MFA Creative Writing


Bidness ETC (blog)

5 Famous Poems About Love
Bidness ETC (blog)
“Sonnet 116″ gives us a classic and heartwarming definition of love. It is described as everlasting and eternal; an emotion that may even outlive death. The sonnet appeared in Emma Thompson's screenplay of the famous movie, “Sense and Sensibility.”.



Daily Mail

Britain's first Scottish poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy writes 'I Love You' poem
Daily Mail
Carol Ann Duffy, the first ever Scottish UK poet laureate, has released her thoughts on the independence referendum 'No' vote in the way she knows best - by publishing a new poem. Titled 'September 2014', the short, 16-line verse reflects on Scotland's ...



New York Magazine

The 5 Kinds of Poems You Hear at Weddings
New York Magazine
My lazy googling leads me to believe that popular wedding love poems include Shakespeare's “Sonnet 116,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning's “Sonnet 43,” and e.e. cummings's “i carry your heart in me (i carry it in),” which people love so much, they are ...

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Boothbay Register

Poetry of love displayed at library fundraiser
Boothbay Register
"Writing a nature poem," she responded with verve. McNair spoke last. He approached the audience with a diminished volume but with no less enthusiasm. He brought the evening together with the theme of love. "Every poem is a love poem," McNair said, ...



New York Daily News

Queens poet remembers a love lost long ago through his heartfelt poetry
New York Daily News
This man might be the city's oldest romantic. Even at 97 years old, Queens poet Leon Zuckrow is still penning verses dedicated to his true love, his first wife Naomi, who passed away more than 50 years ago. “It is a way of repairing myself,” said ...



The Guardian (blog)

Think of a poem: what poetry do you know by heart?
The Guardian (blog)
I love the thought of scads of parents declaiming “men may come and men may go, / But I go on for ever”. Because, and I've said it before, poetry by heart isn't something I'm great at. Since I made that admission four years ago, I've committed a few ...

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Race, class, gender and love: ASU alumnus to star at international poetry slam
The State Press
For the first time in poetry slam history, the Valley's arts district will be hustling and bustling with poets from around the world as people gather for the annual Individual World Poetry Slam competition. Come Oct. 8, Phoenix will host what ...

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Indian love poems performed in style
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
Najma, pictured right, divulges tales of the heart through song and poetry drawing on both Indian Ghazal and Western Folk traditions. One of world music's innovators, for over two decades Najma has brought together western jazz and Indian classical to ...

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The Guardian

Kei Miller wins Forward poetry prize
The Guardian
It questions our traditional idea of what poetry is because he has such a Jamaican voice and his love of rhythm and performance poetry is evident in his work.” The shortlist comprised Colette Bryce for The Whole and Rain-Domed Universe, John Burnside ...
Poet's verse has chance to fit the billThe Oxford Times

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What is your most-loved Irish poem?
RTE.ie
What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the Irish poems they feel are the most-loved of the past 100 years. In this time of centenaries, RTÉ looks ...



USA TODAY

The new poet laureate: 'Keep your mouth half-shut'
USA TODAY
It was very important to me, and I always had a love of language, which is the first thing you have to have if you want to write poems. You've got to love the language. And you've got to be good at finding new ways of using it, would be the other thing ...

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Keegan Allen's Book of Poetry "Life. Love. Beauty." — Check Out The Cover ...
Wetpaint
Mark your calendars, Pretty Little Liars fans! Keegan Allen (Toby) has a release date for his new book, life.love.beauty. The book of Keegan's original photography and poetry will be out on February 3, 2015, but you can pre-order it now! Keegan took to ...



Line by Line, E-Books Turn Poet-Friendly
New York Times
Billy Collins's poem “Aimless Love” on Kindle as it looks in an enlarged font size, with lines spilling over and indented. Credit William P. O'Donnell/The New York Times. More than a decade into the e-book revolution, poetry publishers are scrambling ...

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Nurturing love for poetry
The Star Online
SELANGOR was crowned the overall champion in the 11th national primary and secondary schools Chinese poetry recitation competition. Students from Selangor won the primary school category and the lower secondary school category and finished third in ...



The Guardian

National Poetry Day 2014: a celebration in pottery, pizzas and popular memory
The Guardian
Poets love their alliteration, but seldom can it have been applied in more imaginative pairings than in the events around this year's National Poetry Day, on Thursday 2 October. The Museum of Liverpool is making ingenious use of the day to show off ...



FlipSidePA

York County poet Joslin Kearse performs 'Christ-centered' spoken word
FlipSidePA
Kearse also is raising money through the online crowd-sourcing site Go Fund Me to take part in the International Poetry Festival "Ditet e Naimit." Kearse will join 20 poets from other countries in a four-day performance tour through Macedonia, Kosovo ...



Popular Kiwi writer's latest poetry book released
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
“This collection of poetry builds on much of what I've written over the past 40 years. “It features a wide range of subjects including identity, the negative effects of colonialism, nature, and the importance of trees and breathing as well as some love ...



Former professor debuts new book
PCC Courier
Most of his recent work has been published by Pasadena based Red Hen Press including titles such as “Fever,” “Indigo,” and his most recent book of poetry “The Ogre's Wife.” “I love his poetry because it's accessible,” said Ulmer, “He's insightful, and ...



The Record (New Westminster)

Lively City: Music, poetry, short stories and more
The Record (New Westminster)
Love poetry? You can hear some of the best from local poets and take in a book launch at this weekend's Poetic Justice session. The Poetic Justice reading series runs Sundays from 3 to 5 p.m. in the backroom at the Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St.



TIME

Saeed Jones: “No One Is Safe” In These Poems
TIME
Also, Americans love sex, obviously. But we're still very Victorian about sex, and that's something that's always irritated me. So why not just start there? Start in the bedroom! And it's fun to write about. I remember reading a poem once where someone ...
What It Means to Be “Wanted” : Saeed Jones on His Book 'Prelude to Bruise'Flavorwire

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Deccan Chronicle

Ever-changing love
Deccan Chronicle
And when my poems started garnering critical attention, the idea of Love Chameleon emerged. I thought of the concept of a book that describes myriad emotions attached to love and relationships, and I started putting the work into a logical sequence and ...

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University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

Former University Professor named US Poet Laureate
University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
Wright's love for poetry began while he was serving in the U.S. army in Italy. There, he discovered the poetry of Italian Poet Ezra Pound. According to the Library of Congress, a poet laureate's main job is to “raise the national consciousness to a ...
Oklahoma's Poet Laureate to read for Coffee Cup BunchAltus Times
Carol Ann Duffy on five years as poet laureate: 'It has been a joy'The Guardian
Charlottesville's Wright begins term as U.S. poet laureateThe Daily Progress

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Pamela Sayers Werner Releases New Book of Inspirational Poetry
PR Web (press release)
In her introduction to “Timeless Truth: Inspirational Poetry for Life's Journey,” Werner writes that in a low period of her life, she heard a message from God that shook her to the core: Instead of blaming her for her faults, He simply wanted her to ...

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Leif Erikson Day is right around the corner: Press Run
Sun News - cleveland.com
Osgood said their remarks will join principals from Karen Armstrong's Charter for Compassion with the healing power of poetry and creative expression. Times include sessions at ... Love offerings will be accepted Friday and Sunday. The cost for ...



Detroit Free Press

UM Arabic poetry translator wins 'genius' grant
Detroit Free Press
Mattawa, 50, was born in Libya and moved to the U.S. in 1979. He said he developed a love for poetry during his last year at University of Tennessee. He initially planned on being a journalist, but a creative writing class led him to poetry. "I ...

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PBS NewsHour

Weekly Poem: Sam Taylor has irritable vowel syndrome
PBS NewsHour
Many of the poems in “Nude Descending an Empire” ask us to experience and contemplate the “crises” of our time through the focusing lens of poetry, but the book also touches on themes of interconnected-humanity and misunderstandings. In his poem, “The ...

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USA TODAY

'Indian Ink': Theater Review
Hollywood Reporter
Relatively straightforward by the standards of Stoppard's work, it weighs such characteristic concerns as art and love, desire and creativity, considering "the smudge of paint on paper" that people leave behind and the ways in which personal and ...
Theater Review: Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink Still Leaves MarksVulture
Review: 'Indian Ink' is witty mockery of BritsOlney Enterprise

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Poetry interspersed with effortlessness
The News International
Muhammad Awais-ul-Hasan Khan, by and large known as Ibne Mahmood, has expressed the deepest feelings of the heart through his poetry. His poetic collection 'Dil Kay Sanbhal Janay Tuk' evokes the rich mood of love poems. High and low desires, ...



The Hindu

Sensuous & soulful
The Hindu
Pablo Neruda burst into my life with the force and manic persuasion of his passionate writing. Like many others, I started with the classic Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair. This work, published when the poet was just nineteen, is a timeless wonder.



New Pump House and LDC collaboration explores humanity
La Crosse Tribune
Each poem and dance conveys a certain aspect of humanity — love, gratitude, resilience, hope, understanding. Most works are unaccompanied, but the program does feature music, including three works by beat poet Ken Nordeen set to jazz piano. “We are ...



5 of Rory's Favorite Books That Perfectly Explain Gilmore Girls
GOOD Magazine
I wouldn't be surprised if paperback sales of Howl, Allen Ginsberg's seminal work of poetry, suddenly spiked after this season-two episode aired. Didn't we all want to impress a guy like Jess, a James Dean wannabe who accessorized with an interminable ...

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Birmingham Mail

Birmingham's Young Poet Laureate Lauren Williams puts her love for the city ...
Birmingham Mail
Now Lauren Williams is the city's Young Poet Laureate , and has set the literary scene alight with her lively words. She is a champion of the written word – and she has taken her love of hometown Birmingham to heart. The 16-year-old from Great Barr has ...



'On Immunity: An Inoculation,' Essays by Eula Biss
New York Times
“If our government can't keep phthalates out of my baby's bedroom and parabens out of his lotion,” Ms. Biss cried aloud to her husband, “and 210 million gallons of crude oil and 1.84 million gallons of dispersant out of the Gulf of Mexico, for the love ...



A Love Letter to Philadelphia by Yolanda Wisher
GOOD Magazine
Sonia always puts the words a placed called before your name. Girl, you've been called so many names. Been called out of your name, too. Philly. Illadelph. 215. Killadelphia. You are corner stores and cranes, murals and museums, litter and Love Park.



The Cougar's Byte

Snaps All Around For Poetry
The Cougar's Byte
Subjects of discussion ranged from violence, love, racial slurs and identities, personal opinions, death of loved ones, and numerous other topics on the serious side. In the end, there were 10 performers who took the time to share their ideas and views ...



Francia poetry books on special fall offer
Inquirer.net
I love his sense of play—so much good music in these poems (his internal inverted consonance reminds me of his old mentor Jose Garcia Villa, so does his penchant for the metaphysical—and full disclosure that Luis is a friend and former teacher of mine).



Yankton Daily Press

Norris Speaks On Great Writing
Yankton Daily Press
“Years ago, my husband and I both came here and we gave a poetry reading,” Norris said. “I read my poems, David (Dwyer) read his poems and we also shared some of the poems of other poets that we love. This is kind of special for me to be back here ...



Talking with Naja Marie Aidt about her short story collection 'Baboon'
Los Angeles Times
I think there is a pattern in my work, which includes a lot of poetry, that shows my love for both the very naturalistic and the very surreal. I find it interesting to mix it up. I mean, life is very surreal if you think about it, even though we ...

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Jacob de Haan, Israel's Forgotten Gay Haredi Political Poet
Tablet Magazine
He had much on mind: The new book he had just published was scandalous, its 900 short poems much more candid than de Haan had ever been in print about his love for young Arab boys. And there was the upcoming trip to London, to convince the ...



Introducing Ortega's new librarian Julia Hall
Pacifica Tribune
Minutes before this interview began, fifth graders sat in the library and listened to the school's new librarian, Julia Hall, read slam poetry. "Every week each class ... "I love books now but I did not love them at all until I was in sixth grade ...

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HottyToddy.com

Freak Show, Not Your Typical Art of the South: Opens Oct. 4th at the Southside ...
HottyToddy.com
In case you're wondering, she never let go of her bookish ways and love of poetry. In fact, its what brought her to Oxford 18 years ago. While living with her sister and painting after graduate school, she got a call from the university offering her a ...



The Michigan Daily

Personal Statement: What she left behind
The Michigan Daily
They met in a library and connected over their love of poetry. They were determined to stay together, despite the intolerance and violence that targeted interracial couples. From my father's stories, I knew my grandmother taught English to ...

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Huffington Post

Compassion Play: Lucinda Williams Is on the Double
Huffington Post
It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the inspired daughter of a profound poet likes to write. Any time, anyplace. Words, thoughts, phrases will get scribbled down on notepads, Post-its or, if it's during a night out on the town, even cocktail napkins.

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Las Cruces Sun-News

Lori Paulson faces cancer diagnosis with humor, courage and a blog
Las Cruces Sun-News
"I love it. It's very touching and realistic and raw. It's awesome. I've known her since high school and she's always been positive and happy and she still is," said Kathy Brooks of Brooks Photography of Las Cruces, who has contributed several candid ...



TheChronicleHerald.ca

Banks probes human condition in It Is Solved by Walking at Neptune Theatre
TheChronicleHerald.ca
I think so many women use walking as a way of processing.” Banks loves poetry as much as walking and It Is Solved by Walking, named for a St. Augustine phrase, is inspired by American poet Wallace Stevens' poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.



Performance Workshop Theatre revives 'Sea Marks'
Baltimore Sun
It's much the same world of another two-character play, A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters" from 1988. That work happens to be enjoying a much-praised return to Broadway featuring different pairings of stellar artists, starting with Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy.



ChartAttack

That's The Way Love Dies: Buck 65, Baseball and Divorce
ChartAttack
“There's a real poetry in this game,” says Terfry in no uncertain terms. Sure, it's in music that he is gainfully employed. His career has afforded him Juno nominations, critical acclaim and what he deems an “interesting” life. It's no surprise to see ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Dannie Abse: his greatest poems
Telegraph.co.uk
The Welsh poet Dannie Abse was one of the judges of this year's Forward Prize for poetry, and a hugely respected poet with a long and distinguished career in his own right. He was appointed CBE in 2012. Of poetry, he said: "I hope to go into a poem ...
Welsh Poet Dannie Abse Dies at 91Chinatopix
Poet-author Dannie Abse dies at 91Haverhill Echo

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47 Years Ago: The Doors Stumble Into 'Strange Days'
Ultimate Classic Rock
... items with songs that challenged sensibilities. The results may have been more adventurous, in a time when that was welcomed, but those moments were balanced out by the likes of 'People Are Strange' and 'Love Me Two Times.' ... 'Horse Latitudes ...



Lynchburg News and Advance

Lynchburg woman carries poetry to many corners of the community
Lynchburg News and Advance
She worked hard in school and loved to read, and she understood the feeling of being on the outside of things. She said she had the essentials as a child — shoes to wear at home, and another pair for school. “That was normal for me,” she said, “but ...



A Woman's Guide to the Impostor Syndrome
Huffington Post Canada
I've been writing poetry since the age of 12, and painting since the age of 20. About two years ago, I started making jewelry. ... Case in point: the late, great American poet and author Maya Angelou once said: "I have written eleven books, but each ...



The Albany Herald

Albany Museum of Art fall Family Day set for Saturday
The Albany Herald
They come and they man all the stations for us and the kids love them. ... Tickets can be purchased through Dr. Jeff Newberry, associate professor of English and ABAC's Poet-in-Residence, by calling (229) 391-4972 or via email at jnewberry@abac.edu.

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Capitol Hill Times

Bedroom Eyes: Q&A with artist Adam Boehmer
Capitol Hill Times
With poetry, I'm definitely influenced by the second generation New York school poets, specifically, Alison Notley and Ted Barrigan, a husband and wife duo. I love collaborating with other artists. Seeing what they're scared to push, letting them know ...



Pinsky Teaches Poetry…to the World
BU Today
It's safe to say that many fans of poet Robert Pinsky would love to take a class with him. Now they can, for free and while staying put, whether they're in Anchorage or Zanzibar. Anyone in the world who can go online can sign up for The Art of Poetry ...



Westword (blog)

Colorado Book Award Winner Uche Ogbuji on Engineering, Poetry and ...
Westword (blog)
That name should give you some idea of the gorgeous contradictions between its covers, poetry that pays homage equally to landscape and scientific concepts, penned by a computer engineer and immigrant to Colorado by way of Nigeria (and several other ...



The Hindu

Running on poetry: Words on Celluloid
The Hindu
The tragic death of Robin Williams brought focus back to his 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society. Williams plays John Keating, a teacher who inspires his students to love poetry using rather unorthodox methods. The movie contains the work by many poets ...
The Times' opinion poetry stirs readers' soulsLos Angeles Times

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Tampabay.com

SoundCheck: Peter Frampton among top live music picks
Tampabay.com
In May, he released his sophomore effort, and where 151a hinted at an uber-intelligent, pop-obsessed classical music refugee, his latest affirms it with huge strokes of sophisticated synth (Carry on Phenomenon), sweet new-folk poetry (Q&A) and ...



Long Islanders' treasured memories
Newsday
... childhood, part of her native culture, and a piece of her she wanted to share with her child. “I wanted my daughter to grow up reading these books, too,” Grabczynska said. “I can't live without my music and my poetry books by the Polish authors I ...

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FH Library - October 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 ...



azcentral.com

The 10 best apocalypse movies
azcentral.com
We just love watching the world end — with a bang, if possible, instead of a whimper. Natural disasters, nuclear bombs, super viruses, global warming, .... It's mental illness as cinematic poetry. 5. "Children of Men" (2006): It's not hyperbole to say ...



MetroJacksonville.com

Hurley Winkler: Bridge Eight Literary Magazine Feature
MetroJacksonville.com
Hurley Winkler has quickly become the darling of Jacksonville's literary arts scene. With hands in so many projects and influence that increases with everything she does, it's not hard to say that she has won the hearts of so many in so little time. To ...



The 1967 'Human Be-In' Vs. What Golden Gate Park Hippiedom Looks Like Now
SFist
... and absolutely no drones. Here, at the beginning of the Summer of Love, about 30,000 free spirits showed up to take in music from The Dead, food from The Diggers, and poetry from Allen Ginsberg, who rhapsodizes about dinosaurs at about the 5:30 mark.



Audrey Diamond: Volunteer led life of service, adventure, love
Orlando Sentinel
On Easter, for example, she created an egg hunt for her children, guiding them with poetry to find the next clue. She enjoyed creating everything from murder mysteries to stories for young people. When her children were small, Diamond and her husband ...



Huffington Post

'Whiplash' Promises A Wild Ride, Both Infuriating And Exhilarating
Huffington Post
It's a "teacher" movie that has almost no markings of the purring educators at the center of "Dead Poets Society," "Mr. Holland's Opus" and "To Sir, With Love." It's doubtful that many of Terence Fletcher's pupils write him dewy-eyed letters or stand ...

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Innovative Hispanic Poems of Lost Innocence and Young Love Gone Awry ...
MENAFN.COM
Outskirts Press announces the latest highly anticipated Hispanic-American poetry book from Edinburg TX author Fidelio. Denver CO and Edinburg TX - Outskirts Press Inc. has published GRITO: An Invitation to a South TX Love Affair by Fidelio. The author ...



Rockford's Fall ArtScene at 37 locations Oct. 3-4
The Rock River Times
Allegory Project, 505 N. Madison St. (northeast corner of Madison and Prairie streets), (815) 566-1043: “PDA's” — Public Displays of Affection — Artists, writers and poets share their unique take on “PDA's.” The Allegory Project is a .... Thurgood ...

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West campus mic night: An evening with poet Neil Hilborn
The State Press
Master's of interdisciplinary studies Corie Cisco, was one of many in the audience last night who came to see the poet. “I've been watching Neil Hilborn on YouTube for quite some time, and I love slam poetry, and I think my capstone project is going to ...



Ute Lemper Breathes New Life Into Poems of Pablo Neruda Through Song
Huffington Post
Last month, Ute Lemper, the famed singer and interpreter of works by Kurt Weill, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf and more, extended her repertoire with the release of her latest album, "Forever: The Love Poems of Pablo Neruda." Recently set to music by Lemper ...

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The Rural Alberta Advantage: Mended With Gold
Paste Magazine
but you wouldn't know it to listen to the Canadian trio's third LP, Mended With Gold. Throughout the effort, Edenlof sings about love like he was the first one to ever experience the emotion—and surely the only one to write songs about it. Opener “Our ...



Kotaku Australia

How The Dead Space Saga Lost Its Way
Kotaku Australia
Dead Space 3 has the vocabulary of a caveman's poetry. Dead Space 1 and 2, comparatively, were the combined works of Shakespeare. This isn't the only problem, ... If Visceral wants to make another Dead Space game — and that cliffhanger at the end of ...



Carrie Ann Inaba's DWTS Blog: Magical Movie Moments
Parade
There was an special sort of wisdom in the movements and a masterful skill that came across like poetry. He had a few tiny wobbles (but it's ... Everything I said to Lea is with love and respect for very real chance to head to the finals. Backstage in ...

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Cincinnati CityBeat

A Cincinnati Love Letter
Cincinnati CityBeat
Based on The Lexington Tattoo Project, which saw collaborative duo Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde commission a Lexington love-poem that was then dissected and dispersed to 253 citizens willing to get portions of the poem permanently tattooed on ...



The West Australian

Booker short-lister Toibin tackles father-loss
The West Australian
And I think that poetry lends itself to lament but it's very hard for poetry to get the ordinary business of grief and sorrow," he says. "What it was like on the days when nothing was said or nothing was mentioned. ... "In Ireland, what I love going ...

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Marketplace.org

When the going gets rough, some sell poems
Marketplace.org
He says he'll write about anything, though his sign advertises: "Poetry for love and romance $5 a poem." At first, he simply wanted a sign that said "poetry for $5," but he said his friend who printed the sign added romance to the mix. "I just wanted ...



Searchlight Newspaper

Poet Laureate's night of poetry inspires writers
Searchlight Newspaper
Vincentians with a love of poetry indulged in a creative experience last Saturday, when they attended a poetry night with Poet Laureate of Brooklyn, Tina Chang. Chang's visit to St Vincent and the Grenadines, which was organized by the United States ...
Baslaston student Harry gets lines of a different kind as he becomes ...Staffordshire Newsletter

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Times-Enterprise

Covey of celebrities
Times-Enterprise
Film maker Roland Legiari-Laura loved Thomasville so much last year after the film festival that he's coming back. According to Ferguson, “Legiari is from New York, and never been to a small southern town, but he fell in love with it here.” He will ...



The Mary Sue

GunxSword: The Best Big Damn Space Western You've Probably Never Seen
The Mary Sue
I love me some mecha. I like the Gundam series, old school Robotech, etc. In GunxSword, the mecha is referred to as “armor,” and it figures heavily into the plot. The original seven armors are named for the days of the week (protagonist Van pilots Dann ...



Gulf Times

Rebelling through poetry
Gulf Times
Hanging around with his best friend, Anbu, and other cronies, Kali ultimately falls in love with a neighbourhood girl, Kalaiarasi (Catherine Tresa making her debut in Tamil cinema after a stint in Kannada and Malayalam movies). And when Anbu is killed ...



For better or verse...
Gympie Times
"The audience love our poets and our poets reckon the Kenilworth audience is has one of the best you'll find anywhere." Ian says that no two Poets' Breakfasts are ever the same. "There's an energy and a direction that somehow kicks in right from the ...



Vulture

It's Been an Amazing Year for Animated Films — You Just Haven't Realized It Yet
Vulture
The form saves it from that fate, lending it a certain poetry. Images of clouds and fog become a visual motif, ... Abandoned by his mother, he is told by the kindly inventor who adopts him that he must never, ever fall in love. Whereupon he promptly ...



KING5.com

Poetry on demand: Your topic, your price
KING5.com
For William Curtis what matters are words. "There are words to collect, things to define, and observations to to try to put into words," he says. His love for poetry took him to the streets. William the Poet makes a living writing poetry, not for ...
A high volume of poetic greatnessThe Villager

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Embracing a New Vision of School Nutrition
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
Just as important, students love them! Integral to AGC's success is a belief in not only serving positive foods but also in creating ... Following the mission established at our founding, our students are taking action to positively impact their ...



Book News: First-Ever Kirkus Prize Picks 18 Finalists
WCAI
In addition to Mengestu and Waters, the full list of fiction finalists includes Siri Hustvedt's The Blazing World, Lily King's Euphoria, Brian Morton's Florence Gordon and Bill Roorbach's The Remedy for Love. Beyond Piketty and Chast, the nonfiction ...



Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: An Interview with Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Huffington Post
For me, poetry is so important, because I can carry it in my mind and I can recite it and I am comforted. That's why I've spent so much of my life organizing readings and workshops and conferences and contests and awards. I want to share my love of ...

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SFGate

Geeks will love Vikram Chandra's new book 'Geek Sublime'
SFGate
Stanford's Donald Knuth, author of the definitive three-volume text “The Art of Computer Programming,” once said of a computer program that “reading it was just like hearing a symphony.” Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella has said “the best code is ...



Martha's Vineyard Times

Small works, big impact at A Gallery
Martha's Vineyard Times
Ms. Ray uses small square canvases to create the “Guardian” series: little visual talismans that, according to Ms. Augoustinos, are “a reminder to love yourself and take care of yourself.” The mini paintings are highly textural, flecked with bits of ...



Labyrinth of Buckeyes
Amherststudent
For example, if you love poetry you will undoubtedly find more pleasure indulging in the works of Robert Frost than reading a poem by Dave Cunningham, an amateur, even though I will probably charge you less to read mine than Amherst Books will for a ...

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WKYC-TV

Akron-area teacher named 2015 Ohio Teacher of the Year
WKYC-TV
She also serves as the advisor for the Poetry Out Loud club and coordinates a competition for students to memorize poetry and competition. "Lori's passion for instilling a love of reading and writing in her students is remarkable," said Tallmadge City ...



My Jewish Feminism: A Memoir
Tablet Magazine
The black-and-white-striped pajamas of my co-religionists seemed to be skeleton costumes for a world without love or redemption, especially for Jews. I was enrolled in a Sunday school class at the Park Avenue Synagogue. They called it Sunday school ...

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CCPA kicks off new season Friday
Nevada Herald
The story follows the life of college poetry professor Rebecca Trager Lott after her husband is killed during a jogging accident. Rebecca is surrounded ... Rebecca once again finds love in Valentino, the man who is hired to paint her house. Valentino ...



Narrow, Repetitive Road
First Things (blog)
“The Narrow Road to the Deep North confuses poetry, the higher register, with the trope of repetition - and it is fatal. . . . This is Dorrigo Evans falling in love: 'He was falling. He listened to the waves break and shimmer sand and he was falling. A ...



Jadaliyya

Displaced Intentions
Jadaliyya
She writes, “The film reveals for the first time, the story of Mahmoud Darwish's first love—a Jew…'If Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian poet and refugee, fell in love with a Jewish girl and wrote her poetry, then so can I.' That was what I said to ...

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Orlando Weekly

St. Vincent rewrites the blueprint for modern musical success
Orlando Weekly
“It's the place where poetry comes to die,” she told the New York Times in 2009. “That's me.” Poised atop a pink synthetic throne on the cover of St. Vincent, she looks like a bloodless dictator who could slay a timeless, universal form of music ...



Hairenik's Anniversary Hits Home
Armenian Weekly
Ask any of the 16 editors I've served under who have handled this operation and they'll tell you it was not only a labor of love but a window of opportunity in their professional world. Ask any correspondent who ever submitted an article the ... the ...



Cranston Herald

'Inspiration of the Soul': Local author presents collection of bilingual poetry
Cranston Herald
She speaks in two languages about love, family and patriotism. Her poetry allows the reader to feel what they are reading,” she said. Cruz Cabrera recited a poem from her new book, entitled “Missing you Mom/Extranandote Mama.” The poem addresses how ...

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BU Today

Marlon Brando Revealed
BU Today
That Brando loved language and poetry, that he was a wordsmith from a young age and with his childhood friend, actor Wally Cox, would compose lists of his favorite words, that he was fascinated by psychology and religion and especially admired the work ...



Carnegie hosting 'A Poetry Slam'
Newnan Times-Herald
Poets perform their own work which can be read from copy. All poets must submit typed copy of their entries. The limitation is two pages of typed copy, single spaced, minimum font size 12. Topics can include heartfelt love poetry, searing social ...



Huffington Post Canada

Why I Quit Cable News and American Politics
Huffington Post Canada
And at the peak of my addiction, after that first New Hampshire Democratic primary, as a young and less grey Barrack Obama gave a roaring piece of poetry dressed as speech, I felt goose bumps tingle and tears begin to swell. It was worth it. My ...

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The Hindu

Going Native: A sinking feeling
The Hindu
Instead of harping on a rueful discourse of unreciprocated love, the contemporary Urdu poetry goes beyond adolescent fantasy and self absorption and Khurshid Akram's recently released collection of laconic love poems “Pichhli Peet Ke Karne” produces an ...



Was Emily mad, or merely angry?
Huntsville Item
Why this latter characteristic should loom large would be beyond me, but for my acceptance of the fact that most of my students have been from Protestant households and know and love the hymn beat the way they do the rhythm of their own hearts. I do ...


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