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Autostraddle

The Vagaries of Love: How Poetry and Queer Movements Give Each Other Names
Autostraddle
Poetry is the medium of exploring the space of emotions, of exploring the space of love, and of doing it in a way that embraces the nuance and the multiplicity of experience, and I think it's also a medium that values both the direct and the hidden ...

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Christian Science Monitor

How to teach your kids to love poetry (Hint: fall in love with it yourself)
Christian Science Monitor
My real love for poetry as an adult came when, as a participant in a writer's workshop, I heard a poet read her work aloud. I was there to study nonfiction, and every evening participants gathered to hear their peers and teachers read work from their ...
Poems That Make Your Skin BristleWall Street Journal
poetry as mentorBeliefnet
How to Read Like a (21st Century) PoetHuffington Post
Emertainment Monthly (registration) (blog) -7x7 -KEVN Black Hills Fox
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From love to grief to gaiety
The Economist
WHEN James Merrill was a student at Amherst College, falling in love with an older poet, Kimon Friar, he wrote in his diary about the ambition that this new love produced: “I shall write, be brilliant, be great.” Merrill, who would grow into one of the ...
National Poetry Month: Langdon Hammer's James Merrill: Life and ArtCommonweal (blog)

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TheStranger.com

Poetry That Deconstructs Language and Love
TheStranger.com
Puns are the highest and lowest form of wordplay. At worst, they're schlocky uncle jokes that remind you why you only see that part of the family once a year. But in their most exalted form, puns restore physicality to language, reminding us that words ...

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SF Weekly

The Wyatt Act: Poetry Style SlamRock at a Dictionary Dance Party
SF Weekly
The band's called The Wyatt Act, and Q describes the sound and vibe as "high-energy, experimental, psychedelic, transgressive SlamRock for dancing! We love performance poetry," she wrote by email, "and we LOVE to put on a wild, entertaining show!



taosnews

COMMENTARY: The natural emotion: A poetry commentary
New Jersey Hills
Other state poets will try to capture the essence of their native country lands like Bayville poet Frank Finale with the Jersey Shore (“To The Shore Once More,” Vol. 1 and 2), or East Brunswick poet Emanuel di Pasquale (“The Silver Lake Love Poems ...
Remarks by the President and the First Lady at Poetry Workshop with Elizabeth ...Whitehouse.gov (press release)
Six features of hip hop poetryOUPblog (blog)
Veronica Golostaosnews

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The Root

20 Black Poets You Should Know (and Love)
The Root
Brooks, who was the poet laureate of Illinois, became the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her second collection, Annie Allen. Her keen insight and musical language make her writing required reading for students of poetry ...



Students, profs present original works at 'poetry auction'
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Poems centered around themes of love of literature, power of words and the importance of literacy. Many presenters reminded listeners they did not consider themselves poets, but had been encouraged by other students and faculty to write and share a ...

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New Pittsburgh Courier

Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry
New Pittsburgh Courier
Higher Achievement, a non-profit academic program that works with middle school students in Homewood and the Hill District, presented its third annual Literary Love Poetry Performance last month, which was sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.



UTDailyBeacon.com

UT celebrates poets with Poetry Week
UTDailyBeacon.com
Monday kicked off the week with "Comedy Day." Marilyn Kallet, director of creative writing, and Claire Dodson, senior in English and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beacon, each read poems about love during "In A Certain Light: Love Poems for the Afternoon.".
It's National Poetry Month and You Haven't Read a Single Poem Yet, Have You?The New Republic
Inside the Mind of PoetryThe Smart Set
DC students give a voice to verse for Poetry Out Loud contestWashington Post
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog) -Huffington Post -Washington City Paper (blog)
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Petoskey News-Review

Literate Matters: New poetry collections combine elegy with celebration
Petoskey News-Review
Piercy's poems begin in the Motor City, where she was a girl. But they trace her route from start to present, as well, through marriage, divorce, and love again. “I love you in one voice is an arrival,” she declares in “Different voices, one sentence ...

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A Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)

National Poetry Month: Poetry and Seniors
A Place for Mom Senior Living News and Trends (blog)
There's no better time than National Poetry Month to celebrate the power of poems that brings seniors and the community together. Read about one poetry center's efforts to support its local seniors and caregivers. National Poetry Month: Poetry and Seniors.



St. Louis Public Radio

Young STL poets get their say on love, loneliness, death and hope
St. Louis Public Radio
Seventh-graders are known for the outsized emotions that begin to grip their thoughts at the onset of puberty. But a program called the 7th Grade Poetry Foundation helps middle-schoolers express their feelings. This Sunday, and the following Saturday ...



Londonist

Fraff: Poetry For Drunks, Dyslexics And Weirdos
Londonist
Fraff brings together a bunch of excellent alternative performers who don't normally do poetry to try just that in front of an audience instructed to throw paper at anyone who puts on a silly voice or tries to slip in a poem about love. The curator and ...



For Amber Tamblyn, writing poems about dead actresses was an 'exorcism'
Washington Post
Those final pages turned into “Epilogue,” a section about Tamblyn's personal demons that also contains a love poem to Cross. (The two are on opposite coasts now for different projects, and Tamblyn calls the distance “excruciating.”) The epilogue also ...



Sioux City Journal

Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses
Sioux City Journal
AP: Do you think your next poetry will be lighter? Tamblyn: I actually have started working on my next book which will be a collection of love poems, so it will be the opposite. Warm and cozy. AP: Was the bond immediate among your "Sisterhood of the ...

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Daily Nebraskan

UNL's Slam Poetry Club competes locally, nationally to let voices be heard
Daily Nebraskan
“You just have to love writing and love slam,” Hedges said. “I think that's one of the main fundamentals of slam is that you just have to love poetry.” Klafter's experience with slam poetry started in her senior year participating in the the program ...



Wall Street Journal

Poetry and the Cello in 'The Night Dances'
Wall Street Journal
The soprano Dorothea Röschmann and the pianist Mitsuko Uchida team up for a program of songs about love. Schumann's “Liederkreis” includes songs he described to his wife, Clara Schumann, as “my most romantic music ever, with much of you in it,” and ...



Daily Nexus

An Evening of Spoken Word: Beau Sia
Daily Nexus
Through his self-exploration piece, Kyung set the mood for more poetry about individuality and love. The opening acts came to a close and commotion inhabited the coffee house. DJ Tempest played transition tunes as Sia shimmied his way to the microphone.



The Rapidian

Professor Amorak Huey: a writing career with a Ha Ha Ha Thump
The Rapidian
It's roughly love poems, but about different versions of intimacy and marriage." The title comes from the joke 'What is the sound of someone laughing his head off?'" alluding to the idea of humor with consequences. Huey's path towards being published ...



Seattle Globalist

Voicing truths through poetry at Youth Speaks Seattle
Seattle Globalist
Participating poets have 3 minutes to deliver what they have to say before a panel of judges, then each judge ranks the poetry from zero (please never write again) to 10 (I think my heart just exploded from the need to get big enough to fully love this ...

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Mitra '18: Thinking out loud on campus
The Brown Daily Herald
They include love notes, poetry and, most significantly, comments and criticism about the city itself. It is a testament to the durability of opinions and the mediums in which they are transposed. Even after two millennia, the citizens of Pompeii are ...



Elmira Star-Gazette

Gandhi's grandson speaks at Corning CC event Saturday
Elmira Star-Gazette
But the time I spent with Grandfather was opposite — it was full of love and understanding and mutual respect. Q: Do you feel like the world has made any advancement toward your grandfather's ideals since his time, or is it mostly grim ... Sacred ...

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EVENTS: Open mic poetry night Friday at Jeremiah Joe
MyWebTimes.com
OTTAWA — Guests can celebrate National Poetry Month with a pair of local poets at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Jeremiah Joe Coffee, 807 La Salle St. Presented by The Book Mouse, the event will feature Marydale Stewart and Paul Wheeler. Guests can ...



Examiner.com

“Sorrow everywhere with nowhere to go”: Elizabeth Alexander on losing her ...
Salon
Elizabeth Alexander lost her husband quite suddenly right after he turned 50. Ficre Ghebreyesus' heart failed him, but it lives on in the pages of her memoir, “The Light of the World.” The poet writes her way into and around grief, using the tool she ...
A Poet's Prose: Elizabeth Alexander on 'The Light of the World' (Local event)Examiner.com
'The Light of the World' by Elizabeth AlexanderBoston Globe (subscription)
Memoir Chronicles The Joy And Loss Of 'The Light Of The World'WFAE

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What's Happening for APRIL (Updated April 21)
SunHerald.com
Poetry Slam on Love and Respect: 6 p.m. doors open, 6:30 p.m. open mic for spoken word or poetry reading, 7 p.m. slam starts, Negrotto's Gallery, 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi. Refreshments, prizes given, business casual attire, adult event. Features ...

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POETRY: A BETTER LOVE
Harrison Daily (subscription)
4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an ...

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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Review: New play 'Pussy Valley' gets a bold production at Mixed Blood
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The enveloping realism comes from Hall's writing, which has flights of poetry even as it mines the blue language and frank mores of the pole-dancing milieu, and from the extraordinary performances of the four women who carry this three-hour production ...

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D Magazine

Summer Reading: Where to Celebrate Literary Life in Dallas
D Magazine
It's also National Poetry Month. But there's an organization that's been working hard to promote reading and writing in Dallas all year round, for more than two decades. Dallas poet Robert Trammell co-founded WordSpace, a nonprofit, with his wife ...



The Desert Sun

Top 50 : Stagecoach plus other exciting things to do
The Desert Sun
April 24: Poetry in Space: 25 Days of Hubble, 1-4 p.m. La Quinta Museum, 77885 Avenida Montezuma, La Quinta. ... April 24-26: Dick Taylor Productions presents “For The Love of Broadway” series starring the hilarious Jo Anne Worley , 7 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 1 ...

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