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India Today

Birthday Special: 7 Charles Dickens quotes about love, poetry, hope and humour
India Today
It won't be wrong to say that the degree of adulation and love enjoyed by Charles Dickens and his writings, is beyond comparison. Hailed as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Dickens single-handedly transformed the world of literature and gave ...

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Viet Nam News

Vietnamese king of love poetry Xuan Dieu seen as a pioneer
Viet Nam News
"With his language, Xuan Dieu has built a space of his own in Vietnamese literature," said critic Vu Quan Phuong. "That means that by reading his poems, people can imagine a space of love, youth and vitality. His poems are bright, innocent and vivid ...



Isle of Man Today

Isle of Man Poetry Society share their love of verse
Isle of Man Today
Upcoming events in the group's calendar include World Poetry Day on Monday, March 21, while April is 'write a poem a day' month. Manx LitFest returns in September and there will be a Poetry Trail 2016. Entry forms will be available from June in libraries.



Muses: Falling in Love Through Poetry
Huffington Post
He said that he had noticed me reading poetry during my down time. As it turned out, he loved Pablo Neruda too. Then he showed me his phone, asking if I'd seen slam-o's poetry on the streets. He showed me photo after photo of the poems on his phone, ...



Washington Post

The best poetry books for January take on race, current events, love and loss
Washington Post
The elegant writing is wonderfully rich as the poems explore the complexities and contradictions of interacting with loved ones and strangers. There's always an emotional push and a pull as the speaker desires intimacy and connection, yet remains ...



The Guardian

Topography of Poetry: Love the Stranger by Jay Deshpande
The Guardian
The poems in Love the Stranger interrogate love and its elusiveness by invoking the erotic and the mysterious, the banal and the strange; Chet Baker, Jack Palance, Kim Kardashian, a golden beast lying in wait behind you. Out of his “intensifying ...



Renowned poets to be part of Love & Chocolate at library
Monitor
This Valentine's Day, fall in love all over again, during the annual Love & Chocolate Reception at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg. This pre-Valentine's Day celebration sponsored by the Library and Edinburg Arts features poetry ...



Community Newspaper Group

Poetry reading from the heart
Community Newspaper Group
When Beaconsfield's Tineke Van der Eecken heard about an event in Belgium that invited writers to read their love poetry on the day of love, she decided to get together with other WA Poets Inc members to not only publish a collection of local love ...



Leader-Telegram

Authors to perform 'steamy' poetry
Leader-Telegram
“It's nice to be able to do a Valentine's show where we can focus almost exclusively on our love poetry,” Splichal said. “For most of the shows, our readers usually expect a broad spectrum.” Able to focus on what Splichal described as “hot, sexy, and ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Valentine's Day poems
Telegraph.co.uk
"Love knows not 'mine' or 'thine'": Here Christina Rossetti champions mutual, adoring love between two people. Not just for the starstruck lover, this poem explores the symbiotic relationship of love with charming modesty. The canon of love poetry ...



The American Bazaar

Love poems in the age of Islamophobia
The American Bazaar
But while Ahmed's ethnographic study presents a compelling academic argument detailing the steps Europe can take to ease religious tensions, his poetry reveals an even simpler explanation. “It is love, love, love”, Ahmed writes in his poem, What is it ...



Pakistan Today

Poetry's love affair with music
Pakistan Today
Moving to the lyrical aspect, he said poetry has played a key role in the genesis of music in our part of the world. Thanks to our ancestors, he said, ghazal, nazm and geet come first in the pecking order of Urdu poetry. “I wonder how it comes to our ...



Huffington Post

The 'V' Word
Huffington Post
I grew up to a poet father who read me love poetry instead of nursery rhymes. And now I live in a country that celebrates that delicious, sweet, and most delectable nectar of all emotions. After recovering from a short in the circuitry of my brain, I ...

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Huffington Post

20 Young Writers Of Color Share Their Favorite Poems
Huffington Post
"I hope to see poetry and art by talented persons of color more widely distributed via TV, film, in commercials, at events, galleries, and conferences," she continued. "I love seeing books like The Breakbeat Poets sold at major retailer, Barnes & Noble.

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Inverse

How to Write a Love Letter That Doesn't Suck
Inverse
One of my more decisive early romantic defeats happened in my late high school/early college girlfriend's bedroom on Valentine's Day. I had been off at a different university and we were naively struggling to keep the relationship together. That we ...
Rituals of Love. What's More Important than Roses and Chocolate?The Good Men Project

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Chandigarh Tribune

Soulful poetry endeared the poet-lyricist to masses
Chandigarh Tribune
Stating his love for poetry in an interview, he once said he was deeply influenced by the colloquial simplicity of Meera, Surdas and Kabir's poetry. Critical of the flowery language of traditional poets, he wrote critical essays in the 60s on ...
In trashy 80s, Nida Fazli brought quality to Bollywood songsTimes of India
Industry greats remember late Nida FazliThe Indian Express
Noted Urdu poet Nida Fazli no moreIndia.com

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The Express Tribune

Waris Shah's Heer Ranjha: Poetry enthusiasts keep love saga alive
The Express Tribune
Rawalpindi-based kafi and folk singer Shaukat Manzoor sang Heer Ranjha — a love saga written nearly three centuries ago in southern Punjab — mesmerising the audience with a fair share of women in attendance, harkening them back to the true spirit of ...



ScienceBlog.com (blog)

The African fruit fly is rough in love,
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
This is a Shakespearian Sonnet based on this piece of research, which investigates how female fruit flies have evolved to camouflage themselves as males, so that they are not over engaged in sexual intercourse with their male counterparts, whose sexual ...



South West Londoner

'Wherefore art thou Romeo?': Express your love with a free poetry session this Valentine's
South West Londoner
Budding Romeos wishing to celebrate Valentine's Day in the most romantic way possible are invited by the Museum of Richmond to join a free morning of poetry inspired by Saint Valentine. Those who fancy themselves as a modern day William Shakespeare ...



San Antonio Current (blog)

"Love Poems to San Antonio" Revealed this Afternoon in the Plaza de Armas Building
San Antonio Current (blog)
In testament to Alamo City residents' love for our historic metropolis (300 years in 2018, y'all), San Anto Poet Laureate Laurie Ann Guerrero's signature initiative, "Love Poems to San Antonio," will unveil the visual and poetic tribute by local ...



The Seattle Times

Yearning made flesh in Pacific Northwest Ballet's 'Roméo et Juliette'
The Seattle Times
In its most transcendent moments — particularly the “balcony scene” pas de deux in Act 1 — it's poetry in motion, two dancers weaving together as one, each simultaneously a love-struck teen and an angel of grace. Friday's opening night brought ...

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Malawi: Poetry Association of Malawi Asks Govt for Recognition
AllAfrica.com
Patwell Phiri said communicating to the masses using poetry has proven to be very effective because everyone love poetry, there is no barrier in poetry, young or old, rich or poor, man or woman, decision makers or ordinary people, they all love poetry ...



Mystic Mantra: Love is simple
Deccan Chronicle
One feels there is a mist of sadness surrounding his poetry and his concept of love is no exception to this. Sample this statement from Gibran: “Man cannot reap love until after sad and revealing separation, bitter patience and desperate hardship.” We ...

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Students share cultural perspectives with poetry
TCU 360
Almost 10 years later as a senior at TCU, Tyagi was a guest speaker for TCU's International Christian Fellowship chapter and read his poems to a diverse group of both international and American students involved in the organization. ICF held its weekly ...



Sam Crane Live at the Batcave
Daily Nexus
The love story continued on into high school in a series of poetry crash courses hosted by the English department. The “wow” moment ensued after poetry writing session in which he wrote a love poem about his little cousins' pending youth. He said, “I ...



Davis Enterprise

Second Friday ArtAbout: It's all about love this month
Davis Enterprise
Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St.; performance, 6-7 p.m., “Odd Poetry,” immediately outside (or inside if inclement weather) the Odd Fellows Lodge, you will find the Odd Poets. Stop by for a few minutes or for the full hour for spoken word ...



Afejuku's Poetry of Pulsating Reflections
Vanguard
Perhaps, the reason this writer is of the view that the anthology is a mixed bag of exhortations of love, passion, patriotism, courage and admiration on one hand. On the other hand, the anthology contains poems that are lamentations of a failed state ...



The Atlantic

An Elegy for Martin O'Malley
The Atlantic
He was an inspiration for Tommy Carcetti on The Wire, for Pete's sake! There was one other thing that made O'Malley stand out: his enduring, and endearing, love of Irish poetry. To be sure, plenty of politicians have been known to flirt with an ...

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The Piedmont Highlander

Poetry slams the Alan Harvey with VoCo
The Piedmont Highlander
“A lot of poems I often hear in slam poetry are about love and life, but he talked about race and what it was like to grow up as a black American,” Matsuno said. In addition, Joseph's casual manner while presenting and conversational tone made his ...



Hartford Courant

From A Poetry Slam, They Wrote Their Future Together
Hartford Courant
Jamal Jimerson sat down next to Katrice Greaves and ordered a drink of water before performing at a Poetry Slam in Hartford. "I thought he was somebody I ... position to give all this pomp. … When I talked about marriage, it was clearly because I ...


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