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Quartz

If you liked Beyonce's Lemonade, you'll love Warsan Shire, the poet featured in it
Quartz
Beyoncé's latest album, Lemonade, was released on Apr. 23, and has already broken the Internet. Presented in a special on HBO, the 12 track album includes Formation, the single she sang at the Super Bowl, and feels deeply personal, with several songs ...
Music|Warsan Shire, the Woman Who Gave Poetry to Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'New York Times
A 27-year-old poet is behind the powerful words in Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'Business Insider
Warsan Shire: the Somali-British poet quoted by Beyoncé in LemonadeThe Guardian (blog)
Noisey (blog) -New England Public Radio -CNN
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WWD

Paul Simon, Regina Spektor, Maria Popova and Matthew Weiner Pitch in at Poetry Event
WWD
Afterward, Spektor allowed, “I think people who love poetry just have an optimism and a desire to see the beauty in the world. They are already more inclined to be supportive people. I don't think you're going to find a lot of a——s who love poetry ...



New Vision

Nabisunsa lives, loves poetry and creativity
New Vision
Instead they were involved in separate discussions with the students on various topics including the “benefits of poetry” “How to handle a child who loves poetry” and the “relevance of the National Theatre today” in which they expressed the need for ...



Minnesota Public Radio News

For Kwame Alexander, poetry and love and sports all fit together
Minnesota Public Radio News
Poet Kwame Alexander, who will read Saturday morning at a library on the University of Minnesota West Bank campus, writes what he calls "novels in verse." Courtesy Houghton Mifflin | Donnie Biggs FCPS ...



Mic

Here's the Warsan Shire Poem That Caught Beyoncé's Attention for 'Lemonade'
Mic
Thanks to Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade, millions of people have been turned on to Warsan Shire, the Somali-British writer whose poetry appeared throughout the album. Shortly after Saturday's premiere of Lemonade, Shire's became a trending topic on ...

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POETRY MONTH: A Mother's Love
Sherman Denison Herald Democrat
Editor's note: A note attached to this poem said Christopher Perez died on May 12, 1978. He was killed by a drunk driver. He walks like a shadow through my mind / Taking me back to another time / Back to the day he was born, / Such a beautiful Sunday ...



Washington Post

Newly discovered works by Pablo Neruda and other best poetry this month
Washington Post
These documents, along with the poems (some of them fragments), translated by Forrest Gander, provide insights into the writing and its familiar themes — love, poetry and the strength and beauty of the people and landscape of Neruda's native Chile.
Chilean Poet Pablo Neruda re-buried after investigation reveals littleCCTV-America
Chile reburies Nobel-winning poet Pablo NerudaBangkok Post

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Press Herald

As poetry festival's keynote, Blanco will share love of language
Press Herald
“I started writing as an engineer, and that was when I started falling in love with language,” said Blanco, who has written several poetry books and is the education ambassador for the Academy of American Poets. He said he enjoys visiting schools and ...

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The Indy 500 has an official poet for the first time since the 1920s
Marketplace.org
Gettyimages 474655674 INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 24: Ryan Hunter-Reay driver of the #28 DHL Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race at Indianapolis Motorspeedway on May 24, 2015 in Indianapolis, ...

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Detroit Free Press

Poet ML Liebler, bard of Detroit, captures city's soul
Detroit Free Press
He celebrates the nobility of the union worker, the virtues of old-fashioned liberal politics, the love and safety of family, the wisdom of musical influences like John Lennon, the enduring shadows of childhood memories and wonders of faith. Eschewing ...

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MTV.com

A Love Profane
MTV.com
Poetry by Warsan Shire, a 27-year-old Somali-British artist, frames the film as narration; Shire's sensual and macabre verse is the language Beyoncé uses to express fantasies of brutality. “All Night,” too, sounds like a psalm. Her words echo the ...
Review: Beyoncé turns lemons into a masterpieceUConn Daily Campus

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mySanAntonio.com

Street poet in Dallas winds words into images of love, hope
mySanAntonio.com
DALLAS (AP) — She's a poet who hates love poems — but she'll write one for you anyway, if you ask. Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi works as a street poet in the Bishop Arts District, where she hangs out with a vintage typewriter and a sign that says, "Pick ...

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St. George Daily Spectrum (blog)

Poem-A-Day - 'My Grandmother's Love Letters' by Hart Crane
St. George Daily Spectrum (blog)
The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, whose aim is to make poetry available to a wider audience. Email The Academy at poem-a-day@poets.org. This poem is in the public domain. Originally published in Poem-a-Day, ...

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WWD

The Poetry, Politics and Projects of 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner
WWD
I can't wait for the next season of “Mr. Robot.” I love “Orange Is The New Black.” One of the great things about Netflix is you get to see shows from other countries like “Peaky Blinders.” I also have four boys [12 to 19] so I often watch whatever they ...



Philly.com

Rutgers-Camden poet/professor Rosal: Getting past black/white binary, building connections
Philly.com
"I want people who know poetry to feel they recognize a heightened music and fresh imagery," he says. "For people who might not be as familiar with poetry, I'd love for them maybe to say to themselves, 'I didn't know poetry could be like this or about ...



PopMatters

Charles Bukowski's 'On Love' and 'On Cats'
PopMatters
In collaboration with Ecco, DeBritto has compiled three volumes of specialized Bukowski poetry and free verse that have been published over the last year: On Writing (2015), On Cats (2015), and On Love (2016). There's a huge market now for Bukowski who ...



The Hindu

Love poetry?
The Hindu
Bay of Life presents Under the Moonlight, a monthly open mic series held under a starry sky. For details, log onto their Facebook page. Date and Time:April 9, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.. Venue: Besant Nagar beach ...



WABE 90.1 FM

Atlanta Poet Jericho Brown Questions Status Quo With Words
WABE 90.1 FM
“The movies we really love — part of the reason we love them is because we feel different after we have seen them,” Brown explains. “We feel ourselves changing as we are watching them. We start having ideas that we didn't have before. They give us ...



Huffington Post

Beyond April: 5 Ways to Bring Poetry to Life
Huffington Post
I love National Poetry Month and will always be among the first to promote it and participate in it. The extended holiday raises awareness, spurs creative thinking, and draws communities together for a time—just as holidays of all kinds are meant to do.



PRI

This dissident poet says elections and the nuclear pact give him hope for Iran
PRI
Shahram Rafizadeh fell in love with language as a kid in Iran. He's no language whiz, though. He's been living in Canada for about eight years now, and he apologizes for not being able to speak English. “My kids all speak English perfectly,” he says ...

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Corsicana Daily Sun

Local author publishes book of love poems
Corsicana Daily Sun
A: Love. Everywhere we look today, there is a war on love. We hear it in music, we see it in movies — that love is not cool. Courting is something that old folks do and there is no real romance, but this book is everything I believe love to be. And ...



Vox

9 articles you should read to understand Beyoncé's Lemonade — from poetry to body art
Vox
6) The poet Warsan Shire, who is of Somali heritage and grew up in London, wrote some of the most powerful poetry used as Beyoncé's voiceovers in the film, including "Nail Technician as Palm Reader" and "for women who are 'difficult' to love.
Transcript Of Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Because The Words Are Just As Important As The MusicBustle
Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Is an Anthem for the Retribution of Black WomenVICE
Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' is the love letter to black women we've been thirsting forThe Grio
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Local 8 Now

UT students read poems in honor of Zaevion Dobson
Local 8 Now
Zenobia says one of the poems that left an impression is a piece of work that discussed her son's love for football and family. "The one she was talking crimson, his number 24 and his brother," Zenobia says, "because him and his brother were really ...

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ODU Mace & Crown

The Venue Presents 'A Conversation About Love Among Poets'
ODU Mace & Crown
“A Conversation About Love Among Poets” took place at The Venue on 35th Street on the nights of April 15 and 16. The Venue's artist-in-residence D. D. Delaney directed and coordinated a blended performance of poetry and theatre with lighting by Diana ...



Crave Online

Beyonce and Laura Mvula Tap the Power of Poetry
Crave Online
She clearly made a powerful impression; her book “Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth” is currently out of stock on Amazon. Bracketing original songs with the poet's words, Beyonce mostly quoted from the poem “For Women Who Are Difficult to Love”:.

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Boston Review

Three Poems
Boston Review
Folk songs of sexual violation. Move the furniture around. The knife always hanging there. In this case it's just a metaphor. Not acting from your higher self. I was old enough to be your very young mother. Asleep in the library. Asleep on the train ...



Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

OFF RADAR: 'More Poems from Maine'
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Three of the most popular American poets of all time — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edwin Arlington Robinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay, all Mainers — are represented. “No matter what I say, / All that I really love / Is the rain that flattens on the ...



Stockton Record

GospelFest continues tradition of dance, music and poetry
Stockton Record
She's a dynamo, a spiritual woman and a devout Catholic who never lost her love for gospel music. She didn't call on friends to perform, but she did reach out to community singers when she formed GospelFest in 2005 as a fundraiser for the Stockton ...



The Boston Globe

A loving tribute to Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Boston Globe
Nearly a century ago, Edna St. Vincent Millay was a literary superstar. She won a Pulitzer Prize for her poetry in 1923. A feminist and free spirit well ahead of her time, she was courted by smitten bohemians of both sexes. Famous for her love sonnets ...

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POETRY MONTH: Grandma's Love
Sherman Denison Herald Democrat
POETRY MONTH: Grandma's Love. Baby crying… / Fathers try to… / Mothers have to… / Grandmas love to. Alexander Bernath. April is National Poetry Month and the Herald Democrat is featuring the work of local writers. Email submissions to ...


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