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Macleans.ca

Why poets love Gord Downie and vice versa
Macleans.ca
One of the Tragically Hip's greatest hits had Gord Downie singing, in the chorus, “Don't tell me what the poets are doing / on the streets in the epitome of vague.” The irony, of course, is that Downie is considered by a lay audience as one of Canada's ...
BC Hip fans gather for broacast of final Man Machine Poem Tour concertCBC.ca

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PBS NewsHour

This Olympian — and poet — on her love for “freedom within boundaries”
PBS NewsHour
On Friday, long-distance runner Alexi Pappas will compete in Rio in her first-ever Olympic race. But unlike many of her Olympic peers, Pappas does not put all her talent in one basket. In addition to training as a world-class runner, she is also a ...

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Daily Mail

'I love to read poetry to relax': Sadie Frost on her cultural favourites
Daily Mail
I love to read poetry to relax – a friend bought me a Twenties edition of Milton's Paradise Lost for my birthday. I also discovered Pablo Neruda, a Chilean who wrote beautiful love poems. I don't read a lot of modern literature but found time for Alain ...



VICE

'Writing About Sex and Love Is Juvenile? What Else Is There?' An ...
VICE
The New Zealand writer, who went viral with her poem "Keats is Dead so Fuck me From Behind", talks about bisexuality, Janet Jackson and pissing off old men.

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TIME

Review: The New Ben-Hur Is Mildly Exciting At Best
TIME
And that sums up the total squareness of this new Ben-Hur: In freshening up the story for a new audience, Bekmambetov (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Night Watch) has sucked most of the poetry from its soul, which makes it seem more dated rather than ...

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Mic

Frank Ocean's 'Blonde' is an understated, genreless, queer masterpiece
Mic
The struggle appears throughout — Ocean even avoiding using pronouns in most of his love stories. Instead, each could easily interpreted as being heterosexual, homosexual, gender queer. In "Futura Free," he reminds us all of his monumental "coming-out ...
Blond, Endless + Boys Don't Cry: Appreciating Frank Ocean's Multimedia Album LaunchMTV UK
Frank Ocean Blurs the Lines Even Further on 'Blond'XXLMAG.COM

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Entertainment Tonight

Kanye West Writes 'McDonald's' Poem for Frank Ocean's 'Boys Don't Cry' Magazine, Fast Food Chain Responds
Entertainment Tonight
While the poetry is very silly and largely complimentary, one line -- "I could see it through his artificial meat eyes" -- prompted the fast food chain to respond via Twitter, writing, "We're lovin' the love for McDonald's World Famous Fries and Apple ...
Kanye West Thinks French Fries Are 'Evil' In New Poem About McDonald's! MUST READ!PerezHilton.com
Kanye West Wrote A Poem About McDonald'sThe Interrobang
Kanye West has written a terrible 'poem' about McDonald's & we're not lovin' it - read it hereEntertainment.ie

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Baltimore City Paper (blog)

The highlights and lowlights of Fields Festival
Baltimore City Paper (blog)
-Lying on the grass in the shade at the amphitheater on Saturday afternoon, for poetry by Michael Wasteneys Stephens, Lily Herman, Grace Davis, Suzie Doogan, Lindsay Raspi, and Brendan Sullivan. ... -Ingesting some substances which all congealed ...



The Oakland Press

Michigan poet turns experience into "A Ranch Bordering the Salty River"
The Oakland Press
After lengthy phone calls and letters, Page moved 6,000 miles away from Detroit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, to live with his love. “So now I am living in Buenos Aires, teaching and writing.” He also works as a rancher and farmer in Argentina. Page's ...



LACMA's Hereafter Institute Explores The Graveyards Of The Future
LAist
He was a writer and a poet, and users will find themselves entering his garden and experiencing his poetry. The piece, which Barcia-Colombo created with VR expert Sarah Rothberg, uses an HTC Vive headset, which, unlike other ... The record contained ...



KCUR

Music Review: Heidi Lynne Gluck's 'Pony Show'
KCUR
This provides the stable base Gluck needs for her voice, so richly-toned and smooth that if you neglect to listen to what she's actually saying, you're missing the point. Close listening to the lyrics reveal Pony Show to be a robust love letter to life ...



Ultimate Classic Rock

Gong Co-Founder Gilli Smyth Dead at 83
Ultimate Classic Rock
Gilli Smyth, the poet and singer whose distinctive atonal style was a critical component of Gong's early sound, has died at the age of 83. News of Smyth's passing is confirmed by her son Orlando Monday Allen, who shared reports of her deteriorating ...
Gong founder Gilli Smyth dead at 83TeamRock.com

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Daily Beast

The Death of the Original Apple Store: New Yorks Farewell to Tekserve
Daily Beast
Before there were Apple stores, Tekserve was the Apple store in New York City. Rising rents have forced it to close—but not before an auction of owner Dick Demenus's amazing collection of vintage and esoteric gadgetry.

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NTCC poetry contest deadline Friday
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune
The deadline is noon Friday for the ninth annual Northeast Texas Poetry Contest. To be eligible to win, contestants must read ... comment to let us know of abusive posts. 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...



Madison.com

Festival honors student activist, artist
Madison.com
As an activist, b-boy, rapper, poet and student at UW-Madison he touched members of the community with a vision of coming together through hip-hop that still inspires those who knew him or his work, even after his death. Today a street in Chicago bears ...



The Guardian

Six Memos for the Next Millennium review – Italo Calvino's Harvard lectures
The Guardian
In 1984, Italo Calvino was invited to give the following year's Charles Eliot Norton poetry lectures at Harvard University (a great honour; previous lecturers have included TS Eliot, Jorge Luis Borges, Igor Stravinsky and EE Cummings). However, Calvino ...



The Indian Panorama

Launch of "The Garden of Love- Light Poems of Sri Chinmoy"
The Indian Panorama
A highlight will be the international launch of Sri Chinmoy's fully bilingual publication The Garden of Love-Light Poems (Premaloker Kanan), which will include 140 of Sri Chinmoy's original Bengali poems captured in both Bengali and Western script ...



alloveralbany

The Troy Poem Project
alloveralbany
But if you want to talk about the meaning of life -- or love, time, repetition, or the Collar City Bridge -- Meghan is happy to oblige. You'll find her sitting by the river at Troy Flea, or along River Street at the Enchanted City festival or Troy ...



The Quint

Wait For Me, My Love: Excerpts From Irom Sharmila's Poetry
The Quint
On 9 August, 2016 Irom Sharmila breaks the fast that began 16 years ago in November 2000. Following an incident of violence meted out to civilians by the state on 2 November the next year, when ten villagers were killed by the Assam Rifles, Sharmila ...

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Patch.com

Alexandria Library Hosts Annual 'For Love of Country' Essay, Poetry Contest
Patch.com
Alexandria Library and the For Love of Country Foundation have teamed up to host the second, annual 'For Love of Country' Essay and Poetry Contest, “Why Vote?” Eligible applicants for the essay and poetry contest are upcoming seventh, eighth and ...



Salon

BREAKING: “Don't believe the others! 'Twas I who really killed Gawker!” says The Greatest Living American Writer
Salon
I shuddered as I prepared for him to squawk the name of my once-great love, Wally Trumbull, whose athletic limbs had been blown off long ago at Guadalcanal. But instead, the bird bore a message, with a Soho address. “Your presence is requested tomorrow ...



Los Angeles Times

Shakespeare's 'Love's Labor's Lost': Kathleen Marshall directs a winner at the Old Globe
Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO — The Old Globe's staging of “Love's Labor's Lost” proves that it is possible to fall in love with a production at first sight. John Lee .... Kristen Connolly majestically outlines the Princess' noble bearing but misses the poetry when it ...



Williams College alum co-authors new cookbook, focusing on fresh food and literature
Berkshire Eagle (subscription)
"I'm always coming up with new dishes, always writing new recipes and Stephen is always coming up with poems and writing poetry," said Kornfeld, a chef, educator and author of three previous cookbooks. "We have really complimentary skill sets," agreed ...

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Dearborn Press and Guide

Local authors to take spotlight at AAUW-Dearborn book sale
Dearborn Press and Guide
... creative writing class offered through the adult and community education program of the Dearborn Public Schools for more than 30 years. As a poet, she said she has explored the gamut of poetry styles, including haiku, quatrains and free verse ...



What Your Favorite Celebs Studied in College
TeenVogue.com
Proof that higher education is the way to go: Some of your favorite celebrities weren't too cool for school. When it comes to picking your college major, you might often feel conflicted trying to satisfy your own aspirations and that of your parents ...



Poetry ban takes away very essence of Tralee
Belfast Telegraph
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee. I call on the organisers to revoke their decision to exclude poetry from the contest. If this isn't possible and there are to be no poetry recitations this year, will they forego the singing of the poetic ...

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onmanorama

Come, fall in love with poetry again, via Instagram
onmanorama
Poetry by and large has a sense of nostalgia - bringing with it a whiff of old world charm, complete with sepia-colored parchments and ink-dipped pens. But in the era of Twitter, where you are required to express your emotions within 140 characters ...



The Majalla Magazine

Poetry Leads the Turkish Republic
The Majalla Magazine
Turkey's prime minister has a poetry obsession. Barely a speech of his goes by without him quoting some. Back in his conservative democratic days, his favorite political slogan was a line of medieval Sufi verse: “Yaradılanı severim, Yaradan'dan ötürü ...

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Writing and Reading with Frequency in Providence
Rhode Island Monthly (blog)
Unleash your creative side through playwriting, poetry and some quality time with a mad scientist and his monster. By Casey Nilsson ... That's what I love about Frequency Writers, a community of scribblers on the West Side of Providence. The reading ...



The Globe and Mail

Shelf life: Sarah Hampson on reading the poetry of Emily Dickinson
The Globe and Mail
So, when I read the verse, That Love is all there is/ Is all we know of Love/ It is enough, the freight should be/ Proportioned to the groove, I see my brilliant friend, Molly, bent over her manual typewriter in her room under the eaves of a Victorian ...


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