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The Guardian

Is love best expressed with poetry?
The Guardian
It's a strange claim to me because to be born, to die and to love are in no way extremes; they are perhaps the only three natural certainties available to human animals. When my father died last year at 53 years of age, I did not turn to poetry, I ...


The New Yorker

Love Poems for Married People
The New Yorker
They say love is light. I think they do. I'm not really sure. I might have heard that in a Subaru commercial. The point is that I see your light right now. And I wish I didn't. Because I'm really tired. And I had a long day. And I have to get up early ...


The Independent

'Youth that dying touch my lips to song': The poetry of men who ...
The Independent
Only, I think, once or twice does one stumble across that person into whom one fits at once: to whom one can stand naked, all disclosed. – Charles Hamilton ...

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The New Arab

War and Love: Poetry that goes beyond the death toll of Yemen's war
The New Arab
Sana Uqba, a Yemeni poet and journalist at The New Arab, wanted to make it clear that even just one life taken is a life too many. Her latest poetry book, War and Love, which releases on November 1, gives a stinging insight to life as a Yemeni ...


Saddleworth Independent

Some Mothers Do: Three poets tell of love, life and motherhood
Saddleworth Independent
A POIGNANT collection of poems looking at life, love and motherhood is being published by three local ladies this month. 'Some Mothers Do' is a collaboration of works by Saddleworth-based Hilary Robinson, Rachel Davies and Tonia Bevins which was ...


WBUR

'I Fall In Love With His Poetry And Have To Set It To Music': Luciana Souza On Leonard Cohen
WBUR
"Leonard's poetry is just very direct, refined and poetic but also it speaks like language to me. As a Brazilian who's always translating into English, it just jumps off the page. He just knows what he's doing so well. I just literally fall in love ...


Toledo Blade

A journey into love and poetry
Toledo Blade
This is a love story. This is the story that led me here, writing to you about how and why I fell in love with poetry, and what I think you can find there too. No story ever gets love — or life — quite right. We become who and what we become through ...
Dave Lucas: Finding poetry in the shards of a lost young loveMassillon Independent

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Washington Post

The 5 best poetry collections of 2018
Washington Post
Hayes uses a variety of approaches to take aim at the sins of the nation and employs surprising rhythms throughout. Expect to be challenged on almost every page by a speaker who knows “It is not enough/ to love you. It is not enough to want you ...


cleveland.com

Berea author's book describes living with autism: Community Voices
cleveland.com
Butler's first writing love is poetry. In 2016, she published a collection of poems, "Words of Praise, Joy and Love." She said that book "was like a healing for me. I learned real love, patience and persistence." Butler lives in Berea with husband Paul ...


ECM Publishers

Column: Native American authors to read
ECM Publishers
If you love poetry, this book is for you. If you love photography, fashion, history, lore, the list goes on. From teens to grandmothers sharing their perspectives, I cannot stress enough how impactful and beautiful this narrative is. It ties together a ...


The Daily Progress

Joyful learning: New head of school Brand finds Grymes “a great place to be”
The Daily Progress
“Children love poetry, and you see this in the way young children sing songs and recite nursery rhymes. The rhythm of the poem, the rhyme scheme, the alliteration—you know, all the literary devices that go into making poetry what it is—I think is ...


E-Flux

Giorgio Agamben's New Books on How to Live
E-Flux
In it, Agamben returns to one of the primary areas of his pre–Homo Sacer work, the love poetry of the troubadours, and argues for a return to their concept of adventure, which provides a more authentic vision of love and identity than what he views as ...


Times of India

The 10 types of poems you should know if you love poetry
Times of India
Poetry is the music of our soul. The great Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, popularly known as P.B. Shelley, wrote, "Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” To simplify ...


Hillsdale Collegian

Pizza and Poetry: Somerville shares love of literature with local church
Hillsdale Collegian
At 7:05 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, a troupe of children come flying out of a back classroom into the sanctuary of Hillsdale Orthodox Presbyterian Church, newly released from catechism classes. John Somerville, professor of English, looks up from a ...


Excalibur Online

Love poetry? Join Poet's Pulse
Excalibur Online
Iyat Khalid, fourth-year kinesiology student, is president of Poet's Pulse. The aim of this new club is to provide a safe, consistent space, wherein students can express themselves through the art of verse and spoken word. Poet's Pulse's team organizes ...


CBC.ca

Natalie Lim from Vancouver wins the 2018 CBC Poetry Prize for Arrhythmia
CBC.ca
"Arrhythmia is a haunting lyric tribute to the love that endures across borders, time and loss of language," the jury, which was composed of Jordan Abel, Kai Cheng Thom and Ruth B., said in a statement. "With deft precision and arresting emotional ...


TheBody.com

The History of HIV/AIDS in One Astonishing Poem
TheBody.com
The team behind the 20th Anniversary Community Summit, being held in Atlanta this weekend and sponsored by ViiV Healthcare, knew how to open the event today on exactly the right foot. The first words attendees heard were the poetry of Mary Bowman, ...


Fans will love Leonard Cohen's posthumous poetry, writing collection
austin360
“The Flame” by Leonard Cohen is a gathering of late work by the poet, singer, and chronicler of life's more difficult moments. Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) wrote hundreds of songs, all of which began as poems, as well as the novel “Beautiful Losers” (1966).


GMC grad's passions inspire her to stay in Rutland area
Rutland Herald
Zanella has had poems published in the Mountain Troubadour and The Reverie, along with performing her poetry at the Horace Greeley Writers Symposium, open mic nights and at poetry slams. “I love the aspect of being able to take a raw emotion and ...


Independent Online

WATCH: SA came second at the Africa Cup of Slam Poetry in Chad
Independent Online
Congratulations to South African National Slam Champion, Thuthukani Myeza, who has been chosen to represent South Africa at the Africa Cup of Slam Poetry in Chad. The ACSP brings together artists from 34 countries in Africa to promote a united Africa ...


The Guardian

We love a poet, but do you know it?
The Guardian
Peter Betts is quite right (Letters, 23 October). Ever since the so-called “mutiny” of 1857, British Indian troops were habitually armed with obsolete weapons. The then state-of-the-art 1850s Enfield rifle-musket was replaced with an inferior smooth ...


The poet who saw the sacramental in everyday life
Catholic Herald Online (blog)
Hopkins, working as a Jesuit priest in Dublin, had died of typhoid fever on 8 June 1889, his poems virtually unknown. Bridges published the first collection of his friend's work in 1918 – a century able to understand and love this strange poetry in a ...


The Edwardsville Intelligencer

Book World: The five best poetry collections of 2018
The Edwardsville Intelligencer
In these 14-line, free-verse poems, all with the same title, Hayes, who won the National Book Award in 2010, examines what it means to be an American, to belong and to be haunted and hunted by violent racism. Hayes uses a variety of approaches to take ...

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Houma Courier

Meet Louisiana's poet laureate
Houma Courier
A Houma native, Bedell is the author of nine books of poetry, including “Come Rain, Come Shine,” “What Passes for Love,” “At the Bonehouse” and “Revenant.” He has taught creative writing at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond since 1992.


The Wire

Is the Poetry of Love Possible in the Age of #Me Too?
The Wire
Possibly, this is the time when, as it would be said, poetry has disappeared; what remains is only the unholy alliance of patriarchal domination and official privilege that reduces a female colleague into an object of desire and conquest. There is no ...


The Puget Sound Trail

Relearning our love of poetry: A conversation with Judith Adams
The Puget Sound Trail
2, Humanities Washington sponsored a lecture at the Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) by local Washington poet Judith Adams about how to fall back in love with the written word. According to Adams, we all grow up with a natural affinity for language and sound.


CBS News

London's dazzling Armistice Day tribute features American woman's poetry
CBS News
The commemoration featured a soundtrack of powerful poetry that speaks of love and death, written by long-forgotten American Mary Borden, a wealthy Chicago socialite who had moved to England with her British husband. When WWI broke out, she set up ...

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The Guardian

The Flame by Leonard Cohen review – the last word in love and despair
The Guardian
Some of his late poems (balanced between illusion and disillusion) are about trying to resist erotic temptation, as in the wonderful On the Level, about love's beckoning ecstasies. “I said I best be moving on / You said, we have all day / You smiled at ...


The Conversation AU

David Malouf's An Open Book is poetry to sit with
The Conversation AU
I was distracted by them and convinced by them all over again that we are creatures of deep abilities when we want to communicate with each other. I love poetry that moves towards the kinds of inchoate communications words and text can't usually manage.

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Connecting classic poetry to hip-hop for Pine View students
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Because I love poetry, I wanted to share my knowledge and expertise with my students so that they might develop an appreciation for the relevance and cross-curricular value. New linguistic and poetry analysis materials elevated the traditional language ...

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