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National Catholic Register (blog)

Michelangelo's Hilarious Love Poetry
National Catholic Register (blog)
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 a master by his Renaissance peers; and his reputation has continued to the present day.


The Boston Globe

A life of love, poetry — and the Red Sox
The Boston Globe
I met Donald Hall in his ancestral farmhouse in Wilmot, N.H., over 40 years ago, when I lived nearby in my own farmhouse. We were introduced by two of his neighbors, former high-school students of mine who knew I wrote poems and thought we should meet ...


New York Times

Poem: Love Elegy with Busboy
New York Times
A love affair gone wrong. A marriage soured. The little malices with which we afflict each other when we know the relationship is over but don't have the courage to end it. That ache, despite all the polite savagery, to salvage the relationship and in ...


The Atlantic

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 common speech, defend the sense and meaning of ordinary language from the daily barrage of a ...


Odessa American

GOOD NEWS: Kermit author publishes poetry
Odessa American
It is an entertaining book of poetry and prose inspired by the lifestyle of those whose love of animals, hard work, and the 'great outdoors' have brought them to work on a ranch, in this case, the Rafter D. To quote the author, “The first poem in this ...


The Atlantic

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on Blindspotting and the Power of Poetry
The Atlantic
This story contains some spoilers for the film Blindspotting. Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs believe the right words can dress wounds. The Oakland-bred duo, who wrote and co-star in the new movie, Blindspotting, speak of poetry as both craft and balm.
Oakland Gets A Starring Role In 2 Genre-Busting Films About Race And InequalityNPR

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Poetry evening of much promise at Whanganui Grand Hotel
New Zealand Herald
The three poets met in Feilding at last year's Manawatu Writers' Festival where Doré organised a poetry night with Ceol Manawatu at Murray's Irish Public House. They soon realised they shared the love of storytelling through poetry. "Magpies are ...


The Local France

Poetry in motion: enter the world of France's 'scrap metal poet'
The Local France
With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.
Poetry in motion: a world of the 'scrap metal poet'The Hindu

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Texarkana Gazette

Retired teacher shares love of poetry
Texarkana Gazette
Eloise Turner, a retired Texarkana, Ark., School District teacher, recently shared her love of poetry with several community members in a presentation called "Poetic Interpre-tations." She performed interpretive readings of several of Maya Angelou's ...


WNPR News

As Internet Crime Rises, New Haven Officer Turns To Poetry
WNPR News
Heavily traveled by pedestrian areas are the best.” Hartman's given this trend some thought though. And he's even put it into poetry form: BEWARE THE ONLINE DATE A composition by Officer David Hartman. All over the world, people look to find love

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Mid-Day

Paromita Vohra: The love language of Kavi Neeraj
Mid-Day
The poet Gopaldas Neeraj passed away this week. He was the last of a cohort working in the 1960s — SD Burman, Shankar-Jaikishen and Dev Anand among them — that created some of our most abiding Hindi film songs. But they especially gave us our ...
Neeraj (1925-2018): 'I grew so infamous in my time, it will take centuries for me to be forgotten'Scroll.in

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Jacksonville Daily Progress

Jacksonville Public Library to host summer meeting for poetry lovers
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Jacksonville Public Library will host the summer meeting for those who love poetry on July 28, Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. “This is the fourth seasonal meeting for this group which started last fall,” says Trina Stidham, director of the ...


Poetry and Jazz with Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum
Bangor Daily News
Former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser has written “Stuart Kestenbaum writes the kind of poems I love to read, heartfelt responses to the privilege of having been given a life. No hidden agendas here, no theories to espouse, nothing but life, pure life ...


New York Times

What Boxing Taught Me About Love
New York Times
In a shift from our typical conversations about keeping up that right hand, my trainer tells me one day that he writes love poetry. He knows I'm a writer; he asks if I'll read it. “Of course,” I say. But I'm unprepared for what he shows me. For one ...


The Hindu

For the love of poetry
The Hindu
www.loc.gov/poetry/180. Run by the U.S. Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is a project aimed at high school students. The idea is to read or listen to 180 poems, uploaded on the site, throughout the school year. The selected poems are composed by popular ...


Washington Post

Donald Hall, former US poet laureate who wrote of nature and loss, dies at 89
Washington Post
how to conclude a poem. When I make love now,. something is awry. Last autumn a woman said,. “I mistrust your ardor.” In an email, Poetry magazine editor Don Share said that Mr. Hall's work “ran the gamut of human feeling, but he expressed emotions ...
Former US poet laureate Donald Hall, who wrote moving laments of love and loss, dies at 89South China Morning Post
Former US poet laureate Donald Hall dies at 89The Mercury News
Prolific, painfully candid ex-poet laureate Donald Hall diesChicago Tribune
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US translator to publish second book of Chinese ancient poet
Xinhua
Li was a poet in China's late Tang Dynasty, excelling in political satire and odes to love. The obscure meaning paralleled with effusive emotional depiction imbued in his works intrigued Roberts to find the truth behind, igniting her desire and ...


PBS NewsHour

A poem to remember Donald Hall, former US poet laureate
PBS NewsHour
Born and raised in Connecticut, Hall began writing poetry as a teenager. An early love of monster movies led him to Edgar Allan Poe, while hanging around with Yale students inspired him to buy his own collection of T.S. Eliot. “I decided that I would ...
Ex-Poet Laureate Donald Hall Dies At 89NPR
Donald Hall, the poet laureate who loved baseball and sports writing, dead at 89Poynter (blog)

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For the love of poetry: Looking beyond Instapoetry
Books+Publishing
Angela Elizabeth finds out how local publishers are committing to poetry beyond the 'Instapoetry' trend. 'Poetry is the medium of the moment,' proclaimed UK National Poetry Day executive director Susannah Herbert at the London Book Fair's first ever ...

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KREM.com

New public art, poetry installation showcases Spokane pride
KREM.com
A new public art installation is showcasing Spokane pride all across the city. The art pieces are poem excerpts about the places in Spokane many of us love and recognize. The project called "I Am a Town" started with a few community workshops that gave ...


The Hindu

Poetry in motion pictures: a personal Neeraj playlist
The Hindu
Since the news last night of the passing of Padma Bhushan awardee poet-lyricist-professor Gopaldas Saxena, who wrote under the pen name Neeraj, one has been befittingly humming his film songs. The first that came to my mind is a Roshan composition ...
Remembering Gopaldas Neeraj, Who Captured Popular Imagination With His Poetry and LyricsThe Wire
As India mourns legendary Neeraj, is the era of poetry over in Bollywood music?ThePrint
Lyricist and poet Gopal Das Saxena 'Neeraj' dies at 93The Indian Express

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New Statesman

Almost everything about the Rudyard Kipling row is stupid
New Statesman
Love is patient, love is kind,” Paul tells the Corinthians, “It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” It's beautiful, but there's a problem: Paul isn't talking about romantic love – he is talking about the love of God ... I have a great ...

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The Guardian

Aimless Love by Billy Collins review – whimsical and moving
The Guardian
Aimless Love follows on from Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes (2000) as the second selection of Collins's poems for a UK audience. It draws on his four collections published since then, alongside 50 new poems. “Aimless Love” is as trademark a ...


Stereogum

The 1975 – “Love It If We Made It”
Stereogum
Here are the highlights: The band pays tribute to Lil Peep, who died last November at the age of 21, with the lyrics, “Rest in peace Lil Peep/ The poetry is in the streets/ Jesus saves us!/ Modernity has failed us.” Another line worms its way around ...
The 1975 Stay Hopeful on the Observant "Love It If We Made It"Paste Magazine
The 1975's eye-popping lyrics for 'Love It If We Made It', decodedNME.com (blog)

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Rising Sun Overport

Sharing their love for poetry and art
Rising Sun Overport
Poetry and art lovers are invited to attend an open mic session, which will feature stories from poets from all walks of life who will share their common love for the arts. The Poetry People event will take place at Phansi Museum on June 30 at 10am ...


The American Bazaar

Qawwals and whirling dervishes join to celebrate peace, unity, love and pluralism
The American Bazaar
She said brothers Ayaz and Muhammad were among the best practitioners of Qawwali, a 700-year-old musical tradition of South Asia, based on the mystical Sufi poetry. Ayaz and Muhammad, who belong to the Delhi gharana (school of music), were trained ...


Yule Love It Lavender Farm poetry winners
Tri City Times
This poem leads the reader on a magical journey through the beauty of northern Michigan. We travel above the 45th parallel to climb, pause, admire, savor, follow, lift, and ultimately breathe that beauty. The trip does not disappoint. It captures it ...


6abc.com

Art of Aging: 102-year-old woman shares poetry with others
6abc.com
"Mothers are precious human beings," Stein recites. At 102, she recites most of her poems from memory. "Her love for us is never-ending," said Stein Including this one, entitled "Mother." "So dedicated, loving and true, everyone loves that poem," said ...


WVXU

Local Writer Jen Calkins Talks About Her Very Personal Poetry
WVXU
A personal tragedy has led a local woman to struggle through the grief by writing poetry. Barbara Gray welcomes Jen Calkins to the studio to hear her story and talk about her book, Even My Love Hurts. Tags: Jen Calkins · local poets · Even My Love Hurts.


New York Times

War Robbed Him of His Family, Then His Eyes, Then His Love
New York Times
But he is a poet. At home, he has 50 pages of original poetry that he dictated to his siblings. Their march passed through cities and villages. But often, they would find themselves in long stretches when it was just them, the sky above, the asphalt ...

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