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Sioux City Journal

A diverse love of poetry: USD professor named South Dakota Poet Laureate
Sioux City Journal
VERMILLION, S.D. | After spreading her love of poetry and writing to University of South Dakota students for 15 years, professor Lee Ann Roripaugh will have a chance -- indeed, an obligation -- to expand her passion across the state. On July 1 ...



The paintings and love poems of Jimmy Carter
Washington Post
Now Jimmy Carter's new book, “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety,” to be published July 7, features selections of the 39th president's paintings and poetry. Carter is not new to the art world — one of his paintings, “Live Oak at Sunrise,” sold for ...

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Books LIVE (blog)

Don't Miss Protest, Poetry and Love: An Evening with Legendary Poet James ...
Books LIVE (blog)
Subsequent published poetry collections, many also banned, include: Black Voices Shout (1974); Pass me a Meatball, Jones (1977); No Time for Dreams (1981); Poisoned Wells and Other Delights (1990); Flames and Flowers (2000); Poems from a Prison ...



Poet Shira Erlichman Beautifully Destigmatizes Mental Illness
Huffington Post
It began with an exercise where I instructed myself to write a love poem to an everyday object that often goes unnoticed, one that even might be difficult to love. The idea was to stand in awe of this object, to see it as if for the first time ...

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East County Magazine

FOR THE LOVE OF POETRY
East County Magazine
Trails to the Stream is a collection of powerful, spirited and inspiring poetry that unites shared human struggles with a colorfully individual voice. Extolling the virtues of positivity and determination in the face of all of life's hurdles. Koranteng ...



The Providence Journal

Poetry column: Words may be spare, but love brings the warmth
The Providence Journal
“Sundays, too, my father got up early … ” Robert Hayden is talking about his stepfather here, though not, I think, by way of diminishing someone who, even on an appointed day of rest, still gets the daily work done. In Hayden's famously loud (hard ...



The National

Makar Liz Lochhead says analytical approach is 'spoiling' how pupils learn to ...
The National
SCOTLAND'S Makar has launched an attack on how poetry is taught in schools, describing methods as “disgraceful” and blaming the way the subject is examined for putting children off the art form for life. Liz Lochhead said the Scottish Government's ...

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PBS NewsHour (blog)

Poet creates first class for transgender poetry
PBS NewsHour (blog)
Peterson described her poem “AFTER BEFORE AND AFTER,” which you can listen to above, as a “love letter to trans women.” The poem deconstructs the idea that trans women represent the downfall of society, a narrative that Peterson said is all too common ...



Vallejo woman named city's first poet laureate
Vallejo Times Herald
“I don't understand why no one loves poetry as much as I do,” she said with a laugh. After countless meetings, she later met Elissa Shanks Stewart, of the Solano County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, who brought the idea to the board. Along with ...



Chicago Tribune

Ralph Hamilton took a risk and became a poet
Chicago Tribune
For Evanston's Ralph Hamilton, writing poetry helps him make sense of the world, gives him a way of being, not more factual, but true. Hamilton's new book, "Teaching A Man To Unstick His Tail," is a meditation on relationships, on love and loss, and ...



The Diplomat

An American Poet's Love of China
The Diplomat
I first encountered Moore in middle school with the purchase of the 1967 Penguin edition of her collected poems, in which she eviscerated her magnum opus, “Poetry,” by removing 34 of its 38 lines. I didn't realize then she had included the longer 1924 ...



Chicago Tribune

Andrea Marcovicci's poetic look at George Gershwin
Chicago Tribune
But because Marcovicci created the Gershwin homage earlier this year as a Valentine's Day entertainment, she decided to skip the usual narrative and instead couple Gershwin's love songs with "poems that I had lovingly saved for years," she says. "And ...



DNAinfo

Watch Hundreds of Poets Perfom on Governors Island This Weekend
DNAinfo
A separate children's area is set up, with a stage for kid's readings. There's also several poetry writing workshops and games. "Whether you're a poet, love poetry, or just want an interesting, beautiful day, we'd encourage you to come out," Berger said.

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Financial Times

Theatre and poetry at the Latitude Festival
Financial Times
In one poem she compares the unfussy grace of train station workers to that of Audrey Hepburn while another, dedicated to Deptford, compares south-east London to Beyoncé. “Titanic”, her real-love response to the ideal of epic love poetry, is a treat.



On Becoming a Good Writing Mentor to Teen Girls
Huffington Post
My girls chose science fiction stories, family dramas, fantasy epics, memoirs, and even political poetry over love poetry. Was love on their minds? Probably, but they were more than capable of focusing their intelligence and imagination on other things ...

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Smiley: Horsing around
The Advocate
Liz Ferguson, knowing my love of poetry (well, actually doggerel) asked me to tell about the poetry contest of the Louisiana State Poetry Society's Founders' chapter in Baton Rouge, in conjunction with the fall festival. Anyone can center; postmark ...

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The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

Actresses, Admirers, Fellow Writers Honor Peggy Freydberg By Reading Her Words
The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Actress Meg Ryan read Falling in Love. She was followed by journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who prefaced her chosen selection of Bare by saying: “My husband couldn't understand why I was so insistent that he come today and hear me read this poem.



New York Times (blog)

The Authors, Musicians and Broadway Musical That Inspire Dan Bejar
New York Times (blog)
Bejar also admits to a love of epic fantasy and, perhaps most unlikely, an attachment to musical composer Lionel Bart (“I have this very dark, sinking feeling that the record is influenced by the musical 'Oliver!',” he says.) In anticipation of “Poison ...



Consequence of Sound (blog)

Billy Corgan asked whether Courtney Love killed Kurt Cobain, and things got ...
Consequence of Sound (blog)
Recently a new Kurt Cobain murder conspiracy documentary has been making the rounds. Entitled Soaked in Bleach, the film alleges that the Nirvana frontman did not commit suicide, but was rather murdered by his wife Courtney Love. During a recent fan ...

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Metro shows off close calls to warn others to watch out
Chron.com (blog)
No, what I love about this is after getting bumped, she goes back in front of the train to get her earbuds. The incidents aren't a laughing matter to Metro. “We've been concerned with the uptick in accidents and we're doing everything possible ...



Papermag

Bachelorette Recap 12: The Lesser of Two Evils
Papermag
the-bachelorette-finale-nick-viall-4.jpg Hey, everyone! We did it. We've made it through the horrible premise on which this journey to find love was wrought (#tbt to Britt), umpteen instances of male entitlement, some run-of-the-mill slut-shaming and ...

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Clare is best known as the devotee and detailer of nature in exquisite fashion ...
Virtue Online
Clare, the country lad, indulged his love of ale and flirtations with local maidens. He combined inspired poetry with indulgent and dubious pleasures. His first love, Mary Joyce, was denied to him as a partner, an issue of social rank, and over the ...

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A Discourse of Beauty
Huffington Post
Further, he said that he loves doers of good. Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) said, if it is time for prayer, may he with the most beautiful voice perform the adhan. He also instructed us to recite the Quraan beautifully. And he ensured that poetry and poets ...



Bedford + Bowery

Talks and Readings: Bookworm Cats, Trans Poetry Jam, and Radical Self Love
Bedford + Bowery
Hosted by Vittoria Repetto, “the hardest working guinea butch dyke poet on the Lower East Side,” since 1999, the Women's/Trans' Poetry Jam & Open Mike welcomes eight-minute long performances of poems, songs and spoken word pieces begging to be ...



Chicago Tribune

Chicago book news: Poetry Foundation names Henry S. Bienen interim president
Chicago Tribune
→"Beats Me: Love, Poetry, Censorship from Chicago to Appalachia" by Maryrose Carroll was published by Big Table in February. Caroll recounts the censorship battle over her husband Paul Carroll's magazine, Big Table, by the University of Chicago and ...



Islands' Sounder

WILD and PRECIOUS
Islands' Sounder
Cadwell's story is one of love, of being marginalized, of letting it all hang out and of fighting for what's right. He says the phrase that is said over and over from audience members is: “We were completely enthralled.” ... The production evolved from ...



Bloomberg

How Homebuyers Win Bidding Wars Without Having the Most Cash
Bloomberg
"After they toured the property, they left a note for the seller on the kitchen counter about how much they loved the house," he says of one recent couple. "The next day ... Wachs says he received entries in the form of poems, songs, and snippets of ...

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Hartford Courant

Art And Poetry Installation In West Hartford Parks Opens Saturday
Hartford Courant
Connors said poets and artists also received a stipend for their work. The town's newest poet laureate, Christine Beck, also participated in the project. "Bringing poetry outside the classroom and groups who already know and love poetry is my mission ...



Cosmopolitan.com (blog)

How Homeschooling Changed My Life
Cosmopolitan.com (blog)
I remember being exposed to books I still love and to concepts that inspired me. But so much ... Instead of a creative writing class, my parents shuttled me to poetry readings, where writers shared ideas and work, and critiqued each other kindly. I ...



Marshfield News-Herald

Stephen Kellogg to play at Holiday Inn
Marshfield News-Herald
Over the past 20 years, Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician — immersing himself in Tin PanAlley jazz, modern acoustic, poetry, narrative, and Americana stylings. Relentlessly touring as a headliner – his attitude is ...


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