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For an Ohio Poet, Love Is What Gets Us Through  The New York Times

Marcus Jackson's collection “Pardon My Heart” celebrates the way deep emotion unfogs and energizes the experience of living.

Bernstein's Loveliest Love Poetry  TLV1 Podcasts

Here's a little love poem for you, by Ory Bernstein, who is responsible for some of the loveliest love poetry written in Hebrew. It's from A One and Only Love, ...

Mahoso reignites love for poetry  NewsDay

ZIMBABWE Media Commission chief executive Tafataona Mahoso has rekindled his love for poetry with a collection that touches on a raft of issues, including ...

Theater review: 'Dear Elizabeth' a captivating story of love,...  Duluth News Tribune

A love story told in letters from two brilliant but damaged poets seems an unlikely topic for an engaging, comic and tragic play. Yet so it is, with Sarah Ruhl's ...

Familiar, Unfamiliar: Songs and Poems of Love and Mystery  NY Blueprint

Songs of Love, Eroticism and Spirituality: a special pre-Yiddish New York program featuring Daniel Kahn and Yeva Lapsker. A special program of music, poetry ...

New Plagiarism Accusations Spark a Twitter Debate on ‘After’ Poems  Vulture

When Claudia Cortese took to Twitter to accuse another writer of stealing her work, she didn't mince words. In a thread published December 7, Cortese called ...

Poem: watercolours  InDaily

In today's Poet's Corner, Ben Adams completes two months of South Australian-themed poems with these musings on impressions visions.

Poetry in motion  The Daily News of Newburyport

AMESBURY — Pam Fenner has had a long, ongoing relationship with a man she never met — and so has much of the city.

A poet’s take on looking to language for ‘radical hope’  PBS NewsHour

In this digital and divided society, it can often seem that language is used primarily to deliver criticism and express rage. But poet Ada Limón shares her humble ...

Scooter's poem a gift of love and hope  Palestine Herald Press

Addison Bowman, 11, marveled at the tiny new life in her arms, holding him gently as she rocked him to sleep.

BULGARIAN POET AND WRITER GEORGI GOSPODINOV: I LOVE POETRY BECAUSE IT IS WRITTEN ONLY THROUGH INSPIRATION  Novinite.com

The writer Georgi Gospodinov recently met with students from Sofia high schools in the Sofia City Art Gallery. He told them about his work, the literature and the ...

On learning to love yourself through poetry  The Boston Globe

The first collection by National Slam Poetry winner Melissa Lozada-Oliva of Newton is “Peluda.''

Midweek Musings: 'Light-bearers are all around'  Gloucester Daily Times

A couple of weeks ago at an interfaith *service* in the chapel of Beverly Hospital, I heard a beautiful poem by artist/poet Jan Richardson. It is called “Blessed Are ...

Kimi Raikkonen publishes a book of poems!  GPblog.com

Kimi Raikkonen has published a book of poems and much like his speech in person, they are short and to the point. Raikkonen's book called 'Winnow Your ...

‘Robert Graves’ Review: A Poet of Love and War  Wall Street Journal

If Graves is not known as a poet of the Great War, it's his own fault. His best work of the period has resurfaced only posthumously.

Poets at the Post featuring Aaron Wilson : Arts  Smile Politely - Champaign-Urbana's Online Magazine

A little before 7 p.m. on a Monday, I escaped the December cold into the Iron Post to, of course, hear some poetry. The second Monday of each month, Iron Post ...

Elena Ferrante: ‘If people still told their stories in verse, I would be too embarrassed to write’  The Guardian

I grew up with the idea that being a poet is for truly exceptional people, while anyone can have a go at prose. Maybe it was the fault of my school, which instilled ...

Speak up, speak out | Community  Calaveras Enterprise

Poetry came alive at Bret Harte and Calaveras high schools during the first Poetry Out Loud competitions.

From an Iconoclast and an Icon, Poems of Personal and Public Transformation  The New York Times

In “Evolution,” Eileen Myles makes us reconsider the nature of experience and imagination.

Curating an LGBT version of the Poetry Jukebox  The Irish Times

This project represents the first 'anthology' of LGBT writing on this island.

This Christmas poem by St. John of the Cross will enlighten the dark night of your soul  Aleteia EN

St. John of the Cross has been nicknamed “the most mystical of all poets, and the most poetic of all mystics.” His poetry is recognized as one of the greatest ...

Viral verse: Poets of Instagram inject new life, fresh voices into poetry genre  CBC News

Poetry is having a renaissance thanks to a generation of young, accessible writers breathing new life into the literary form via Instagram.

Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi review – bold and brave  The Guardian

It's impossible not to cheer for the poet's third collection, with her reflections on female bodies and violence feeling exceptionally timely.

A vivid, surreal Kodachrome love poem to 1980s Florida  Washington Post

Florida has long been one of the most intriguing of the 50 states. From election drama to news of the weird, the state has been the source of a rich variety of ...

Love of poetry inspires Nelson man to fundraise for charity  Nelson Mail

Duncan Cromar​ takes a notepad with him wherever he goes, he never knows when inspiration for a poem will strike. The 85-year-old lives at Summerset in the ...

In These New Essays, John McPhee Finds Poetry in the Material at Hand  The New York Times

The Patch,” his seventh collection, probes landscapes from New Jersey to Alaska and profiles a vast cast of characters, from Joan Baez to Thomas Wolfe.

These 28 Brilliant Books by Black Authors Are the Standouts in What Was a Stellar Year in Black Literature  The Root

Let's talk about books because, as usual, the past year has been an amazing one for books by black writers. The only problem is narrowing a list to under 30 ...

'Cyborg laureate' Jillian Weise finds freedom in words  Clemson Newsstand

Jillian Weise is comfortable with words. She's comfortable with writing them, accepting them, and rejecting them. Some words she uses to describe herself: ...

Neutral Zone to showcase young talent at upcoming poetry night  The Michigan Daily

You know a poem is good when your body moves with it — when your foot taps along to the beat of each line break, each new stanza. When the poem is a ...

YWP: Poems About Life, Love, School and Other Universal Subjects  Valley News

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in ...

It's a Mural, It's a Poem, It's a Party and a Pop-Up Shop: It's DTLA, IRL  L.A. Weekly

Earlier this month, anyone walking past the corner of Olive and Seventh in the downtown Historic Core may have noticed a new mural along the lengthy ...

Love poems for her from the heart  Legit.ng

Love poems for her from the heart may be needed for you as a birthday present or a cute message for her in the morning. Some men love reading romantic ...

An original poem by an Ashcroft resident celebrates the Gal who invented kissin  Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal

Larry Foss has a long history in the area, and has a book out in spring 2019.

Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018  The Spinoff

All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry. Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016 by Frank Bidart ...

Looking for gift recommendations for book lovers? Ask Pittsburgh authors. That's what we did  PGH City Paper

The holidays are a great time to curl up with a book and get into a really juicy story. My gift book this year is Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and ...

Critiquing Lil Pump, ‘The Good Place’ and the China Canteen: 10 Winning Student Reviews From Our 2018 Contest  New York Times

The 10 winning reviews below from Our Fourth Annual Student Review Contest critique subjects ranging from Lil Pump's self-titled album and Amelia Gray's ...

'Thank You, America': A Crowdsourced Holiday Poem That's A Blessing To Read  NPR

Happy Thanksgiving! Earlier in November, we asked our readers and listeners to share what about America they are most thankful for. More than a thousand ...

Fahmida Riaz, Our New Aqleema  The Wire

Fahmida Riaz, who passed away on November 21, informed the reader in her first collection of poetry, Patthar ki Zuban (The Language of Stones), that she ...

How knowing what wines you hate can lead to wines you love  Chicago Tribune

"Drink what you like" is a popular axiom in the wine biz, but what if you don't know what you like? Knowing what you don't like can be just as helpful.

In Recent Poetry Collections, Weapons Made of Words  The New York Times

In these four deeply political, deeply personal books, poets grapple with some hot-button issues of the day.

Reign of Love  Commonweal

The joy that derives from reading Wendell Berry's fiction is not just a consequence of his literary craft, but of his theistically charged cosmology.

Award-winning poet Ted Blodgett overflowed with inspiration  The Globe and Mail

Poetic inspiration could strike Ted Blodgett at any time. While he was sitting at a concert, for instance, or in the bathtub. He would then have to get up and ...

Modern Japanese dating habits, through the eyes of a medieval novelist  The Economist

A THOUSAND YEARS after completing the world's first great psychological novel, “The Tale of Genji”, its author, Lady Murasaki Shikibu, returned to Japan.

A love of Scotland inspired a poem to be proud of  The National

TO celebrate the Year of Young People, every week in 2018 The National is giving a platform to a different young Scot. This week, 19-year-old…

How Future Became the Monster of Love  DJBooth

Future has found in trap music the perfect medium to be the sinner who has accepted that he will sin again, and we can all relate.

Tallinn 2018 Review: BAD POEMS, Hungarian Pop-Rom-Dramedy with Flair of Michel Gondry  ScreenAnarchy

Emerging Hungarian filmmaker Gábor Reisz hones his film craftsmanship in an idiosyncratic sophomore feature.

Kate Bush and me: David Mitchell on being a lifelong fan of the pop poet  The Guardian

As a book of the singer-songwriter's lyrics is released, the Cloud Atlas author reflects on the songs that have been the soundtrack to his life and work.

On my radar: Natasha Gordon’s cultural highlights  The Guardian

The British playwright and performer on podcast poetry, Maya Angelou's essays and the enduring appeal of Bob Marley's Concrete Jungle.

Sen. Cory Booker and poet Cleo Wade talk self-care, sage and fire alarms  The Washington Post

There was something in the air at the Eaton Hotel on Wednesday night. You could call it love, though for whom, we're still not quite sure. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.

INTERVIEW: The Interplanetary Acoustic Team -  VENTS Magazine

Hi Brian, welcome to VENTS! How have you been? Thanks for having me and the rest of the Interplanetary Acoustic team on VENTS! I live in Orlando, along with ...

A Poetry Collection That Opens Up Like a Cabinet of Curiosities  The New York Times

J. Michael Martinez's “Museum of the Americas” takes on the white gaze, colonial trauma and Mexican migration.

“Greetings, Friends!” The New Yorker’s 2018 Christmas Poem  The New Yorker

Ian Frazier on the year 2018: “In many ways last year was ghastly, / With so much going downhill fastly, / But let's assume a hopeful mien / Pertaining to ...

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review: Barry Jenkins’ Ode to Love and Heartbreak  Rolling Stone

Love — intimate, familial and fraternal — infuses director Barry Jenkins' ravishing adaptation of the 1974 James Baldwin novel about a battered romance that ...

Brookdale scholars awarded recognition in literary journal | Stories  centraljersey.com

The literary works of two local scholars are being recognized on an international platform. “Only 25 people in the entire world get the honor to be published in ...

​Solid and Liquid Snake Read Metal Gear Christmas Poem  LADbible

The guys behind the voices of Solid and Liquid Snake from the Metal Gear series, Cam Clarke and David Hayter, have released a Christmas-themed poem.

Code Switch's 2018 Book Guide : Code Switch  NPR

We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

The Best Poetry of 2018  The New York Times

The Book Review's poetry columnist, David Orr, picks 10 collections worth your attention.

Once were gardeners, lovers and poets – not warriors  The Spinoff

With actor Jason Momoa putting his problematic interpretation of haka on the world stage during the press tour for Aquaman, Tina Ngata revisits some of the ...

Norman Hicks III's Newly Released “Faith, Hope, and Love Remain: Among the Virtuous of Virtues (Poems)” Is a Moving Book of Spiritual Poetry  PR Web

“Faith, Hope, and Love Remain: Among the Virtuous of Virtues (Poems)” from Christian Faith Publishing author Norman Hicks III is a captivating collection of ...

This Morning viewers left 'in tears' as bullied ginger boy reads out poem to his trolls  Daily Mail

Alfie Coleiro, 12, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, received messages on an app mocking him for his ginger hair and telling him to kill himself, but he's determined ...

The 20 Best K-pop Albums of 2018: Critics' Picks  Billboard

It's hard to overstate the breakthrough K-pop albums have had on American charts this year, where the presence of Korean artists on the Billboard charts has ...

Is love best expressed with poetry?  The Guardian

A poet struggles for words during a marriage proposal, leading to the question: Is poetry really better at capturing our feelings than plain old prose? Tell us in the ...

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem review – Neil Tennant's superb songbook  The Guardian

A collection of Pet Shop Boys lyrics shows off their singer's erudition and wit.

The best children’s books of 2018 for all ages  The Guardian

From celebrity-penned tales to *fresh* interpretations of the classics, here is our pick of the best for hungry readers from tots to teens.

How Christine Ebersole Almost Had an '11 O'Clock Poem' in Grey Gardens  Playbill.com

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares stories from Sutton Foster, Galt MacDermot, and how Grey Gardens' "Another Winter in a Summer Town" ...

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 ...

Our 11 Favorite Books Written By Black Women Authors In 2018  Essence

There are plenty of other books by Black women -- fiction and non-fiction -- that really made a splash this year.

Christmas 2018 Poems & Quotes: Watch Videos With Lyrics of Famous ‘Merry Xmas’ English Poems for  LatestLY

Check out the Christmas English poems videos with lyrics that would be perfect for Sunday School, a church *service* or carol concerts. Christmas 2018 Poems ...

Should Bonnie and Clyde be buried next to each other? Their descendants hope so  WFAA.com

After the most-wanted criminals were shot to death in May 1934, Bonnie's grief-stricken mother had had enough and demanded Bonnie be buried separately.

When Walt Whitman Was Dying, It Was Front-Page News — for Months  The New York Times

After the beloved poet caught a chill in December 1891, The Times kept a literary bedside vigil until his death on March 26, 1892.

Wearside's Lake Poets could get Christmas number one with Shipyards thanks to Sunderland Till I Die  Chronicle Live

A hit documentary offering an inside glimpse into Sunderland AFC and its fanbase could spur a Wearside singer-songwriter to a Christmas number one.

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem by Neil Tennant review – escapism and intensity from the Pet Shop Boys  The Guardian

There's a pleasingly defiant comment by Neil Tennant towards the end of his handpicked selection of Pet Shop Boys lyrics. His footnote to the 2011 song “Your ...

Year in review: The best books of 2018  San Francisco Chronicle

Race relations. The opioid epidemic. The American prison system. These are just a few of the subjects that gifted reporters, memoirists and novelists — among ...

Why Do We Love the Idea of the Apocalypse So Much?  WIRED

Writer Dale Bailey thinks we're drawn to apocalyptic stories because personal tragedies can feel like the end of the world.

Alice Walker: By the Book  The New York Times

The author, most recently, of the poetry collection “Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart” feels a duty to read about countries devastated by war: “The suffering, ...

Best children's books of 2018: From an LGBTQ fairytale to an immigration story  Chicago Tribune

A baby monkey with a knack for detective work, a mysterious green creature that takes up residence in an Australian farmhouse, and a 9-year-old stuck in a ...

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry  National Catholic Register

Michelangelo was quite a talented fellow! I mean, the Pietà! The statue of David! The Sistine Chapel! The acclaimed sculptor, artist and architect was considered ...

This Teacher Is Bringing Kendrick to the Classroom  Louisville.com

Today, the students are learning about rapper Kendrick Lamar. They're working on a project comparing him to Phillis Wheatley, the 19th-century poet and slave ...

War and Love: Poetry that goes beyond the death toll of Yemen's war  The New Arab

Book Club: Sana Uqba's collection of striking poems returns humanity to the thousands of Yemenis who became nothing but a death toll, writes Diana Alghoul.

Jacque Maribe's Emotional Birthday Poem From Dennis Itumbi  Kenyans

Secretary Digital Innovations and Diaspora Communications Dennis Itumbi wrote an emotional poem to embattled Citizen TV journalist Jacque Maribe for her ...

The 10 types of poems you should know if you love poetry  Times of India

The poetry as we know now has undergone significant evolution around the globe and has never failed to mesmerise our literary or artistic faculty. If you're really ...

Two Full Moons review: Vinita Agrawal's intimate new book is a nourishing mix of imagistic, surreal poems  Firstpost

Vinita Agrawal's fourth book of poems, Two Full Moons is a constellation of moments that are hauntingly visceral one second and deeply intimate in the very ...

A life of love, poetry — and the Red Sox  The Boston Globe

Wesley McNair recalls Donald Hall, who was first a mentor and later a decadeslong friend.

Khawaja Fareed Saraiki Literary Conference held at Rawalpindi Arts Council  UrduPoint News

A Khawaja Fareed Saraiki Literary Conference was organized by World Saraiki Congress in collaboration with Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) here on Tuesday ...

4 of the Latest Book Releases In 2018 To Add To Your Reading List  Oprah Mag

Here are four of the latest books that were recently published and are already favorites, from Helen Schulman's Come With Me to Yukiko Motoya's The ...

One Year Later, Fans Commemorate the Legacy Of SHINee's Kim Jonghyun  Billboard

Despite rain, dozens of fans assembled on Sunday (Dec. 16) in New York City's Madison Square Park to hold a memorial *service* in commemoration of Kim ...

Poetry, like love, can change your life  Sandusky Register

The second 'Poetry for people who hate poetry' column from Ohio's poet laureate. By Dave Lucas, Ohio's poet laureate. This is a love story. This story led me ...

10 Unforgettable Love Poems for Every Mood  Reader's Digest

Fumbling for words of love? Let the great poets speak your heart with these timeless and beautiful love poems.

Poem For Your Thoughts: Your Memories Of Love, Captured In Poetry  NPR

Back in January, in honor of Valentine's Day, Morning Edition announced a love poem request line: Send us your memories of love and relationships, and ...

Poems: Of love and loss  InDaily

An early morning call too early for normal announcements. But then what is more normal than death? How can this be when life-signs are everywhere? A heron ...

Remembering Donald Hall, a Poet of Love and Loss  The Atlantic

The death of Donald Hall comes at a moment when his poetry feels newly relevant. Hall's hospitable poems, which approach difficult ideas in the idioms of ...

14 best poetry books  The Independent

National Poetry Day was launched in 1994 with the aim of inspiring people to enjoy, discover and share poems. This year's event takes takes on October 4, with ...

‘Youth that dying touch my lips to song’: The poetry of men who loved men in the First World War  The Independent

Our understanding of the Great War has been shaped by its poets. As Kevin Childs explains, their passions were complex, desperate and tragic; yet their words ...

A celebration of love means it's Love Poetry time  Herald-Mail Media

Herald-Mail Media is seeking submissions for the sixth annual Love Poetry Contest.Poems should not exceed 32 lines.They must be emailed, typed or legibly ...

Twenty-Seven Fragments of Love on World Poetry Day  The Wire

A delicate act is learning the secrets of love. The pen slips in scribing the word of error ~ Mirza Abdul Qadir Bedil (translator, Musharraf Ali Farooqi). Love poetry ...

News Poetry: How to Love a Monster  The Colorado Independent

It's all in my head, the morning news, mourning cities and synagogues. I sit here muttering until my mouth goes dry, fingers cramp around the pen. Sorrow is ...

Top 10 art exhibitions of 2018  The Guardian

A Tacita Dean triple whammy, Picasso's banner year, a shabby swimming pool and Glasgow queered up by Tai Shani.

Love Poems to a Troubled America  Pacific Standard

In his latest collection, the poet Terrance Hayes finds common ground with the many threats to our democracy.

From Walt Whitman to Carol Ann Duffy: The most romantic love poems  The Telegraph

It can be hard to know exactly what to say to someone you care about but, thankfully, the great poets have written plenty of beautiful lines about love and here ...

7 Love Poems To Send Your Partner ASAP That'll Make Them Swoon Hard  Elite Daily

I really don't care for romantic comedies. I realize they're supposed to totally be my jam — or so advertisers keep telling me — but I'm just not interested.