MFA Creative Writing

On-the-spot-poetry soon available in "Listen To The Trees"  Westside Seattle

By Tim Robinson. He comes to Seattle for a few weeks just to write poems. He takes time off from a teaching job in Austin, Texas to fly up to the Emerald city, stay ...

Israeli Love Poetry in Translation  TLV1 Podcasts

In this week's episode, we will consider Israeli Love poetry through the lens of Barbara Goldberg's new book, Transformation: The Poetry of Translation, which ...

QBall: Get Your Heart On event held at the Flashlight Factory  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quantum Theatre held its annual Q Ball on Saturday night on the North Side for more than 300 partygoers.

Kinsale Hueston '22 B.A. uses poetry to explore her Native identity  Yale News

Hueston, a 2017 National Student Poet, uses poetry as a “healing mechanism,” a way to explore her Navajo culture and her connection to her Indigenous roots.

Sioux City Teen to Compete in National Poetry Contest  U.S. News & World Report

Bishop Heelan Catholic High School junior Foster Johnson will compete in the national Poetry Out Loud contest after winning the state's contest this month.

Channing Tatum Is Now an Instagram Poet  The Cut

Singer Jessie J shared a screenshot on Instagram of a direct message from her boyfriend, Magic Mike star Channing Tatum, in which he rhymed in an extremely ...

“Cheering as the Summer Weather”: On the Primal Appeal of Light Verse  lareviewofbooks

Patrick Kurp sings the praises of light verse, from Ogden Nash to the present day.

Poetry as Spellwork | Lisa Wagoner  Patheos

Poetry has long been magical to me, words rhyming and not rhyming, sending out messages in roundabout or direct ways. Poetry can be as simple as haiku, ...

West Hollywood Celebrates April as National Poetry Month with Many Events  WEHOville

The City of West Hollywood will celebrate National Poetry Month in April with a variety of events and exhibitions honoring poets and poetry. Throughout April, the ...

Poetry is a Thing with Feathers  NC State News

Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Laura Severin, a professor of English and head of NC State's Department of English. Her scholarship focuses on poetry, ...

Poet Rachelle Cruz has big plans for her term as Inlandia Literary Laureate  Press-Enterprise

Rachelle Cruz became the fifth Inlandia Literary Laureate in November, following in the pen strokes of Nikia Chaney, Juan Delgado, Gayle Brandeis and Susan ...

Love Is Never Simple: Love poems to be made into musical  Jakarta Post

Talk about love: Speaking at a press conference for the upcoming poetry-musical show Cinta Tak Pernah Sederhana (Love Is Never Simple) are (from left) ...

Review: From Gumbo to Mumbo, Spoken Word poetry in action  DC Theatre Scene

Spring in Washington DC opens up with a ground-breaking world premiere play, From Gumbo to Mumbo presented by Keegan Theatre's PLAY-RAH-KA Series.

A Love Note To Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith  Book Riot

During a trip to the historic Ferry Building in San Francisco, I bought American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time. The anthology features poetry by Jericho Brown ...

‘Love Is Never Simple’: A musical celebrates Indonesia’s love poems - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The musical Cinta Tak Pernah Sederhana (Love Is Never Simple) celebrates Indonesian love poems that transcend time.

Byo poet fuses poetry and music  zbc.co.zw

Mar 25, 2019 | Entertainment & Arts | 0 |. Poet Likhwa Ncube is incorporating some catchy melodies in his rich poetry in a new single which also features IYASA's ...

SCHS student takes second in state poetry contest  News- Graphic

Scott County High School made a sterling first impression at the Poetry Out Loud state championship as Hannah Tirlea won second place earlier this month.

W. S. Merwin’s Poems of Ethical Care  The Atlantic

The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet, who died last week at 91, found an enduring language to express his anguish at what human exploitation has done to the ...

Joseph Eliyia, the Jewish Messiah of Greek Poetry  Tablet Magazine

March 25 is Greek Independence Day, but it is also the day when, in 1944, Nazis destroyed the heart of Romaniote Jewry in Ioannina. To many in Greece and ...

When love ends, be the water poetry review  UTSA The Paisano

Rene Villanueva, the singer and writer for the band Idyll Green, recently released a book of poetry titled, “when love ends, be the water.” The book takes its name ...

Ottawa's new poet laureate wants to bring poetry to the people  CBC.ca

Ottawa's new English-language poet laureate is on a mission to bring poetry to the people. "My overarching goal is to find ways to bring the benefits of poetry, ...

Brighton Festival's Peacock Poetry Prize returns for 2019  The Badger

With the return of Brighton Festival also comes with the Peacock Poetry Prize, which gives young writers a chance to be recognised for their creative work.

The Fall 2019 Valentino Collection Included Poetry From Greta Bellamacina, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Mustafa The Poet, and Robert Montgomery  Vogue

Love was in the air at Valentino's Fall 2019 show today. A week after the Oscars, Pierpaolo Piccioli's focus shifted from Gemma Chan's couture and Frances ...

Local teen poet wins gold medal at national arts competition | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source  Louisiana Weekly

By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer. When Lusher Charter School senior Raven Little began writing poetry in a seventh-grade creative writing class, her work ...

The Best Literary Wedding Quotes About Love  Book Riot

For table decorations, your wedding website, or the perfect wedding reading—find what you're looking for among these literary wedding quotes.

What Does 'Love in Sadness' Have Going For It Beside A Scandal?  Forbes

'Love in Sadness' has one standout performance. Every time Ryu Soo Young is on the screen viewers may sink back into their seats in terror.

This poem by a ten-year-old with dyslexia is going viral because it perfectly captures the power of the disorder.  GOOD

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects areas of the brain that process language. People with dyslexia often have a difficult time reading, identifying the ...

Mother’s Day quotes for cards and captions: Best poems and quotes about mums to say thank you  Evening Standard

Mother's Day is this week, meaning it's time to show our appreciation for all our mums do. The annual celebration of motherhood falls on Sunday March 31, ...

Five Best Literary Things to Do in Denver This Week, March 25-31, 2019  Westword

Denver's literary scene closes out March with some decidedly springtime subjects: running, biking and poetry. And then it throws in feminist history and the fatal ...

Souhan: For all its flaws, here's why we love all that madness  Star Tribune

Jordan Murphy covered his face as he hugged his coach and teammates, knowing he would never share this kind of stage again. It's an unmatched sense of ...

Agawam resident competes in Poetry Out Loud state finals  Reminder Publications

Diana Kulmizev, a senior at Agawam High School, performed three poems for the Fourteenth Annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest State Finals.

Book review: Love Looks Pretty on You  Fashion Journal

I'm going to preface this review by saying I've never been a massive fan of poetry. Try as I may, I've not connected with this form of written word. This month ...

WS Merwin obituary | Books  The Guardian

WS Merwin, who has died aged 91, was one of the most honoured and prolific poets in the US. He published some 25 books of poetry, two of which won the ...

Life, liberty and the pursuit of poetry | Letters  The Guardian

Simon Jenkins (Being allowed to end one's life is the ultimate human right, 22 March) confuses a right with a liberty. I am at liberty to take my own life, in the ...

Figuring by Maria Popova review: A musical, poetic modern classic  The Irish Times

In Popova's thrilling world of mathematics, nature and more, everything is connected. Bulgarian-born writer, blogger, literary and cultural critic Maria Popova.

Stevie Nicks Wrote a Poem About Game of Thrones, Loves Her Flip Phone, And Has a 'Shawl Vault'  Jezebel

I think I'll pretty much always click on an interview with Stevie Nicks, no matter how many I've read and how much I think I know about her. There's a particularly ...

Kansas Poet Laureate's visit to Wichita State radiates love of homeland and jazz  Wichita State Sunflower

It's 10:45 a.m. on a Wednesday, and the Poet Laureate of Kansas is playing drums in the Ulrich Museum. Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas, who's toured 42 Kansas ...

National Poetry Day: What's your favourite poem?  CBBC Newsround

Today is national poetry day and to celebrate we've got one of the UK's biggest poets to give his top tips. Joseph Coelho is *fresh* from judging the Premier ...

8-year-old Queens fire victim Tighani Jones remembered with tears, love, at funeral  New York Daily News

Eight-year-old Tighani Jones was remembered with tears, stories and an abundance of love at a funeral *service* packed with more than 100 family members and ...

Poetry is the mother tongue of humanity: Anubhav Tulasi  The Shillong Times

GUWAHATI: “Poetry is the mother tongue of humanity. Any day could be considered a poetry day”, said renowned poet Anubhav Tulasi as he was speaking at ...

How Jewish Poet Emma Lazarus Inspired Laurie Anderson  Forward

Emma Lazarus Is the subject of a new exhibit at the American Jewish Historical Society featuring Laurie Anderson reading her work.

Understanding care giving, loss and grief: Andrés Cerpa tackles through poetry  NBCNews.com

In his debut, "Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy," poet and editor Andrés Cerpa details the journey of his late father's struggle with Parkinson's as he ...

Budget Time At The Legislature, In Poetry  Honolulu Civil Beat

"Let's look at these fine audits," said the Chairman. "Let's put you to the test.”

Unique, Non-Awful Poems For Every Occasion  Grazia

Looking for a collection of poems for any occasion? Look no further, for UNESCO World Poetry Day Grazua compiled a list of poems for all different occasions ...

Buffalo St. Patrick's Day Love Poem  wyrk.com

With your help we wrote an epic love poem to Buffalo in anticipation of the weekend's celebrations. We started you off, and you took on the rest.

W.S. Merwin, Poet of Life’s Damnable Evanescence, Dies at 91  The New York Times

W. S. Merwin, a formidable American poet who for more than 60 years labored under a formidable poetic yoke: the imperative of using language — an ...

Labyrinth of our life  Love Andover

There is kindness here if you can keep it in mind there is sadness, remorse and discourse that signals just how much I love you. However I walk in daylight and ...

Things To Do Today In London: Tuesday 26 March 2019  Londonist

NORTHERN BALLET: The story of Queen Victoria is told through dance in Northern Ballet's latest production, which comes to London for just one week. Her love ...

Water calligraphy in Montreal public transit draws attention to ancient Chinese poem - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MONTREAL, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Water calligraphy, or ground writing in Chinese by an anonymous artist in Montreal, the largest city in Canada's Quebec ...

'I keep walking': Eight poems  The Spinoff

Poems by Louise Wallace, James Brown, Tofig Dankalay, Gregory Kan, Tusiata Avia, Qalina, Airini Beautrais, Selina Tusitala Marsh Ahakoa he iti he pounamu ...

Yellow Romance Novels To Brighten Up Your Spring (And Summer)  Book Riot

Spring is finally upon us which means flowers, rain showers, and lots of *fresh*, bright colors. Which makes it the perfect time to talk about an eye catching trend of ...

Led Zeppelin Family Suffers A Tragic Loss, And Jimmy Visited The Grave  Metalheadzone

Led Zeppelin guitarist and co-founder Jimmy Page's girlfriend, Scarlett Sabet shared a recent Instagram post via her official account. Scarlett stated that.

Amarah's Corner: Mom shares late daughter's poem about heroin addiction  Valley Courier

“Love GOD, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that's in you, love him with all you've got! Write these commandments that I've given you today on ...

Poet and social worker George Hart wanted the best for everyone he met  The Globe and Mail

George Edward Hart: Social worker. Poet. Romantic. Father. Born Oct. 15, 1914, in Charlottetown; died Nov. 19, 2018, in Toronto, of natural causes; aged 104.

Mushava pens new poetry collection  NewsDay

AWARD-WINNING author and journalist Stanley Mushava (pictured) has released his second poetry collection — Rhyme and Resistance — which betrays his ...

'Lucy Negro Redux,' based on book by Nashville poet, explores Shakespeare's love life  NewsChannel5.com

"Lucy Negro Redux," based on the book by Nashville poet Caroline Randall Williams, explores the love life of William Shakespeare.

'Mélodies' brings a celebration of French culture to GV  Grand Valley Lanthorn

On March 20, the French section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures put on Mélodies, described by the department as being “An evening of ...

Poet to present at Butte College | Biblio File  Chico Enterprise-Record

Eloisa Amezcua, who will present at the eighth annual “WordSpring” creative writing conference at Butte College, collects her poems in “From The Inside Quietly.

“White Noise” Is a Morality Play Without the Passion  The New Yorker

Hilton Als reviews Suzan-Lori Parks's new work, “White Noise,” which enters a terrible emotional landscape but doesn't explore it.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: New Book Highlights the Poetry of Mister Rogers's Music  Mental Floss

The book highlights classic songs such as "It's You I Like," as well as lesser-known ditties that Mr. Rogers performed on his show.

Truth, justice and an outsider's affection for Estonia  Estonian World

Aaron Maniam, a Singaporean poet and policymaker, reviews "Truth and Justice", an Estonian film based in part on the five-volume book series by A. H. ...

John Lennon and Yoko Ono shared their bed with the world 50 years ago — a plea for peace  Washington Post

On March 25, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono were a few days into their marriage when they invited the press to join them at their honeymoon suite at the ...

The 'Queer Eye' Gang Loves Selling Weird Things On Instagram, And We Love Ranking Those Things  Junkee

If you're a huge fan of the Fab 5 from Queer Eye, there's a very good chance that you know they'll promote ANYTHING on Instagram: so we ranked it.

Kathu Pattu: the love letter songs of Kerala  The National

The voice of Mohammed Aslam fills a soundproof studio. The singer is performing kathu pattu, a popular contemporary song style that narrates emotional ...

The Best Poets On Instagram  Vogue.co.uk

On World Poetry Day Vogue meets six poets taking Instagram by storm - including Nikita Gill and Lang Leav.

Love Is: A Crowdsourced Valentine's Day Poem  NPR

Poet Kwame Alexander's latest community poem is inspired by kids' definitions of love, touching on everything from ephemeral connections and puppy kisses to ...

ARTIFACTS: Egypt love, architecture digest, young poets. | Art, Theater & Culture  Monterey County Weekly

Robert Coppola is a documentary photographer and professor at Massachusetts College of Art, and he is coming to John Steinbeck Library 4:30-5:30pm Friday, ...

Choirs conquer languages and sickness to show “How We Love”  The Daily Campus

Valentine's Day may be behind us, but the Meadows choirs joined forces at Caruth Auditorium on Sunday, March 3 to sing about love in all its forms.

Yoroku: Struggling bathhouses hope to soak up public's support  The Mainichi

Japanese people's love of a hot bath dates back deep in history. Records say medieval poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241) visited Arima Onsen hot sprin.

Your Weekly Horoscope Is Here To Bring Out Your Inner Romantic, So Feel The Love  Elite Daily

The past few weeks have been plagued by Mercury retrograde, and chances are, you've been feeling more disorganized, disoriented, and disheveled than ...

Love Poems for Married People  The New Yorker

They say love is light. I think they do. I'm not really sure. I might have heard that in a Subaru commercial. The point is that I see your light right now. And I wish I ...

The new wave of Instagram poets taking verse viral  VOGUE India

As poetry enjoys a renaissance, Vogue meets six poets cutting through the social media noise with their witty, wry and accessible work, to talk about the power of ...

Scott Walker Remembered by Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich, More  Pitchfork

Scott Walker, the '60s pop star who advanced through pop and the avant-garde in a legendary five-decade career, has died. Soon after the news broke early ...

Falling in Love and Love Poetry  Prospectus

by: Paul R. Benson. When we dare to fall in love, it is as if our feet stand atop a precipice as we contemplate the leap of faith into the unknown. How far does one ...

All These Years Later, Grief Still Catches Me By Surprise Sometimes  Scary Mommy

Trigger warning: child loss. E.E. cummings once wrote, “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart).” My mom gave me the poem as a board book for the ...

Sneha Shrestha, AKA 'Imagine,' Brings Her Native Alphabet To Boston's Burgeoning Street Art Scene  WBUR

The Nepal native is pushing street art's legitimacy forward in Boston with her global aesthetic.

Literary lovers mark Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday  San Francisco Chronicle

Hundreds gather outside City Lights bookstore to mark the 100th birthday of City Lights founder and Beat Generation figure Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Affairs of the heart: Our affection for love poetry shows no sign of fading  Irish Examiner

Our love affair with love poetry's as old as time and showing no signs of fading, writes Rita de Brún. Time was when the Bible was considered the oldest book ...

How the Grief of Losing Loved One Led to the Birth of the Celebrated 'Falling Flowers' Poems | Auctions News  TheValue.com

It's not easy to get over the loss of your loved ones. Some people may find their comfort in friends and family, while for literary giants, they turn the grief into ...

A conversation between Marilynne Robinson and Rowan Williams  The Christian Century

The following conversation between novelist Marilynne Robinson and theologian Rowan Williams took place at Wheaton College in Illinois and was moderated ...

Slam poetry breathes new life into the age-old topic of love  The Dartmouth

Slam is a venue away from the traditional stuffiness of poetry, which is why it makes sense that the most fertile ground for slam is on the Internet. Both slam and ...

Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar  Middle East Eye

Every year, Arab scholars commemorate the 1981 assassination of Balqis al-Rawi, wife of poet Nizar Qabbani. He stopped writing about love - and the Arab ...

Rashad tha Poet Talks Everlasting Love in "Say My Name"  Nashville Scene

The stellar MC's latest track leans toward Motown.

“Love Poems (For Married People)” Author John Kenney: Being with another person is when all the crazy stuff happens  WGN Radio - Chicago

Love Poems (For Married People) Author John Kenney joins John Williams to explain why he created a satirical take on love poetry. But then, he goes into why ...

Seeking poems of love for seventh annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest  Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media invites readers to compose and enter love poetry in the seventh annual Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest.

Knowing what love is unites poetry contest winners  Herald-Mail Media

Poetic inspiration comes in different forms.For the winners of this year's Herald-Mail Media Love Poetry Contest, inspiration came from knowing what love is.

For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York Times

Marcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.

Is love best expressed with poetry?  The Guardian

A poet struggles for words during a marriage proposal, leading to the question: Is poetry really better at capturing our feelings than plain old prose? Tell us in the ...

10 Ways Churches Could Bring Us to God.  Patheos

one major thing that the Church can and should be doing to be relevant to today's Western society is to help people to experience God directly, to commune with ...

Bishop Curry on ‘love poetry’ and the royal wedding  PBS NewsHour

On our Bookshelf: the power of love to change who we are and the world around us. The head of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, ...

23 March: Resolution Day, SMS, Poetry, Speeches & Parade  The Post

Send SMS and poetry to resolute once again on Pakistan Resolution Day 23 March. Get here Speeches and Military Parade videos on this special day.

Much-loved London pub The Water Poet is closing for good  Time Out

Friday March 29 2019: mark it in your diaries. Sure, the date already sounds kinda familiar. But henceforth let this day be known as that of east London pub The.

What Is Love? Teachers, Share This Prompt With Your Students  NPR

NPR's Morning Edition is asking kids and students to write a poem with the prompt, "Love is." Teachers, please share this prompt with your class and submit their ...

5 favorite love poems in honor of Valentine's Day February 13, 2019  USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

Former California Poet Laureate and USC Dornsife Professor of English Carol Muske-Dukes selects a variety of poetic works that celebrate love, romance and ...

Boulder Poet Andrea Gibson Writes Through Love And War In 'Lord Of The Butterflies'  Colorado Public Radio

Boulder poet Andrea Gibson weaves together love poetry with entries that explore protests, gun violence, homophobia and even war. The complexities and ...

Meet The ARTery 25 — Millennials Of Color Impacting Boston Arts And Culture | The ARTery  WBUR

Artists and creative professionals are change agents. They provide us with *fresh* ideas on old quandaries, from racial equity and gentrification to gender identity.

A Poetry Prescription For Your Valentine's Day Predicaments  WBUR

Looking for a poetry recommendation to help get you through Valentine's Day? Sarah Kay, one of the people behind the Paris Review column Poetry Rx, is here ...

Why we are in love with poetry again  Telegraph.co.uk

It's official: poetry is more popular than cricket. It was recently reported that, in any given year, more adults in England wrote a poem than played in a cricket ...

Why a science writer fell in love with Mary Oliver’s poetry  Washington Post

Pinned beside my desk in The Washington Post's newsroom, between storytelling tips and accumulated press passes from years of scientific meetings, I keep a ...

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry  National Catholic Register

Michelangelo was quite a talented fellow! I mean, the Pietà! The statue of David! The Sistine Chapel! The acclaimed sculptor, artist and architect was considered ...