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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
National Poetry Day: six of today's best young female poetsShiny Shiny

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The Atlantic

The Joy of the Memorized Poem
The Atlantic
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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Daily Californian

Spoken word poet Andrea Gibson talks about stage fright, feminism
Daily Californian
But her achievements are minute compared to the gravity of her poetry, which focuses on heavy topics such as gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality and, inevitably, love. In an email interview with The Daily Californian, Gibson spoke about stage ...



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 ...



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.”.



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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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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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 ...



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 ...



Happy International Fisting Day! Here's Some Willfully Misinterpreted Lesbian ...
Autostraddle
“What I love about fisting someone vaginally (or through their front hole, if they don't associate with the v-word) is feeling them TAKE ME IN. There's a moment where the person just opens up to you. Once inside, they're warm, wet, and every little ...



Race, class, gender and love: ASU alumnus to star at international poetry slam
The State Press
For the first time in poetry slam history, the Valley's arts district will be hustling and bustling with poets from around the world as people gather for the annual Individual World Poetry Slam competition. Come Oct. 8, Phoenix will host what ...

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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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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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'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Bellingham Herald

Songwriter, guitarist, slam-poetry vocalist and multimedia artist Thayne ...
Bellingham Herald
A: Olio Media Group is a collection of Bellingham artists, musicians, poets, friends and family who share a committed love for supporting and embracing the ever-growing community of unique and creative souls. We have hosted a variety of shows like this ...



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 ...



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 ...



New York Times

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.
Carolyn Kizer, Pulitzer-Winning Poet, Dies at 89New York Times
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer diesSFGate
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89Los Angeles Times
Longview News-Journal
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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 ...



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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Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)

Kwame Dawes at English Reading Series
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)
I was blown away by the last three poems he read — dubbed “sort of love poems” to avoid any extreme, contestable labels. “If You Know Her,” “The Egg and the Teacup,” and “In This Saying” are all moving, poignant pieces. And to hear a poem read aloud ...



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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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 ...



Long Branch names first poet laureate
Atlanticville
In total, di Pasquale has written 16 books of poetry, including “The Silver Lake Love Poems,” “Genesis” and “Out of Stars and Sand and Other Sicilian Poems.” He has also translated several works from Italian into English, and has won numerous awards ...

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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, ...



Al-Arabiya

Iraqi poet seeks to heal her homeland with words
Al-Arabiya
“I would love to join her on a trip to Iraq - not as an official visitor where they would not let her see the reality - but as a woman and mother whose voice would be crucial in this dramatic moment of historical displacement,” al-Jubouri told Reuters ...

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First Wave showcases young poets at The Wisconsin Book Festival
Madison.com
Racism is still alive, it affects everyone and Medlin's powerful insight brought this to light. Bass' poem touched on her deep love for her brother, who has a learning disability, and her fear for him and black men in general. She compared living as a ...



The LumberJack

The Power of Words
The LumberJack
I tend to shake and do other things but I love reading my poetry in front of people,” Meyers said. “I love having people relate and the look that they give you in the audience.” Meyers writes her poems from personal experiences. One of the poems that ...



Dailyuw

Poetry by the penny
Dailyuw
The customer names the topic; the poets learn the motivation for the poem and any information the strangers are willing to give. The topics vary. Some are superficial, others deep. Some are tangible — kale, sweaters — and others figurative — love ...



NPR

Better Off Red: 'War Dogs' Puts Marines On Mars
NPR
Love ya. Thanks. Humans being humans, we agree to this obviously ridiculous and totally not-a-trap-at-all request, train up a bunch of "Skyrines" (marines in space — like, from the sky — get it?) and hurl them out across the "vac" until they ...

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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 ...



Madison.com

Story hour: Storytelling events build connections with confessions
Madison.com
More casual than spoken word poetry but with some of the same energy, even stories that are edited, rehearsed and shared with a microphone in hand may feel more authentic than an Instagram-filtered life. And though storytelling itself is nothing new, ...



The State Press

iWPS grabs the mic in Phoenix
The State Press
This bright and vivacious community came together for their love of slam poetry, a bond strengthened by The Individual World Poetry Slam. IWPS for short, the Individual World Poetry Slam is an annual 4-day poetry festival where poets from around the ...



MyNorthwest.com

Vacant Seattle Buildings Explode with Art & Music Before Demolition
MyNorthwest.com
When the "Proposed Land Use" sign went up in front of Don Eduardo, the Mexican restaurant across the street from KIRO, we all knew that condos were coming. But after the restaurant vacated the space we saw some guys painting the building a stark, blank ...



Indian Country Today Media Network

Juliette Lewis Offers Words, Poetry, and Music in Memory of Misty Upham
Indian Country Today Media Network
I love you Misty. And I will not live in my regrets. I will honor your path. Accept what I can not control. And surrender it to the universe. Thank you for being the healing hand and steady guide you have been for many. And God Bless u for all you had ...

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New York Times

Stars Mourn Iconic Fashion Designer Oscar de la Renta
NBCNews.com
NOW THAT IS PURE POETRY. >> Reporter: THE 18-YEAR-OLD WHO LEFT THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR EUROPE WITH NO TRAINING AND BECAME THE FIRST LATINO TO CONQUER PARIS COUTURE AND THEN AMERICA. >> HE REALLY WAS A TRAIL BLAZER IN TERMS OF BEING ONE OF, YOU KNOW ...
Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82TheDay.com

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Russia via Brazil
Jerusalem Post
As a young girl, Brazilian choreographer Deborah Colker would sit and listen to her grandfather reading excerpts from the writings of great Russian authors such as Pushkin and Dostoyevsky. Thousands of miles away from the origin of these words, Colker ...



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.



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.



The sweet Bard
Jerusalem Post
Considering the fact that William Shakespeare was a pretty prolific wordsmith, putting out an estimated 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and possibly a few other verses, anyone could be forgiven for not having a handle on the entire ...



Salmon Festival revival continues
Port Townsend Leader
1, at Chimacum High School. The event is free and open to the public. The celebration, which revives a 25-year old tradition of honoring the return of salmon to Chimacum Creek, offers children's activities, music, food vendors, games, poetry ...

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Berkeleyside

Elizabeth Rosner's new book: a lyrical coming-of-age story
Berkeleyside
The intimate relationships among the three of them help me tell a bigger story about how the place we come from can shape who we are, how we love, and where we can create a path toward the future. ... How does poetry inform your prose and visa versa?

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NPR

A Collection Of Poems That Offers An Unlikely Kind Of Hope
NPR
If further proof is needed — though of course it is not — that the tensions exploding in Ferguson have been brewing for centuries, this book is, among other things, proof enough. In the clean, clear lyrics of his second book, Jericho Brown, who was ...

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The First-Ever Houston Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Zepeda Talks About Poetry in ...
Huffington Post
Since that time, Zepeda has published three critically acclaimed novels through Hachette, four award-winning children's books through Arte Publico Press, a short-story collection, and a book of poems. Her first poetry collection, Falling in Love with ...



For the Record
Greenwich Time
The first anniversary of the publication of "Women's Voices of the 21st Century: Experiences that Shape Women," a volume of poems illustrated by Pen Women artists, will be celebrated with a free poetry reading Wednesday, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Tomes ...



CRW department chair releases new poetry
UNCW Seahawk
“I did love to read when I was young. This led me to want to write my own stories,” White said. As a child, White loved some classic American poetry. He was a more avid reader than his peers; however, he was not the best student. Out of his love for ...



The fundamentalism of love in Kashmir
Kashmir Dispatch
Rasul Mir's legendary love for a Pandit girl “Kongi” became the womb from which a lot of his poetry took birth. He is still celebrated as Kashmir's eternal romantic. Aamir takes us to his graveyard in the middle of the town. Government has recently ...



Mundelein High School grad publishes book of poetry
Mundelein Review
A 1983 graduate of Mundelein High School, Hadel S. Ma'ayeh, has written a book of poetry that will be released October 16 and will be available for sale on the Amazon website. Titled FROM THE HEART – A Journey of Love, the book is a collection of works ...



The Express Tribune

Grandiose theatre: Sufism casts its spell over audience
The Express Tribune
She also performed kaafi by Shah Hussain, on his love for a Brahamin boy Madhu Laal. The two are referred to as singular, with a composite name of Madhu Laal Hussain. Hisham rendered Hafiz's poetry while Zaidi performed Basauday ki Maryam, a moving ...



Things to do today on Cape Cod
Capecodonline
Hosted by award-winning poets, playwrights and spoken-word performers Christine Rathbun Ernst and Gregory Hischak. Performances of poetry, storytelling, ... The main story concerns a love triangle between three best friends. Manolo (voice of Diego Luna ...



Amherst-Based Literary Journal Uncommonly Good
Amherststudent
Works of poetry and prose are paired with carefully curated images to compose a magazine worth reading again and again. This week marks the launch of a brand-new edition of The Common. Issue 08 is a substantial one, physically and otherwise: the ...



The State

Community calendar
The State
WINE AND UNWIND: Open mic poetry night, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the Lourie Center, 1650 Park Circle (Maxcy Gregg Park). Host Al Black will read from his ... A contemporary story of love, sex and art, set in a college town. Adult content. Tickets are ...



The Crimson While

Class teaches mental benefits of art therapy
The Crimson While
Potts began to write poetry and eventually started putting together a book titled “The Broken Jar,” a collection of his father's art and his poetry. When the book was finished, Potts gave the book to the Caring Days facility. After his father passed ...



The New Republic

Edgar Allan Poe Was a Vampire That's what you love about him: his creepiness ...
The New Republic
Among non-specialists what American poem is better known than “The Raven”? How many American writers have a face—oh that doughy face, lopsided in disappointment, mangled by grief—capable of being recognized by many an average high schooler?

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Miranda Brooks on Being an Oscar de la Renta Bride
Vogue.com
Father John Owens (at a lectern fashioned from branches by multitasking estate agent John Follini) quoted Gertrude Stein and Emily Dickinson as he expounded on the inexplicable magic of love, and Poppy, in a gesture of touching poetry, clung to her ...



Martha's Vineyard Times

Steve Ewing honored with Creative Living Award
Martha's Vineyard Times
A standing room only crowd, serenaded by the sounds of bagpipes, packed the Grange Hall on a rainy Thursday night to honor Edgartown poet laureate Steve Ewing with the Creative Living Award. Past recipients ... For the past 32 years, the Ruth J. Bogan ...



Creator of Found magazine amazed by musical
SFGate
Found magazine — and its website — is a fascinating compilation of poetry on napkins, to-do lists, misdirected e-mails, love letters, random notes and scribbles. They are sometimes funny or scary and often touching. Or weird. One reads: “You bring ...

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PopMatters

Stars: No One Is Lost
PopMatters
At times, this narrative can lead to some shallow musings. “You can't have love if you can't have hate” is the kind of prom-night poetry that drips from “Turn It Up”. There's also awkward storyline setups; the song “Look Away” promises we'll hear “Two ...



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 ...



City Theater of Paris to perform groundbreaking Italian play
The Michigan Daily
Pirandello, awarded the Nobel Prize in 1934 and a writer of not only theater but also poetry and fiction, was centrally concerned with how theater can serve as the venue for questions of identity, genre and writing in general, rather than giving ...



Liverpool University Press Announces New Contemporary Poetry List – Pavilion ...
Booktrade.info
Liverpool University Press is delighted to announce the introduction of a path-breaking new series of poetry books that celebrate risk-taking in the form while aiming to both challenge and delight readers. Evolving out from the Press' prestigious ...



ABC Local

Bush novels a labour of love for great-grandfather
ABC Local
When Nocka was a young drover in the outback, nights at the muster camps were full of poetry. He could often be found jotting down his impressions of the day, the sights he had seen and the people around him. "I've always loved poetry... you write it ...



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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Berkshire Eagle

Former National Poet Laureate Billy Collins to read latest work in Manchester
Berkshire Eagle
A Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York, he is the author of 10 collections of poetry. He will present and read selections from "Aimless Love," his most recent collection, and the first one published in ...



Vanity Fair

Shakespeare and Company: A Legendary Bookstore in Paris
Vanity Fair
That was in honor, George would say at various times, of the southern French winds, or a Chilean poet he admired, or “the first girl I ever fell in love with.” It wasn't until 1964, on the occasion of William Shakespeare's 400th birthday, and two years ...



PopMatters

Funny Faces on the Telly: Whose to Watch
PopMatters
Because of Britain's love for (and abundance of) panel shows, they are often the place where stand-up comedians can get noticed by members of the public not interested in (or not bothered to go to) live comedy venues. Every few years a new batch of ...



Raising breast cancer awareness in the African American community
Charleston Gazette
The program will feature brief presentations by the medical community, reflections from breast cancer survivors, music, poetry, dance and informational vendors. “There are not a lot of events of this kind that target the ... Regardless of how it has ...

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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 ...



Silicon Valley's Metro

Aesop Of Living Legends Playing Back Bar SoFA
Silicon Valley's Metro
The sparse creeping electric piano of Nas' “One Love” becomes “Love One.” “It was a really weird thing I did,” McElroy ... McElroy had played in bands and written poetry all before he finally decided to pursue hip-hop full time. Asked why he chose that ...



Interview: Dum Dum Girls
vita.mn
“Too True” is a hazy collection of tunes that lyrically toy with poetry and the bad girl archetype. One of the album's singles, “Are You Okay”, was incorporated into a short film of the same name written by Bret Easton Ellis and ... A: It's definitely ...



'American Revolution of 1800,' a Leavenworth love story
The Seattle Times
In this book of poetry that examines the human condition, Blauner employs a creature she calls “the animal” as well as dreamers, misanthropes and the forlorn who “exist in a condition of otherness that is wrenchingly unappeasable.” She lives in Seattle.



Indian Express

Muse and Lyrics
Indian Express
It definitely was a clear departure from the kind of Urdu poetry written at that time; one that was without much social obligations. “He begins by talking about romance with a woman. But unlike any other love poetry, he makes it multidimensional ...



Mankato Free Press

MSU professor awarded artist's residency
Mankato Free Press
When it comes to storytelling, poetry and art often intersect, says Gwen Westerman. A visual artist ... Griffin, 31, teaches Dakota studies at the Sisseton Wahpeton College in South Dakota and shares some of her mother's love for traditional Native ...



What is your most-loved Irish poem?
RTE.ie
"I think people reach for poems at certain moments of heightened intensity, such as a death, a birth, falling in love, falling out of love. It really just depends on how I'm feeling when those big moments happen." Anne Doyle admitted that she joined ...



Phoenix New Times (blog)

Ninkasi -- The Goddess And The Brewery -- Now Available in Arizona
Phoenix New Times (blog)
Man, I love that song. The Hymn to Ninkasi, as the above bit of poetry* is known, is an ancient beer recipe/drinking song, created by the people of ancient Sumeria and passed down through generations. They did this both orally -- each older generation ...



Grace Prosniewski: Stumbling upon a poem
The Michigan Daily
Scratch that. There are few things in life I love more than well-written poetry — an important distinction. There's something uniquely satisfying about reading a piece where every word seems to sink into your skin, flush your cheeks and sweeten on ...



Penn State Altoona

PHOTOS: Meling Award presented to Stephen Dunn
Penn State Altoona
American poet and educator Stephen Dunn received the Kjell Meling Award for Distinction in the Arts and Humanities on Thursday, October 16. The award ceremony ... Dunn is the author of sixteen books, including Different Hours, which won the 2001 ...



Italy's 'singing nun' Sister Cristina covers Madonna's 'Like a Virgin'
U.S. Catholic magazine
... daily Avvenire this week. “I wanted to transmit calmness and poetry. I really think we succeeded.” ... “But I would love to see her face when she does and when they tell her that it is a nun singing it,” she said. The Sicilian nun has attracted 100 ...

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Paste Magazine

Thurston Moore: Beneficent Energy
Paste Magazine
In addition to a new solo album, Moore is also releasing Full Bleed, an improvisational distortion album with John Moloney (slated for release next year via Northern Spy Records), and A Remarkable Grey Horse, a poetry chapbook coauthored by Tim ...
Thurston Moore “The Best Day” review: Taking it back to Sonic YouthReverb (blog)
Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore: Moving on from the ChaosConsequence of Sound

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USLA holds poetry night dedicated to SAEsenin
YekaterinburgNews
Following each reading, students would discuss common themes and styles found in SAEsenin's poetry such as life, love and lyricism. Later in the evening, USLA student Bushaeva Timothy performed a piece of music he composed as a way of setting some of ...

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The Pumpkin Spice Story: From "Food of Last Resort" to Fall Flavor King
NBC Bay Area
America's love of the orange squash dates back to the New World, as historian and author Cindy Ott recounts in her book “Pumpkin: The Curious History of an American Icon. ... The pumpkin starts appearing in poetry in the mid-19th century and paintings.

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'The Book of Life' characters absolutely jump off the screen
New Haven Register
The plot is a bit complicated, the love triangle somewhat stale and the humor relies too heavily on cornball gags and silly pop songs. But the movie makes up for its ... As rendered in 3-D, that image takes on a kind of concrete poetry. It's comforting ...

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Businessweek

Scene Last Night: Redmayne, Jones on Early Marriage
Businessweek
The film tells the story of the love and marriage of a figure we are probably all familiar with, the cosmologist with the computerized voice who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Redmayne plays this public figure very well. Yet the film is much more a ...

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Outermost Poetry Contest Renamed For Poet Laureate Joe Gouveia
CapeNews.net
... director John Braden. “WOMR/WFMR is continuing this annual tradition to honor Joe's commitment to the poetry community while supporting a great community asset.” .... 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...



The Eagle

Friends remember Aggie poet, chemistry major for intellect, passion, creativity
The Eagle
The circumstances of his death have not been released by police, but details about who he was as a person are not hard to find, as at least 10 friends shared their memories Saturday of the Aggie poet and chemist known to friends as "Elmo." "His love ...

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Madison.com

Michael Perry: You don't have to get poetry just taste
Madison.com
Most of my childhood poetic knowledge was drawn from Dr. Seuss, a 1936 edition of “The Best Loved Poems of the American People” (I favored the “Humor and Whimsey” section), and my father's recitations of Robert Frost. I recall studying haiku in fourth ...

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euronews

Philippe Starck: “words like longevity and legacy have become almost avant ...
euronews
What interests me…to answer your question, I think I have a deep curiosity and a deep love for us …for who we are. Isabelle Kumar: But if .... And at the end of it, the young girl who you're reciting the poem to is going to fall into your arms. And ...



FOXSports.com

Clippers owner Steve Ballmer eager for NBA season to start
FOXSports.com
Ballmer's passion for all things, including basketball, was on display on the show and should be on display at Clippers games. "I love basketball. There's just no sport as great as basketball," Ballmer told CBS. "The poetry, the speed, the decision-making.



Books LIVE (blog)

Review of In the Heat of Shadows: South African poetry 1996-2013 edited by ...
Books LIVE (blog)
If we were all like poets in behavior, thinking and conduct – a poet is a different kind of a human breed. This is an enigma that trying to explain one will seem to be answering the question of falling or being in love with one. The poet is social ...

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Welcome to Parenting
Santa Barbara Independent
Before I had kids, I never understood the term “worried sick” or knew what people meant when they said their hearts ached with love; I thought it was hyperbole, bad poetry. But then you lie beside your baby, watching him sleep, feeling his moist breath ...



Janet E. Aalfs: Thanks Gazette for uplifting editorial on Yousafzai
GazetteNET
Malala's energy has inspired us locally through a poetry and movement group I've worked with at Girls Inc. of the Holyoke Teen Center. The following is a compilation of excerpts from letters we sent to Malala in October 2012 when she was in ... “You ...

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Birmingham Mail

Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate Lauren Williams puts her love for the city ...
Birmingham Mail
Now Lauren Williams is the city's Young Poet Laureate , and has set the literary scene alight with her lively words. She is a champion of the written word – and she has taken her love of hometown Birmingham to heart. The 16-year-old from Great Barr has ...



WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP: Woman's first novel uniquely told
Shelby Township Source Newspapers
The book is about a lone survivor of a brutal attack on her entire family, who falls in love with a troubled young man but ends up leaving him. She's adopted by ... She's has had some experience writing poetry, but this was her first shot at publishing ...



WUNC

Postlude To A Kiss: Scriabin's Raging 'Poem Of Ecstasy'
WUNC
I love composer anniversaries because they afford us opportunities to look at musicians anew, and 2015 will mark the centenary of the death of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. It's quite possible that you've never heard of Scriabin, but take ...

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Scotsman (blog)

Review: Be The First To Like This: New Scottish Poetry
Scotsman (blog)
... who uses language carefully to create poems which are often uncomfortable and surprising; and Niall Campbell, whose writing is so poised and precise that he holds back every word except the right one. His subject matter – a bird, the sea, love – is ...



Slam poet visits MU as Coming Out Week keynote
The Maneater
She is also the 13th-ranked poet at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. Wirsing came to speak at MU a day after returning to the U.S. from touring around Europe. “For me, the message I want to give is to learn to have a lot of self-love,” Wirsing said.



ABC News confirms legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82
6abc.com
Oscar's hard work, his intelligence and his love of life are at the heart of our company," the statement said. "All that we ... His clothes even were woven into episodes of "Sex and the City," with its style icon, Carrie Bradshaw, comparing his designs ...


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