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DREAMFINDERS: Sophie Jo Talks Writing Disney Parks Poetry and Her...

Sophie Jo chats with Nathan about writing Disney parks poetry, her first experience in Phantom Manor, and how Disney makes her happy cry.

New & Noteworthy Poetry From Tina Chang, Natalie Scenters-Zapico and More  The New York Times

A selection of recent poetry books; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

Love and Death: On Jericho Brown's  lareviewofbooks

DRAWING ON the language of myths and flowers, Jericho Brown's newest poems extol, dismantle, challenge, and enlarge the tradition. He writes of the body ...

Student discovers little known Siegfried Sassoon poem to young lover  The Guardian

Heartfelt handwritten lines from the war poet 'fell into the lap' of researcher who was trawling through theatre director's letters. Dalya Alberge. Sun 9 Jun 2019 ...

Inaugural poet Richard Blanco talks America and poetry at Sherrill-Kenwood Library  Oneida Dispatch

Sherrill, N.Y. — Presidential inaugural poet Richard Blanco shared his love of America and poetry with local residents at the Sherrill-Kenwood Library Monday.

Lost Siegfried Sassoon love poem discovered by Warwick PhD student  The National Student

A PhD student has found a previously unpublished poem by Siegfried Sassoon during his research on director Glen Byam Shaw, to whom the short love poem ...

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 10  Cleveland Scene

This is the tenth column in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. You can read his previous columns here. *** But does poetry ...

For the love of poetry | TNS  The News on Sunday

With his translation of some of the best works by legendary poet Sachal Sarmast, Ghaffar has once again, outdone himself.

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Our Families Couldn’t Know’  The New York Times

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words. For this issue, we sought stories from our Indian readers.

Pittsburgh Poetry Stalwart Marks First Release On A Major Press  90.5 WESA

Poet Michael Wurster organized his career around his passion. Wurster grew up mostly in Iowa, loving poetry, and earned an English degree at Dickinson.

Love, Death, and Magic: 22 Gorgeous Victorian Poems  Book Riot

These 22 beauitful Victorian poems have, for one reason or another, stuck in my mind. Love, death, magic - they cover a range of topics.

Contemporary Artist Preston Paterboy Discusses His Artwork That Is Visual Poetry  Forbes

For British artist, Preston Paperboy his artwork is all about visual poetry and exploring the narrative. We're not sure who the narrative is with though, perhaps it's ...

At Kamakura, dinner is part 10-course tone poem, part sake crash course  The Boston Globe

The Japanese restaurant, offering kaiseki and more, brings something different to downtown Boston.

Spoken Word Is The Most Empowering Art Form Out There – 5 Women Tell Us Why  Refinery29

Forget what you *think* you know about spoken word. It's personal, political and empowering. Five women tell us why you'll want to get on board.

Youth Poet Laureate's 'Love Poem to Oakland'  KQED

Oakland will pick it's new youth poet laureate on June 7th. But before the new honoree is named, Forum talks with 16-year-old Leila Mottley, the city's cur.

Local writer mixes love of poetry, English culture in new children's book  Montgomery County Sentinel

Pirates are more than potentially menacing people who attack and steal from a ship at sea. They are a vivid and beloved part of children's imaginations.

Wednesday Night Poetry host featured this week  Hot Springs Sentinel

Hot Springs poet, teaching artist, activist and Wednesday Night Poetry host Kai Coggin will celebrate the publication of her third book, "Incandescent" at this ...

Student unearths long lost gay love poem from famous writer to young lover  Queerty

Well, here's a perfectly timed Pride discovery. A student in the UK has uncovered a lost love poem by celebrated British poet Siegfried Sassoon, written to his ...

A tale of love illustrated with lowercase letters is among this week’s new books  St. Paul Pioneer Press

“u&i” by Michael Hall (Mango Publishing, $18.99). Who could tell the story of a courtship and marriage in 350 words, illustrated only by the letters “i” and “u,” plus ...

10th Annual Garland Poetry Gathering | News |  Mason City Globe Gazette

The Mitchell County Historic Preservation Association will host its tenth annual Hamlin Garland Poetry Celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at 3907 Noble ...

For the love of poetry: Meet the 70-yr-old reviving Telugu padyams on his blog  The News Minute

It may be a cliché to call 70-year-old Kandi Shankaraiah a 'one-man army' who is working tirelessly to revive Telugu literature. But it isn't an exaggeration if one ...

Police and poetry: IPS officer Chandana Deepti writes poems to wean away people from crime  Times of India

An IPS officer in Telangana is trying to bring about a positive mindset change in people though her poetry and writings. If law is what must be enforc.

Leonard Cohen’s love letters to his muse, Marianne Ihlen, sell for $876,000 at auction  Los Angeles Times

Dozens of love letters written by singer-songwriter, poet and novelist Leonard Cohen sold at auction last Thursday for a total of $876000.

Kate Tempest: The Book of Traps and Lessons review – living poetry amid the chaos of 2019  The Guardian

(American Recordings/Fiction) Producer Rick Rubin has pared back the effects, giving Tempest's songs about trying to love and dance through our current crises ...

Kate Tempest interview: ‘Poet Laureate? That obviously wouldn’t appeal to me’

For a poet whose work never shies away from hard truths and often exposes her deepest vulnerabilities, Kate Tempest can be extremely guarded.

How to Celebrate Walt Whitman’s Two-Hundredth Birthday  The New Yorker

This year we celebrate the two-hundredth birthday of Walt Whitman; and by “we” I mean all of us who take conscious pleasure in speaking American English.

Anderson Cooper Pays Tribute to Mother Gloria Vanderbilt on Instagram

Anderson Cooper paid tribute to his late mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, on Instagram today. "My mom believed in love more than anyone," he wrote in a heartfelt post.

Gertrude Git Yer Gun!  Arizona Daily Star

Family Friendly Improv Comedy — Unscrewed Theater, 4500 E. Speedway. Taking suggestions from the audience, performers create games and scenes right ...

Ask the Astro Poets: What Do I Do If I'm in Love With My Best Friend?  W

The Astro Poets, aka Twitter's favorite astrologers, share their advice on friendship, love, and lust.

Andrew McMillan interview: ‘Retired women tell me the most intimate details about their sex lives’

This week a small number of voters will choose a name for the history books, in an election race that has, in past years, been plagued by in-fighting and scandal.

"Dead Poets Society" and the Freeing, Frightening Passion of Youth  The Spool

On Dead Poets Society's thirtieth anniversary, we look back at Peter Weir's intricate drama and the inherent tragedy of seizing the day.

Genderqueer poet Andrea Gibson performs ‘First Love’  PinkNews

Genderqueer award-winning poet and LGBT+ activist Andrea Gibson performs a beautiful poem about their first love and finding their place in the world.

Jim Jarmusch Believes in the Teens, But Not Joe Biden  Vulture

Jim Jarmusch is marveling at the view outside the windows of the hotel room where we meet. It's odd to think of a man so closely identified with the New York ...

Murdered Jason's girl pens poem to 'awesome, loving dad'

The daughter of murdered Irishman Jason Corbett wrote a heartfelt poem for him on Father's Day, in which she thanked him for "my wonderful life".

Pauline Kael At 100: How She Changed 'Trash' Forever  Forward

In a blistering essay in a 1980 edition of the New York Review Of Books, Renata Adler accused New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael of doing lasting damage to ...

4 new poetry collections that rouse the senses, from poets with Northwest ties  OregonLive

Four poets with Northwest ties rouse our senses and upend our complacency with collections that examine, interrupt and transcend our most primal assumptions ...

Father-son evening of music and poetry: Help Karim get to Tanglewood

On June 15, ArtSpace Herndon will present a special fundraising program to help Karim Maggio, a young talented cellist, participate this summer in a music ...

'Full Girl Power Poetry' with All Female Band The Vinyl Records  The Citizen is hosting a panel discussion on the independent music scene in India, on Ju.

Steven Ford whose wife killed twin toddlers posts heart-wrenching poem saying ‘my name’s no longer dad’ ahead  The Sun

A HUSBAND whose wife killed their twin babies has posted a heartbreaking poem saying his name is "no longer dad" ahead of Father's Day. Samantha Ford, 38 ...

Syrian Journalist Hiba Barakat Explains How Women Are Finding Ways to Survive the War

Writing for "Teen Vogue," Barakat shares how she came of age during the Syrian War, and the resilience she's seen from women and girls.

It’s only words... An excerpt from the book of poetry, Love Without A Story!  DNA India

I was eight when I looked through a keyhole. and saw my mother in the drawing room in her hibiscus silk sari,. her fingers slender around a glass of iced cola.

Danez Smith: Reimagining Ourselves in an Increasingly Queer World  The New York Times

The poet Danez Smith says the shifting sands have revealed what we've known for years: that queer people are innovators of body, mind and spirit.

Illustrator hails ‘refreshing’ win as children’s book scoops major prize - Entertainment News from Xposé - Virgin Media Television

Jackie Morris, who won the Kate Greenaway Medal with The Lost Words, condemned politicians for 'finding money always for bombs and seldom for books'.

Poetry & Playlists: Dear Sam

"But I seek one who came to you too soon / Said Orpheus to the god of the dead."

Michael Blumlein: Love & Space  Locus Online

Michael John Blumlein was born June 28, 1948 in San Francisco CA. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and has worked ...

Falmouth Library is new home for portrait  Falmouth Packet

POETS and poetry lovers gathered on Monday evening at Falmouth Library to celebrate the unveiling of a portrait of Peter Redgrove and Penelope…

Jason Corbett’s daughter shares heartwarming Father’s Day poem to 'amazing and loving dad'

The young daughter of murdered man Jason Corbett shared a heartwarming poem to mark Father's Day yesterday. The moving piece, written by 12-year-old ...

How The Author Of 'Midnight Chicken' Unexpectedly Built A Life Worth Living  NPR

Five years ago, Ella Risbridger found herself lying on the floor of her London apartment, staring at a bag of chicken hanging from the back of a kitchen chair.

Dear Annie… An Ode to all Fathers | News, Sports, Jobs  Williamsport Sun-Gazette

Dear Readers: Below are just a few of the very touching and beautiful tributes you submitted for Fathers Day. It was so nice to read about all of the love, grat.

Bob Dylan in Trumpland: The workingman in "Modern Times"  Salon

Exposing the toll of dispossession, Dylan's songs suggest why art in our own moment needs to account for suffering.

Downtown mural inspired by Dayton poet is a message to the community

A downtown Dayton mural designed by Dayton artist Amy Deal was inspired by a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem "The Dove."

Minneapolis LGBT community makes 'Queer Voices' heard  Star Tribune

One of the most outspoken advocates for racial and gender equality in the country, Andrea Jenkins made history in 2017 as the first African-American ...

The Last Word review – young artists speak truth to poetry  The Guardian

This festival gives voice to up-and-coming performers, from poetry slam winner Rakaya Esime Fetuga to the painfully funny Jack Rooke.

Meet the Sudanese duo bringing poetry to Dubai's next generation  Gulf News

Dubai: Up until recently not many young ears in the UAE were attuned to the nuances of poetry. Most bookstores didn't have more than a few collections and ...

Lyricist Karthik Netha on love, life and everything in between  The Hindu

Karthik Netha on how words just pour when he places pen on paper.

Ten books that explain the complicated nostalgia of being a child of diaspora  The Washington Post

Those of us who grew up children of diaspora know that nagging feeling of yearning for a home, or a country, that isn't quite ours anymore. Writer Fatimah ...

'America's Got Talent' season 14: Sophie Pecora says her performance felt 'surreal' after she was praised by t  MEAWW

15-year-old Sophie Pecora shares with MEAWW how being on stage felt like at the moment when the judges and the audience in the hall gave her a standing ...

Martha's Vineyard News | Islanders Remember Poet Judith Neeld  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

A dozen poets gathered at the West Tisbury Library to remember Judith Neeld, who died in April at age 90, read her work and celebrate her recently-published ...

Ibne Insha: The Romantic Revolutionary  The Wire

Born 92 years ago today, the Urdu poets's output over three decades was marked by two singular qualities: consistency and variety.

Bill Murray Helps Honor Waldman and Whitman at 24th Annual Poetry Walk  Bedford + Bowery

After 24 years, the Poetry Walk Over the Brooklyn Bridge has become a literary tradition in New York City, and it was especially significant this year because of ...

Thai-Chinese bilingual poems showcase beauty of language, love - Xinhua |  Xinhua

PHUKET, Thailand, May 21 (Xinhua)-- Love is like durian. People who never tried it say it smells too much. People who had a taste can never have enough.

5 YA Books for Star Wars Fans  Book Riot

While watching the trailer for Episode IX of Star Wars, I looked down at my arms to find goosebumps had risen. Was this truly the end of a lifetime of films that ...

All Is True Is a Cinematic Love Poem to Shakespeare  Jitney Books

If the title hadn't already been taken Kenneth Branagh could have called his new movie Shakespeare in Love. But since a movie by that name already won an ...

The Last Black Man in San Francisco is a poetic explosion of love and home  CNET

The first thing about The Last Black Man In San Francisco that grabbed my attention was the title. It projects a vibe of activism, sadness, pride and gentrification ...

30 Years of Dead Poets Society and Loving Literature  Cultured Vultures

30 years later, we plunge in to take a deeper look at what makes Dead Poets Society such a great movie.

Leonard Cohen's love letters sell at auction for 5 times more than expected

A collection of more than 50 love letters written by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen to the woman who inspired So Long, Marianne has sold at ...

Gloria Vanderbilt, socialite and designer-jeans marketer who was the subject of a sensational custody trial in the 1930s, dies at 95  The Washington Post

Gloria Vanderbilt, the “poor little rich girl” who fascinated the nation during a scandal-tinged custody trial in the 1930s, became one of the most chronicled ...

Ragnar Kjartansson's Panorama of Love and Death  Hyperallergic

The artist's Death Is Elsewhere conveys an understanding that humans — relatively recent additions to a 4.5-billion-year-old planet — will come and go.

Salt Mines Below Detroit Inspire Local Poet to Create Techno-Inspired Choreopoem  WDET

Click the audio player above to listen to the full conversation. CultureShift airs weekdays from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on 101.9 WDET-FM Detroit's NPR station. It took a ...

Pashto Sufi poet laid to rest  The News International

PESHAWAR: Pashto Sufi poet Syed Muhammad Ismail Baba, who had passed away the other day at the age 60, was laid to rest at the Akbarpura village of the ...

Spoken poem produced by Yuvaa for Father's Day titled - Dear Papa... I Dont Like You

MUMBAI: After the resounding success of their viral video, Dear Aunty (that garnered over 1.5 million views organically), youth platform Yuvaa is back with ...

Philomena Lynott Laid to Rest Near Her Son Phil Lynott  Ultimate Classic Rock

Philomena Lynott was buried near her son, Thin LIzzy icon Phil Lynott, following a funeral attended by crowds in June 2019.

Comics That Capture the City in All Its Human and Physical Messiness  The New York Times

In her Graphic *Content* column, Hillary Chute looks at new works from Mark Alan Stamaty and Jaime Hernandez that each grapple with urban existence.

Poet's Corner: Why I Love Maine  Daily Bulldog

Why I Love Maine Quiet, tranquil star filled nights A place where you can see the sights Majestic mountains rising tall Atlantic Ocean makes you feel small ...

What's on Your Summer Reading List?  Rutgers Today

The coming of summer brings days at the beach, vacations with friends and family, barbecues – and books. Here are some of the choices Rutgers faculty and ...

Cloughjordan musician's tribute to poets of war  Nenagh Guardian

Martin O'Meara, James Somers and Martin Butler are among the war heroes remembered in an epic compilation of poetry and song pieced together by a ...

Are you supposed to 'like' someone's sad social media post?

When you're scrolling on Twitter, Instagram or other forms of social media, coming across a sad post can be uncomfortable - what do you do?

Don't Waste My Time: A Self-Love & Poetry Tour  Very Local New Orleans

STOP wasting your time on people that don't deserve it! Join Ace as he provides tangible road maps to avoid such people. More is Happening. View All Local ...

The Joyful Madness of a Vineyard Bloomsday Celebration  The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

The Vineyard has hosted a Bloomsday celebration since 1979, thanks to organizer John Crelan and the Arts & Society group.

A&E's Twin Cities Pride Guide  Minnesota Daily

As Pride month comes to a close, what better way to celebrate the LGBTQ community than to attend events that highlight (and financially support) local queer ...

Poet Matthew Hamilton's New Book “Pleas and Thank You” Draws Upon Personal Stories Including Love, Parenthood, and A Lifetime of Experiences  PR Web

Recent release “Pleas and Thank You” from Page Publishing poet Matthew Hamilton takes an unflinching but sometimes humorous glimpse at the range of ...

Into the fire: the complex relationship between mental illness and creativity  The Irish Times

Kay Redfield Jamison, an elegant, generous writer, is that rare thing: a healer who is also in search of healing.

Is a Movie Autobiographical Just Because the Director Cast Himself and His Wife as the Leads?  Hyperallergic

Carlos Reygadas's Our Time has drawn heavy speculation over the fact that he and his wife play a couple experiencing trouble with their open relationship.

Darlene Love talks touring with Dionne Warwick, more  Newsday

Darlene Love jumped at the chance to tour with her friend Dionne Warwick again. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who brought to life girl-group classics like ...

Poetry-loving cyclist expresses appreciation of 'Muddy Mile' improvement  Leigh Journal

A POETRY lover has expressed his support for the improvement of a cycle path through the art of rhyme.

Love Is: A Crowdsourced Valentine's Day Poem  NPR

Poet Kwame Alexander's latest community poem is inspired by kids' definitions of love, touching on everything from ephemeral connections and puppy kisses to ...

For Maleah, in another universe [Poem]  Houston Chronicle

Editor's note: The remains of Maleah Davis, a Houston four-year-old, were discovered Friday night in Arkansas, by the side of Interstate 30. Alive, you're riding a ...

Into every life a little 'pig' must fall

OPINION: I've just discovered Edwin Arlington Robinson. He died in 1935 so it's a bit late to do him any good, but that would not surprise him in the least. For he ...

23 LGBT landmarks of the East Village and Noho  6Sqft

Their neighbor to the west Greenwich Village may be more well known as a nexus for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, but the East Village and.

More than a coming-out story: 10 books to read during Pride month  The Guardian

Whether fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young adult or a children's picture book, these Australian books explore queer identity.

Zambia : Woman Made me Love Zambia: PART TWENTY  Lusaka Times

Lusaka - Zambia: Exploring the Mystery of a Woman By Mwizenge S. Tembo, Ph. D. Professor of Sociology My sweet Linda Jitanda chipesha mano (one who ...

Queer Artists in Their Own Words: LJ Roberts Survived Childhood to Champion Revolutionary Butches  Hyperallergic

LGBTQ Pride Month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer and letting them speak for themselves.

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 ...

Edmund de Waal's Venetian Tableaux | by Lisa Appignanesi | NYR Daily  The New York Review of Books

Ample and airy, the central square of Venice's Ghetto Nuovo is quite unlike any other campo in the rest of the city. There are no churches here, no grand ...

A Poetry Professor Critiques Justin Bieber’s Love Poem to Hailey Baldwin  The Cut

Creative writing professor Jeffrey McDaniel critiques Justin Bieber's Instagram love poem to Hailey Bieber (formerly Baldwin).

Love, poetry and pan-Arabism: The broken dream of Balqis and Nizar  Middle East Eye

Every year, Arab scholars commemorate the 1981 assassination of Balqis al-Rawi, wife of poet Nizar Qabbani. He stopped writing about love - and the Arab ...

Ingeborg Bachmann's Experimental Gem 'Malina' Is a Novel Like None Other  The Nation

The Austrian writer's 1971 book is one of the most potent renderings of female consciousness European literature has produced.

Reading the Rainbow: A Pride Reading List  lareviewofbooks

Sarah Neilson invites us to read the rainbow in a broad and diverse LGBTQIA+ reading list for Pride Month.

“Love Poems (For Married People)” Author John Kenney: Being with another person is when all the crazy stuff happens  WGN Radio - Chicago

Love Poems (For Married People) Author John Kenney joins John Williams to explain why he created a satirical take on love poetry. But then, he goes into why ...

Paul Muldoon: On My Culture Radar  The Irish Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet on his love of Derry Girls, Glen Hansard's new album and Etto.