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The Guardian

Black Country by Liz Berry poetry review – 'love flowed out of me like honey'
The Guardian
They say poetry, like charity, begins at home. If her debut book of poems is anything to go by, Liz Berry would surely agree. Along with its lavish, atmospheric cover image of a bird's dark plumage, what is immediately striking about Black Country ...



The Guardian

Clive Palmer's poetry unearthed and it's, er, well-meaning
The Guardian
“I really celebrate the fact he's done it, I love the fact he's taken the time and care to explore his emotions and his affections for someone in verse and I think that's a big deal. Most people stop writing poetry in high school and move on and he ...

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The Millions

Americans Love Poetry, But Not Poetry Books
The Millions
Whether poetry is useless or dead is a question that arrives as regularly as cicadas. Newsweek proclaimed verse a corpse it in 2003; in 2013, The Washington Post's Alexandra Petri called again for a coffin and a shovel. Still, every spring, ivory ...

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Above the Law

Disgraced Law Dean Turns To Creepy Poetry
Above the Law
Look, maybe it's the fact that I had to listen to this over and over in writing this post, but Mitchell's actually pretty good. Too bad he had to publicly market himself as: “Remember that guy who got fired for allegedly being a skeevy horndog? Here's ...



'Urdu is a language of love, poetry'
Times of India
This is necessary to foster communal harmony and national integration. Let children learn different languages and imbibe our multicultural ethos. Urdu is a language of love and poetry and it should be promoted at all levels," said Congress MLA Amin Patel.

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Robert Graves Is Famous For His War Writing, But He Also Wrote Love Poetry
The New Republic
His writing is remarkable for its range: Graves experimented with Modernism, dabbled in ballads and narrative poems, speculated on the origins of mythology, penned a best-selling historical fiction novel—and wrote these two sad, sensual love poems.



New York Times

Sunday Book Review|'Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love,' by James Booth
New York Times
There were too many people — on both sides of the Atlantic, and anywhere else English is read and spoken — who simply loved Larkin's poems. In the last two decades that opinion has managed to reassert itself: an encouraging example of error wearing ...

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Sydney Morning Herald

Samuel Wagan Watson's edgy poems of love and death
Sydney Morning Herald
The love poems here are mainly addressed to his Finnish partner, Heli, but also to some past loves. There are no overt death threats in this collection, but Wagan Watson does plenty of smiting: colonialist malice, hollow romanticism, media moguls ...

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New York Magazine

The 5 Kinds of Poems You Hear at Weddings
New York Magazine
My lazy googling leads me to believe that popular wedding love poems include Shakespeare's “Sonnet 116,” Elizabeth Barrett Browning's “Sonnet 43,” and e.e. cummings's “i carry your heart in me (i carry it in),” which people love so much, they are ...

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St. Peter mourns death of ear-tugging, poetry loving, respect-commanding ...
Mankato Free Press
William D. Harvey, or, as his students called him, "Mr. Harvey" was a revered English teacher and poet at St. Peter High School for decades. He was also a World War II vet who thousands of students remembered fondly for his enthusiasm for teaching ...



The Express Tribune

Faiz's poem among world's 50 greatest love poems
The Express Tribune
But while their works are classics, the poetic expression of love, like all else, seems to have evolved over the course of time. To celebrate revitalised, non-formulaic romantic poetry, a new list of the 50 greatest love poems has been compiled poetry ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

England captain Wayne Rooney's secret love of poetry is revealed by former coach
Telegraph.co.uk
Dressing room convention dictates Bate is not allowed to reveal the full contents of the poem, but it is safe to say there were no rhyming couplets or iambic pentameters involved. But that did not matter. "Here was a young boy just expressing his love ...
Mishits: Former England Under-17 manager reveals Wayne Rooney's passion ...ESPN.co.uk (blog)

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TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)

John McCrae's poetry of love, loss and war
TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)
This much-loved three-stanza poem is written in the 13th-century form called a rondeau, in which repetition and rhyme carry a strong theme like love or loss through a meticulously metred sequence that inevitably circles back to where it started. Its ...

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Americans Have Never Loved Poetry More?But They Call It Rap
Daily Beast
A widely read Atlantic piece by Dana Gioia in 1992 was a signature statement. Granted, that was a while ago now, but times don't seem to have changed much: Comments in the wake of Charles Wright's anointment last week as America's poet laureate kept ...

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Author presents poetry book 'How to Say I Love You in Indian'
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gyasi Ross will present a book of poems, “How to Say I Love You in Indian,” at 3 today at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW. It has a foreword by Native activist, environmentalist and author Winona La Duke, and conveys Native love ...



Glide Magazine

Love, Poetry and Revolution: A Journey Through the British Psychedelic And ...
Glide Magazine
Just released by Grapefruit Records, under the Cherry Red umbrella, is Love, Poetry and Revolution, a triple-CD clambox dedicated to British psychedelia from 1966 to 1972. And it's a rare beast too. As with all bestiaries, classification isn't usually ...



New York Daily News

Queens poet remembers a love lost long ago through his heartfelt poetry
New York Daily News
This man might be the city's oldest romantic. Even at 97 years old, Queens poet Leon Zuckrow is still penning verses dedicated to his true love, his first wife Naomi, who passed away more than 50 years ago. “It is a way of repairing myself,” said ...



Telegraph.co.uk

15 best poetry books of all time
Telegraph.co.uk
Pushkin's masterpiece is a novel in verse, about love badly timed, rivalries and loneliness – but with highly entertaining digressions and vibrant characters. (Vikram Seth's The Golden Gate is a joyous narrative poem about San Francisco in the same ...



AMERICAN LIFE IN POETRY: 'Rain rattles on the metal roof'
MyWebTimes.com
The neighbor's horses idle / under the roof / of their three-sided shelter, / looking out at the rain. / Sometimes / one or another / will fade into the shadows / in the corner, maybe / to eat, or drink. / Still, the others stand, / blowing out their ...



Huffington Post Canada

Love Poems: 10 Sayings You're Probably Too Embarrassed To Share Publicly
Huffington Post Canada
This might be an unexpected inclusion, considering the modern style of cummings' poetry, but this poem went mainstream during the release of In Her Shoes (both movie and book). It's also lovely, and one of many beautiful love poems cummings had wrote.



Omaha World-Herald

Kooser's 'American Life in Poetry' (Nov. 23)
Omaha World-Herald
Related Stories. Related: Kooser's 'American Life in Poetry' (Nov. 16). Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2014 1:00 am. Kooser's 'American Life in Poetry' (Nov. 23). I love poems with sudden surprises, and here's one by Jennifer Gray, a Nebraskan. Will you ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Dylan Thomas: best poems and quotes - which is your favourite?
Telegraph.co.uk
Fear or believe that the wolf in a sheepwhite hood. Loping and bleating roughly and blithely shall leap,. My dear, my dear,. Out of a lair in the flocked leaves in the dew dipped year. To eat your heart in the house in the rosy wood. Read full poem ...



The Independent

Poetry International festival 2014: Actors and poets gather to celebrate the ...
The Independent
"Love poetry has always been something people like, but most of it isn't funny," said Celia Hewitt, Adrian Mitchell's second wife and the subject of his famously light-hearted love poem "Celia, Celia". "It was chosen to be one of the Poems on the ...

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Vocativ

Love Poems, Now in Doodle Form
Vocativ
For every Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem on love and loss, visual artist Rita Gomes has an unbridled, modern doodle. “Fuck (off) on the first date,” she scrawls in one. “Too busy not giving a shit about you,” she writes boldly in another. Her ...

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Daily Mail

Britain's first Scottish poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy writes 'I Love You' poem
Daily Mail
Carol Ann Duffy, the first ever Scottish UK poet laureate, has released her thoughts on the independence referendum 'No' vote in the way she knows best - by publishing a new poem. Titled 'September 2014', the short, 16-line verse reflects on Scotland's ...



Race, class, gender and love: ASU alumnus to star at international poetry slam
The State Press
For the first time in poetry slam history, the Valley's arts district will be hustling and bustling with poets from around the world as people gather for the annual Individual World Poetry Slam competition. Come Oct. 8, Phoenix will host what ...

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Boothbay Register

Poetry of love displayed at library fundraiser
Boothbay Register
"Writing a nature poem," she responded with verve. McNair spoke last. He approached the audience with a diminished volume but with no less enthusiasm. He brought the evening together with the theme of love. "Every poem is a love poem," McNair said, ...



Daily Mail

Listen! It's the resurrected poets society: From Betjeman to Larkin, the poets ...
Daily Mail
My favourite is a little-known recording of Siegfried Sassoon, captured late in his life but including some of his best-loved early poems. We tuned our ears to an astonishing range of voices: Sylvia Plath's incandescent concentration; Seamus Heaney's ...

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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and love poetry
TES News
Poetry is a sore point for many English teachers, who must battle the perception that it is difficult and doesn't make sense. My favourite lesson for changing pupils' minds explores Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley. First, we watch the end of the ...



Express.co.uk

Loving husband writes book of poems to relive memories with wife battling ...
Express.co.uk
To try to keep their memories alive and to show his love, Len has even written a book of poems – each one celebrating one of the 48 years the couple have shared. Len, 76, spends most of his time at the nursing home in Ipswich, Suffolk, where his 71 ...



In Pakistan, Drones Have Made Their Way Into Love Poems
National Journal
May 12, 2014 ISLAMABAD—In Pakistan's northwest tribal region, where drones hum overhead and militants hide, this is romantic: "I am looking for you like a drone, my love," a verse of a local folk poem says. "You have become Osama, no one knows your ...

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Daily Mail

'I pray we'll be together to share another lifetime of true love': Loving ...
Daily Mail
He said he was proud to have the poems published as a book - which is appropriately named Life of Love. Mr Biddlecombe added: 'I wrote the earlier ones about her and as we had our family they came into it. Then as time went on they were more for her ...
Shotley: Man's poetry book is dedicated to his wife who has Alzheimer's. He ...Ipswich Star

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Hey Poets, Garrison Keillor is giving away $2K for your love poems
Minnesota Reads
Garrison Keillor, proprietor of Common Good Books in St Paul, Minnesota, is sponsoring a poetry contest, and he's putting up some serious money in support of good verse. First prize in “Love Letters”: The Second Annual Common Good Books Poetry Contest ...



Love poetry and cancer
Times of Malta
A poetry book documenting the stories of cancer patients, survivors and families who have lost significant ones to this illness has just been published by Glen Calleja. Despite the poignancy of the subject matter, the author describes the book, Kull ...



TheChronicleHerald.ca

A Cape Breton love affair expressed in poetry
TheChronicleHerald.ca
The forgotten Sydney Forum was a place where legends were born, magic unfolded and dreams were realized. That's how a young fella by the name of Sterling McNeil saw it. Its heyday, during the late 1950s and mid 1960s, coincided with an era of ...



Pinsky Teaches Poetry…to the World
BU Today
It's safe to say that many fans of poet Robert Pinsky would love to take a class with him. Now they can, for free and while staying put, whether they're in Anchorage or Zanzibar. Anyone in the world who can go online can sign up for The Art of Poetry ...



Franchise Herald

Tom Hiddleston And Emma Watson Read Poetry For The Love Book App; Other ...
Franchise Herald
Tom Hiddleston, Emma Watson and other popular stars are bringing back the glory of poetry reading via "The Love Book" app. Radio Times reported that like the other stars, Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson have read poems penned by world-renowned ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Valentine's Day poems
Telegraph.co.uk
It can be hard to know exactly what to say to someone you care about on Valentine's Day, but thankfully, the great poets have written plenty of beautiful lines about love. Here are some of the best.

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Keegan Allen's Book of Poetry "Life. Love. Beauty." — Check Out The Cover ...
Wetpaint
Mark your calendars, Pretty Little Liars fans! Keegan Allen (Toby) has a release date for his new book, life.love.beauty. The book of Keegan's original photography and poetry will be out on February 3, 2015, but you can pre-order it now! Keegan took to ...



Love Poetry And Revolution: A Journey Through The British Psychedelic And ...
The Quietus
If there's something about the garage and psych scenes of the mid to late 60s and thereabouts, it's that they'll live and die by the compilation. Ever since the nuclear-strength impact of Nuggets and everything that's followed over the following four ...



Airport musings: Love, poetry, and separation in public anonymity.
Religion News Service
Airports are funny spaces. They are almost like a microcosm of our world. Yes, there is still great inequality, with first-class lives and sardine-like seats. It reminds me of the line in Jerry McGuire: “First class seats used to mean a better seat ...



The Independent

Here's That Kristen Stewart Love Poem You've Been Hearing About
Huffington Post
KStew calls the poem "embarrassing," but adds of her writing skills, "I don't want to sound so f--king utterly pretentious … but after I write something, I go, 'Holy f--k, that's crazy. It's the same thing with acting: If I do a good scene, I'm always ...
Kristen Stewart shares love poem but is it about Robert Pattinson?handbag.com
Kristen Stewart writes worst poem of all timeThe Independent
Kristen Stewart's heart is a wiffle ball/freedom pole, according to ...Entertainment Weekly
Us Magazine
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5 Must-Read Love Poems By Pablo Neruda
YourTango
By far one of the most talented voices in South American literature, Pablo Neruda's work makes for a lasting legacy that keeps him at the forefront of modern poetry to this day. His poems about love are romantic, erotic, thrilling and breathtaking, and ...



Herald-Mail announces Love Poetry Contest
Herald-Mail Media
The Herald-Mail invites readers to compose and enter love poetry in second annual love poetry contest. Our topic is love. Entries may be about any aspect of love — love lost, love found, love spurned, sexual attraction, love fulfilled, even a broken ...



My passion for poetry unfathomable – Amu-Nnadi
Daily Sun
Award-winning poet, Chijioke Amu- Nnadi, has described his love for poetry has unfathomable. Amu- Nnadi, arguably one of Nigeria's most compelling poets in recent years, spoke on his attachment to the written word ahead of a US trip, where he will be ...



Public Radio International

Ancient Love Poem Sees Light of Day in Istanbul
Public Radio International
One of those tablets is referred to as "number 2461"³ that includes an exquisite love poem. Poem recited by the annual brides of King Shu-Sin (c. 4000 BC). Translated by Samuel Noah Kramer. Bridegroom, dear to my heart, Goodly is you beauty, honeysweet,



Our Subjects Pick Us: Cynthia Atkins Talks About Love, Loss and Poetry
Huffington Post
Cynthia Atkins was born and raised in Chicago, IL, receiving a BFA and an MA from the University of Illinois and an MFA from Columbia University's School of the Arts. She is the author of Psyche's Weathers (2007) and In The Event of Full Disclosure (CW ...



A Poetic Odyssey: Dick Davis translates Hafez in "Faces of Love"
PBS NewsHour
His poetry can read in a secular way or in a religious … that's the great problem with translating Hafez that you have this constant ambiguity and ambiguity is very difficult to transfer from one language to another.” Davis' “Faces of Love” shows a ...



Daily Mail

Love poetry? Get between these sheets
Daily Mail
Similarly JAMES FENTON'S YELLOW TULIPS (his selection from 1968-2011, Faber £12.99) shows how a fine poet can juxtapose demanding, angry political work with the lyrical simplicity of love poems like Hinterhof and In Paris With You - which is a cheeky ...

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Poet visits Sanhedrin Continuation High School
Ukiah Daily Journal
A traveling poetry teacher, Levinson visited Sanhedrin Continuation High School on Thursday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 14 for poetry sessions. As a member of California Poets in the Schools, an artist-in-residence program founded in 1964 to bring poetry ...



Maggie Estep Made Me Love Poetry
Huffington Post
Maggie was the brave girl I wasn't, and in the time I'd watch her, I could be that one, who said whatever I thought, fearless. She would do it for me. Though I have been in love with poetry throughout my life, it was Maggie that made it course through ...

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Love, Poetry and Revolution
The Arts Desk
love poetry and revolution disc one This alternate universe does not feature The Beatles or The Stones. There is no Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd or Soft Machine. Underground staples The Crazy World of Arthur Brown appear with “Devil's Grip ...



PBS NewsHour

Weekly Poem: Jennifer Michael Hecht reads 'A Marriage of Love and ...
PBS NewsHour
Listen to Jennifer Michael Hecht read her poem “A Marriage of Love and Independence” from her new collection, “Who Said.” A Marriage of Love and Independence. When in disgrace with Frotune and men's eyes. When in the Course of human events, ...



Poetry middle school winner: Girl has a life filled with love
Herald-Mail Media
Because without love you'll be lost / But most of all, cherish it because there is no replacement / Because love is what lives in your heart / — Anish Kosuri, age 10, Boonsboro / Winner, middle school division of The Herald-Mail's 2014 Love Poetry ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

You really need these poems in your life
Telegraph.co.uk
For, as much as it can take us away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, poetry can also be grounding. Think poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy taking on everything from gender to climate change and David Beckham. Consider Philip Larkin's bleak ...

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Poetry, kathak, cuisine connect Madhuri Dixit to Lucknow
Times of India
my love for Urdu poetry. When shooting for Dedh Ishqiya, we would drive through the beautiful countryside up to the grand haveli of Mehmudabad that brought along with it the realisation of Lucknow being culturally rich. My guru Pandit Birju Maharaj ...

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The Independent

Book of a lifetime - Collected Shorter Poems by W H Auden
The Independent
It has Auden's greatest poems in it – his poem in memory of Sigmund Freud, which is one of the most comforting pieces of poetry I know, his exquisite “Lullaby” that begins “Lay your sleeping head my love…”, his magnificent poem in praise of limestone.



Rumi's Love Quotes Capture The Sufi Mystic's Divine Passion
Huffington Post
When it comes to searingly passionate poetry, 13th-century Persian poet Jalaluddin Rumi has no equal. The Sufi mystic's declarations of love speak across the centuries to strike modern hearts and souls just as poignantly as they did during his time.

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Forbes India

Poetry is the most democratic of the arts, sa...
Forbes India
And what about his love for poetry, where did that come from? “There is no such thing as poetry out there,” he counters. “You fall in love with a poem. So I fell in love with certain poems. As the number of those poems kept growing, my interest in the ...
A turn for the verseDeccan Chronicle

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BU Today

Renowned “Poet of the Personal” to Read Tonight
BU Today
In addition to being compared to Whitman, she has also been branded a “confessional” poet in the vein of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath. Olds says she prefers to think of herself as a “poet of the personal, the intimate subjects like birth, sex, death ...

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Review: Love, Poetry and Revolution: A Journey Through the British Psychedelic ...
Hollywood.com
Love, Poetry and Revolution eschews overexposed first-tier psych practitioners to illuminate the fulsome scene smoldering beneath the mainstream. In a few cases, that means spotlighting names known to most serious '60s rock geeks (The Misunderstood, ...



Running on Poetry: Love After Love
The Hindu
My friend for the last 25 years recently remarked that I should consider writing an agony aunt column. This was in the middle of one of our many conversations about the fickleness of human emotions and devotion, love and its associated madness and what ...



'Art of love, Love of art' event to showcase music, poetry
Texas A&M The Battalion
To communicate the experiences of love, the MSC Woodson Black Awareness Committee will host “The Art of Love, The Love of Art,” where students will perform both musical and spoken word poetry acts on Thursday at Rudder plaza. “It is a spoken word ...



Grand first kiss wins $1000 in Keillor love poem contest
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews
Like a lot of great poems, the one that won a thousand bucks for Kristal Leebrick ends with (spoiler alert!) a twist. The Pioneer Press reports that Leebrick's poem, “New year love” was named the winner in Garrison Keillor's Common Good Books second ...
St. Paul writer wins Keillor contest with poem about first kissPioneer Press

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New state poet laureate hopes to turn adults to a love of poetry
The Seattle Times
“My decision to commit to poetry coincided with a very real need on my part for what poetry could offer,” she explained. “What I love about poetry is the way that it reaches for language to say the unsayable.” After Austen's return to the states, she ...



Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)

Poems that teachers love
Philadelphia Public School Notebook (blog)
April is National Poetry Month, but after reading the contributions of 90 teachers and educational thought leaders in the anthology Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach, I think every month should be National Poetry Month.

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SunHerald.com

In Baghdad cafe, poetry – not politics – sparks the debate
SunHerald.com
The dispute was over a poem about unrequited love. “I don't believe he wrote this poem,” Mustapha said of its author, prompting finger wags and tongue clicks of disagreement. “I believe he stole it from another poet. I say this because he never wrote ...

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Poetry evokes pain, horror of complicated Middle East conflict
The Williams record
This narrative of remembrance and documentation of extreme loss and erasure (of country, of family, of home, of life) was a theme in all of the poetry. But it was coupled with a powerful and ultimately hopeful message of love, hope and survival. Hammad ...



Washington Post (blog)

Ryan Kerrigan reading poetry to female Redskins fans
Washington Post (blog)
True story: I was cleaning out my home office the other week and came across some poetry I wrote in high school. We're talking sappy 16-year-old girl anguished love poems that 18 years later are just embarrassing. But as it turns out, I could have lent ...

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On Seamus Heaney, Who Made Me Love Poetry
The American Prospect
Seamus Heaney made me love poetry. There you have it, the schmaltz, right up top. But it is true, so I have to say it and today is as good a day as any to do so, because Seamus Heaney died while we were sleeping, at the age of 74. He was a teacher, a ...

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Say It with a Sonnet: 10 Love Poems for Every Mood
Huffington Post
Shakespeare is, as many eminent scholars agree, the mack daddy of love poetry. He wrote more than 150 sonnets, many of which are about romance. There's some debate as to whether the intended recipient of this verse is a man or a woman; the famous ...



Charulata (The Lonely Wife) review: Music, poetry and, most of all, love
Irish Times (blog)
There's a truth to silent-screen queen Norma Desmond's notion: “We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.” But cinema's golden years produced people who hardly needed faces, as they had movement. Think of John Wayne framed in a doorway before ...



Does Love Survive Loss?
Slate Magazine
These two lines—Larkin's “What will survive of us is love” and Auden's “We must love one another or die”—may be the most well-known lines of poetry about love written in the past century. But what's remarkable about them both is that the poets who ...



Aficionado: A Jazz Memoir by poet Geoff Page pays homage to jazz
The Border Mail
It's surprising to learn that Geoff Page has a love of jazz that goes even further back than his love of poetry. The Canberra Times poetry editor and long-time fixture on the Australian poetry landscape, Page has published 21 collections of poetry and ...

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Daily Mail

Incredibly rare Sappho love poems discovered on tattered 1700-year-old papyrus
Daily Mail
In particular, Sappho was one of the first poets to describe love, and loss, as it affected her personally. Many of her poems expressed love and affection for women and modern-day words used to describe female homosexuality, namely 'lesbian' and ...

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Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Healdsburg Literary Guild issues 'Open Call for Love Poetry'
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Theme: love poem of any kind for anyone or anything. 2. Poem length: must fit on one page of chapbook in which it will appear; limit 32 lines including verse-separations. 3. Up to two (2) poems may be submitted, but only one poem per author will be ...



Poetry-vs.-Prose Argument Leads to Stabbing Death in Russia
Gawker
At risk of being somewhat reductionist, here is a bit of advice: Russians love poetry. Fuck with that at your own risk. If, for example, you tell a learned Russian that "the only real literature is prose," don't be surprised when he shivs you in the ...

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Melody and poetry craft 'Love Notes'
Times of India
Was it love that followed the music or music that followed love? Both, perhaps. Just as the lines between poetry and songs got blurred and, eventually, became indistinguishable as the evening progressed, ultimately erupting in a crescendo of, fittingly ...



Clive James on cancer, coping and his love of poetry
ITV News
The broadcaster Clive James has agreed to appear at the Cambridge Literary Festival in November, despite being rarely seen in public these days. In the 1980's he was one of ITV's most recognisable faces. His programme 'Clive James on Television' was ...



Victoria poet wins Governor General's Award for Poetry
Victoria News
The Lake of Two Mountains is Paré's first full collection of poetry. “I love using language and trying to make it sparkle off the page,” said Paré on why she likes writing poetry. “I love trying to use the right word in the right place. This is the ...

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Epic Pasifika love poem published by CUP
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
An epic love poem described as “a precocious masterpiece” and “one of the great poems of Oceania produced in the last century” is to be published in a new edition this month by Canterbury University Press. John Puhiatau Pule was just 21 years old ...

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You're About To Fall In Love With Slam Poetry (You're Welcome)
NYU Local
You might've heard about NYU's slam poetry team. Here's a fact: They're awesome and award-winning. But what do they do? What is slam poetry? Are they wearing berets and snapping their fingers like that scene in A Goofy Movie? This might be ...

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National Bad Poetry Day: Celebrity Verses from Kristen Stewart to Spock
Biography
The Twilight actress revealed in a Marie Claire interview for her March 2014 cover that she is a poet—even if you didn't know it. She even gave the glossy permission to reprint one of her works. It has to be said, her heart may be a wiffle ball (what ...



Sunday Poetry with Gypsy Woman, Jenean C. Gilstrap. Today: Winter Love
Yareah Magazine
Since childhood, Ms. Gilstrap has had a love of words-of writing and other arts. An individualist, she chooses not to follow any pre-conceived pattern for the outlay of these words – rather, she allows them the freedom to forge their own path as they ...



Haaretz

Poem of the Week / 'What is love?'
Haaretz
“Take Me Under Your Wing” is commonly read and taught in one or more of at least three ways: as a love poem (apparently, when it was written, in 1905, Bialik was having problems with his wife Mania and in a phase of his long affair with his mistress ...

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BBC News

Dylan Thomas: Wilderness years in Oxford remembered
BBC News
Thomas had a love-hate relationship with Oxford, according to his biographer Andrew Lycett. His poetry may have brought him respect and celebrity in literary circles, but in Oxford he felt at odds with his surroundings. "His father, who had been a ...

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Slate Magazine (blog)

How the Bond Between Two Gay Men Produced Some of the Finest Poems of ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
There's no way of knowing if Sassoon and Owen had a sexual relationship at Craiglockhart, but Owen's later letters to Sassoon are full of love. Writing on Nov. 5, 1917, after he had been discharged from hospital and was returning to duty, Owen tells ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Love Book app launched for National Poetry Day
Telegraph.co.uk
A new app called The Love Book is launched today to celebrate National Poetry Day. It's the brainchild of Allie Esiri, whose previous poetry app, iF Poems, knocked Angry Birds off Apple's app charts in 2011 and remains Apple's 'Editor's Choice All Time ...

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Blessed with the wings of poetry
Hindustan Times
Interestingly, like Jashandeep Singh, Jagreet Virk also credits his grandfather for his love for poetry. "Right from my school days, my grandfather would gift me a new story book or a book on poetry. After all, he believed that books are like best ...



Bihar CM opens 3-day poetry festival
Times of India
Noted Odia poet and retired IAS officer Ramakanta Rath read a few lines from his book 'Sri Radha' which is about Radha's love for Lord Krishna not just as a couple but even as an individual. "It took me about six years to finish the book," Rath told ...

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PopMatters

America Has a Fever and the Only Cure Is Poetry
PopMatters
If we are not in love with poems, the problem may be that we are not teaching the right poems.” First of all, this numinous “we” is problematic. Surely some people in a given society have loved and will continue to love poetry so its appreciators need ...



Nurturing love for poetry
The Star Online
SELANGOR was crowned the overall champion in the 11th national primary and secondary schools Chinese poetry recitation competition. Students from Selangor won the primary school category and the lower secondary school category and finished third in ...



WEHOville

READ: Poems From West Hollywood's First Poet Laureate, Steven Reigns
Advocate.com
West Hollywood has chosen its first poet laureate: Steven Reigns, an artist and nine-year resident of the Southern California city. A special selection committee this week picked Reigns from a pool of candidates to "act as a champion for poetry ...
His Life Is Poetry: WeHo City Poet Steven ReignsWEHOville

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TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Literary pick of the week: 'The Crooked Rib?!'
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Sarah Dayley, poet, artist and sometimes-educator whose work touches on experiences and histories of survival, states of hungriness/desire, love, Jewishness and truth-telling. Ifrah Mansour, artist who blends improvisational storytelling, poetry ...



Daily Beast

Why We Cant Quit Calling Presidents Kings
Daily Beast
But the nurse, EMT, and doctor inside, he says, were heroic: “I can't give them enough credit. They are wonderful human beings. If you were stuck in a foreign country, you would love to have this group come and get you.” Writebol's flight would turn ...

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Orlando Weekly

How to write a love poem when you're drunk
Orlando Weekly
Write a love poem, of course! A recent study indicates that poets get laid 90 percent more often than average people. Wordsmiths as homely as Charles Bukowski, Billy Collins and Jewel are known for their sexual prowess. Formal literary training is not ...



Daily Beast

Irans Blogfather Walks Free After Six Years in Jail
Daily Beast
But the nurse, EMT, and doctor inside, he says, were heroic: “I can't give them enough credit. They are wonderful human beings. If you were stuck in a foreign country, you would love to have this group come and get you.” Writebol's flight would turn ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Send love poems, not sexts, urges Gove
Telegraph.co.uk
Helena Bonham Carter, who is married to visonary director Tim Burton, said: Give your child an appetite for poems and they will never be bored. I think as a child I was a bit scared by poetry until someone told me it was a song that didn't need the music .
Could new poetry app, Love Book, be the answer to students sexting?NEWS.com.au
Teenagers should send each other romantic POEMS rather than sexting, says ...Daily Mail

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The Independent

Bedouin of the London Evening by Rosemary Tonk, book review: Mystery of the ...
The Independent
Her exuberance – she loves exclamation marks – is undercut by a profound alienation that is touched on in the revealing interview also included in this volume. “I wish I had somebody in mind [when writing poems], but I feel extremely alone, I may say.



Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Kristen Stewart's Embarrassing Love Poem To Robert Pattinson After Cheating ...
Celebrity Dirty Laundry
Oh, Kristen Stewart. The foot in the mouth moments never stop coming, do they? Kristen's seemed to revel in not caring what people say about her, and her recent interviews have been both cringe-worthy and incredibly carefree. However, nothing beats the ...

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