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How Dorothy Parker Changed Lyric Love Poetry Forever
JSTOR Daily
August marks the centenary of the poem that first bought Dorothy Parker to the attention of the reading public, “Women: A Hate Song.” (Representative verse: “They are always longing to get away—Away from It All!/—I wish to Heaven they would.



Macleans.ca

Why poets love Gord Downie and vice versa
Macleans.ca
One of the Tragically Hip's greatest hits had Gord Downie singing, in the chorus, “Don't tell me what the poets are doing / on the streets in the epitome of vague.” The irony, of course, is that Downie is considered by a lay audience as one of Canada's ...
BC Hip fans gather for broacast of final Man Machine Poem Tour concertCBC.ca

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FourFourTwo

Wenger insisting on courting transfer targets with poetry, hand-carved love spoons
FourFourTwo
Arsene Wenger is facing serious questions over his modus operandi in the transfer market after it emerged that he sends handwritten transfer requests in the form of a series of laboriously crafted love sonnets. In recent times Arsenal have missed out ...

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PBS NewsHour

This Olympian — and poet — on her love for “freedom within boundaries”
PBS NewsHour
On Friday, long-distance runner Alexi Pappas will compete in Rio in her first-ever Olympic race. But unlike many of her Olympic peers, Pappas does not put all her talent in one basket. In addition to training as a world-class runner, she is also a ...

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GeekDad (blog)

Poetry Doesn't Have to Be Scary… And Here's Why
GeekDad (blog)
Brave Writer has taught me that children love poetry teatimes. Brew a pot of tea, dust off those teacups, and have a tea party! Poetry Doesn't Have to Be Scary, adding poetry to your homeschool doesn' Image source: Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley; For added ...



PM Modi doing poetry on Kashmir, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
Zee News
... on Monday said the Prime Minister is just doing poetry. "Of late, he was talking of Insaniyat, Jamhooriyat and Kashmiriyat. Now he has come up with ekta and mamta. This is poetry," Azad said. "Perhaps he (Modi) knows that people of Kashmir love ...

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Los Angeles Times

Ben Lerner considers the hatred of poetry; Marie Ponsot celebrates its joys
Los Angeles Times
In this slight book, Lerner makes a curious case for poetry, presupposing that it is an art that “assumes the dislike of its audience.” His goal, thankfully is to show how that “dislike” can ultimately “come to resemble love,” but he takes an oddly ...

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Daily Mail

'I love to read poetry to relax': Sadie Frost on her cultural favourites
Daily Mail
I love to read poetry to relax – a friend bought me a Twenties edition of Milton's Paradise Lost for my birthday. I also discovered Pablo Neruda, a Chilean who wrote beautiful love poems. I don't read a lot of modern literature but found time for Alain ...



PBS NewsHour

Poet explores the explosive potential of the bikini
PBS NewsHour
Poet Caitlin Doyle says she can trace her love of language and wordplay back to her childhood. She grew up in an Irish immigrant household where poetry and song were ever-present. Her father, who moved to New York from Dublin, was a bartender and ...



The Guardian

Poem of the Week: Theocritus: A Villanelle by Oscar Wilde
The Guardian
“All this love of curious French metres like the Ballade, the Villanelle, the Rondel; all this increased value laid on elaborate alliterations, and on curious words and refrains, such as you find in Dante Rossetti and Swinburne, is merely the attempt ...



The National

Emirati artist inspired by Dubai Ruler's poetry seeks to promote Arabic
The National
But she later turned to calligraphy because of her love of the Arabic language. "When I was a child it was just a talent and I have started developing it through participating in several training courses for fine arts," she said. Ms Al Mahrizi had ...

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VICE

'Writing About Sex and Love Is Juvenile? What Else Is There?' An Interview with Poet Hera Lindsay Bird
VICE
Imagine the kind of person who'd name their book after themselves. Either an egomaniac or someone lacking in imagination – or the person you wish you could be. Hera Lindsay Bird's collection of poetry reads her name twice. Once so you know it's by her, ...

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The Australian Financial Review

Lisbon, a city of secret poetry, music and embroidered handkerchiefs
The Australian Financial Review
Writer Jacinto Lucas Pires attributes Lisbon's love of poetry to its geography, and sees it as an integral part of the Portuguese character. "My instinct would be to say it's linked to the sea, and the fact that we're a small country. It's almost like ...



Press Herald

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled life with cancer, dies at 25
Press Herald
At their wedding last summer, Ritvo and his wife, Victoria, banned words such as “inspirational” from the speeches, his mother said. “He was about love and compassion, human and animal rights and about writing and sharing himself with the world,” she said.
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The Quint

Wait For Me, My Love: Excerpts From Irom Sharmila's Poetry
The Quint
On 9 August, 2016 Irom Sharmila breaks the fast that began 16 years ago in November 2000. Following an incident of violence meted out to civilians by the state on 2 November the next year, when ten villagers were killed by the Assam Rifles, Sharmila ...

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Patch.com

Alexandria Library Hosts Annual 'For Love of Country' Essay, Poetry Contest
Patch.com
Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation have teamed up to host the second, annual 'For Love of Country' Essay and Poetry Contest, “Why Vote?” Eligible applicants for the essay and poetry contest are upcoming seventh, eighth and ...



Renowned Poet Max Ritvo Dies At 25
LAist
He fell in love with poetry and made new friends and lived like any Yale student. Darkness came knocking again during his senior year, when a routine scan revealed that the cancer had returned. "[I]t was really a blizzard at that point," he recalled.



National Post

John McFetridge's One or the Other paints Montreal streets with 'the evocative power of poetry'
National Post
... University staged a retrospective exhibition and tribute. The cover copy calls One or the Other a mystery and in fact Dougherty spends a lot of time investigating a killing. But the book reads more like a sweet love letter to the Montreal of four ...



How To Sell Nearly a Half-Million Copies of a Poetry Book
Publishers Weekly
AMP published its first book of poetry in 2013, Lang Leav's Love and Misadventure. Leav's title came to AMP by recommendation. “We published a book that was a huge international bestseller called The Blue Day Book: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up by ...



CBS Local

Seeking To Spread Love Woman Creates Cape May 'Poet-Tree'
CBS Local
CAPE MAY, NJ (CBS)- English professor Sylvia Baer enjoys summers off from teaching, but not from literature. The Rowan College at Gloucester County faculty member took a play on words and made something remarkable in front of her summer home in ...



The Indian Express

Rang-e-Rekhta Festival: Chandigarh people cherish noted poets coming together to promote Urdu music
The Indian Express
Some of the country's most distinguished poets- Farhat Ehsas, Manish Shukla, Shams Tabreezi – set the mood for the evening, as verse by verse, they expressed the beauty of the language and their thoughts and emotions. Love, loneliness, the many ...

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New Straits Times Online

A poem a day keeps doctor away
New Straits Times Online
While many of the themes in his poems are based on peace, love and harmony, Prabhakar insists he doesn't have a message in them. Bearing in mind that there is a multitude of interpretations his readers can make about his poetry, Prabhakar says: “[They] ...



Parade

The Evolution of the Hit Show Celebrity Autobiography and Why Stars Love Performing In It
Parade
... Martin Short, Will Forte, Rachel Dratch, Ryan Reynolds) and countless others have joined the ranks of the rotating cast who can be found reading about what Sylvester Stallone stocks in his refrigerator or reciting the early love poetry of Suzanne ...



Kari – a poignant poetry on love and life
The Navhind Times
A story which begins with a failed double suicide, ends on a hopeful note – “I still love Ruthie more than anyone in the world, but I won't be jumping off ledges for anyone anymore.” It's through the everydayness of living life between work and home ...



The Sarasota Post (blog)

Drunken Poet Café: Authentic Thai Cuisine in Sarasota
The Sarasota Post (blog)
When speaking to Oy about the writings on the wall, she explains that they are poems from King Rama II. This former King of Thailand's reign was considered the Golden Age of Literature due to his love and knowledge of artists and poets. He often spoke ...



The Daily Star

Poet Shahid Qadri passes away
The Daily Star
It was Qadri's audacious genre of composing verse that he wanted a poet to command the flotilla in the Bay of Bengal (Ekjon kobi command korben Bangoposhagorer shobgulo ronotori) and wanted to ban smuggling of everything but love (Valobashar ...

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The Globe and Mail

Shelf life: Sarah Hampson on reading the poetry of Emily Dickinson
The Globe and Mail
So, when I read the verse, That Love is all there is/ Is all we know of Love/ It is enough, the freight should be/ Proportioned to the groove, I see my brilliant friend, Molly, bent over her manual typewriter in her room under the eaves of a Victorian ...



The Guardian

Rupi Kaur: 'There was no market for poetry about trauma, abuse and healing'
The Guardian
She began releasing short poems to her followers – simple, raw lines that tackled tough topics such as rape, domestic violence and alcoholism. “That was really scary,” she says over coffee one sunny afternoon in Toronto. “But they did. They stayed for ...



New York Daily News

Bob Dylan's "Freewheelin' " first romance in Greenwich Village
New York Daily News
Over the next months, he sent her Byron's poetry and tender, sulky love letters. They made $100 phone calls to each other. She read the book about Picasso by his lover Francoise Gilot and immediately recognized Dylan as Picasso's twin. But it was a ...



Entertainment Tonight

Kanye West Writes 'McDonald's' Poem for Frank Ocean's 'Boys Don't Cry' Magazine, Fast Food Chain Responds
Entertainment Tonight
While the poetry is very silly and largely complimentary, one line -- "I could see it through his artificial meat eyes" -- prompted the fast food chain to respond via Twitter, writing, "We're lovin' the love for McDonald's World Famous Fries and Apple ...

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