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Daily Beast

How the American Sappho Published the First Book of Lesbian Love Poetry
Daily Beast
Three years later, she produced a 69-paged book, On a Grey Thread, the first collection of lesbian love poems published in the United States. Gidlow settled in 1926 in San Francisco. The city's remoteness freed people from convention, while its port ...


Broadway World

Collection of Poetry highlights God's Love to All
Broadway World
The words in the book describe God through one's own eyes and existing relationships. Stevens also shares that turmoil happening in society, such as natural, personal and community disasters may be addressed in the book. "It is fresh and new. A new ...

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NPR

Jamila Woods And The Poetry Of Black Love
NPR
When I was doing my poem, it felt like I was communicating something that was received by people, and it felt like it was very eloquent and very, just thoroughly what I wanted to say was said. And I don't really feel that way talking ... my most pure ...

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New York Times

Review: In 'Love Beats Rhymes,' a Hip-Hop Artist Transformed by Poetry
New York Times
The script by Nicole Jefferson Asher toggles between sharp observations about wordcraft and some “Dynasty”- or Tyler Perry-level soap operatics. RZA's direction lacks visual personality, but he keeps the narrative moving and elicits strong performances ...
RZA's 'Love Beats Rhymes' spins out clichésLos Angeles Times

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Slate Magazine (blog)

What the “Plums” Meme Has to Say About How Poetry Can Work on the Internet
Slate Magazine (blog)
While Twitter poetry has been a thing for several years, short poems in English have a long history. Given Twitter's robust literary communities, it's surprising that we don't see more short poems going viral. Perhaps cold plums is just another weird ...


The Guardian

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie review – a poet and novelist's memoir
The Guardian
Alexie's young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, has appeared near the top of annual US “banned books” lists. Each year, new challenges arise to his thinly veiled autobiography of his years growing up on the Spokane Indian ...


The News Minute

Caste was more important to my parents than love: Kausalya, whose husband was killed
The News Minute
Those who are just, highly intellectual, educated and possess plenty of love are all superior.) Those who read Tamil poetry, are no strangers to these words penned down by poet Subramaniya Bharathiyar in the 19th century, when the state was grappling ...

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The New Yorker

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet's Voice
The New Yorker
“It is this man, this poet, this Ted Hughes.” He is “hulking,” with a voice “richer and rarer than Dylan Thomas.” His poems are “better than Thomas and Hopkins many times.” (Love blinded her there.) Her passion and creativity were immediately ...


Kotaku

Doki Doki Literature Club's Darkest Moment
Kotaku
Sometimes this problem is depression. Sayori's poem feels heavier than a romance trope that can be solved with the power of love. The realism of Sayori's mental health problems is unsettling, especially because at this point, other than “Bottles,” the ...

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Eagle-Tribune

Mulling his mortality; Poets Society founder collaborates with Newbury carver on gravestone
Eagle-Tribune
Skold, who is moving from Freeport, Maine, to Pennsylvania, has documented the final resting places of hundreds of American poets since he launched the Dead Poets Society in 2008. The society's name was inspired by the 1989 Robin Williams movie about a ...


The Boston Globe

Poems take on gun violence; a love song to Martha's Vineyard
The Boston Globe
Abbey Clements was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 when a gunman killed 20 children and six adults there. She survived. The trauma motivated her husband, Brian Clements, a poet, to find a way to use his art to stem gun ...


Love Telugu Literature? Let's Not Forget These Iconic Poets Who Have Shaped It
The Better India
As as a part of this initiative, the World Telugu Conference will be held at Lal Bahadur Stadium, in Hyderabad, from 15-19 December 2017, to create awareness about the culture of Telangana and its rich history. During the conference, the Telangana ...


The Union of Grass Valley

North Lake Tahoe local artist's poetry and art book stems from battle with Lyme disease
The Union of Grass Valley
The art and poetry book is titled "Expressions of Thy Self". Its pages are filled with thoughtful, encouraging messages, photographs of Lake Tahoe scenery and original works of art. "I just want to try and bring beauty, hope, inspiration and love ...


Times of India

For the love of mushair, poetry and shayari
Times of India
Cherishing the beauty and charm of the Urdu language, the 52nd Shankar-Shad Mushaira is all set to enthrall audiences in the national capital with its mushaira and poetry reading sessions. Recommended By Colombia. To be held on December 16 at Modern ...


Dear Match Book: Reading about Reading
New York Times
In “Why Poetry,” Matthew Zapruder approaches the “dream logic” of the form with colloquial ease, making the case that to appreciate verse we must forget “many incorrect things we have learned in school.” Don't let the title or the astringent tone of ...


The Guardian

Carol Rumens's best poetry books of 2017
The Guardian
Poets have to be linguistic virtuosi, but I prefer them to be brilliant quietly. Richard Price's poetry is inventive, sometimes dazzling, but never merely showy. I first came to Price's poetry with the publication of Lucky Day (2005) and every ...


Minster FM

Posthumous collection of poetry from a much loved crime writer
Minster FM
Acclaimed York crime writer Helen Cadbury (1965-2017) published three successful novels and won the Northern Crime Award for her debut. But when she was told she had terminal cancer, it was her first love poetry, to which she returned. Forever, Now ...

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Los Angeles Times

Galway Kinnell's poetry transformed the world, but the world has changed
Los Angeles Times
Kinnell was inarguably a great poet. Among the subjects he was best at were steadfastness in marriage and parenthood. In his famous poem “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps,” Kinnell's young son Fergus wanders into his parents' room when “we lie ...


ABS-CBN News

Poems highlight love, struggles of migrant workers in Singapore
ABS-CBN News
Now a small number have taken to poetry to write about their daily struggles, being homesick, love and joy in an annual contest which aims to break down barriers with Singaporean society by showcasing migrant workers' literary talents. Apriyani won the ...

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CBC.ca

7 Canadian books to read if you love the poetry of Alden Nowlan
CBC.ca
Rienzi Crusz is widely published, and respected and loved for his unabashedly romantic and finely crafted poetry. (poets.ca/Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.) What it's about: How to Dance in this Rarefied Air by the late Rienzi Crusz features work ...


Charleston's poet laureate Marcus Amaker releases new book of ...
Charleston City Paper
Charleston's first poet laureate, Marcus Amaker, is ready to release his latest project — one that he tells us he's really proud of. empath, a 185-page poetry book, comes out on Jan. 1 2018, featuring poems on the topics of Charleston bars, lynchings ...

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Insider Louisville

Louisville's 'Love in the Streets' program seeks sidewalk poems
Insider Louisville
Similar to what other cities do, Louisville will add sidewalk poetry downtown in 2018. | Art found in St. Paul, Minn. This week, submissions close for “Love in the Street,” a poetry-based public art initiative hosted by Louisville Metro. Hopeful poets ...


The Daily Progress

Oratorio Society celebrates Christmas, marks anniversary
The Daily Progress
... gets put aside after graduation. Many of the Oratorio Society's singers have professional singing experience, but all juggle work and family responsibilities with rehearsal and performance schedules out of a sheer love of music. The Christmas ...


Evening Standard

Helena Bonham Carter on the power of poetry: It's the time for badass rebel women like us
Evening Standard
Producing a well-thumbed copy of A Poem for Every Day of the Year, Bonham Carter then asks if I'd like to hear her read aloud “as a little pressie”. She and Russell Beale split the workload of who would read what pretty evenly, she says, although “when ...


Variety

Film Review: 'Love Beats Rhymes'
Variety
Every character in “Love Beats Rhymes” deserves to get expelled, except for sidelined Julie, stuck smiling in a crop-top in the margins of the movie. Between poetry competitions hosted by Dixon's husband Coltrane (Common), Coco and Dixon plunge into a ...

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Tallahassee.com

Why does poetry matter? Let me count the ways
Tallahassee.com
I consider myself very, very fortunate to have been exposed to poetry from an early age. My father, a Ph.D in organic chemistry, could quote from memory long passages of Shakespeare. His love for poetry was so great that when he was in college in the ...


Washington Post

The best poetry collections of 2017
Washington Post
Spanning more than 50 years and featuring more than 200 poems, this collection shows Oliver, in the early years, turning away from grief and finding in nature a “vast, incredible gift.” Over time, as she carefully observes and records, Oliver extols ...


The Sydney Morning Herald

Andrea Keller: Still Night: Music in Poetry understated but compelling
The Sydney Morning Herald
Andrea Keller selected poems from around the world and set them to music. Photo: Natasha Blankfield. Still Night is a work that is close to Keller's heart, and was inspired by her love of poetry and her own experiences of loss and grieving. She ...


Terrell Tribune

Glyndia Sue McKenzie Ballard
Terrell Tribune
14, 1971 and they have two sons, Matthew West Ballard and Dock McKenzie Ballard. Sue was a member of Poetry Baptist Church where her love for children and how each had a special way of learning led her to teach Sunday School classes for many years. She ...


SYFY WIRE (blog)

The strange loves of Supergirl
SYFY WIRE (blog)
It features Faye Dunaway as an evil witch character, Mia Farrow as a mom and a cameo by Peter O'Toole. That is the supporting cast of literally every movie made in the 80s. This film introduced another boyfriend for Linda Lee: a groundskeeper at the ...

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