfees kept piling into their Subaru Impreza and driving to tournament after tournament. The sport was Pat's life. It was the family's life. “We probably drove a billion miles in that ...



Heartfelt performance depicts life of Emily Dickinson
PCC Courier
“I love the laughs because people treat [Dickinson] so reverentially….because she's this great poet and I think she's very funny and charming,” said Kelsey. “She's very satirical.” Piecing together all the music and poetry proved to be difficult for ...



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 ...



Silent auction in Redlands to feature works from the late-1800s
Redlands Daily Facts
Poetry and ballads, morality tales and advice, essays and short stories, fables and a memoir are all up for bids in the Professor Parsons' Picks silent auction at the A.K. Smiley Public Library, 125 W. Vine St., Redlands. Six of the books were ...



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 ...



Torquay Herald Express

Why Roger McGough is on a mission to bring poetry to the people
Torquay Herald Express
But all of a sudden I just thought, 'this is what I'll do, I'll write poetry'. "I always had an interest in surrealism and poems of that nature, but when I first began writing, I focused on love ballads and what was happening around the university. "A ...



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 ...



Poet remembered for spirit and passion
The Brandeis Hoot
Poetry is a principle of power invoked by all of us against our vanishing … The making of poems is a practice—a work human beings can do—in which civilization has invested some part of its love of itself and the world. The poem is a trace of the ...



Caserio's poetry book draws on ancient works
Billingsnews
The only poem in Section One, “Forensic Love” telescopes from “2098” backward into prehistory, to “Lucy from Olduvai Gorge” (The Lucy fossil was actually found not at Olduvai but at Hadar in Ethiopia, but who can resist the sound play of place and ...



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 ...



TV Picks: 'Brakeless,' 'Mr. Dynamite,' 'Death Comes to 'Pemberley'
Los Angeles Times
Memories of the fatal moment have an arresting specificity ("I was listening to Led Zeppelin," "I was wearing a dark blue suit and slingback stilettos") and at times a kind of poetry: "I could see the houses sliding away until only blue sky was left ...

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The Book of Scented Things
Washington College Elm
There were poems about the writing of poetry, poems about smell and the act of sniffing itself, poems that consider the philosophical and the spiritual, poems about places… poems residing in memory, poems about the body, and of course poems about love ...



Zim Media - Missing the Mistress, Wooing the Maid
The Herald
Alexander Pope was one hell of a poet who brooked no bald critics. Not that he hated criticism. ... Who forgets Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver's Travels, the source of that memorable I-hate-mankind-although-all-my-love-is-for-Tom-Peter-Jill-and ...



The Mass Media

Students attend poetry slam sponsored by The Watermark
The Mass Media
Are you tired of your boring reading assignments and book clubs that have you reading “Twilight”? Maybe this is your third time being assigned “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” or you are just going to explode if Stephanie Meyer refers to Edward as a ...



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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Indianapolis Star

Zionsville teen among top young poets in U.S.
Indianapolis Star
The art of poetry stretches back through millenia of human history. A 4,000-year-old tablet unearthed in the 1880s, thought to be the oldest love poem in existence, contains what The New York Times called a "daring—and risque—ballad" of a priestess ...



New memoir: Coming of age and coming out with Richard Blanco
Sun Sentinel
In his new memoir, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood," the 2013 inaugural poet delves deeper into those themes while capturing the South Florida of his youth and explaining how the region helped shaped who he is today. "It really is a South ...



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 ...



Ruth Lawrence and Hugh Thompson shine in 'It is Solved by Walking'
The Telegram
“It is Solved by Walking” — the title of this two-handed play, featuring the always luminous Ruth Lawrence, derives from a poem published in 1917, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird,” consisting of 13 delicate stanzas ranging in length between ...

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Sydney Morning Herald

Barry Spurr v New Matilda: the facts, the law and the porridge
The Guardian
Spurr's arch, high camp style is reminiscent of the tone of David Flint and Alan Jones' “love letters” at a time when Flint was supposed to be the broadcasting regulator. Media Watch and others published the torrent of gush between these two admirers ...
Poetry professor Barry Spurr: master of parody or bigotry?Sydney Morning Herald

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The Hindu

'I am happy just to take pictures'
The Hindu
There is so much emotion in what he has captured and such poetry in his vision. You had a vision problem till you were seven. ... I feel he has a range of characters which I love; he seems really like a great actor. I feel I will do that this year ...



Sheffield Telegraph

In praise of the Human Head and the Big Carrot
Sheffield Telegraph
Stan Skinny is a poet, comedian and writer who has lived in Sheffield for 10 years. His spoken word show, Tell Me The Lies About Love, part of the Off the Shelf festival, is on November 2 at the Sheffield University students' union. He runs the ...



New York Times

Theater Listings for Oct. 24-30
New York Times
With a book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey, direction by Joe Mantello and choreography by the movement hotshot Steven Hoggett, the show concerns a work crew striving to build its final craft and a man (Michael Esper) returning in search of his first ...



'Glass Mountain' open mic night opens up to guests
The Daily Cougar
... poetry and music, as “Glass Mountain” held its October Reading and Open Mic on Tuesday at Café Brasil. Journalism and creative writing senior Max Gardner started off the night with a bang, reading his untitled short story about lust, longing, love ...



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 ...



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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