MFA Creative Writing

The Joy of the Memorized Poem
Yahoo News UK
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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Robert Graves Is Famous For His War Writing, But He Also Wrote Love Poetry
The New Republic
His writing is remarkable for its range: Graves experimented with Modernism, dabbled in ballads and narrative poems, speculated on the origins of mythology, penned a best-selling historical fiction novel—and wrote these two sad, sensual love poems.

To celebrate 100 years since Dylan Thomas's birth, here are his best poems ...
Fear or believe that the wolf in a sheepwhite hood. Loping and bleating roughly and blithely shall leap,. My dear, my dear,. Out of a lair in the flocked leaves in the dew dipped year. To eat your heart in the house in the rosy wood. Read full poem ...

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

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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 ...

BBC News

Chile through Pablo Neruda's eyes
BBC News
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once wrote that “love is so short, forgetting is so long”. Exploring Isla Negra, his favourite home overlooking the Pacific south of Valparaiso, I could see that these weren't just words on a page. Neruda never forgot his friends.

Detroit Metro Times (blog)

Cherrie Amour to do poetry reading and book signing appearance in Detroit
Detroit Metro Times (blog)
Amour has released two spoken word records, ilovemesomewords! and Love's Journey. Both projects were produced by Ray Merriweathers, also known as the Unknown Soldier from the Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance. Read a review of ...

BBC News

Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer-winning poet, dies at 87
BBC News
One his most famous poems is The Bear, telling of a hunter who, after consuming animal blood and excrement, comes to identify with his prey. Other notable poems include After Making Love We Hear Footsteps and When the Towers Fell, about the ...
Galway Kinnell, brave poet and activist with Portland connection, dies at 87The Oregonian -
Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, is dead at 87Los Angeles Times
Former state poet Galway Kinnell
Vermont Public Radio -Attleboro Sun Chronicle
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Celebration of Puerto Rican poet Pedro Pietri coming to Hoboken Historical ...
The Jersey Journal -
Nancy Mercado is an assistant editor of Bonafide Rojas is the founder of Grand Concourse Press. Mariposa has been featured on the HBO Latino series, "Habla Ya!" and is the author of "Born Bronxeña: Poems on Identity, Love & Survival.".

My passion for poetry unfathomable – Amu-Nnadi
Daily Sun
Award-winning poet, Chijioke Amu- Nnadi, has described his love for poetry has unfathomable. Amu- Nnadi, arguably one of Nigeria's most compelling poets in recent years, spoke on his attachment to the written word ahead of a US trip, where he will be ...

Franchise Herald

Tom Hiddleston And Emma Watson Read Poetry For The Love Book App; Other ...
Franchise Herald
Tom Hiddleston, Emma Watson and other popular stars are bringing back the glory of poetry reading via "The Love Book" app. Radio Times reported that like the other stars, Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson have read poems penned by world-renowned ...

Wisconsin's poet laureate to read at Book Shelf Nov. 3
Winona Daily News
A first-generation college student, Garland left a 10-year career as a mail carrier to pursue his love of poetry. He earned a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa, and is currently professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau ...

'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 ...

John Keats's Passionate, Lusty Letters Are the Key to His Poems
The New Republic
It was Mr. Forman who first made public the poet's delightfully human letters to his sister Fanny, and who had the courage to print, in the face of considerable Victorian criticism, the love letters to Fanny Brawne. This editor never considered his ...

Poetry fan stabbed book loving friend during argument over which genre was ...
However the argument soon escalated, and ended with the verse loving former teacher stabbing his friend in the chest with a kitchen knife, a spokesman for the regional investigative committee said. He added: "The owner of the home argued that prose is ...
Poetry lover stabbed prose fan after argument over which literary genre was betterMetro

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Chestnut Hill Local

Poet/fitness buff loves authenticity, hates arrogance
Chestnut Hill Local
She is also a published poet with a B.A. in English literature from Oklahoma State University and a Master's degree in fine arts from Rosemont College on the Main Line. She has had her poems appear in many journals, and in August of this year a book of ...

Can the Trolling of Media Outlets Revitalize American Poetry?
Huffington Post
Consider, for instance, the recent wave of American poets whose juxtapositive Twitter accounts -- at once warm, funny, wise, confusing, bizarre, and off-putting -- have made them overnight social media darlings. Some have even parlayed ..... In a world ...

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Postscript: Galway Kinnell (1927-2014)
The New Yorker
I'll stop there, only to add that Galway never stopped astonishing, from that poem written so long ago to all the many great, original poems since—political poems, poignant and sexy love poems to his beloved wife, Bobbie, and poems of an always ...

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Pitch Weekly

Billy Collins brings a little Love to KC.
Pitch Weekly
No other cultural figure's arc traces the particular vectors that poet Billy Collins has charted. At 73, he straddles multiple media eras: He used to seal short poems inside envelopes and mail them to Rolling Stone magazine, which published them among ...

Poster poems: clouds
The Guardian (blog)
The tone is more playful than is often the case in Shelley, and the poem is none the worse for it. If Shelley is good-natured, then Thomas Heywood's Pack, Cloud, Away is positively joyous. In this characteristically lively early-17th-century love song ...

The News Journal

Poet laureate's job? Maybe it's leading horse to water
The News Journal
“When I was poet laureate, and now as I write these columns, I think of myself standing in front of my Introduction to Poetry class at the University of Delaware,” Brown replied. “The room is full of all sorts of students, those who love poetry and ...
American Life in Poetry: The TransferKearney Hub

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New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca
U-T San Diego
Back in 2009, the poet's family initially opposed the dig, saying that they preferred to let the remains lie in peace and arguing that Lorca should not be singled out for recognition when so many families were also seeking to recover missing loved ones.

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New York Times

A Writer Whose Pen Never Rests, Even Facing Death
New York Times
In August and October, he published contemplative poems in The New Statesman and The Times Literary Supplement that were laced with melancholy and humor. In “My Latest Fever,” he compares his fight with his disease to “jazzed-up sequences from ...

The MYSTIC poet
The Hindu
In no other poet does poetry so powerfully become a medium offering its plasticity and potentiality in service of the soul and love. Rumi uses words to extinguish words. He asks that poetry must finally write the greater poetry of silence. Thousands of ...

Opelousas Daily World

Festival of Words to feature historian, poet
Opelousas Daily World
"We love the Thensted Center, but some people have had trouble finding it. This is a lovely venue that will help draw more people to us," Melnick said of the ballroom. She said Key is a Grand Coteau native and co-author of the article, "History of St ...

You really need these poems in your life
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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Poetry's ambassador
Yadkin Ripple
“He read poets that I had never heard of because the last one I read in school was Edgar Allen Poe,” Griffin said with a chuckle. “That just really got me excited about what poetry is more so that I had realized from college, plus some of the poems we ...

Fond du Lac Reporter

Success: Love of FDL leads Wehner the arts
Fond du Lac Reporter
Mary Wehner is known in Fond du Lac for her enthusiasm in the arts community. A poet, painter and jazz enthusiast, she has lent her hand to many organizations both local and statewide, and has worked in a variety of fields. “I think sometimes that I've ...


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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer diesSFGate
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Carolyn Kizer is dead at 89Los Angeles Times

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Noted poet Amin Kamil passes away
He has also edited the collected verse of Nund Reshi, a 10th century Sufi poet, and that of Habba Khatun, an 18th century love poet. Kamil has also written a foreword to the first volume of Abdul Ahad Azad's three volume literary history of Kashmir ...
Kashmir lost its 'Master of Ghazal'Kashmir Life

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Dylan Thomas: A poet who risked everything for his art
But Wales was where he was at his best, most himself, and Wales was where he worked well, living quietly, doing the crossword with his father, the old teacher who had taught him to love English poetry, gossiping over a couple of pints of weak Welsh ...
TV review: Tortured soul of Dylan Thomas in 'A Poet in New York'SFGate
In Wales, a Toast to Dylan Thomas on His 100th BirthdayNew York Times
Raise a glass to poet Dylan Thomas at The Playhouse in CheltenhamGloucestershire Echo
Chicago Sun-Times -The Guardian -Press Herald
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The Daily Advertiser

Prairie Elementary student wins statewide writing contest
The Daily Advertiser
Constantine was the French poetry winner for her entry “Couleurs Tout Autour.” In the poem, Constantine wrote about her love of colors, including blue, green, yellow, red, orange, brown and white, among others. “Couleurs si jolie/Ils éclairent mon monde!

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, ...

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 ...

Volunteer Opportunities of the Week
The Sheboygan Press
Serenity Hospice Care: Share your love of music with hospice patients: Share your love of music with hospice patients as a visiting musician volunteer. We have opportunities ... The Gathering Place: Caring Volunteers to Assist Adults with Memory Loss ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Book review: Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth
Sydney Morning Herald
James Booth, a former colleague of Larkin at Hull University, has attempted to restore Larkin's image through an extensive biographical examination of his "Life, Art and Love". Building on new archival material, interviews and a close linking to his ...

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Billy Collins, a poet they'll pay to see
Collins is one of the few poets in the country who can command a ticketed event, and St. Louisans are likely to enjoy the chance to meet the guy who is arguably the most popular poet in America. Those tickets come with a paperback copy of “Aimless Love.
The Suburban, Domestic And Middle Class Poetry Of Billy CollinsKCUR

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Theater Review: Don't Fear the Banter of The Real Thing
A little rough poetry might be permissible, but witty banter, as it once was called, became immediately suspect under the new regime: as effete as port wine, as cheap as rickrack. So what was a ... 'Will you still love me when my tits are droopy?' 'Of ...

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Alien Invasion: A Biologist Reflects on a Mother's Love for Her Child
Discovery Institute
Blogger said woman's rights over own body extend to abortion even if fetus conscious & writing poetry in womb. I profoundly disagree. 1/2. — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) August 23, 2014. Who, pray tell, could say something so callous that it ...

Tea Den in Detroit's Eastern Market tries to 'enrich the community' through ...
"Offering these teas, this is poetry, you know?" Uhl said just before packing up his pop-up shop ... When he returned to the region in the early 2000s to teach in China, his love for tea culture grew even more. According to Uhl, the most extraordinary ...

Slate Magazine

Stunning Images From the Small World Microscopic Art Competition
Slate Magazine
“I've always loved science, and since I was little I wanted to understand how things work,” Moreno says. “I read as much as I can, and always wanted to know more.” His first love was astronomy, but the visibility in Panama wasn't good, since drier ...

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Asheville Citizen-Times

Toy, Hawkins to teach at Black Mountain's Cloud Cottage
Asheville Citizen-Times
30, “Poetry of Gratitude” is the annual Thanksgiving forum to share favorite poetry, original or other people's. Co-hosted by Roger Smith ... Together they wrote “Hanna and Walter: A Love Story,” published by iUniverse Press in 2008. Hanna Kohner died ...

Jacaranda FM

Taylor Swift: I want to write poetry
Jacaranda FM
Taylor Swift: I want to write poetry. 31 October 2014 at 06:48 by MornéJK - Taylor Swift has revealed that she would love to try writing poetry or a novel after she penned a 400 page book in her teens. 0 comments. 0 Comments. Share: Print: Print this ...

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National Book Award Finalist in Poetry Published by UA Professor
"But in college, I saw that a poem could be something other than just some kind of recollected experience transcribed into highfalutin language. It doesn't have to sound like Keats or Shelley or the great Romantic poets of yore, whom of course I love.".


Handwritten Poetry From A 17-Year Old Tupac Surfaces
The rapper's first manager (who is also a poet herself), Leila Steinberg, is responsible for letting these handwritten gems see the light of day. The three poems, titled "Things That Make Hearts Break," "Cupid's Smile II" and "A Love Unspoken," give us ...
Read These Previously Unreleased Handwritten Poems by a 17-Year-Old Tupac ...Noisey (blog)
Read 3 Short Poems Tupac Wrote When He Was 17-Years-OldVibe

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CHS Capitol Hill Seattle

Capitol Hill novelist's latest sci-fi work is written from the first-sea ...
CHS Capitol Hill Seattle
What happens when a giant squid falls in love with you and won't take no for an answer! The worst part is yet to come. The story unfolds in Ron Dakron's newest offering, Hello Devilfish! Dakron is the pen name of Capitol Hill writer and poet Ronald ...

Marie is bored and still full of 'poetry' in Persona Q
Look, I don't care if you hate or love Marie – she's here to stay. In Persona Q she's sarcastic, chewing gum, writing terrible poetry, but also in charge of StreetPass functions. So when you cross other Persona Q players you can thank Marie for all ...

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An Awe-Inspiring Altar Remembers One Latino Artist's Guiding Spirit
It was very tender and sweet and it was this emotion of deep love, absolute love.” Cisneros left the hospital feeling a sense of resolution. ... Her work includes novels, poetry and a children's book. Because she was born in Texas and only moved to ...

The New York Review of Books (blog)

NYRblog : Roving thoughts and provocations
The New York Review of Books (blog)
We don't learn anything specific about the lost Lenore in “The Raven” except that she's presumably beautiful and presumably (though the poem is equivocal on this point) dead. Not even that she loved Mozart, Bach, the Beatles, and me, like the beautiful ...

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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Writers in the Woods: Award-winning outdoor adventure writer to share his ...
The Union of Grass Valley
The National Outdoor Book Award website says “Author Kevin Fedarko focuses on the three guides, but at the same time, he adeptly weaves into his narrative the broader story of the river itself, and the clash of two opposites: those who love the wild ...

The Guardian

Arca: 'Nothing is off limits emotionally'
The Guardian
“Everyone who lives in Venezuela has a love/hate relationship with it because of the political turmoil and the crime,” he says. The country has left an ... “I think there's a certain poetry to having your body reflect what you feel inside of you ...

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Daily Beast

In Chile, Poetry Outlives the Dictators
Daily Beast
He loved his country, and wished to return as soon as possible. “I miss my house by the sea,” he said. In fact, Neruda died in Chile, only 12 days after the coup, and many thought (it wasn't true) that he had been poisoned. He hadn't been poisoned, but ...

How Auden didn't quite meet David Miliband
The Times (subscription)
Auden excised this poem from later collections because he thought it too much of a sermon. He especially hated the famous line “we must love one another or die” which he came to think silly. The desire to stop writing such direct, political poetry was ...

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FH Library - November schedule of events
FH Times
These dogs love to be read to and enjoy the company of children. Participants increase their reading levels and word ... Write-On! is a self-directed, creative writing activity. Tweens have a chance to write poetry, secret codes, cartoon captions, and ...

Late Taunton native Joe Gouveia remembered for contributions to poetry ...
Wicked Local Cape Cod
Gouveia's sister said he was introduced to poetry at Bridgewater State College, where an English teacher assigned the class to write a poem. At first, Gouveia rebelled against the art form, before falling in love with it, later studying at UMass ...

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Daily Mail

Widower writes moving poem to describe loneliness after losing wife of 65 years
Daily Mail
Despite the distance, they sent each other love notes and photographs and Bob proposed to his love while he was on active service. They wed in 1946 upon his return and a friend who worked for Kodak recorded their wedding video in colour. They went on ...

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Central Kentucky News

Why we quoth 'The Raven' evermore
Washington Post (blog)
“The Raven” has been equally loved and scorned from the start. Emerson scoffed at it, but pre-Civil War audiences adored it, and the poem propelled Poe to national popularity. He even wrote an essay about how he wrote “The Raven”: “The Philosophy of ...
With nevermore, PHS theatre tells story of PoePalestine Herald Press

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The Daily Star

For the Love of Words
The Daily Star
His poems and a short story have been published in Patchwork Pages, which was brought out by Brine Pickles, a performance literature group. He has also been published in an international publication called the ISF (Indian Short Fiction) which is based ...

Farewell to Little Pete's
Huffington Post
We're not talking Bookbinder's, chock full of tourists and overpriced, or the smattering of trendy boutique restaurants that surround Rittenhouse Square like hipsters lounging on the margins of a poetry reading. ... Afterwards, a little giddy, downcast ...

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Ottawa Citizen

Late poet Al Purdy's home a retreat for writers once again (with video)
Ottawa Citizen
Reports of posthumous disagreements will surprise few who knew the man writer Dennis Lee eulogized as “the greatest poet English Canada has produced.” Famously irascible, Purdy loved nothing more than a Molson's-fuelled scrap with fellow writers, ...

Boston Globe

Deval Patrick and Martha Coakley: A boost, but also a burden
Boston Globe
As political master and former New York Governor Mario Cuomo once explained, “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” Governor Deval Patrick learned half the lesson. On the ... But he still has a 51 percent approval rating. He can light up a ...

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LeBron James' new Nike 'Together' commercial was a 'very hush-hush ...
The Plain Dealer -
It is a love letter to the city's resilience and a massive group hug for a populace embracing the determination of its hero returning after four years of self-imposed exile. In addition to rolling out ... It was more beauty and poetry, more silence ...

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Four Dollar Wine Critic: Drunk in Love
Harvard Crimson
We all know the similarities between love and drunkenness: they're confusing; they make us write a lot of shitty poetry; they bring us closer to God; they result in public vomiting. I am also frequently—like three or four times weekly—deep in one or ...


NaNoWriMo Is Upon Us: How to Get Inspired Even If You're Not Participating
Writers love it, agents supposedly dread it, but one way or another, a lot of writing gets done. I'm anxious because, as enticing as ... If you're sick of your usual dark micro-fiction, try your hand at, oh, epic poetry or movie criticism. Whatever ...

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New York Times

Theater Listings for Oct. 31-Nov. 6
New York Times
The actors Emily Padgett and Erin Davie play a version of the real-life conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton, searching for love and a kind of independence outside the carnival tent. St. James Theater, 246 West 44th Street, Clinton, 212-239-6200 ...

Tom Hawkins Set To Become Seventh Notre Dame Basketball Ring Of Honor ...
Notre Dame Official Athletic Site
Tom has a great love for Notre Dame basketball, as does his son, Kevin. It will be a great night for Tom, his family and ... In 2012, Hawkins authored a book on poetry entitled Life's Reflections: Poetry for the People. Hawkins' son Kevin, who ...

Of poetry, adventurism and untold stories (IANS Books This Weekend)
Vancouver Desi
In the role of a spy, using sweetness, seduction and help from the arrogant chief Pushyamitra Sunga, who she later falls in love and gets married to, she plans to crush the enemies of the state. She is then sent to conquer a powerful neighbouring ...

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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 ...

Milton Keynes Citizen

Poetry in motion
Milton Keynes Citizen
Soul Urban Poet returns to The Stables this Friday evening (Oct 31), and it's a special gig – doubling up as the official launch bash for his new single, I Love It. “I chose that as my third single because I feel it sums me and my music up in one track ...

TV's 'Olive Kitteridge,' bitter, biting, beautiful
It's an uncompromising look at a woman who, all her life, has kept love at arm's length and who stayed married less out of a connection than an obligation. It's no wonder ... The result is pure poetry — bitter and biting, but beautiful nonetheless ...
John Doyle: HBO's new masterpiece is the unforgettable Olive KitteridgeThe Globe and Mail

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Toronto Star

Ezra Pound Poet: Volume II. The Epic Years 1921-1939 by A. David Moody ...
Toronto Star
If such a thing as a Holy Trinity of poets in the 20th century exists, Pound, is among them, along with Eliot and Yeats. But his work remains largely forgotten, ignored and unread. Controversy may be the reason for this: First due to his esthetic and ...

Irish Crooner Hozier Will Have You Singing Gospel Seven Days a Week
Huffington Post
I don't approach them as poetry, I gotta say. I'm a big fan, there's a lot of poets that I love. Poetry's nice to read on the road as well, 'cause you can dip in and out of a poet's work and it doesn't require the same concentration as a novel might ...

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Former state poet laureate dies
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
“He just went everywhere, from Sheffield Field Day to schools and churches and libraries,” said Lisa von Kann, who worked with Kinnell for more than 20 years to stage poetry readings at the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum where she was the library director.

The Church ... Former Powderfinger guitarist Ian Haug is newest member of the ...
“It was young love and it was a beautiful romance. I actually didn't realise until now I was his first love because he was married. I was a young journalist at 3XY, The Unguarded Moment was on top of the charts. He was doing an interview with Greg ...

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Heider's featured artist a late bloomer
La Crosse Tribune
“Our eighth-grade teacher loved art — she taught us drawing with a charcoal pencil, watercolors and still lifes,” Mullenbach recalled. “She was very talented, and I ... while farmers, were also artistic. Both of her parents could draw well and both ...

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Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser

Leatherhead MS sufferer who wrote poetry book using chin-controlled computer ...
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser
As well as poems reflective of his travels, Poetry In Your Pocket features work based on his experiences and observations about love, feelings, friendships and beauty. Mr Morrison will sign copies of the book, priced at £10, at Barton's Bookshop, in ...

National Catholic Reporter

Experts, historians explore Shakespeare's Catholic sympathies
National Catholic Reporter
Three thousand times within this three years' space; for every man with his affects is born, not by might master'd, but by special grace," recited the actor playing Berowne in "Love's Labor's Lost." When the latest production of William Shakespeare's ...

Lamplighter Sessions: Halloween Party at Club Passim
Boston Globe
The series runs through Sunday night and features a jumble art gallery, slam poetry, live music, and networking events for performers and the audience. “What I treasure the most is the chance to swap tunes and [talk to other] artists. . . . I love to ...

Salt Lake City Weekly

PYGmalion Theatre Company: Spark
Salt Lake City Weekly
Venturing into very dark territory for their season opener, PYGmalion Theatre Company will launch their '14-'15 season tonight with the Caridad Svitch play, Spark. The story explores the constant battle war veterans of every era go through when ...

Art Showcases Creativity of People with Mental Illness
Twin Falls Times-News
Patterson, who lives in Twin Falls, will share his poetry at the third annual “Our Talents, Our Strengths: An Art of Recovery Showcase” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, at the Magic Valley Arts Council. The open house ... Then she discovered a love for ...

Stephen King: The Rolling Stone Interview
I love D.H. Lawrence. And James Dickey's poetry, Émile Zola, Steinbeck . . . Fitzgerald, not so much. Hemingway, not at all. Hemingway sucks, basically. If people like that, terrific. But if I set out to write that way, what would've come out would've ...

Cape Ann arts news and happenings (Oct. 31 edition)
Wicked Local Gloucester
Lee Ann Brown is the author of five books of poetry, including “Crowns of Charlotte” and “In the Laurels, Caught,” as well as numerous collaborations, and she performs her work often using song. She was born in Japan to American parents, raised in ...

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Books: Sledgehammer to crack a nut
New Zealand Herald
Another contestant is wot u staring at, an Irvine Welsh-inspired work written in demotic Glaswegian and which predictably turns out to have been composed by a lecturer in medieval love poetry at Edinburgh University. St Aubyn hits the targets often ...

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November events calendar: Missoula
The Missoulian
1 MPL's November Trail 103.3 Book Club online discussion begins today on “Goodreads: Truck: A Love Story” by Michael Perry; Family Storytime, 11 a.m.; MakerSpace: open time/project development, 1-5 p.m., Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main.

Fight Path: Meet Invicta FC 9's warrior poet, Jenny Liou
“But on the other hand, I learned that I always love my time in the cage, no matter whose hand gets raised at the end of the match.” She started her professional career with an impressive performance that turned heads against Rachael Ostovich, beating ...

At Dodge Poetry Festival, veterans and new writers take center stage
She followed that poem up, with one about a character in Greek mythology. Other student poets explored the 2012 election, drunk parents, and love. “It means so much to be here with all of these famous poets,” Flannery James, 18, said of participating ...
How to Get Your News From PoemsHuffington Post
Pinsky on poetry: Teachers should 'do no harm,' from Dodge FestMorristown Green

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New York Post

'A Poet in New York:' Five or so things to know about BBC America's Dylan ...
The Times-Picayune -
I loved not having to worry about whether my double chin was visible, but knowing that I could just sit into my double chin and it would be helping me." Hollander played a famous drunk by not "playing drunk." "They say the best way to do drunk acting ...
Poet Dylan Thomas' final NYC days recounted in BBC America filmNew York Post
Tune in Tonight: 'A Poet in NY' recalls Thomas' bitter endCapecodonline
Toasting The Light And Dark Of Creative Genius In Dylan Thomas Biopic "A Poet ...Co.Create
Chicago Tribune -Variety -Kankakee Daily Journal
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Eskuelan San Francisco de Borja student wins poetry competition, again
Marianas Variety
“I want to thank the Almighty God for the gifts to succeed in life; to my loving grandparents for their continued love, care, and support; to our principal Carmen Atalig for her support and faith in me; to my language arts teacher and coach Mary Rose ...

The Guardian

Cerys Matthews on setting Dylan Thomas's poems to music
The Guardian
It has taken a long time for that idea to become a reality, but that Christmas decoration was the start of me falling back in love with Dylan and his work. Since then I've read just about everything he wrote, and for the past five years, I've been ...
Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebrated With "Under Milk Wood" Radio Broadcast ...Forbes

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The News-Press

Things to do in Southwest Florida, Oct. 31 - 9
The News-Press
Lee Roy Parnell Live In Concert The Grammy-nominated country and blues star performs hits such as "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am,” "Tender Moment," "A Little Bit of You," "On the Road,” "I'm Holding My Own" and "Love Without Mercy.” 6-9:30 p.m ...

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A News Cafe

Free Therapy # 48: How to Become Spiritually Enlightened
A News Cafe
We now know the existence of illumination – literally a house of light – into which we can live, love and learn. It is accessible within. There is a door and it has no lock. It has a knob which we can turn and as ... his kids during the first Bush ...

The Phnom Penh Post

Actor's debut as Duch has him tipped for stardom
The Phnom Penh Post
Sitting with a fat cigar behind a book-covered desk at his office at the Bophana Centre this week, Panh, who co-produced The Gate, said he and Kompheak first connected through of a shared love of poetry. “He writes very beautiful poems,” he said. “He ...

Weld for Birmingham (blog)

State of the arts
Weld for Birmingham (blog)
All art forms contribute to the human experience by offering the average man a way to express himself, whether it is through visual arts, dance, theater, poetry or music. The arts can ease your ... Of course, I'd love to see all of those bucks spent on ...

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Friends and Neighbors
Swist's poem, “Wild Falling,” was chosen from among 200 entries with nature themes. Swist's books include “Huang Po” and the “Dimensions of Love” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012). His forthcoming books are “The Daodejing of Laozi,” with David ...

Anne Stott: taking it to the street
Wicked Local Bourne
We hear about people's busking experiences all over the world and why they do it and what they love and hate about it. At first, I just thought it would be fun to hang out with these musicians I enjoy and get to know them better and make some music ...

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Ed Varney at the library
Comox Valley Record
Canadian poet and visual artist, Ed Varney, will read his poetry at the Courtenay Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 12:45 to 1:15 p.m.. His reading will be preceded by an open mic reading from noon to 12:35. Varney has been writing poetry since ...

Naples Daily News

The Greatest Generation and the Latest Generation team up for a trip to remember
Naples Daily News
He told me all about his family, his love for sailing and how he plans to sky-dive on his upcoming birthday. In our conversation, I learned that, like ... Donald stared at the writing for a while and then said to me, "That's poetry." We then walked ...

Spoken word fever grips city, one closet poet at a time
Daily News & Analysis
Founded in July 2013, out of common love for poetry, TPC has had 16 such gatherings till now, which have seen anywhere between 10 to 40 patrons in consecutive meetings. "While a few poetry gatherings are rather contests, like the open mic events at ...

Reno Gazette Journal

Bucket list: Nevada books, Nevada authors
Reno Gazette Journal
This is the first entry in a young-adult book series with a national audience of horse-loving girls that turned the author into a wild horse advocate. ... Robert Laxalt's lawyer son wrote poetry filled with longing during his long battle with Lou ...

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