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The Independent

What are the greatest love poems?
BBC News
Coinciding with the biennial Poetry International festival – co-founded by Ted Hughes in 1967 – actors and poets from across the globe are coming together to read 50 of the greatest love poems of the last 50 years. Beginning with the romantic and ...
Poetry International festival 2014: Actors and poets gather to celebrate the ...The Independent

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The Guardian

Fifty greatest modern love poems list embraces 30 different countries
The Guardian
There's no "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways", or "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" here: instead, a new list of the 50 greatest love poems ranges from Maya Angelou to Vikram Seth and from Pakistan to Nigeria. Chosen by poetry ...

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The Millions

Americans Love Poetry, But Not Poetry Books
The Millions
Although Americans' love for poetry has yet to reach the wild heights of Abu Dhabi's hit reality show Million's Poet where 70 million global viewers watched dueling versifiers vie for a $1.3 million cash prize, Americans are actively involved in ...
Computer Engineering: A Fine Day Job for a PoetThe Atlantic

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World Magazine

Loving a love poem, learning about the Bible
World Magazine
DeYoung showed me that 119, the Bible's longest chapter, is a love poem “not about marriage or children or food or drink or mountains or sunsets or rivers or oceans, but about the Bible itself.” Below, by publisher permission, is the first chapter of ...

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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and love poetry
TES News
Poetry is a sore point for many English teachers, who must battle the perception that it is difficult and doesn't make sense. My favourite lesson for changing pupils' minds explores Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. First, we watch the end of the ...



The Guardian

Bertolt Brecht's poems to 'one of his great loves' come to fervent life
The Guardian
His poems to her are touching and protective, but also openly sexual and explicit. In one poem he lists all the places they have made love: "Excited by pianos in the monastery .../ Furnished; you threw the key down from the balcony .../ In that hotel ...



The Guardian

Hedd Wyn: poetry that echoes from the first world war
The Guardian
He was particularly moved by the shift between two poems – the romantic tribute My Love, which talks of walking "hand in hand/ To the wind's laughter through boughs of the land" and the blunter War, written shortly before his death: "The harps to which ...



UK Progressive Magazine

Why we effing love poetry's power
UK Progressive Magazine
When you or our staff find great progressive news articles, we post them here. Send along your personal favourite story links to: favourites (at) ukprogressive (dot) co (dot) uk and we may select it for publication.

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Great Read
Los Angeles Times
The self-proclaimed "Love Poet" calls "yes" the loveliest word in the English language. Mallory moved here from Southern California last year with a Quixote-like plan: to reign as the king of poetry in a desert resort town without an attention span, a ...

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"Top 50 greatest love poems" includes two Romanian works
Business Review
The Guardian compiled a list of the greatest love poems written over the last 50 years, gathering works of literary art from all over the world. Chosen by poetry specialists at the Southbank Centre, the team that handled the selections looked at work ...
Three Arabic Poems Chosen for 50 Greatest Modern Love Poems ListOye! Times

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How an Iranian musician took ancient Persian poetry to the top of the US charts
CNN
Much of Rumi's poetry focuses on love -- more specifically love for the Divine. And for Nazeri, like his father before him, that love finds a perfect home in musical expression. "I think music is the sound of God, the sound of the universe for me ...



Hurriyet Daily News

BOOKS > Nazım Hikmet included in Southbank Center's 50 greatest love poems ...
Hurriyet Daily News
The poetry team at the center has been working on the list for the past year to produce “a truly international and stylistically diverse selection of what we see as the best 50 love poems of the past 50 years, from young poets to world greats,” said ...



The New Indian Express

Crowd funded poetry on love
The New Indian Express
It's not just an ordinary love story. It is a story weaved with poetry collected over the past two decades — the oldest penned in 1997. As R S Ramkumar stepped from one stage of his life to another, sheets of poems accumulated. He wrote about ...



Ray Walsh: Williamston poet pens Michigan love letter
Lansing State Journal
It's summertime — too nice to stay inside — it's a great time to grab a book and head for the beach. Williamston artist and poet Jeanne Van Wieren has created an unusual book that might be just right: “This Mitten is Tightly Knit” — a short ...



The Stage

Harriet Walter and Siobhan Redmond to recite love poems at Southbank Centre
The Stage
Harriet Walter and Siobhan Redmond are among 50 actors and poets that will recite poetry as part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Love, which launched this week. Walter will read Margaret Atwood's Variations on the Word Love and Siobhan Redmond ...



Celtic Corner To Host Pipes & Poetry On Aug. 2
Coronado Eagle and Journal
The book is a collection of 132 romantic love poems written over a span of 32 years. It speaks to everyone who has ever loved, lost, and dared to love again. Robert Burns will also perform traditional Scottish and Irish tunes on the Great Highland ...



Looking for Inspiration? Rejoice, O Mobile Poet!
New York Times
If you prefer poetry of a particular type, you can sort by mood, subject or poet. Or you can search by title, poet's name or the first line — particularly useful if, like me, you remember how a poem starts but forget its title. I love the interface ...



Former TV writer from Stouffville turns to poetry
www.muskokaregion.com/?
“It's a universal experience for women in what you give and what you keep,” Rose said. Between the book's title and the name of each poem, it is impossible to ignore the dragon imagery. “Love is, relationships are, like a dragon — wonderful and terrible.

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Oxford Mail

Courts prove an inspiration to grandfather in his poetry
Oxford Mail
Another of the poems is about Thom Airs, a former Oxford Mail court reporter who left in 2012 to work at the Angling Times, while another is a tribute to a barrister. Mr Airs said: “During breaks in proceedings at court, Mike would often talk to me ...



Darwin Poetry Cup celebrates 20 years
Herald Sun
“And now the cup is a landmark because people here love poetry and like to have a good time.” The Darwin Poetry Cup requires each registered poet to perform their original material in 60 seconds — and attract the loudest applause if they want to win.



Times of India

Dharmendra spells his love for cinema through urdu poetry
Times of India
Mumbai-based Carnival Group, which has interests in the hospitality, media and entertainment fields, recently acquired HDIL'S Broadway Cinemas multiplex chain and relaunched it as Carnival Cinemas. The announcement was made at a glitzy do, attended ...

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Waratahs moved by Adam Ashley-Cooper's inspirational poetry
Newcastle Herald
After the Waratah's final training session before Saturday's Super 15 final, Adam Ashley-Cooper dropped to a knee with the entire squad huddled around him, arm in arm, and recited a poem he wrote himself. The rhyming stanza lasted for 20 minutes and ...

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Bohjalian book links Dickinson and a nuclear meltdown
BurlingtonFreePress.com
If that sounds dystopian, the plot is seasoned by Emily's love of the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), who knew something about death and immortality. Young Emily finds new connections in Dickinson's poems: "I can wade grief,/Whole pools of ...



ICYMI: A Night of News Poetry
The Colorado Independent
In her book of poems Body Paint, Hilberry celebrates unconventional choices-to love both men and women, not to have children, to abandon the attempt to find God in church. She ends up loving the impermanent world and the mortal body, wanting only to ...



Donegal Democrat

THURSDAY INTERVIEW: Poet, Annmarie, takes her work across the Atlantic
Donegal Democrat
Poet and short-story writer Annemarie Ní Churreain's love of poetry was sparked in her Donegal Gaeltacht home when she was a child. But it was not the written word that first caught her imagination. Rather, she was swept up in the spoken poetry ...



The Selfish Giant review: Finding poetry in the north of England
Sydney Morning Herald
The British critics have rightly compared her to Ken Loach, and especially his 1969 film Kes, about a boy's love for his pet kestrel. There are many similarities, mostly deliberate, but the film's main inspiration is local. Barnard was shooting a ...



Street Corner Poetry event in Waukegan aims to address violence
Lake County News-Sun
The group's mission statement, in part, notes that its vision is “to ensure and promote self-worth, value, love, pride, dignity, respect, knowledge of self, and the Most High, through poetry and the arts, while standing for liberation, justice, and ...



Encores & Curtain Calls:
The Recorder
Well, strange as it may seem, song lyrics are poetry of a sort; true, when heard or read alone they carry only a faint vestige of their communicative power (just try extracting and enjoying your favorite Joni Mitchell or James Taylor song sans music ...



The Northern Echo

Love and romance through song and poetry at Barnard Castle's Witham Hall
The Northern Echo
SOME of the best young vocal talents from across North-East will perform stories of love and romance through song and poetry. The Miranda Wright Singers present Tell Me the Truth About Love at Witham Hall, in Barnard Castle, at 7.30pm, on Friday ...

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Is He the Best Ugandan Poet?
AllAfrica.com
They remind me of my former self, when I would help boys in classes above mine to write enticing love letters to their love interests in exchange for sugar and grub. It is because of that background that I love poetry. Last week I was invited for ...

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North Country Public Radio

A graphic account of America's love affair with prisons
North Country Public Radio
... portable and I didn't have to be a performer and yet my work would go out there and hopefully make the world a better place." Jones says she first got interested in prisons as in issue through her mother, who worked teaching poetry to inmates in ...



Nakila Robinson of Milwaukee mastered the art of the spoken word
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"And she did it unapologetically. She was a force of sheer joy. Of love." Alexis Monroe, who was two years behind Robinson in high school and recruited to the school's poetry team by her, wrote: "I will do my best to represent your light, your wondrous ...



Holocaust survivor's story told through prose, poetry, and artwork
JNS.org
“His smile, his laugh, his love for all that is living stood in such sharp contrast to everything I've ever learned about the Holocaust that for many years I couldn't reconcile the two.” Srulik teaches us that despite the hardships endured in life ...



Ham&High

Camden Roundhouse Poetry Slams: Kids in the riot of poetry competition
Ham&High
One of the judges – 29-year-old Inua Ellams, a poet in his own right – has hailed the competition as a vital part of sustaining modern poetry in the build-up to this year's edition. “There is enthusiasm and a love for literature at the Slams,” he says ...

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New York Times

Old Colonial City in Malaysia Becomes a Stage
New York Times
The Malaysian poet Cecil Rajendra is organizing a poetry and music series in old coffee shops. For Mr. Sidek, a 56-year-old local businessman, the festival provided a second chance at an artistic life. Years ago, his father had disapproved of his ...



Kristiana Rae Colón Wins 2014 Dionysos Cup
Broadway World
"Kristiana's play is a unique piece for the theatre, traveling from the private lives to the public performances of a collection of talented but volatile slam poets. Their politics, poetry, love lives and sex lives make for a fascinating journey ...



The Guardian

What do Peter Pan, Sharknado 2 and James Franco have in common? You love ...
The Guardian
Some recent examples include: the TV series Smash; anything written by James Franco (but particularly his poetry); that movie Labor Day, in which Kate Winslet lovingly bakes her kidnapper a pie; everything written by Washington Post columnist Richard ...



Dot, Mattapan students take to the stage, find inspiration in Shakespeare's words
Dorchester Reporter
“It's been a real joy exploring this story with our cast, some of whom have never spoken Shakespeare's poetry before, and all of whom have never performed a Shakespearean comedy. We are finding new strength and passion in the work, and there's been an ...



Poetry in spirit: Talking Gourds features Miller, McGarry
Montrose Daily Press
Talking Gourds Poetry Club will be meeting next week, where Tara Edna Miller and Jane McGarry will speak. Writing for quite a number of .... to let us know of abusive posts. 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...



New York Times

Love letters to Warren G. Harding's mistress released
Norwalk Reflector
“there are no words, at my command, sufficient to say the full extent of my love for you.” In another, he writes her three pages of poetry, listing everything he loves about her. Those letters – approximately 1,000 pages in total – were kept for ...
Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released - Hawaii News ...Hawaii News Now

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Poetic Justice: Young Poets and the Good Society
Huffington Post
Others reflect on the dislocations of moving home, of patriotism and the paradoxes of freedom, of the bonds of extended families, of responsibility and love, including the love of poetry itself. From more formal expression to free verse, spoken word ...

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St. George Theatre Summer Outreach nurtures, showcases local talent (photos)
SILive.com (blog)
... lunch for free, donated by area restaurants: Gavel Grill, Karl's Klipper, Lacey's Tavern, 120 Bay Cafe, and Pier 76, to keep nourished in between learning rehearsals and classes on public speaking, literacy, and even poetry. "It's my second year ...



'Call Me Ishmael' Allows Lit-Lovers to Recommend Their Favorite Stories ...
Bustle
Called “Call Me Ishmael,” the project gives the great fictional seafaring storyteller Ishmael a literal voicemail box allowing book-lovers to call and share a story about a title they love. Transcribed ... outing with a friend. “I actually read poetry ...



Camping trips and 'the magic glove' will be remembered
Simcoe.com
The Sandy Cove resident was also well- known for his love for and creation of gardens, poetry and painting. Ray has many fond memories of Moon River camping trips he took with his dad and brother, Steve. Even though his health was failing, David ...

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Book of Poetry an Eloquent Ode to Ancient China
The Epoch Times
The pair met weekly for 18 months to study classical Chinese poetry. It was Kee's love of the ancient poems that led him to translate some of his favourites so western audiences could know and appreciate them as much as he does. He also admits to ...



Encores & Curtain Calls: Actors Theater Playouse opens musical review Thursday
The Recorder
Well, strange as it may seem, song lyrics are poetry of a sort; true, when heard or read alone they carry only a faint vestige of their communicative power (just try extracting and enjoying your favorite Joni Mitchell or James Taylor song sans music ...

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What Congress needs to know about Colbert's 'Better Know a District'
Washington Post (blog)
It would be a tough sell in any office: Hey boss, between that very important meeting and Monday's very important vote, would you mind getting roasted on a mock news show? But that's pretty much what happens when a press secretary on Capitol Hill has ...



Bollywood Life

Osman Khalid Butt: I'd love to work in a Bollywood film but with the right script!
Bollywood Life
A big fan of Bollywood classics, his favourite film is Mughal-E-Azam, which he believes is a masterpiece where everything from the dialogues to the music was like poetry captured on celluloid. Among his other favourites are Amitabh Bachchan's Main Azad ...



Wall Street Journal

PEN Literary Award Winners Announced
Wall Street Journal
Author of "Dinner With Friends" (which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and "Sight Unseen," Mr. Margulies has, according to the judges, "explored the strains on human relationships wrought by ambition, self-doubt, the loss of integrity, the loss ...

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Poetry zealot challenges Sin City with words
Mail Tribune
The self-proclaimed "Love Poet" calls "yes" the loveliest word in the English language. Mallory moved here from Southern California last year with a Quixote-like plan: to reign as the king of poetry in a desert resort town without an attention span, a ...

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Businessweek

Billionaire Tim Draper's Mad Plan to Blow Up California
Businessweek
Tim Draper is sitting. This is not his natural state. An entire half of his 6-foot-4-inch hulking body cannot express itself. But he's willing to be immobilized at Los Angeles's BLD restaurant for breakfast—vegan, and actually his second breakfast ...



KWBU

Likely Stories: The Bees
KWBU
I'm Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies. When I first heard about The Bees by Laline Paull, I was skeptical, but then I remembered the same skepticism I had when I heard ... The novel ...
Book Talk: Paull's 'The Bees' looks at life inside the hiveWTAQ

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Waco theaters keep busy with August mix of events
Waco Tribune-Herald
“There's so much love that needs to go back to the streets,” he said. Sharing their poetry Friday are Ebony Stewart, Christopher Michael, John Crow, Tro'juan Soule, Joshua J. Long and Team Gravy, with singing from Tiesha McGhee, Jason Hughes, Mecca ...



Chronicle-Telegram

Lorain teachers learning creative strategies to help students
Chronicle-Telegram
“When I first got started in education, it was books and paper and pencil work,” she said. “Students are not engaged in that realm any longer. To reach students now, we have to help them develop love for actual learning because they think they don't ...

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Times of India

Nazrul Islam's granddaughter reads out the poet's love letters
Times of India
The litterateur's granddaughter, AninditaKazi, also read out two of his unpublished love letters. The highlight of the evening was a session of unplugged Nazrulgeeti by ManomayBhattacharya. His beautiful recital of poetry, lyrics and classical nuances ...

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Quill & Quire (blog)

First listen: Christine Fellows' northern-inspired poetry and music project
Quill & Quire (blog)
Before Burning Daylight, had you written poetry before? I love reading poetry, and working with poetry as inspiration – I've set poems by Julio Cortázar and Hamlin Garland to music, and wrote essentially an entire album, 2007's Nevertheless, inspired ...



A Reader Has a Problem with "All or Nothing" Devotional Language
National Catholic Register (blog)
There is a kind of totalizing hyperbole used in the language of love that, taken with flat-footed literalism, would lead to absurd conclusions. It's used not only in the kind of love-language directed at God by saints, but even in love poetry directed ...



The Straits Times

Veteran singer Wakin Chau is sick of singing love songs
The Straits Times
Instead, he is referring to the practice of courtesans during the Tang Dynasty performing poetry by singing it and tweaking its form slightly by repeating certain phrases. In a way, that was what he was doing with the words of celebrated Taiwanese ...



Love, Sex and Mocha: A combination of slam poetry and theatre
Times of India
Underdog Entertainment's Love, Sex and Mocha is a quirky rom-com that infuses slam poetry and theatre and is a satire on modern chick flicks that creates a twist on male-female relationships. This theatrical effort takes a quirky look at a man's cup of ...



Entertainment Briefs - July 31
Brainerd Daily Dispatch
She has poetry and articles published in journals, magazines and anthropologies including Encore, Dust & Fire, Lake Country Journal, Her Voice, County Lines, On and Off the Wall, and Moon Reader. Her chapbook "Small Town Lines" was published by ...



Presidential honor
Stockton Record
Hong Kingston's introduction to literature also mirrors what must happen for any child to develop such a love. Her parents made reading a priority. ... My father was a poet and had classical Chinese poetry memorized." From that youthful start, a master ...



San Francisco Examiner

Lesbian marriage guide helpful for all couples
San Francisco Examiner
On the first anniversary of California's legalization of same-sex marriage, Bay Area writers Kim Chernin and Renate Stendhal, in their new book “Lesbian Marriage: A Love & Sex Forever Kit,” offer a loving wedding present: a valuable maintenance manual ...



Poetry Is Hospitable to Strangeness and Surprise
New York Times
... or if I say, furthermore, that's not even close to the biggest poetry audience I've seen, is that enough evidence to convince you that poetry matters? If I told you, there are children, young adults, and grownups who love poetry like this, would ...



The Sudbury Star

Things to do in Sudbury: July 31
The Sudbury Star
Poetry Promotion: The Greater Sudbury Public Library and Greater Sudbury Poet Laureate are hold a Moving with Poetry probation that will see local pieces of poetry highlighted on Greater Sudbury Transit buses. Submissions ..... Fundraiser: Love ...



Columbus Alive

Literary profile: Full/Crescent Press' labor of love
Columbus Alive
It seems fitting that Full/Crescent Press officially started on a Valentine's Day (in 2012). Michael Perkins gave his wife, Paula J. Lambert, some money toward beginning a poetry press. The couple's shared love of poetry and art has yielded two books ...



The Henry Miller Memorial Library is facing a money pit of permitting problems ...
Monterey County Weekly
A poetry reading is wrapping up at the Henry Miller Memorial Library on a balmy July night. A few dozen people ..... HMML's volunteers love the library so much, they sweep its floor, make coffee for its visitors and help out at its events. Musicians ...



CBC.ca

Lady Gaga Talks To Karl Lagerfeld
Harper's BAZAAR
She has really shown me the importance of living in the moment. If I don't, I'll miss a precious look on her face! She is a very romantic and loving animal, and this sort of poetry is what art is all about, I think. Interaction. She loves to sit with ...
Your Week in Music: Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett to release stylish jazz albumWDAM-TV

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Eureka Street

What will survive of us is love
Eureka Street
It could easily escape one's notice, but there is a type-written poem pinned to the pillar nearest this long resting-place. It is by famous English poet, Philip Larkin, who seems to have been hard-boiled in his own way: he never married his long-time ...



Free 'Poetry of Songwriting' event features Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Frye ...
The Birmingham News - al.com
Pamela Jackson is a Nashville-based songwriter whose original voice has made some believers, including Johnson, who wrote that she is "a rarity in Nashville ... a seasoned woman who has been ... divorced and lonely and in love, and survived to sing ...



Warren G. Harding's love letters to mistress released by Library - Hawaii News ...
Hawaii News Now
Some of the handwritten letters were even written on U.S. Senate stationary, and contained clippings of love-related newspaper articles and poetry Harding sent to Phillips. The letters also include his feelings on politics at the time, the vote of the ...



Straight.com

Queering the International speaks to love, hate around the world
Straight.com
Painting, sculpture, installation, textiles, and poetry are also employed, to alternately amusing and disturbing effect. Eloisa Aquino, a Brazilian artist based in Montreal, creates zines and silkscreen prints in a lively visual style reminiscent of ...
Three must-see Queer Arts Fest eventsWE Vancouver

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Waco country vet Billy Joe Shaver approaches 75 with acclaimed album
Waco Tribune-Herald
Shaver's knack for capturing the joys and bruises of life in an everyday poetry never carried over into a high-profile performing career, either in Nashville or Texas, but his 1993 album “Tramp on My Street,” followed by his work with his son, Eddy, a ...

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Where the Harlem Renaissance blossomed in Virginia, with poet Anne Spencer
Washington Post
She studied the humanities, nurtured her love of poetry and, by the time she had graduated, had been introduced to the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson — and to her future husband, a fellow student who had tutored her. Edward Spencer was part of a ...



The rescued story of one of Everett's daughters continues to be told
HeraldNet
The scrapbook — filled with young Margaret's photos and poetry, and newspaper clippings about her life — was found by Rinaldi in a San Francisco dumpster. It wasn't until years later, when Rinaldi mentioned the scrapbook to his friend from Everett ...



Memphis Commercial Appeal

Better defense through yoga? Tigers hope so
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Comic legend Steve Martin talks about his love of the banjo, bluegrass and the touring life. Steve Martin brings banjo to Snowden Grove ... Adam Maldonado's performance art is poetry. He makes his living writing personalized… Poet pens personalized ...



Boston Globe

Week ahead: Theater
Boston Globe
FOOL FOR LOVE An engrossing production, directed by Daniel Aukin, of Sam Shepard's 1983 drama about the turbulent reunion of two longtime lovers in a motel room on the outskirts of the Mojave Desert. Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda seem utterly at home ...

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OSF's 'Family Album' is an experimental look at life choices
Mail Tribune
As we move in and out of dream and the present, much of the dialogue is sung, rapped or chanted in the style of performance or slam poetry, with the actors playing guitars, bass, drums, keyboard and a cello. There are some genuinely funny lines, as ...



The Canberra Times

What's on this weekend in Canberra
The Canberra Times
3pm | NEW MUSIC T. Zimpel presents My Love is a House. A piano trio and flute ensemble will perform new works by established and emerging composers from the Canberra region, inspired by the poetry of local poet M. Hofmann. Wesley Music Centre, 20 ...



The West Australian

Hip hop artist publishes explosive hybrid novel
The West Australian
Born to Australian journalist Helen Musa and Malaysian poet Musa bin Masran, Omar Musa, an ANU graduate with two poetry slam wins, three hip-hop albums and two poetry collections under his belt, has just published his first novel, Here Come the Dogs ...



Spellbound Pumps It Up-The funk and Latin groove band plays Suzy's on Saturday
Easy Reader News
Bobby Moon liked poetry and the arts, and he also wrote lyrics, “reams and reams of lyrics” according to Thomas, who one day had the chance to read through them. Clearly, the ... Once we got turned on to Latin music we just really, really fell in love ...



Garden Diary: Hummingbirds add some buzz to summer gardens
The Star-Ledger
The Aztec say the god of music and poetry assumed the form of a hummingbird and descended into the underworld to make love with a goddess, who then gave birth to the first flower. Nice, no? In reality, these are solitary, curmudgeonly birds that give ...



Dallas Morning News

Jason Garrett tells Gordon Keith that he loves Zac Brown and sauce is key to ...
Dallas Morning News
Are you a guy who has a sensitive side and knows poetry? Jason Garrett: I know the poetry we learned in school and I probably don't know that much anymore. But I have an appreciation for it. Listen to the interview on The Ticket's podcast page ...

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The Baboons Showcases New Album at Hollywood's...
New Times Broward-Palm Beach (blog)
The group got its start in Fort Lauderdale at a spot called Squeeze where Mano Pila, percussionist and songwriter of the band, threw together some improvisational instrumentalists and combined percussion with poetry. ... "Spanglish" for example is ...



Tampabay.com

Ever mysterious, Maxwell comes to Ruth Eckerd Hall prepared to shed some light
Tampabay.com
Gerald Maxwell Rivera was a key figure in the neo-soul movement of the '90s, his albums lush, affecting pastiches of poetry and jazz that seemed eons beyond what then passed for modern R&B. His 1996 ... It blew my mind, the love and appreciation. It ...



Philadelphia City Paper

What to do this First Friday
Philadelphia City Paper
Surrounded by novels, poetry collections and magazines, McNamee-Tweed started making watercolor and gouache paintings of imagined book covers, complete with made-up titles, authors, illustrations, featured reviews and a healthy dose of silliness ...



The Guardian

Free of the Taliban, Pakistan's Pashtun poets revive their craft
The Guardian
For more than five centuries, poets in remote north-western Pakistan have recited verses about the area's mountainous scenery, their tribal culture and love. That all changed as Islamist militants tightened their hold on Pakistan's tribal regions after ...

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'RenaZance' man Ralph Dillard adds the fine arts to his trove of talents
Savannah Morning News
As “RenaZance,” Ralph Dillard became known as one of Savannah's best spoken word artists, co-founding with the late Clinton Powell the Spitfire Poetry Group and the Savannah Spoken Word Festival. Now as “rEN ... “I simply love to create,” he says. “I ...



Seven Days

Checking Out Burlington Rapper Learic
Seven Days
"But I loved hip-hop." He eventually found a kindred spirit in middle school named Daniel Gillian. "He had the baggy hoodie and jeans, so I knew we were probably into the same stuff," says Learic. The two bonded over their intellectual curiosity as ...



Go Guide — Community event listings July 31-Aug. 7
The Telegram
24 at 2 p.m. Join Marlene Creates (poetry), Nicola Hawkins (dance), Don McKay (poetry), and Louise Moyes (dance) as they lead a walk in The Boreal Poetry Garden — six acres of boreal forest in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. Come and hear site-specific ...

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10 books to mark
Herald Scotland
Including real characters, notably poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, this work and its sequels (The Eye in the Door and The Ghost Road) are profoundly moving and informative, a blend, as one critic said, of the poetic and the practical. The ...



'Pirates of Penzance' to set sail for 3 shows in Mountain View
San Jose Mercury News
Ahoy, buccaneers and scallywags and the people who love them: Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpiece The Pirates of Penzance is about to drop anchor in the South Bay to regale hearty mateys young and old. San Francisco's Lamplighters Music Theatre, one of ...

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The day the music dies?
New Times SLO
It's just kids playing music they love. I've been offended by Cal Poly plenty of times, but I've never been offended by KCPR. But then again, I'm not offended by the existence or mention of genitals or sex. I think KCPR DJ and poetry professor Jim ...



Elle

Daniel Radcliffe on Tinder and Public Nudity
Elle
You previously published some poetry under a pen name. Would you share a verse you wrote for a woman? I was writing poetry more consistently when I was 16 to 19 or 20. In that period I would have written a lot of love poems. I have none that I want to ...
Daniel Radcliffe admits marriage 'seems like the most romantic thing you can do'hellomagazine.com
Daniel Radcliffe in new 'Horns' poster, talks Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter ...SnitchSeeker.com
Celebrity birthdays: 5 things you didn't know about Daniel RadcliffeYahoo Celebrity UK

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Telegraph.co.uk

Justin Bieber, Orlando Bloom and the death of the duel
Telegraph.co.uk
to his supposed love-rival. Not content with that zinger, he then took to Instagram to post a picture of Miranda Kerr in a bathing suit, followed by another of Bloom crying. As with all the best social media missives, the post of Kerr in her bikini has ...

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Tone Deaf

Australia's longest running large-scale Led Zeppelin homage concert, 'Whole ...
Tone Deaf
... yet rustic instrumental backings and Richards' trademark literary references (the song is named after F. Scott Fitzgerald's confessionals) which skewer concepts of male heroism, and its failure. Complete with a high-brow reading of Henry Lawson's ...

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Lovereading (blog)

Remembrance Day Concert – Royal Albert Hall – win tickets
Lovereading (blog)
Britten's War Requiem, one of the most masterful artistic responses to the tragedy of war, profoundly weaves together the Latin Mass for the Dead with the poetry of Wilfred Owen, the young English war poet killed in action in the final days of the ...



Patheos (blog)

Sermon on How Hard It Is Being Spiritual Without You
Patheos (blog)
When Jesus wanted to speak of the Kingdom of God, Parenthetically, I propose that the Kingdom of God is when our very topic, the love of God in Christ, overtakes competing forces and transforms people and events and institutions) but when Jesus spoke ...

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Poetry: Looking backwards and forwards as the wild whoopers call
Irish Times
Michael Longley's readers will love the lyrical annotations of wild places and the quick articulate raids on the classics of his new collection, The Stairwell (Cape, £10). Eight years and two collections after his Collected Poems ended by declaring, “I ...



Reminiscing with Joe Glenn
Moulton Advertiser
As far as I know he can't play the drums or the fiddle, can't write poetry, or prepare chicken cordon bleu, but everyone who knows him loves him. He has lived a simple life that speaks volumes about what a man can show others by living as an example of ...



Waco country vet Billy Joe Shaver approaches 75th year with new album
Waco Tribune-Herald
Shaver's knack for capturing the joys and bruises of life in an everyday poetry never carried over into a high-profile performing career, either in Nashville or Texas, but his 1993 album “Tramp on My Street,” followed by his work with his son, Eddy, a ...


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