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TheStranger.com

The Reluctant Romantic Poetry of Seattle-based Writer Maged Zaher
TheStranger.com
Among contemporary poets, however, there is anxiety about writing romantic love poetry. My former poetry professor at the University of Washington, Richard Kenney, once asked our class of poets to raise our hands if we had ever written a love poem. A ...



Irish Independent

Stage: Poetry and death collide in Enda's new love story
Irish Independent
Maybe if Arlington was a different sort of play, it wouldn't matter that Charlie writes poetry. But the play is set in a world that feels, according to its writer and its director Enda, "sad, and terrifying, and brutal." It is about "love, enduring an ...



PBS NewsHour

Poet dives into the intermingling of love and fear
PBS NewsHour
It was sudden and immediate and shocking. I really knew that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Jueds said she started writing poetry in her twenties. “I had a real falling in love experience with poetry. It was sudden and immediate ...



Obituary: Geoffrey Hill died on June 30th
The Economist
IT WAS, he said, like falling in love. When Geoffrey Hill was ten years old he was given a Victorian anthology of English poetry, an award to mark his punctilious attendance at the Sunday school of his local church. It was filled with the kind of high ...



Chicago Tribune

First-ever Chicago Poetry Block Party offers live performances, music in Bronzeville
Chicago Tribune
Hosted by the foundation (publisher of Poetry magazine), Crescendo Literary and The Renaissance Collaborative, the first-ever Chicago Poetry Block Party, featuring poetry, music and art, will be Saturday, July 30, on the 3700 block of South Wabash ...



Firstpost

Ramdas Athawale's love for power and poetry belies his usefulness in UP polls
Firstpost
Mumbai: When Ramdas Athawale slipped up by not mentioning his name while being sworn in as a minister in the Narendra Modi government, it was a surprise of sorts. His politics has mostly hovered around his getting a ministry to run. Probably it could ...



New Statesman

“The Hole-Up”: a poem by Matthew Sweeney
New Statesman
Millions of children and adults read and loved the Harry Potter books, and thousands will see and love these plays. J K Rowling, her co-writers (Jack Thorne and John Tiffany) and the producers have chosen spectacle over story, nostalgia over novelty ...

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PBS NewsHour

The goal of this kids' story about soccer? To foster a love of poetry
PBS NewsHour
Nick Hall, the 12-year-old protagonist in Kwame Alexander's latest novel-in-verse, “Booked,” is a soccer star who dreams of playing in the European Cup. Unfortunately, his days are filled with the more mundane challenges that confront most middle ...



New Quarterly anthology invites readers to fall in love with poetry
Quill & Quire
New Quarterly anthology invites readers to fall in love with poetry. by Becky Robertson. Waterloo-based literary magazine The New Quarterly recently released its first full-length stand-alone book, compiling years of personal essays from the ...

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The Guardian (blog)

Hoarders or collectors? Our frightened society has forgotten the difference
The Guardian (blog)
Collecting in modern art started as a flash of poetry, a dreamer's compulsion. In the 1920s, André Breton and his fellow surrealists visited Paris flea markets to purchase strange objects that seemed to speak to them, to personify hitherto unrecognised ...



Chicago Tribune

Hemingway's first love? His passionate poem is found in Oak Park
Chicago Tribune
Could she be found, could her descendants provide a clearer picture of their relationship — and perhaps were there more letters or another lost love poem? There was a complication, however: Hemingway never had a high school girlfriend and seemed to ...



TheStranger.com

Tommy Pico's IRL Is Better Than the Internet
TheStranger.com
The poem's speaker is off the Rez, in Brooklyn, on Grindr, and full of declarative statements about injustices related to queerness and indigenous people, philosophical queries about the redemptive possibilities of poetry, and praise for Beyoncé and ...



New York Times

Books|Review: 'The Hatred of Poetry': Let's Count the Ways
New York Times
... paradox of “The Hatred of Poetry” is that it manages to induce a craving for poetry in the midst of analyzing how poetry repels people. Assuming a pose of wallflower-at-the-orgy detachment, Mr. Lerner so abstinently avoids the topic of beauty ...



Press-Enterprise

INLANDIA LITERARY JOURNEYS: Even for poet, love of poetry comes and goes
Press-Enterprise
When poetry died recently, Mary Ruefle's essay “On Beginnings” saved it. When it had died before that, it was Traci Brimhall's Our Lady of the Ruins that resurrected it. And before that, it was the poem “National Insecurity” by Tomas Tranströmer that ...



CNN

Teen's "White Boy Privilege" slam poetry goes viral
CNN
I love it because when I see a police officer I see someone who's on my side. To be honest I'm scared of what it would be like if i wasn't on the top rung if the tables were turned and I didn't have my white boy privilege safety blankie to protect me ...
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Hartford Courant

Book Events: Author Moira Weigel On The 'Invention of Dating ...
Hartford Courant
Who wrote the Book of Love? We don't know, but we do know that Moira Weigel has written "Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux,

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FOX 8 News WVUE-TV

Heart of Louisiana: Myth of Evangeline
FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
What many people around the world know about Cajuns and how they were exiled from Canada likely comes from the famous poem "Evangeline." And although the love story is fiction, it may have done more than anything to save the Acadian culture.



The Indian Express

Chandigarh: Through play replete with Kabir's poetry, Pak theatre group appeals for peace between 2 nations
The Indian Express
“Challenging the caste and class system, love and compassion were the main thoughts and Kabir defied the class and creed divides of the14th and 15th century India, and fearlessly challenged the mullahs and pundits alike. I have done a few ...



The Quietus

Corporeal Engagement: An Interview With Neil Luck
The Quietus
The piece is a sort of rambling poem composed almost entirely of hesitations and deviations, interspersed with bursts of clarinet and viola from Tom Jackson and Benedict Taylor. ... "I love the idea of language being this very slippery thing," Luck says.



Building and saving souls, book by book
National Catholic Reporter
Confronted with Sylvia Plath's poetry and suicide, the students read her poems aloud. ... Teachers who will pull them back from the TV screens, social networking and other obsessions of teenage life and lead them into an adult world of literature and love.



News & Observer

East Durham Pie Company plans brick and mortar location
News & Observer
It is also important to Rudel that her new location be in the neighborhood that she and her family have grown to love. The city of Durham and local groups like Self-Help Credit Union have invested in the downtown infrastructure of Old East Durham, but ...



Los Angeles Times

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' nominated for 11 MTV Video Music Awards
Los Angeles Times
Earlier this month, the ambitious, experimental “Lemonade” — it unspooled over tiny chapters, with portions of songs tied together by poetry from Somali-British writer Warsan Shire and narrated by the singer — picked up four nominations for the 68th ...

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Smithsonian

Should We Hate Poetry?
Smithsonian
Rather, than hating it, I would argue that people love poetry too much. Because people want so much from poetry and because so many people have conflicting demands of poetry, the result is a continual sense of disappointment that poetry hasn't lived up ...



The Missoulian

AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: A striking image of love at the lake
The Missoulian
We hope that you will visit, from time to time, our archived columns at americanlifeinpoetry.org, where you may find other poems by the poets we feature. Today's is the third we've published by Sharon Chmielarz. a Minnesota poet with several fine books ...

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Huffington Post

Radiance: Gay Poet Emanuel Xavier On Living Life Raw And Pushing Back
Huffington Post
It's important for us to remember that this hatred and ignorance that goes against who we choose to love, how we choose to identify and the color of our skin, has been going on for many years. It's nothing new. I myself am blessed to still be here even ...



Entertainment Weekly

Toronto Film Festival 2016: Magnificent Seven, La La Land to screen
Entertainment Weekly
This year's star-studded Gala slate features Amy Adams' Arrival, Mark Wahlberg's Deepwater Horizon, Ruth Negga's Cannes drama Loving, the Lyndon B. Johnson biopic LBJ, Nicole Kidman's Lion, and the Lupita Nyong'o-starring Queen of Katwe, among ...

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Jamaica Observer

Little-White still wants Miss Lou film
Jamaica Observer
“I would love to see it done as soon as possible, but I have so far done everything out of pocket and so I am still seeking sponsors to fund the remainder of the project,” he continued. According to Little-White, the major part of the film was shot ...



NEWS.com.au

Osher Gunsberg reveals what's ahead for new Bachelor Richie
NEWS.com.au
... me — my head's pretty much everywhere for half of the year. Right now Bachelor is keeping me really busy, radio is keeping me really busy, podcasts keep me very busy and being a stepdad (to Gigi, 12) keeps me very busy. Parenting is awesome, I ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

The Get Down: watch the new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Bronx musical
Telegraph.co.uk
The first trailer for Baz Luhrmann's new TV series, The Get Down, has been released. Charting the last years of disco and the rise of hip-hop, the 12-part musical series is set in the Bronx, New York, in 1977. The show has been a labour of love for the ...

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Eagle-Tribune

Atkinson family man, poet, 31, killed by fentanyl
Eagle-Tribune
... of caring for his family and wanting more from life. "So here I go, I know too well what's coming/Anxious fear and loathing, restless memories forming/The difference between us is, I care for others, ya ya me me/But I love those who pretend not to ...


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