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Toledo Blade

A poetic world: Words, kind or harsh, define everyday existence
Toledo Blade
If you know by heart the lyrics to your favorite song, you already love one kind of poetry. You love another whenever you laugh at a joke or groan over a bad pun. The jargon of your profession and the slang you speak with friends are poetry. So are the ...


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 ...


ABC News

Paul Kelly talks about poetry, love of The Beatles and his latest album Nature
ABC News
"I think song lyrics and poetry often blurs. "It's a fairly modern idea that poetry should be something you read on the page. Original poetry was always sung, the Greek tragedies were sung, Homer was sung. "Poetry's got all these other things going on ...


The Wire

Is the Poetry of Love Possible in the Age of #MeToo?
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 Atlantic

How Instagram Saved Poetry
The Atlantic
By the time he started as a clerk in 1917, his most popular poem—The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock—had been published to great acclaim. But even then, despite his bank salary, the man who has often been called the greatest poet of the 20th century ...


Sandusky Register

Poetry, like love, can change your life
Sandusky Register
This is a love story. This story 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. We become who and what we become through the uncanny confluence of opportunity and habit, tactic and ...


The Independent

14 best poetry books
The Independent
This powerful book, published to mark the centenary of women's suffrage, features 150 poems written by women on a vast array of subjects, from friendship and love to body image, mental health and freedom. Some of the poems, such as “Still I Rise” by ...

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Irish Times

Poetry round-up: Kate Tempest, the phenomenon, is back
Irish Times
The ultimate point though is that McGuckian's voice is not reducible to this or any other “explanation”; her historical ventriloquism is simply another layer in the multi-layered, self-conscious, and shimmeringly symphonic work of which Love, The ...


Elite Daily

7 Love Poems To Send Your Partner ASAP That'll Make Them Swoon Hard
Elite Daily
North & South is my jam. Sure, I love the gorgeous costumes and lush settings, but between you and I, I also just love the old-fashioned romance, which seems to be a lost art. But by having a few love poems to send your partner, you can resurrect it ...


The Guardian

Neil Tennant: 'Sometimes I think, where's the art, the poetry in all this?'
The Guardian
Titled One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem, the book's minimal white jacket encases his life's work: songs about sex and politics, love and despair, a whole panorama of British life. “Really quite often, a publisher says, 'Let's get Neil Tennant to write his ...

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Stabroek News

2018 Toronto International Film Festival Diary: For the love of poetry in “The Kindergarten Teacher”
Stabroek News
“I have a poem.” It's such an innocuous line but one that hides a wealth of profundity. In “The Kindergarten Teacher,” it's the cue that Jimmy Roy, a child prodigy, uses to let the adults around him know that he has a poem to recite. But there's a sly ...

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The Guardian

'Forgotten' female poet of first world war to be honoured at armistice centenary
The Guardian
A love poem written from the frontline of the Somme by the “great forgotten voice of the first world war”, the American author, heiress, suffragette and nurse Mary Borden, will form the heart of an event at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of ...


Chico Enterprise-Record

Biblio File: Paradise Poet writes of emotional highs and lows
Chico Enterprise-Record
Raised in Paradise, Anna Quimpo Maguire published “Searching For The City Of Love” in 2016, when she was eighteen. Since then she has established Three States of Mind Press, “an inclusive poetry press,” with presentations scheduled in Los Angeles ...


The Guardian

From John Keats to Nick Cave: poems for every stage in life
The Guardian
We turn to poetry to help us express our feelings at key stages of our lives – birth, marriage and death. But poetry has the ability to seep into other life experiences – falling in love, raising children and confronting our mortality in both peace ...
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Tullahoma News and Guardian

For the love of poetry: Left to Write
Tullahoma News and Guardian
The art of poetry predates literacy. According to the website, poetry.org, in preliterate societies, poetry was frequently employed as a means of recording oral history, storytelling, genealogy, law and other forms of expression or knowledge that ...


The Columbus Dispatch

On Poetry: Alluring words can add meaning to life
The Columbus Dispatch
And, 20 years after first falling in love with poetry, I still find it miraculous how those marks and sounds remain my way of making sense of my world, of myself and of you — stranger, reader, friend. Not everyone read poems. Not all of us need poems ...

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Canton Repository

Dave Lucas: Poetry for people who hate poetry
Canton Repository
But you don't hate it. At least that's what I hope you'll discover as you read this column. I don't want to convince you that you should love poetry. I want to convince you that you already do. If you know by heart the lyrics to your favorite song, you ...


New Jersey Monthly

A Conversation with US Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
New Jersey Monthly
The position puts me on the ground that way and gives me a sense of what different places are like, and what the people who live in them see and hear in poems. I love having a change of perspective and a chance to find out what people are thinking about.


Independent.ie

Carol Ann Duffy pens poem to mark centenary of Armistice Day
Independent.ie
He said: “I hope that Carol Ann Duffy's poem will be something that you'll read privately as individuals, or with friends, or publicly amongst people on the beach on November 11. “Poetry in the First World War was such an extraordinary artform – it ...

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Juneau Empire

Annual Grand Slam poetry event crowns a winner
Juneau Empire
Price favored knotty, internal rhymes; Bowhay shared seemingly personal challenges in life and love; and Garrett delivered her emotional stanzas without the assistance of notes. Audrey Kohler, Alayna Duncan, Kylynn Machir and Miriam Wagoner also ...


The Guardian

Danez Smith: 'I've never read Invisible Man. Please don't take my black writer card'
The Guardian
In my freshman year at college I was given a copy of Smoking Lovely by Willie Perdomo, and it was the first time I had seen a book of poetry. Perdomo's poems helped me make sense of the addiction that lived in my family and me, while also showing me ...


Cleveland Scene

Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry, No. 2
Cleveland Scene
This is the second installment in a monthly series by Dave Lucas, the Poet Laureate of the State of Ohio. The first can be found here. *** 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 ...

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UVU Review

For the Love of Poetry: Speak for Yourself Open Mic
UVU Review
Enliten Bakery & Cafe hosts a creative writing open mic every Thursday at 7:30 p.m., which Marianne Hales Harding, a co-founder of Speak for Yourself Open Mic, founded as a venue for creative writers to share their pieces in Utah County four and a half ...


InDaily

Poems: Of love and loss
InDaily
... Beach near Los Angeles and works part-time as an investigative journalist – read more). John also blogs regularly at Beyond the Estuary, and his previous appearances in InDaily Poet's Corner can be found here and here, and more of John's story here.


The New Yorker

Tracy K. Smith's Poetry of Desire
The New Yorker
In Smith's four books of verse—her latest, “Wade in the Water” (Graywolf), came out in April, and was recently followed by an anthology, “American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time” (co-published by Graywolf and the Library of Congress)—love and ...


Daily Telegraph

Augusta Victoria, wife of Kaiser Wilhelm, was a broken woman at the end of WWI
Daily Telegraph
Wilhelm was smitten by his cousin Princess Elisabeth of Hesse, writing her love poetry and visiting her often. In 1878 he proposed to her but she turned him down. In 1878 Augusta and Wilhelm met again and began to fall in love. Some people opposed a ...


Volume One

The Stuff of Life
Volume One
As a professor emeritus of English and former poet laureate of the City of Eau Claire, Bruce Taylor is no stranger to the Chippewa Valley's literary scene.If his name on the cover of his latest collection doesn't capture your attention, the title ...


Hibbing Daily Tribune

Perfect-bound poetry
Hibbing Daily Tribune
... cover sums up the poetry within perfectly: “This book of poetry, Reflections, is a compilation of years of life. It reflects many thoughts about God, about nature and about the wisdom I have gained in so many years of studying, ministering and ...


New York Times

From Poetry to Chemistry to 'a Shared Museum,' Performances at FIAC
New York Times
Parades for FIAC, a performance festival now in its third year (although performances have been part of the fair for a decade now), is staging 17 productions, with a special emphasis this time on dance and poetry. The events are all free, low ...

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Poetry to Exalt the Everyday
Tablet Magazine
My nominee for the first poem in Heshvan, is a verse from the biblical love poem the Song of Songs. Literary critic, professor of Hebrew literature, and translator of the Hebrew Bible Robert Alter says of the book as a whole that in it there is a ...

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