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GhanaWeb

Poetry Delight: What is the colour of your love?
GhanaWeb
In “What is the colour of your love?” Nana Efua explains that she wrote the poem to guide you to make an introspection about love and to choose the best colour to describe it. For her love is BLACK – dense, deep and exciting. Which colour describes ...



Quartz

If you liked Beyonce's Lemonade, you'll love Warsan Shire, the poet featured in it
Quartz
Beyoncé's latest album, Lemonade, was released on Apr. 23, and has already broken the Internet. Presented in a special on HBO, the 12 track album includes Formation, the single she sang at the Super Bowl, and feels deeply personal, with several songs ...
Here's the Warsan Shire Poem That Caught Beyoncé's Attention for 'Lemonade'Mic
Music|Warsan Shire, the Woman Who Gave Poetry to Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'New York Times
Meet the Poet Who Inspired Beyoncé's LemonadePeople Magazine
Romper -The Guardian (blog) -Vox
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'Poetry teaches us to love humanity'
The News International
I A Rehman, general secretary of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), said that romance in Urdu poetry was actually all about humanity. He said that love of humanity was what the world needed most today in these days of wars and destructive ...



New Vision

Nabisunsa lives, loves poetry and creativity
New Vision
Instead they were involved in separate discussions with the students on various topics including the “benefits of poetry” “How to handle a child who loves poetry” and the “relevance of the National Theatre today” in which they expressed the need for ...



The Hindu

Love poetry?
The Hindu
Bay of Life presents Under the Moonlight, a monthly open mic series held under a starry sky. For details, log onto their Facebook page. Date and Time:April 9, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.. Venue: Besant Nagar beach ...



Minnesota Public Radio News

For Kwame Alexander, poetry and love and sports all fit together
Minnesota Public Radio News
Poet Kwame Alexander, who will read Saturday morning at a library on the University of Minnesota West Bank campus, writes what he calls "novels in verse." Courtesy Houghton Mifflin | Donnie Biggs FCPS ...



Vallejo Times Herald

Voices: First Benicia poet laureate shares love of the art
Vallejo Times Herald
Voices: First Benicia poet laureate shares love of the art. Joel Fallon is Benicia's first poet laureate. He started a scholarship fund for Benicia high school students last year and is collecting funds for another scholarship this year. IRMA WIDJOJO ...



HitFix

Maggie Grace mesmerizes us with her reading of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116
HitFix
Shakespeare wrote about just about every aspect of the human experience. But he may be most often quoted and best remembered for writing about love. The Bard's love poetry captured Maggie Grace's attention immediately when she discovered it at age ...

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Cape Cod Times (subscription)

Poetry contest honors words of justice, hope
Cape Cod Times (subscription)
A past winner, 13-year-old Eva Cotreau from Barnstable Intermediate School, was at the reading and expounded on her passion for poetry. Her love for poetry started in fifth grade, inspired by her teacher Mrs. Contrino, Eva said. Since then, Eva says ...

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New York Times

Review: A Darwinian 'Streetcar' With a Feminist Streak
New York Times
Such an interpretation largely strips “Streetcar” of its poetry. And there were certainly moments when I ... “People don't see you — men don't — don't even admit your existence unless they're making love to you,” she says to Stella. “And you've got ...

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Press Herald

As poetry festival's keynote, Blanco will share love of language
Press Herald
“I started writing as an engineer, and that was when I started falling in love with language,” said Blanco, who has written several poetry books and is the education ambassador for the Academy of American Poets. He said he enjoys visiting schools and ...

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WWD

Paul Simon, Regina Spektor, Maria Popova and Matthew Weiner Pitch in at Poetry Event
WWD
Afterward, Spektor allowed, “I think people who love poetry just have an optimism and a desire to see the beauty in the world. They are already more inclined to be supportive people. I don't think you're going to find a lot of a——s who love poetry ...



Commentary: At CCP, poets of a city's soul
Philly.com
As a professional spoken-word poet for the past 16 years, I have experienced the transformative power of spoken-word poetry. I have witnessed people moved to tears and reach their hands out to grasp for each other, for their loved ones, for me, because ...



POETRY MONTH: A Mother's Love
Sherman Denison Herald Democrat
Editor's note: A note attached to this poem said Christopher Perez died on May 12, 1978. He was killed by a drunk driver. He walks like a shadow through my mind / Taking me back to another time / Back to the day he was born, / Such a beautiful Sunday ...



Washington Post

Newly discovered works by Pablo Neruda and other best poetry this month
Washington Post
These documents, along with the poems (some of them fragments), translated by Forrest Gander, provide insights into the writing and its familiar themes — love, poetry and the strength and beauty of the people and landscape of Neruda's native Chile.
Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda re-buried after investigation reveals littleCCTV-America
Chile reburies Nobel-winning poet Pablo NerudaBangkok Post

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America Magazine

Remembering Father Daniel Berrigan, Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist and 'Jesus as a Poet'
Truthdig
On April 30, Father Berrigan died at 94, leaving as his legacy his poetry and prose, along with his life story, which reads as an object lesson on how to follow the Gospel to the letter without bending with the political tides that all too often have ...
Peace activist Father Berrigan dies, taught at St. Peter's Prep in '40sNJ.com
Poet and ProphetAmerica Magazine
Daniel Berrigan, poet, peacemaker, dies at 94National Catholic Reporter
Huffington Post
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The Indy 500 has an official poet for the first time since the 1920s
Marketplace.org
Gettyimages 474655674 INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24: Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 24, 2015 in Indianapolis, ...

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On poetry: Traveling through a poem's imaginative intimacy
Traverse City Record Eagle
I love to read poetry in literary journals. When I find a poem I like a lot, I make my husband stop what he's doing and listen. It's like mining for gold. Once in a while, a glint. Sometimes a whole glowing chunk. There are so many good literary journals.



mySanAntonio.com

Street poet in Dallas winds words into images of love, hope
mySanAntonio.com
DALLAS (AP) — She's a poet who hates love poems — but she'll write one for you anyway, if you ask. Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi works as a street poet in the Bishop Arts District, where she hangs out with a vintage typewriter and a sign that says, "Pick ...

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The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Buoyant Ensemble Conquers Danger
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
Desiring, suffering, waiting, plagued by Danger and Refusal but buoyed by Hope: such was the lot of the lover in the rarefied atmosphere depicted in the 13th-century narrative poem Le Roman de la Rose (The Romance of the Rose). Widely read and ...



Scroll.in

'I am South Asian-American, Pakistani-Indian': Sophia Pandeya speaks on her poetry of love and loss
Scroll.in
Her poetry is luscious and verdant. Meanings and ideas sprout out from each line, some reaching for the sky while others burrow deep into the soil. For the past year or two I have been reading and falling in love with her poems. Pandeya has published ...



Pasadena Now

'Lunch-Lady Man' Serves Poetry at South Pas Middle School
Pasadena Now
At the beginning of this school year he urged the library staff to start planning for National Poetry Month in April, and offered to call on his poetry friends to visit the school to share their love of poetry. Over the past few months the library has ...



The Missoulian

AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: Returning cranes signal the end of winter
The Missoulian
Early each spring, Nebraska hosts, along a section of the Platte River, several hundred thousand sandhill cranes. It's something I wish everyone could see. Don Welch, one of the state's finest poets, lives under the flyway, and here's his take on the ...

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Poem-A-Day - 'Nature' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
St. George Daily Spectrum (blog)
The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, whose aim is to make poetry available to a wider audience. Email The Academy at poem-a-day@poets.org. This poem is in the public domain. Originally published in Poem-a-Day,​ ...

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Mother of Lowell opioid victim wants to raise awareness
Lowell Sun
A cheerleader who discovered a love of writing poetry. Marie Marchand's challenges began following a cheerleading accident, when she was dropped on the gymnasium floor. She suffered head and back injuries that would leave her with chronic pain.



Wicked Local

Chelmsford library hosts poetry slam
Wicked Local
"I was upset," said Ringdahl, describing the struggle to connect with her sister, who said she knew would probably not recall the words -- but also her love for her sister and need to stay in touch. "It inspired to me to write this poem." Ringdahl is a ...



Patheos (blog)

The rock star, the pastor and the Psalms
Patheos (blog)
And while I prefer a more traditional translation when I study scripture, I've found Peterson's poetry helpful at finding the emotion and truth behind many passages. I love this talk about Psalms, and the way it treats them as works of art. I think we ...
Bono and Eugene Peterson talk Psalms, Christian art in new videoReligion News Service

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San Angelo Standard Times

Street poet hawks her words
San Angelo Standard Times
DALLAS — She's a poet who hates love poems — but she'll write one for you anyway, if you ask. Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi works as a street poet in the Bishop Arts District, where she hangs out with a vintage typewriter and a sign that says, "Pick a ...



Daily Beast

Its High Time We Let Rudyard Kipling Out of the Penalty Box
Daily Beast
Critics loved him, too, and so did his fellow writers. Henry James said, “Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known.” In 1907, at the age of 41, he won the Nobel Prize ...

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Corsicana Daily Sun

Local author publishes book of love poems
Corsicana Daily Sun
A: Love. Everywhere we look today, there is a war on love. We hear it in music, we see it in movies — that love is not cool. Courting is something that old folks do and there is no real romance, but this book is everything I believe love to be. And ...


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