MFA Creative Writing


Daily Mail

Britain's first Scottish poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy writes 'I Love You' poem
Daily Mail
Carol Ann Duffy, the first ever Scottish UK poet laureate, has released her thoughts on the independence referendum 'No' vote in the way she knows best - by publishing a new poem. Titled 'September 2014', the short, 16-line verse reflects on Scotland's ...



New York Daily News

Queens poet remembers a love lost long ago through his heartfelt poetry
New York Daily News
This man might be the city's oldest romantic. Even at 97 years old, Queens poet Leon Zuckrow is still penning verses dedicated to his true love, his first wife Naomi, who passed away more than 50 years ago. “It is a way of repairing myself,” said ...



New York Magazine

The 5 Kinds of Poems You Hear at Weddings
New York Magazine
My lazy googling leads me to believe that popular wedding love poems include Shakespeare's “Sonnet 116,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning's “Sonnet 43,” and e.e. cummings's “i carry your heart in me (i carry it in),” which people love so much, they are ...

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Boothbay Register

Poetry of love displayed at library fundraiser
Boothbay Register
"Writing a nature poem," she responded with verve. McNair spoke last. He approached the audience with a diminished volume but with no less enthusiasm. He brought the evening together with the theme of love. "Every poem is a love poem," McNair said, ...



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 ...



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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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 ...



Slate Magazine (blog)

Beyoncé Didn't Really Write That Poem, Everybody
Slate Magazine (blog)
I love poetry. But presented with a poetic “remix” of Beyoncé statements—even one done by acclaimed poet and translator Forrest Gander—alongside a photo-spread of Beyoncé looking gorgeous and ferocious in wild outfits, I am likely to just look at the ...
Beyoncé Wrote a Poem, and It Is Not FlawlessThe Wire
A critical analysis of Beyonce's poem 'Bey the Light' by poet Tom ChiversMetro
Beyoncé, Boobs, Surfboard, Poetry, Hair, FASHIONRacked National

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The Guardian (blog)

Think of a poem: what poetry do you know by heart?
The Guardian (blog)
Which is why I love the sound of Cambridge University's upcoming poetry and memory survey, in which academics are, over the next year, going to find out what poetry is stored in our nation's memory, and what it means to the individuals who remember it.

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Ute Lemper Breathes New Life Into Poems of Pablo Neruda Through Song
Huffington Post
Last month, Ute Lemper, the famed singer and interpreter of works by Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and more, extended her repertoire with the release of her latest album, "Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda." Recently set to music by Lemper ...

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Keegan Allen's Book of Poetry "Life. Love. Beauty." — Check Out The Cover ...
Wetpaint
Mark your calendars, Pretty Little Liars fans! Keegan Allen (Toby) has a release date for his new book, life.love.beauty. The book of Keegan's original photography and poetry will be out on February 3, 2015, but you can pre-order it now! Keegan took to ...



Ready to make your Cincy love permanent?
Cincinnati.com
The concept is this: Residents across the city write their Cincinnati love stories. ArtWorks will then gather these love letters and hand them to a poet, who will find themes and connect dots and turn it all into a Cincinnati love poem. Then the idea ...



Husband's poetry keeps love alive
3News NZ
A devoted husband has published a book of 46 poems for his ailing wife - one for each year of their marriage. Len Biddlecombe's wife Barbara is battling Alzheimer's disease, and powerless to stop her memories from fading, he reads the poems to her ...



TheChronicleHerald.ca

A Cape Breton love affair expressed in poetry
TheChronicleHerald.ca
It is just one of a collection of 62 Cape Breton inspired poems that can be found in McNeil's recently launched 'Tartan Underwear: Cape Breton Poems and Songs'. The Point Tupper native is aware that his work is far from highbrow poetry. That's OK.



Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly
New York Times
Billy Collins's poem “Aimless Love” on Kindle as it looks in an enlarged font size, with lines spilling over and indented. Credit William P. O'Donnell/The New York Times. More than a decade into the e-book revolution, poetry publishers are scrambling ...

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UM Arabic poetry translator wins 'genius' grant
Detroit Free Press
He said he developed a love for poetry during his last year at University of Tennessee. He initially planned on being a journalist, but a creative writing class led him to poetry. "I hesitated a little bit, but I didn't turn back from it," he said ...

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Torah portion: Beauty and love
The Jewish Journal of Greater L.A.
Poetry is the preferred medium to describe God's love, and the medium is part of the message. Another twist: Moses speaks as the Israelites are about to fight their way into Canaan. They need to hear about the warrior aspects of God who leads them, and ...

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West campus mic night: An evening with poet Neil Hilborn
The State Press
Master's of interdisciplinary studies Corie Cisco, was one of many in the audience last night who came to see the poet. “I've been watching Neil Hilborn on YouTube for quite some time, and I love slam poetry, and I think my capstone project is going to ...



Times of India

A little wordsmith par excellence
Times of India
The author of the recently launched collection of poems Njan Arinja Kadal; a finalist at a poetry competition held on television, and the winner of many awards and competitions, Anagha belongs to the young brigade in Malayalam literature. We discover ...



The Atlantic

David Mitchell on How to Write: "Neglect Everything Else"
The Atlantic
I love its leisurely rhythms—and it should be leisurely, he's lying in a hammock. What a confident, cheeky poet to spend a whole line on the phrase, “to my right”!—that slow, lolling turn of the head. I love the way all Wright's prepositions locate ...



The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Local poetry festival honors works of Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
“It's a perfect recruiting ground for poetry, and I love that the Emily Dickinson house is opening itself up to the younger community.” Over the course of three days, the event recruited over 75 poets to read on the grounds of the Emily Dickinson ...



Cincinnati CityBeat

A Cincinnati Love Letter
Cincinnati CityBeat
Based on The Lexington Tattoo Project, which saw collaborative duo Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde commission a Lexington love-poem that was then dissected and dispersed to 253 citizens willing to get portions of the poem permanently tattooed on ...



St. Louis looks to add poet laureate
Maryville Daily Forum
LOUIS (AP) — The fatal Ferguson police shooting has led to renewed interest in the appointment of a St. Louis poet laureate who would help boost the role of the literary arts. KWMU-FM (bit.ly/1qj4CL0 ) reports the city's Board of Alderman will ...

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Poetry interspersed with effortlessness
The News International
Muhammad Awais-ul-Hasan Khan, by and large known as Ibne Mahmood, has expressed the deepest feelings of the heart through his poetry. His poetic collection 'Dil Kay Sanbhal Janay Tuk' evokes the rich mood of love poems. High and low desires, ...



Review: "To Love That Well" accessible and beautiful
Billings Gazette
Robert Pack's collection “To Love That Well” is a sampling of selected and new poems written over six decades of his life. It is a finalist for a High Plains Book Award in the poetry division. The chronological arrangement of “To Love That Well” allows ...



POET'S PEN: Writing about art
Wicked Local Kingston
This week's poem is ecphrastic. You may recall from earlier columns that ecphrastic is a weird word that describes one genre (writing) directly connecting itself to another genre (art). If you write about a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, etc ...

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The Guardian

Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love review – wide of the mark
The Guardian
Just as the undergraduate Larkin could not connect Thomas with his poetry, so many 21st-century readers have had trouble coping with the fact that he, Larkin, wrote such exquisite masterpieces as At Grass, Love Songs in Age and An Arundel Tomb. It's ...

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Factory Fuel brings great espresso and more to Flemington's Stangl Factory
The Star-Ledger
Factory Fuel is a unique coffee house that has been an ongoing labor of love for Stacy and Kelly Casanova, owners of the neighboring Blue Fish Grill. From the moment customers step through the door, they can sense the passion and energy of the Factory ...



The Guardian (blog)

The brilliance of Richard Brautigan
The Guardian (blog)
Plumbing replaced by poetry! A man forced out of his own home by John Donne's sonnets, Emily Dickinson, Vladimir Mayakovsky, et al! Many creative writing lessons are pointless, but this one is not. Even in adulthood, and no matter our circumstances ...



Petra White: A Hunger
ArtsHub (subscription)
The publication begins with a collection of thirteen love poems. 'Ode on Love' is a particularly challenging and strong reading of thought where there is clearly a level of mental stress and cognitive disquiet that outlines the terrible cruxes of doubt ...



Marketplace.org

When the going gets rough, some sell poems
Marketplace.org
He says he'll write about anything, though his sign advertises: "Poetry for love and romance $5 a poem." At first, he simply wanted a sign that said "poetry for $5," but he said his friend who printed the sign added romance to the mix. "I just wanted ...



Houston Chronicle

Blanco takes on self-imposed role as an evangelist for poetry
Houston Chronicle
I grew up in an un-diverse community. It was all Cuban. Q: What prompted you to stray from poetry and write a memoir? A: I wondered what my life looked like without line breaks. Poetry I love and adore, but there were pieces of stories that weren't ...

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Poetry celebration scheduled for this week
STV Dundee
Poetry celebration scheduled for this week. If you love poems, the DCA is taking part in A Celebration of Poetry to mark the 2014 Forward Poetry Prize. Head along from 5.00pm on Wednesday for the talks.



Don't Ban Laptops in the Classroom
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)
There is an episode of The Twilight Zone in which Burgess Meredith's character is shamed for his love of reading print. Instead of working, he sneaks novels under his desk; instead of listening to his wife, he binges on poetry, a newspaper, a magazine, ...



Randolph's visiting writer, Natalie Diaz, shares personal side
Lynchburg News and Advance
I hope that I have built them in a way and read them in a way that allows me to share those experiences and wonders about the world with an audience who can find their own experiences and wonders in the poems. The magic of ... Reading this collection ...



mediabistro.com

Poetry Blogger's Collection Becomes a Bestseller
mediabistro.com
Gregson regularly posts pieces for the “Daily Haiku on Love” series and the “Typewriter Series” on his blog. The book features poems exclusively from the ”Typewriter Series.” Since launching his blog , Gregson has amassed 259,000 followers on Tumblr, ...



RSU hosts disability poetry slam
The Eyeopener
As Piepzna-Samarasinha finished her performance, the audience snapped and clapped. “We, the disabled, the crazy, the queer — have all kissed the inner lip of the gun of trauma,” said Piepzna-Samarasinha. “We are my favourite poem — I love us.”.



Torah and Haftorah Readings on the New Year
Arutz Sheva
The voice of the Lord is in the winds and rushing water, in prayers of childless women, in the conscience, love and laughter of human beings, in the work of man in science, literature, art, music and poetry. It is all here. Published: Tuesday ...

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Reading Post

Play forms dramatic picture of poets' friendship forged amid horrors of war
Reading Post
In a year when thousands of plays and memorials have taken place across the country to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War still nothing evokes those tragic years better than the poetry of Wilfred Owen. “The shrill, demented ...

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Republica

Bidding the Lit Fest goodbye with celebrity gossips and poetry
Republica
The poets then invited their fellow members on stage and performed for the audience, inciting hearty claps and words of praise from the audience. Their poems ranged from a mother's priceless contribution in the family, domestic violence, and love and ...



The Hindu

Running on poetry: Words on Celluloid
The Hindu
The tragic death of Robin Williams brought focus back to his 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society. Williams plays John Keating, a teacher who inspires his students to love poetry using rather unorthodox methods. The movie contains the work by many poets ...
The Times' opinion poetry stirs readers' soulsLos Angeles Times

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Sufi music, poetry inspires this Kathak dancer
Times of India
BAREILLY: After touring Europe and America, US-based Indian dancer Aastha Dixit, who plans to take a distinct Sufi style of Kathak across the world, visited the dargah Khanqah-e-Niyaziya recently. Her love for Sufism and admiration for the medieval ...



Award-winning authors to speak at Willamette University
Statesman Journal
Award-winning poet Marilyn Chin will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Chin's books are already considered Asian-American classics. Her titles include "Hard Love Province," "Rhapsody in Plain Yellow," "The Phoenix Gone" and "The Terrace Empty.



KING5.com

Poetry on demand: Your topic, your price
KING5.com
For William Curtis what matters are words. "There are words to collect, things to define, and observations to to try to put into words," he says. His love for poetry took him to the streets. William the Poet makes a living writing poetry, not for ...
A high volume of poetic greatnessThe Villager

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euronews

Napoleon extraordinary marriage deed fetches fortune
euronews
Such a collection it is hard to put a price on, from love poetry to the original scroll of Marquis de Sade's '120 days of Sodom', for example — of authors, painters and visual artists, musicians and composers, scientists, engineers, royalty, soldiers ...

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Deseret News

Ruby Dee memorialized in NYC with song and dance
Deseret News
Actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee was memorialized Saturday in poetry, dance and song at a packed Harlem cathedral where Alicia Keys sang her song "Superwoman," Wynton Marsalis performed a stirring trumpet solo, and well-wishes were sent from ...

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PD Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
How do we love these parking discussions about downtown Santa Rosa? Let us count the ways. On second thought, let's not. But we do give a thumbs up to the latest pilot system. This one allows visitors to park with smartphones. An app from a company ...



Wall Street Journal

Tyler Knott Gregson's Poetry Cracks Best-Seller Lists
Wall Street Journal
In 2009, on a flight home from Florida, he wrote the first haiku of the series he named "Daily Haiku on Love." He had been writing poetry since middle school and was intrigued by the concise form. He challenged himself to write a haiku every day and ...



Carnegie hosting 'A Poetry Slam'
Newnan Times-Herald
Poets perform their own work which can be read from copy. All poets must submit typed copy of their entries. The limitation is two pages of typed copy, single spaced, minimum font size 12. Topics can include heartfelt love poetry, searing social ...



Nabokov's Lolita Is Constantly Banned. It's Also a Work of Genius.
The New Republic
After Olympia Press, in Paris, published the book, an American critic suggested that Lolita was the record of my love affair with the romantic novel. The substitution ... In a test with Gogol, Mr. Nabokov makes up in learned wit what he lacks in poetry ...



Festival puts Winchester on poetry map
Eastleigh News
... featured national and world-renowned poets including Brian Patten, Michael Longley and Patience Agbabi in a series of readings and workshops. Organisers said the festival, which had taken two years to plan, came about through a shared love of ...



KQED

Keep Up With Your Kids: Back-to-School Reading for Parents
KQED
I loved it, especially protagonist Bobby, who bounces off the page, full and thoughtful and impetuous, in very sixteen-year-old ways. “Then I had ... Always make sure the lists have a poetry book, a non-fiction author, historical fiction, popular ...

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Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Huffington Post
For me, poetry is so important, because I can carry it in my mind and I can recite it and I am comforted. That's why I've spent so much of my life organizing readings and workshops and conferences and contests and awards. I want to share my love of ...

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Hearing Trees' debut EP
The Manitoban
When “Love Oblivion” starts, it's immediately reminiscent of the light, acoustic sound that the Tragically Hip utilizes frequently, and when the vocals begin the first verse, the similarity becomes more apparent. The lead singers for the two bands sing ...



'Kiss Me Kate' at Show Palace is superb
Hernando Today
Prefach sings a lovely “So in Love,” when she thinks that Fred has sent her flowers, and maybe he does love her after all. But when she learns that the flowers were meant for Lois Lane, (Andi Sperduti-Garner) who plays Bianca, she drips venom as Kate ...



English translation of Ghani Khan's poetry to hit the stands soon
DAWN.com
The recurrent themes in his poetry are Pakhtun nationalism, landlords, mysteries of life and death, love both human and divine, clergy, nature in all its manifestations -- insects, birds, animals, trees, flowers -- and many more. Above all 'beauty' is ...



FISCHER | Don't Cry, Humanities
Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun (blog)
One particularly interesting document that Professors Kramnick and Altschuler brought to our attention was a short story from the Cornell Writer literary magazine published in 1953 called “Indian Love Call” by then-student Ronald Sukenick '55 (who ...



Review: Nas Doc 'Time Is Illmatic' Is Informative and Compelling as a Tale of ...
Indie Wire (blog)
Hailed as a New York visionary who wore his love for Queensbridge on his sleeve while crafting poetry out of stories from the block, the compelling stories, immersive production, and raw MC-ing skill displayed on "Illmatic" brought the experience of ...



This Is What It Really Means To Love Someone Unconditionally
Huffington Post
Thanks to Jesse Parent's performance of "Hotbox Love" during the 2014 National Poetry Slam, we now have a much better understanding. Quite unromantically, "Hotbox" refers to the act of farting under the sheets -- an occurrence lovers and spouses know ...



At 92, Cora Dunn, will become published poet
NG News
Jeffrey said it was emotional and inspirational to be able to help with getting these poems published. “Her poetry spoke to my soul and often my eyes filled up with tears-so much history of actual events in our county, so many lives touched by her deep ...



Read erotic poetry constructed exclusively from iPhone 6 reviews
The Verge
... 5:34 PM You can now stream all of Aphex Twin's new album Syro; 4:44 PM Totem, an indie Oculus Rift competitor, promises better virtual reality — but needs money; 3:30 PM Why I love Linux — even if I no longer use it; 2:13 PM Amazon's exclusive ...



The Link

Poetry That Has Punch
The Link
After taking his first poetry workshop at the university, Santos fell in love with the medium and says he has never looked back on his choice. “I remember thinking that I needed to focus on one thing, and it was poetry that captured my imagination the ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Celebrate Bruce Springsteen's 65th birthday with his 10 greatest deep tracks
Lightly Buzzed
On the occasion of Bruce Springsteen's 65th birthday, let's take a moment to remember some of those great Springsteen tunes that never got the mainstream love they deserved (having been deemed unworthy of release as singles or heavy airplay on the ...
Happy Birthday, Boss: "When You Listened to Bruce, You Became Cool"Village Voice (blog)

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The Power Of Poetry
spyghana.com
From Browning's ”How Do I Love Thee” to Sexton's ”The Truth The Dead Know”. From Longfellow's ”The Songs Of Hiawatha” to Wordsworth's ”Daffodils”. I love poetry. I love the power of poetic prose. I love the rythme of the ryhme and I will do so till the ...



Poetry and Literature Calendar (Sept. 21 to Sept. 27)
Buffalo News
Bring a book, a chair and several friends or family members for an hour of quiet reading in one of Buffalo's best-loved public spaces. This month's location: Larkin Square, immediately following the author series talk by Laura Pedersen. 745 Seneca St ...



End of an Era: Kris Jenner Files for Divorce from Bruce
Jezebel
(More poems at the link, unfortunately.) [ONTD] ... [ONTD]; YESSSSS: AN UPDATE ON THE HILARY DUFF/AARON CARTER LOVE SAGA, THE MOST IMPORTANT STORY OF OUR TIME: Aaron Carter has admitted that he needs to "shut up" about Hilary Duff.

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The Guardian

Young Pacific islanders are not climate change victims – they're fighting
The Guardian
Jetnil-Kijiner told me her love of poetry goes back many years: “I was writing poetry from third grade - my first poem was about an invisible elephant! But I didn't take it seriously until my senior year, when we had two substitute teachers in my ...

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Poet, author Dunn to be honored with Meling Award
Penn State News
... dean for Academic Affairs, who passed away in 2005. The award is intended to memorialize Meling's love of literature and language, and his unwavering support as an administrator for the development of Penn State Altoona's faculty as scholars and ...



The Landscape Artist
GOOD Magazine
We're not looking at screens the whole time anymore; it becomes a part of us—you can fall in love with it. The environment is totally inconsistent and ... And about poetry, to create things that trigger your imagination. Tell us more about the Smog ...



Cinema Blend

How Did Pharrell Williams And Gwen Stefani Do As New Judges On The Voice?
Cinema Blend
And there were a good crop of performers in this first round of the auditions, particularly the leadoff singer Luke Wade, who belted out “That's How Strong My Love Is” with enough soul to make Otis Redding swoon in his grave. Other enjoyable acts ...
'The Voice' Season 7 With Gwen Stefani & Pharrell: RecapIdolator: All About The Music
The Voice Recap—Will The Real Adam Levine Please Sit Down?Popdust

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Book Notes: Do clothes make the woman?
Daily Ardmoreite
Among the respondents: Cindy Sherman, Lena Dunham, Molly Ringwald, a French actress, a New York Times fashion critic, a writing professor, a British poet, an editor in Croatia, a 63-year-old hospice worker, a web comic from New Zealand, a Swedish ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Return to Betjemanland, BBC Four, review: 'proper poetry'
Telegraph.co.uk
In Return to Betjemanland (BBC Four), his biographer AN Wilson gave a fine account of the television broadcaster and former poet laureate's loves and locations. Most of all, Betjeman was rooted in place: Cornwall, where he was buried in 1984; Oxford, ...

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Shoreline Beacon

Wild for the Arts celebrates nature-inspired creativity
Shoreline Beacon
The written works featured poetry, fiction and non-fiction, either commercially or author published. The festival also included live music, dance, theatre and ... "I love that it can be sort of a working holiday. The family can come enjoy the weekend ...



The Independent

I write and perform poetry about my small penis - because men like me shouldn ...
The Independent
Like my lack of desire to have children (which I call my “voluntary joyous childlessness”), or how disturbing grief can be when dealing with the death of a loved one (“Dear Mortician”), or simply daydreaming of a killing spree in the office (“F*ck It ...



Splitsider

The Enduring Legacy of Phil Hartman
Splitsider
... at the arc of his career — from his little-known stints as a rock 'n' roll roadie and album-cover designer to his comedy work with the Groundlings and beyond — as well as the off-stage, off-camera details: Hartman smoking pot, surfing, writing ...



Washington Blade

The little book that's still the life of the party
Washington Blade
I'm far from unique in my love and affection for O'Hara and his work. Few poets, gay or straight, have so influenced our culture. Don Draper on “Mad Men” reads O'Hara. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Joan Mitchell and other painters hung out with ...



Yareah Magazine

Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: porcelain 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 ...

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Chicago Tonight | WTTW

A Way with Words
Chicago Tonight | WTTW
As curator Robert Sill put it: “A hybrid is born…when words, poetry or type fragments combine with any form of visual art. It can trigger new thoughts, create narratives, or evoke feelings.” As an example he cites the iconic "LOVE" sculptures created ...



The Express Tribune

A different lens: The scientific roots of classical Pashto poetry
The Express Tribune
PESHAWAR: Pashto poetry is popularly known as relating to either love or war. Modern scholars, however, are starting to dig deeper to the 'scientific core' of Pukhtun verses. “This region's classical poetry contains many unnoticed scientific ...



Martha's Vineyard Gazette

Sweet Spot of Poetry; Celebrating the Poet by Reading Her Words
Martha's Vineyard Gazette
“I heard her poetry, and I said I am in love with this.” She made mental plans to get to know Mrs. Freydberg better. But life got in the way, and it took 20 years for the two to reconnect after the original symposium. Mrs. Aronie began to visit Mrs ...



CBC.ca

Bill Murray's addiction to poetry
CBC.ca
The American actor, who is being feted with a "Bill Murray Day" on September 5 at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, is well-known for his inimitable deadpan comedic style, his love of sports (especially golf, which he wrote a memoir about ...

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Sweet sixteen
Prothom Alo (English)
Our national poet, in his greatest piece of work wrote, "Ami shouroshir hridi-shoroshij prem uddyam, ami dhonnyi" which in essence means, "I am exhilarated in the youthful hearted love of sixteen, I am gratified." So if the poet can have love and ...



Tunbridge Fourth-Graders Describe Their Treasures
Valley News
I love to find rusty metal. Erik Mount: I have a toy car that I hid from my parents. I hid it under my bureau. The car has three tires. I think I got it from the Dollar General. I think I should throw it away but I can't. Taylor West: I have a T-shirt ...



WesCeleb: Eriq Robinson
The Wesleyan Argus
I interviewed Eriq Robinson '15 early last week, and then, because I couldn't get enough of him, I interviewed him again on Friday. Really, I lost the first interview, and Robinson was gracious and understanding about sitting for a second one. Both ...



Patheos (blog)

my interview with Brian McLaren (part 2)
Patheos (blog)
My brief answer to that question is that the Bible models for the faithful and humble our own diverse spiritual journey of faith in God and Christ, moving us toward greater love of God and love of others. “Knowing Scripture” is not the end goal ...



Cinema Blend

The Voice Season 7 Premiere Watch: How Did Pharrell Williams And Gwen ...
Cinema Blend
And there were a good crop of performers in this first round of the auditions, particularly the leadoff singer Luke Wade, who belted out “That's How Strong My Love Is” with enough soul to make Otis Redding swoon in his grave. Other enjoyable acts ...



New York Daily News

National Book Award 2014 Longlist for Poetry Released, But It Missed These ...
Bustle
Mark Wunderlich's gorgeous and lyrical third collection of poetry centers on ritual and prayer. These poems are in love with language but stay controlled, precise and devastating. Many of the titles come from the poet's translation of a book of prayer ...
Poetry longlist announced for National Book AwardsImperial Valley Press

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MyNorth.com

Banned Books Week at Traverse City's Landmark Books
MyNorth.com
The week of September 21-27, 2014 is Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Paul Stebleton, owner of Landmark Books in Traverse City talks to MyNorth's Eliza Foster about his favorite banned book, the events they are ...

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Rhyme and reason: The Times readers' best opinionated poems
Los Angeles Times
But spring after spring, the plains and valleys. Sterile and untouched,. The fruitless vines and trees. Deserted by the humble bees. Cartoonist Sharon Rudahl wrote the Emma Goldman biography "A Dangerous Woman." .. Modern Love Incorporated. By Mike ...



Thousands of music lovers flock to Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Organizers said they'd love to sell the boaters tickets, which cost $50 a day, but conceded there was nothing they can do. “They can't block access to the river,” said Jim Jacobson of Vacation Beach, who came ashore in a kayak with his dog, Cosmos.

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The Guardian

Sophie Hannah: 'I love being thought of firmly as a crime writer. I'm snobby ...
The Guardian
"When a Poet Loves a Composer" gently mocks literary snobbery ("He's highbrow in a big, big way / But when he sees that I'm / The one, he'll think that it's OK /For poetry to rhyme), "A Day Too Late" explores the hardships of dating ("You meet a man ...

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10 Brooke Grove residents celebrate a century of living
Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Brenda Palley, an independent living resident and friend of Kossiakoff, merged the artwork with poetry and mounted it in a frame. Kossiakoff turned 100 on Jan. ... “I love to paint — flowers, trees, animals, anything, really,” she said. “I work in all ...



RollingStone.com

Leonard Cohen on Longevity, Money, Poetry and Sandwiches
RollingStone.com
Leonard Cohen is our leading poet of love, wisdom, and sorrow – and according to the lyrics of Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea," the guiding spirit in Kurt Cobain's afterworld. We sat down with the singer-songwriter on the occasion of his 13th studio album ...
Leonard Cohen and the Art of the Love SongFlavorwire
'Popular Problems': Music reviewNew York Daily News
Leonard Cohen leaves a shimmer on MontrealMontreal Gazette
National Post
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For writers in juvenile hall, sentences can be liberating
Los Angeles Times
"I think it refers to you guys sometimes — 'Save me from myself and all this conflict / 'Cause the very thing that I love's killing me and I can't conquer it.'" Magic, then ... The teens were asked to write poetry inspired by a quote from Czifra: "I ...

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Grace: Once silent in the face of bullies, teen won state poetry gold, fought ...
Omaha World-Herald
It was not about a high school senior reciting lyrics from the popular hip-hop song and gay rights anthem, “Same Love.” It was not about Michael's poetry selections examining gender identity. And not about the poem “Swingset,” which opens with a ...

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New Poetry Collection is Announced
Broadway World
The poems in this chapter also include insights into well-known biblical figures such as Job and Noah, and how their lives serve as lessons for all. Part III: "Tell of God's Love" contains poetry and sermonettes that further delve into the realm of ...

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As Nintendo Turns 125, 6 Things You May Not Know About This Gaming Giant
NDTV
References to the name and location of this love hotel seem to be impossible to find, but while the concept seems outlandish, love hotels are accepted in Japan and reportedly contribute over $40 billion a year in revenue. 2. Before video games, and ...

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How Awe-Inspiring Experiences Can Make You Happier, Less Stressed And ...
Huffington Post
Experiences of awe have inspired countless works of art, from landscape paintings to romantic poetry to spiritual memoirs. And science has shown that awe actually inspires creativity, helping us to think more flexibly and see things in a new light. A ...



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UT-Austin 'State of the University:' Full Remarks by President Bill Powers
Chron.com (blog)
You might say I fell in love. When I became President in 2006, I told alumni that they could teach me a lot — and they certainly have taught me a lot — but they didn't need to teach me to love UT. That happened all the way back in 1977. UT is one of ...

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day by becoming volunteer
Orlando Sentinel
The state Department of Environmental Protection needs volunteers to celebrate National Public Lands Day on Sept. 27, which is the nation's largest volunteer effort to improve public land in the United States. The event started in 1994 with three sites ...

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