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Arizona State University

'Dear Himalayas': ASU alum pens love poem to Nepal
Arizona State University
For many people with loved ones in Nepal, the morning of April 25 brought tremendous anxiety and uncertainty. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake, centered 50 miles northwest of Kathmandu, rocked the small Himalayan country. Violent aftershocks followed for ...



HarpersBAZAAR.com (blog)

Cleo Wade's 10 Favorite Love Poems
HarpersBAZAAR.com (blog)
Cleo Wade's 10 Favorite Love Poems. The artist/poet, who is working on a love poetry book of her own, shares her favorite romantic words in honor of the end of poetry month. Share · Tweet · Pin · Email. By Cleo Wade. Shares. Share · Tweet · Pin · Email ...



Daily Mail

Maro Itoje reveals how his love of poetry and politics comes second only to ...
Daily Mail
With studying and fulfilling his rugby commitments, his poetry has suffered. 'I think some people have made me come across as if I'm some sort of William Shakespeare but I'm not,' he jokes. 'It's just a little hobby that I do from time to time but ...

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Twin Passions: Joseph Brodsky's love of poetry in English
Russia Beyond the Headlines
His poetic style combines technical brilliance with the intimate, lyric poet's concern with transcendent themes such as exile, love, death, nature. It is a measure of Brodsky's skill as a poet that he was also able to master the poetic form in both his ...



Topeka Capital Journal

Topeka CPA's poetry explores courage, love, historical events
Topeka Capital Journal
published “A Walk Through Life: Poems of Virtue,” a book of 47 poems about love, courage, honor, bravery, parables of Jesus and historical events. “It was unexpected. I had no ambition to publish a book,” he said. Ridpath, 55, a latecomer to the poetry ...



Santa Clarita Valley Signal

SCV poet picks the pen back up
Santa Clarita Valley Signal
With just a simple urging from his wife several years ago, the 87-year-old said he picked up his passion for writing poetry and hasn't stopped. Life, as Roller could attest to, may have gotten in the way but his love for poetry never left. And he's ...



Financial Times

Souad Massi's homage to Arabic poetry
Financial Times
For her first studio album since the Arab uprisings, she selected political and philosophical poetry, Massi says, and “only one love poem”. Yet she had anticipated the revolutionary mood in her 2010 album, Ô Houria (Liberty). Touring across the Arab ...



The Guardian (blog)

Poem of the week: Selling His Soul by Sophie Hannah
The Guardian (blog)
Selling His Soul is a typically unsettling love poem. It was first published in Hannah's 1996 collection, Hotels like Houses (you can read the title poem of that collection here), and is reprinted in Marrying the Ugly Millionaire, a new and collected ...



Montgomery Advertiser

Al Benn's Alabama: Poetry inspires Selma's Ingram
Montgomery Advertiser
"Poetry is part of the Japanese culture," she said. "They are a gentle people who love nature and have respect for their country." Why do some people find poems a turnoff even if they occasionally come up with their own limericks without giving it much ...



The Guardian

Why is children's poetry so invisible?
The Guardian
They respond enthusiastically when it's read to them, they love the wordplay, rhythms and rhymes, and they write their own fantastic poems in workshops. A poet who visits schools can expect their highest sales from children who buy their own signed and ...

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The Guardian Nigeria

Poetry Parrot… Celebrating Ajimobi's love for arts, heritage
The Guardian Nigeria
Song of Sorrow by the late Ghanaian poet, Prof. Kofi Awoonor. who was killed during the Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya on September 22, 2013, served as curtain raiser. Performed by the president, Poetry Enclave (POEN), Ibadan, Ebika ...



W. Thomas Love Launches Poetry Collection
Broadway World
In "Things Seen and Heard by Many," Love uses poems to discuss the many elements of life he witnessed while observing others. He then points out the many pitfalls he often saw people fall into, as well as the successes he saw. He hopes that his poetry ...



mySanAntonio.com (blog)

Schuette loved poetry and teaching
mySanAntonio.com (blog)
Schuette's love for poetry began at an early age. She wrote her first poem, titled “Sister Agnes,” in first grade. After graduating from Harlandale High School, she went on to attend several educational institutions including the University of Texas ...



Minneapolis Star Tribune

St. Louis Park poet informally continues work
Minneapolis Star Tribune
If you can speak, you can write a poem.' ” Pecoraro said. Others write, but don't see themselves as poets. Poetry can be intimidating, but a community poet can help bridge the gap. “I want everyone to love poetry, to think about it in a different way ...



WOUB

Logan-Hocking Library Announces Poetry Contest Winners
WOUB
April was National Poetry Month, and in order to celebrate, Logan-Hocking Pubic Library Children's Librarian Katy Smith invited the youth of the county to participate in a poetry contest. “I love poetry, and so I just made it a public thing, and some ...



Daily Beast

Caution: World-Changing Poetry at Work
Daily Beast
Nevertheless, Hirshfield brings to this book the sagacious analysis of a creative critic and the heart of a writer “in love with close observation” whose prose, like Hopkins's, resonates with poetry. Joseph Peschel, a writer and critic in South Dakota ...



Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Cowboy Poetry Festival is 'dad burn' fun
Salt Lake Tribune
I love it," said Nelson, a cowboy poet and former cowboy who was on Antelope Island for the 10th annual Cowboy Legends Cowboy & Music Festival. "I could never feed myself doing this, but it's just bringing awareness of the ranching culture as opposed ...



Rediscovering the Joys of Poetry
Huffington Post
This was a poetry-filled week for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining (at least not now that all the hard work is done). I love poetry, always have and probably always will. I actually once considered becoming a poet myself, which is why I was ...

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Redding Record Searchlight

Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses
Redding Record Searchlight
It was my way of putting a blank page both for the media and people who have treated her in that way, but also it's a page ... where I get to say, 'You know, I'm not gonna write this poem for you. I'm not gonna put you in the category where everyone ...



Huffington Post

How to Make Poetry Edible -- Plus, 5 Great Collections
Huffington Post
Or, in other words, encourage people to save single lines or phrases they love. These can be used to play with later, to make jealous poem stacks. Yes, I do all of the above, as a way to simply love poetry. As for number four (hand copying poems), I ...

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Creative Loafing Tampa

Poet's notebook: The Irish love their poets, but America's beginning to catch up.
Creative Loafing Tampa
Poetry's more popular all over Europe than it is in the States, but the Irish in particular love their poets. We've heard Irish cabbies, policemen, and bricklayers spontaneously recite poems by W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Cecil Day-Lewis (father of ...
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William Faulkner Makes Us Wonder: What's So Great About Poetry, Anyhow?KSUT Public Radio

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Fremont News Messenger

Smith competes in national cheerleaders competition
Fremont News Messenger
The Lost Art of Reading Poetry: Larry Michaels will talk about his love of poetry and discuss some of his favorites at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Michaels, an author, historian, poet and minister, has taught the history of poetry at Terra Community College's ...



Columbia Daily Tribune

Poet captures essence of real love
Columbia Daily Tribune
It could be said that poetry is the medium of love. One of the best images of love I have found, the kind of love that “looks on tempests, and is never shaken,” to quote the Bard, comes from St. Louis poet Jane Ellen Ibur in her book “both wings ...



Deadline

Bart & Fleming: Girl Power Pics, Cate Blanchett, Melissa McCarthy, Suzanne ...
Deadline
BART: Talk about culture clash: You just got back from Cannes, Mike, where attention is focused on Carol and Cate (Carol is the movie about lesbian love and Cate is its star) and I am in Las Vegas, where people are trying to figure out what happened to ...



Winona Daily News

Appreciating Earth from A to Z: Artist, poet collaborate on children's book
Winona Daily News
“I love that kind of thing,” she said. “I feel a real connection to the geographical area, to the earth. I was able to look at her drawing and kind of dwell into it, and a very short poem would be born from that.” Shird wrote 26 poems in a matter of a ...

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Self-Hating Jew: A Love Story, Part 1
Patheos (blog)
One question stumped me: profession. Profession? I had just graduated from what was then called Glassboro State College. My major: communications. My interests: creative writing, poetry in particular. Could I put down poet? Nah. So what should I say?

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Spiked

The murder of Mayakovsky's poetry
Spiked
And neither were her close friends in the security services impressed that their 'iron poet' was, all of a sudden, writing violent, all-consuming love poems to a bourgeois beauty, 'all inset in furs / and beads'. As early as 1920, the Briks were known ...



The Daily News of Newburyport

Young poets win awards
The Daily News of Newburyport
AMESBURY — The Amesbury Public Library hosted a poetry reading to present awards to the winners of the 13th Annual Kids Poetry Contest on May 22. Friend, parents, teachers and grandparents crowded the main floor of the library to hear the children ...



Pocono Record

Poets share their thoughts about love at Milford library
Pocono Record
The open mic that followed drew local poets to read another array of relationship poems. Warren Burtoli came from Stone Ridge, N.Y., to read his poems about love he “imagined … growing with the accoutrement of attachment,” only to end up “inhaling ...

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Alexandria Town Talk

Former Alexandria radio personality finds poetry voice
Alexandria Town Talk
The covers of both books also are nostalgic. Both are pictures Atwood dug up of himself as a kid. Atwood likes to let his humor come through too. He gave one example of a poem called "A Love Poem That's Shorter Than its Title." It goes like this: "She ...


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