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Al-Arabiya

Love, poetry and war: the Afghan women risking all for verse
The Guardian
Bringing the work of Mirman Baheer on to the global stage, would be “transformative”, Griswold said, both for the group and for people's perceptions of Afghan women. “These poems are about war, they are about love, they are about drones, they are about ...
Afghan women share poems on love, sex and war at London festivalAl-Arabiya

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Makar Liz Lochhead says analytical approach is 'spoiling' how pupils learn to ...
The National
“I think we have far too many teachers in secondary schools who don't love poetry. If you don't love it leave it alone. In my day, teachers taught what they loved and the love of it went into what they taught,” she said. “It's clear that even teachers ...

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The Globe and Mail

Swivelling my way to clarity through poetry and a Rubik's Cube
The Globe and Mail
I love poems, love the hard, tight punch of them, how they can crack you wide open with a single line. I love words, so I love the way poetry can make them clang together and still sing. Writing poems, on the other hand, baffles me. I can sense when ...

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Daily Press

Poet's love for wife lives on
Daily Press
It was a year ago that local poet John Ogden lost his wife of 57 years to the ravages of multiple sclerosis. Dorothy Miller was 23 years old when she married Ogden and followed him to a hardship station in the British West Indies for the U.S. Navy ...



RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Love In The Time Of Jihad: Letters And Poems From Militants In Syria
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Once upon a time, a man facing death on the battlefield wrote to his wife, "I really was very happy with you, and we will meet soon in Paradise, my love...." Two days later, he and two of his comrades were killed by a tank shell. This final love letter ...

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'Found' letters of love and poetry by Chechen fighters in Syria posted online
The Guardian
At first glance love letters and poetry would seem to have little to do with the hyper-masculine, militant world of jihad and the brutality of Isis. But as critic Robyn Creswell and scholar Bernard Haykel argued in the New Yorker this week, the ...

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The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: The Measure by Jon Silkin
The Guardian (blog)
“Measure” most famously appears as a noun in the opening of John Donne's death-defiant love-poem The Relic: “All measure and all language I should pass,/ Should I tell what a miracle she was.” The opening of that sublime couplet reminds us that ...



Boston Globe (subscription)

Boston's new poet laureate wants to make poetry comfortable for all
Boston Globe (subscription)
Somewhere Legros Georges fell in love with poetry and she published her first creative piece in the Emerson College literary journal. Many of her poems describe her native country, which she visits regularly. This fall, Legros Georges was chosen as ...

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Cincinnati.com

Poetry adorns Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati.com
The eyes of the world will be on Cincinnati for the All-Star Game. So how should the Queen City pose for her portrait? In the light of love. That's how ArtWorks sees it. The arts nonprofit is taking its CincyInk tattoo and poem project to the streets ...

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Eight-Year-Old Dazzles With Poetry
AllAfrica.com
"I fell in love with poetry after going through my brother Prince's work books. I never thought I would recite one stance of his big poetic words but I tried one and I got it right in a few minutes. My brother was impressed and since then I have become ...



NET Website

Poets find new readers through comics, slam, and teaching
NET Website
John Johnson said he didn't come to like poetry until he was a senior in high school: “I started liking poetry about 1976. I had Christine Vandervoort as a teacher. And she was really great. She taught me to love poetry. And it changed my life.” It ...

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Eastwood Advertiser

Love chosen as theme for DH Lawrence poetry contest
Eastwood Advertiser
And Harry T Moore's great biography of Lawrence takes its title from Lawrence's candid declaration that he regarded himself as a Priest of Love, as does the splendid film of Lawrence's life, directed by Lawrence Society vice president Christopher Miles ...



Los Angeles Times

Juan Felipe Herrera new US poet laureate: 'Shout it from the roof tops'
Los Angeles Times
He's the kind of poet who gives you permission to love poetry, to be excited about it, to be energized by it. To think that it's something freeing and fun but also relevant to the issues we face, the challenges we have; to understanding the world we're ...
Central Valley native named US poet laureateVisalia Times-Delta
Juan Felipe Herrera becomes first Mexican American US poet laureateNewsOK.com
Juan Felipe Herrera Named US Poet LaureateUCR Today (press release)

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wallpaper.com

From Cuba with love: history and poetry meet at the 12th edition of the Havana ...
wallpaper.com
From Cuba with love: history and poetry meet at the 12th edition of the Havana Biennial. Art / 15 Jun 2015 /. By Pei-Ru Keh. This year's Havana Biennial brings together established as well as up-and-coming artists intevested in or coming from Latin ...



Daily Mail

Lucian Freud's love letters to poet Stephen Spender revealed
Daily Mail
According to Matthew Spender, 70, his father was in love with Lucian. 'My father believed in love and he thought that if he was in love that it would inspire poems. He thought the poems came out of a particularly intense moment and these intense ...

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Hindustan Times

A love song from Yamuna: The tale of Ras Khan and his poetry
Hindustan Times
But they quavered staunchly, "If you loved God as do you do that boy, you would be a liberated person." Intrigued, he went with them to Vrindavan, found Krishna and wrote such heartfelt poetry that a Ras Khan artsfest would be a nice way indeed for ...



Gainesville Times

Helen poet reveres written word
Gainesville Times
As she became more involved in the poetry in the mid-1940s, Greear fell more in love with the art through the people she met. This love actually led Greear to her husband, Philip Greear. Mildred met Philip when she was teaching poetry and living in ...



The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: Song by 'Tzŭ-Yeh', translated by Arthur Waley
The Guardian (blog)
Again, the speaker is ready for love-making, but now she seems not quite certain that her husband will return. We understand the relationship hasn't been idyllic – “With so much quarrelling and so few kisses”. Her question, “How long do you think our ...



The Week Magazine

The secret and lucrative success of classical music and poetry
The Week Magazine
... and having their output loved by millions and millions of people. We just don't call it classical music. The exact same phenomenon is going on with poetry. I won't bore you with the "hip-hop is poetry" trope, even though it's totally true. Song ...



House Slam Is Boston's First Slam Poetry Team To Head To National Competition
WBUR
As they come upon the anniversary of just a single year of existence, the House Slam is celebrating an enormous accomplishment: They're sending a team of five poets, including Johnson, to compete at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California ...

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Poetry in the air in St. Petersburg as national poets convention meets
Tampabay.com
But people who love poetry really love it, he adds. "We' re those people." Cavanaugh, president of the Florida State Poets Association, is talking about the people who will be attending the national convention of the Federation of State Poetry ...



Poetry Society of Texas annual summer conference July 16-18 in Beaumont
Star Local Media
Since 1969, Poetry Society of Texas has held a summer conference in July. This year's 46th Annual Poetry Society of Texas Summer Conference, “Partying with Poetry Mardi Gras Style,” will be held Thursday – Saturday, July 16-18 at Hilton Garden Inn ...



Stratford Star

Poetry performance at the Stratford Library
Stratford Star
“Rhapsody in Verse: The Voice of Great Poets on Time, Nature and Love” will be performed by former Fairfield resident Robert González at the Stratford Library on Monday, July 7, at noon. The special performance marks Gonzalez's first appearance in ...



The heat and the hazard: 9 facts about summer health
Washington Post
Ah, summer, those warm days of outdoor adventure and relaxation. Not to dampen your enthusiasm, but as you bask in the summerness of it all, there are some health issues — beyond sunburns — that spike at this time and are worth paying attention to.



Books LIVE (blog)

Join Antjie Krog and Dominique Botha for a Poetry Reading Session at Love ...
Books LIVE (blog)
The event will take place on Sunday, 28 June, from 11 AM to 12 PM at Love Books in Melville, and False River author Dominique Botha will introduce the poet. Krog will read a selection of poems and afterwards will be available to sign copies of Synapse ...



White Bear Lake bookstore marks 35 years, thanks to owners' devotion
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
"I was in here all the time anyway, and I love to read. So do Bert and Faith, who have been here 15 years, and Nancy, who bought in 10 years ago." One of their husbands predicted the new owners wouldn't last three months, and some others agreed. "At ...



Paste Magazine

24 Perfect Songs for Book Lovers
Paste Magazine
From a song title perspective, “Bookends” is the obvious Simon & Garfunkel song to add to this list but “I Am A Rock” earns its spot thanks to the line, “I have my books and my poetry to protect me.” Though Paul Simon writes of someone heartbroken in ...



Wired

With Bots Like These, Who Needs Friends?
Wired
So why, in a Web full of ways to connect with real people, do we love the bot (even one that sounds like an insane guy)? ... Basically, the results are as if your own tweets have been chopped up into poetry magnets and then reassembled by Crispin Glover.



Oil City

Local poet keeps the American Cowboy alive in Wyoming
Oil City
“I love writing and creating my own western music. It's still fun for me and I love seeing people smile,” said Bell. With his famous cowboy poetry and catchy lyrics, Bell has traveled the Cowboy state entertaining visitors around the fire at Dude ...



Bay Net

“Trudy” 100 Years young
Bay Net
Reading was one of Trudy's passions. She also developed a love of poetry and would often recite many stanzas of her favorites such as “The Wreck of the Hesperus”, “Great, Wide, Wonderful, Beautiful World”, and “Children's Hour”. She was an avid swimmer ...


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